CAP-XX

CAP-XX is a Australia company that designs manufactures, and markets world-leading, high power density supercapacitors. These devices are an ideal power solution in mobile wireless devices, digital cameras, medical appliances, industrial and automotive applications, and many other devices. With their high power and energy densities, supercapacitors are capable of producing the high burst power required, for example, when taking a digital photo, sending wireless phone or PDA transmissions, providing back-up energy, or hot-swapping battery packs. As the use of mobile technology advances, the need for smaller, portable, and more highly functional devices grows. This, in turn, intensifies the demand for battery power systems that are compact and light, but still provide long run times. CAP-XX supercapacitors will increasingly become the critical enabling technology that allows OEMs to achieve significant savings in cost, component count, mass, weight, and circuit complexity.
CAP-XX products deliver:
  • High power output for peak current loads (low ESR)
  • Sufficient energy storage to handle power surges (high capacitance)
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40°C - +85°C)
  • Smallest devices available for given ESR and capacitance (high power and energy density)
CAP-XX has (I)CAP-XX Standard Products - 2011 & (II)CAP-XX Special Order Products - 2011 (I)CAP-XX Standard Products - 2011
G Series - Dual Cell Devices (4.5V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20 x 18 GA 209F 80 130 2.20
GA 230F 400 90 3.80
28.5 x 17 GW 209F 140 70 2.20
GW 201F 350 70 2.50
GW 207F 450 55 3.00
39 x 17 GS 203F 250 45 2.20
GS 206F 600 40 2.50
GS 208F 900 28 3.50
 
H Series - Dual Cell Devices (5.5V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20 x 18 HA 230F 400 140 3.80
39 x 17 HS 206F 600 70 2.50
HS 208F 900 50 3.50
HS 230F 1200 50 3.80
 
G Series - Single Cell Devices (2.75V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20x18 HA 109F 160 105 1.10
HA 102F 240 70 1.50
HA 130F 800 70 1.85
39 x 17 HS 108F 1800 26 1.70
HS 130F 2400 26 1.85
  (II)CAP-XX Special Order Products - 2011
G Series - Dual Cell Devices (4.5V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20 x 15 GZ 215F 75 150 2.60
28.5 x 17 GX 209F 140 70 2.20
GW 214F 100 95 1.90
GW 202F 220 50 3.00
GW 203F 550 50 3.50
39 x 17 GS 211F 370 28 3.00
GS 206F 1200 28 3.80
 
H Series - Single Cell Devices (5.5V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20x15 HZ 202F 90 200 3.50
20x18 HA 209F 80 210 2.20
HA 202F 120 140 3.00
28.5 x 17 HX 209F 140 120 2.20
HW 209F 140 120 2.20
HW 202F 220 90 3.00
HW 201F 350 120 2.50
HW 207F 450 100 3.00
HW 203F 550 90 3.50
39 X 17 HS 203F 250 70 2.20
HS 211F 370 50 3.00
 
G Series - Single Cell Devices (2.3V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20x15 GZ 115F 150 75 1.25
20x18 GA 109F 160 65 1.10
GA 130F 800 45 1.85
28.5 x 17 GX 109F 280 36 1.10
GW 109F 280 36 1.10
GW 102F 440 36 1.45
GW 101F 700 36 1.20
GW 107F 900 28 1.45
GW 103F 1100 26 1.70
39 X 17 GS 103F 500 22 1.10
GS 111F 740 14 1.45
GS 106F 1200 20 1.20
GS 108F 1800 14 1.70
GS 130F 2400 14 1.85
 
H Series - Single Cell Devices (2.75V)
Dimensions(mm) ProductName CAP(mF) ESR(mΩ) Thickness(mm)
20x15 HZ 102F 180 100 1.45
20x18 HA 115F 200 85 1.30
HA 202F 280 60 1.10
28.5 x 17 HX 109F 280 60 1.10
HW 109F 440 45 1.45
HW 102F 700 60 1.20
HW 101F 900 50 1.45
HW 107F 450 100 3.00
HW 103F 1100 45 1.75
39 X 17 HS 103F 500 36 1.10
HS 111F 740 26 1.45
HS 111F 1200 36 1.20
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CapXX has got : I.Wireless Solution II.Consumer III.Commercial

