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Canon DSLR fuel-cell patent; is MTI Micro their hardware partner?

Canon DSLR fuel-cell patent; is MTI Micro their hardware partner?

Canon have filed a patent that describes a compact fuel-cell system primarily intended for DSLR cameras but that has potential for inclusion in other portable electronics.  The filing details the company's solution to dealing with variances in load currents, an issue in applications such as DSLRs where sudden surges in power draw are frequent.  It uses a number of individual fuel cells combined, with a DC-DC converter that combines the voltages as required.

Fuel-cell powered GPS prototype promises 60hrs continuous use

Fuel-cell powered GPS prototype promises 60hrs continuous use

MTI Micro are demonstrating the latest version of their portable fuel-cell technology, in the shape of a GPS reference design prototype.  Powered by the company's Mobion fuel-cell, which relies on easily exchangeable methanol packs, MTI Micro are claiming the system provides up to three times as much energy as in a typical GPS with four AA batteries.  In the case of this particular design, one fuel-cell manages up to 60 hours of continuous use.