Linear Technology and Energy Micro announced that they have combined their expertise in energy harvesting power supplies and ultralow power 32-bit microcontrollers to produce what they describe as a ground-breaking demonstration at Electronica 2010, showcasing the opportunities for smart energy harvesting applications.

Based on Energy Micro’s low cost starter development kit, the demonstration relies on Linear Technology’s LTC®3588 piezoelectric energy harvesting power supply and Energy Micro’s ARM® Cortex™-M3 enabled EFM32 Gecko microcontroller to create a wireless sensor node acquiring data from a 3-axis accelerometer and transmitting it over a Zigbee RF transceiver.