I.Wireless Solution

Wireless appliances are increasingly feature rich and power hungry. Mobile telephones, personal digital assistants and wireless network cards all use high peak-power pulses when transmitting that can overload existing batteries and modem card power sources. The answer has often been to design in overly large batteries sized for peak power. Because this option has a size and weight penalty in device design, engineers need more innovative power solutions that satisfy the power-pulse demands and size/weight requirements of these devices. With their small, thin form factor and high energy storage capacity, CAP-XX supercapacitors are ideally suited to meet the power-pulse needs of wireless components and appliances. Additionally, their low ESR and high capacitance values extend battery run time, reduce design costs through component elimination, and enable a rapid time to market. (i)PCMCIA and Compact Flash (ii)Mobile Phones (iii)Ruggedized PDAs (iv)Wireless Sensor Networks (i)PCMCIA and Compact Flash Wireless devices capable of delivering 2.5G, 3G, 802.16 and 4G communication services face a critical shortage of power. Pulse transmissions generally exceed the power limitations of wireless modem devices such as PCMCIA, CompactFlash®, USB and mini PCI cards, leading manufacturers to seek components that consume less power and even add batteries to the products. CAP-XX supercapacitors actually enable battery elimination while providing the high current pulses needed for wireless transmission. These small, thin devices permit low temperature operation and reduce EMI noise to improve transmission reliability and signal quality. (ii)Mobile Phones Competitive pressures have driven mobile phone manufacturers to achieve superior power management results – best battery cycle life, standby performance, shortest charge time, smallest size and minimal weight. But mobile phones have high power demands when transmitting data. During transmission, pulse power trains cause battery voltage to sag and efficiency to drop, ultimately shortening the battery’s useful life.   CAP-XX supercapacitors optimize battery utilization by buffering power demand and smooth fluctuating loads, thus increasing mobile talk time and battery longevity. These devices operate in extreme temperature conditions, and can be charged/discharged thousands of times without degradation. CAP-XX supercapacitors also enable a simple GSM phone solution with excellent talk-time using standard AAA or AA alkaline batteries enabling new applications such as 911 phones wherecost and long shelf life are critical. (iii)Ruggedized PDAs Ruggedized PDAs face a critical shortage of power, particularly at low temperatures. The high pulse power needed for the radio frequency transmissions or new display technologies such as OLED can strain existing batteries. This overload situation quickly lowers voltage and triggers premature shut-down (leaving spare energy in the battery), thus decreasing overall communications time and the useful life of the battery.   A supercapacitor can eliminate this problem. Working in tandem with the battery, the supercapacitor discharges its power during peak loads and recharges between peaks, provides the support power needed to operate the PDA for much longer periods, enables memory back up, battery chatter recovery, and battery hot-swapping capabilities, and reduces excessive power load to extend the battery’s life cycle. (iv)Wireless Sensor Networks Wireless sensor networks enable long-term environmental monitoring or object tracking through large numbers of unconnected sensor nodes. Because of their large deployment, sensor nodes are expected to be inexpensive to manufacture, small in size, and able operate for many months. While standard consumer AA or coin-style batteries keep sensor nodes active for up to a year, CAP-XX supercapacitors can work with the battery configuration to extend the life of each node by providing peak power during transmissions as needed while easily conforming to form factor limitations. Supercapacitors are also an excellent power storage solution solar cells, thermoelectrics, and other alternate power solutions for wireless sensor devices. top

