VARTA at Embedded World: Batteries for a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things


Global networking of devices, machines and sensors is not just a pipe dream, but has long since become reality thanks to the "Internet of Things" (IoT). The "Internet of Things" is about to revolutionise our daily lives. An important prerequisite for the functioning of the growing and increasingly differentiated IoT applications is a precisely tailored energy supply. Batteries must last a very long time and their performance has to meet the requirements of the respective use. At the "Embedded World" in Nuremberg from 25 to 27 February 2020, VARTA will show a comprehensive portfolio of battery solutions for the networked world in the Internet of Things in Hall 3A, Stand 717.

VARTA Microbattery's trade fair presentation will focus on nickel-metal hydride cells, lithium button cells and lithium-ion button cells (microbatteries) as customised power supplies for a wide variety of applications in IoT. "Embedded systems are becoming smaller and smaller and their areas of application more and more diverse. They make machines more productive, biometric sensors provide timely warnings of health problems, cars inform each other about traffic jams or accidents. These few examples illustrate how sensitive networked applications are. Accordingly, users must be able to rely on a safe power supply, as we can guarantee with our broad battery range," emphasises Philipp Miehlich, general manager OEM at VARTA Microbattery GmbH.

Modern, high-performance applications, such as those offered by IoT in particular, require a high-quality, high-performance energy source with a long service life. VARTA Microbattery offers a complete range of rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) cells and batteries to meet these requirements. The NiMH cells are characterised by robustness, high performance and an extended temperature range as well as easy scalability (1.2V system).

For almost all electronic applications, long battery life, a flat design and low weight are crucial. Especially for the demands of critical data protection in electronic systems in the metering and security market (backup) VARTA has a complete range of highly reliable primary lithium cells and batteries.

Today's high-performance applications such as premium wireless headsets, portable wristband displays, medical sensor and dispensing systems, security and access control solutions, and smart toys require a light and powerful power source with excellent performance and quality. For these applications, the company has a wide range of lithium-ion button cells in its product range and focuses on rechargeable button cells of the CoinPower series. The VARTA CoinPower series has the highest energy density, which is up to 30 percent higher than comparable batteries. VARTA Microbattery will be highlighting the most powerful cell in this series, the new CP1240, at Embedded World. The compact power pack achieves the highest capacity of 43mAh among the 4mm flat cells. The energy density of the CP1240 is 346 watt hours per litre.

At Embedded World, VARTA will be showing for the first time how the different application situations in IoT and its customised battery solutions look in everyday use with a newly produced film clip. "The Connected World powered by VARTA" presents concrete use cases in the three areas "Smart Home", "Smart City" and "Smart Factories and Industry 4.0".

Caption: The CoinPower series from VARTA Microbattery (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

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