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Micro Power launches high performance Lithium-ion battery systems to national marketplace.

Micro Power Electronics, Inc. has announced a national initiative to support the growing demand from engineers for high-performance battery systems.

As the premier developer of custom battery systems for use in performance-critical applications, Micro Power is addressing the pervasive battery life problems facing the portable power industry, as manufacturers require more usable power to support a new generation of portable equipment.

"Battery pack development has evolved from a simple assembly task into a complex systems process," said Greg Love, chief executive officer for Micro Power. "Due to the high levels of battery expertise and sophisticated equipment needed to properly optimize a battery system for an application, portable equipment manufacturers are relying on capable battery developers, such as Micro Power, to design and manufacture their solutions."

Micro Power's unique development methodology has led to the rapid adoption of its Lithium-ion smart battery packs for performance-critical applications in the health care, field instrument and handheld computing markets. Micro Power battery systems are used in portable defibrillators, patient monitoring equipment, blood analyzers, portable ultrasound, data collection terminals, security equipment and portable test and measurement instruments.

With a scaleable world-class manufacturing enterprise that is FDA registered and ISO 9001 certified, Micro Power's initiative represents its continued commitment to provide technical excellence, high quality solutions and award-winning service to customers.

"Aggressive power utilization is widening the gap between a battery's total energy and its deliverable energy, resulting in lower than expected run times," said Love. "Dynamic power requirements, high discharge rates, extreme operating temperatures and aggressive charging methods are causing severe capacity losses in battery systems not properly designed for the application."

To address this growing concern, Micro Power has developed a unique applications-driven development process. Using predictive characterization methods, in combination with accurate performance verification, Micro Power engineers are able to optimize a battery system's design for its target device to minimize power loss and battery wear. They're able to push the performance envelopes of battery systems to achieve the highest battery efficiencies and run times, while maintaining the maximum levels of reliability and safety.

"As portable devices play a more central role in our work environments, health care systems and field-service organizations, the run time performance, durability and reliability of battery systems will become critically more important, leaving absolutely no room for unpleasant surprises, problems and failures to occur during use," added Love.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Oct 28, 2002
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