II.Consumer

Consumer appliances are smaller, more portable, and have greater functionality than ever before. The aggressive trend toward more features packed into smaller packages increases the demand for battery power systems that are lighter, smaller, and still provide long run times. But batteries alone cannot provide the high power demanded for increased functionality, the pulse power required for wireless communications, or the quick recharging capabilities to deliver continuous operations. CAP-XX supercapacitors offer a complementary or stand alone solution that surpasses the power and performance limitations of batteries or capacitors. With their unique ability to store large amounts of energy, release this energy in fast bursts (or pulses), and recharge rapidly, CAP-XX products are the enabling technology that meets the high power demands of the latest consumer appliances. (i)Digital Still Cameras (DSCs) (ii)Notebook PCs (iii)Digital Music Players (iv)Converged Handhelds (v)Toys (vi)eBooks (i)Digital Still Cameras (DSCs) Digital still cameras (DSCs) require a substantial amount of energy delivered at very high power for the switch-on, zoom, autofocus, and image capture stages of operation. Additonally, new technologies such as white LED feature lower power consumption but have high peak-power needs. These demands place an extreme load on batteries, quickly lowering the voltage, triggering premature shut-down (even though the battery still has stored energy), and thus restricting the number of images that can be recorded. A supercapacitor can eliminate this problem. Working together with the battery, the supercapacitor discharges its power during peak loads and recharges between peaks, providing the power needed to operate the camera up to 200% longer while extending the useful life of the batteries. (ii)Notebook PCs Short battery life is still one of the limitations of notebook PCs. A laptop is only functional for as long as it can store enough energy to power it. To enhance and prolong the power management system, a supercapacitor can be used to reduce excessive power load and thus extend the battery's run time. CAP-XX supercapacitors can be used to optimize battery utilization by buffering power demand and smooth fluctuating power loads. They can be charged and discharged thousands of times without degradation, offering extra power during peak-load times such as hard drive usage, CD disk writing, or DVD play operations. CAP-XX supercapacitors are also used in numerous PCMCIA cards powering notebook PCs today. The company is also developing supercapacitors to enable battery swaps while the notebook is in sleep mode. This complementary system will reduce user delays as well as design-in component costs, using existing boost and buck converters as necessary. (iii)Digital Music Players Digital music players record and play music compressed into the MP3 format and can carry 1,000 or more songs in memory, giving large music libraries true portability. As with many other mobile appliances, these thin, palm-sized devices are pushing the limits of existing battery technology with their increasing power demands and upcoming use of wireless transmission and converged functionality.   While DMPs operate on standard rechargeable, AA or AAA batteries, CAP-XX supercapacitor solutions can provide the power bursts needed for reading a disk drive or enabling wireless transmission. This extends the playing time by supporting the battery operations, and enables the design of smaller, lighter devices. (iv)Converged Handhelds Converged or “smart” handhelds integrate the wireless, voice and data capabilities of PDAs and mobile phones into a single device. But other convergent devices are already appearing that merge mobile phone-cameras with MP3 players and PDAs, and patient alert tools that bring together GPS trackers with personal or emergency alarms. When combined in one package, the power demands of these devices on the battery system is enormous.   CAP-XX supercapacitors can meet the power management challenges inherent in converged products. They provide the power to run extra features, extend battery run time and improve operation in low temperature environments, enable memory back up and hot-swapping capabilities, reduce excessive battery load to extend useful life, and can even replace tantalum capacitors to provide a lighter-weight, thinner device. (v)Toys A variety of toys such as model airplanes and “instant” charge cars from Mattel® need electric power to operate. The power options have tended to be physically heavy products with low energy density that are unnecessarily bulky. Manufacturers now want light-weight toys using power components that are smaller and less expensive. The thin, small size of CAP-XX supercapacitors make them ideal for toys that must be charged instantly and run for several minutes.   The supercapacitor has a high energy density (high capacitance) and a rapid charge/discharge cycle to increase run time and performance. CAP-XX products are also very light weight, most weigh less than 2 grams, enabling their use in model planes and other airborne toys. (vi)eBooks eBooks enable people on the move to download and store up to 500 books to read anywhere, anytime. Typically powered with 4 AA batteries, the latest generation of eBook readers uses new display and electronic ink technology in a compact, lightweight device about the size of a paperback novel. Wireless Internet connectivity give these appliances the mobility and data access consumers need.   As with many other mobile devices, CAP-XX thin supercapacitors can work together with the eBook battery system to provide the power pulsing capabilities needed to manage peak power needs of the specialized display technologies often used. Additionally, they extend usage time and enable the design of smaller, lighter, more cost effective consumer devices. top

III.Commercial

Successful development of commercial portable electronic devices, especially those with wireless functionality, is greatly dependent on the ability to effectively miniaturize power components while increasing energy and power density. With the demand for battery power systems to be light and small but still provide long run times, supercapacitors are a critical enabling technology which allows OEMs to meet these objectives at a competitive cost. CAP-XX supercapacitors can be used alone or in conjunction with batteries to create advanced power solutions for a wide range of commercial devices. These low ESR products can handle transient power bursts efficiently for better quality communication, and deliver high energy storage for a steady-state load that improves service duration – all in a small, thin, form-fitting package. (i)Ruggedized PDAs (ii)Automated Meter Readers (AMRs) (iii)Medical Devices (iv)Location Tracking Devices (v)Automotive Applications (i)Ruggedized PDAs Ruggedized PDAs used in manufacturing, industrial and commercial field operations, face a critical shortage of power, particularly at low temperatures. The power pulses needed for the radio frequency transmissions can overload existing batteries. Additionally, the peak current required for add-on thermal printers or new display technologies such as OLED also contribute to excessive loads. This overload situation quickly lowers voltage and triggers premature shut-down (leaving spare energy in the battery), thus decreasing connection time and the useful life of the battery.   A supercapacitor, working in tandem with the battery, discharges its power during peak loads and recharges between pulses. It delivers the power needed to operate the PDA for much longer periods, enables memory back up and battery hot-swapping capabilities, and reduces excessive battery load which extends its life cycle. CAP-XX supercapacitors can also be used to enable battery hot-swap and eliminate battery chatter” or momentary loss of battery power that can occur when the unit is dropped, both are key to this market. Additionally, our supercapacitors have been shown to double the battery life of some products at cold temperature (critical to this market since they are used outdoors and in unheated warehouses). Our products also eliminate most of the noise at 217Hz caused by GSM/GPRS pulses, a key issue since many customers add GSM after the product has been designed. (ii)Automated Meter Readers (AMRs) In an effort to reduce the costs of manual meter reading, utility companies are investing in AMR systems with up to a 20-year useful life. The latest generation of AMR devices, however, uses advanced technology with much greater power demands. These systems must accommodate the growing variety of high-current pulse applications and the higher power needed to log on to LANs and for central systems to access the meters from greater distances. The long life batteries typically used in these applications cannot deliver large currents. CAP-XX supercapacitors work in conjunction with long-life batteries to provide the peak power needed to operate AMR systems. With their extended operating temperature range (-30°C to +85°C), reduced size, low ESR, and environmental friendliness, CAP-XX supercapacitors can provide the peak power for data transmission, preventing voltage sags at the battery and thus enabling all the energy to be extracted from the battery, prolonging unit life. (iii)Medical Devices Demand is increasing in the medical device market for pulse power solutions in appliances such as insulin pumps. There is also a growing medical telemetric market that will couple GPRS with other technologies such as GPS, accelerometers, and temperature sensors in wearable devices for patient location, medical alerts, data acquisition, or the controlled release of medications.   CAP-XX supercapacitors meet the low ESR, low noise, and size limitations of these small devices. Coupled with their ability to provide back-up power and extend the useful life of the main battery system, the flexibility and environmental friendliness of CAP-XX supercapacitors make them particularly suitable for patient care and medical monitoring. (iv)Location Tracking Devices Industrial tracking devices are subject to harsh conditions, constant vibration, low maintenance circumstances, and power supply challenges. What’s more, the battery power system must support global positioning, communications, and sensor functions without the aid of an outside power source.   CAP-XX supercapacitors, working together with long-life batteries and alkaline batteries, provide the additional power needed to run tracking and sensor applications simultaneously, function effectively in a wide temperature range (-30°C to +85°C), recharge rapidly, and reduce excessive battery load and thus the battery replacement cycle. (v)Automotive Applications Supercapacitors are seen as an enabling technology for resolving critical vehicle power requirements. Driving operations such as ignition and acceleration require significant bursts of power. While banks of batteries can be used, they are very bulky (oversized and over weight) and not well suited to power-burst applications. In general, the advantages of supercapacitors over batteries in the automotive market include their reduced size and weight which yields both design and cost improvements, their operating temperature range, and their ability to absorb and deliver energy very quickly. CAP-XX is not currently pursuing automotive engagements but will continue to evaluate this market as industry research progresses. top