Journey Organizer, When ST’s Power Components Drive a GPS Logger

The South African company Sanji is changing how businesses and professionals log their car trips with Journey Organizer, or JO, a GPS dongle that connects to a vehicle’s cigarette lighter. And because power management is such a crucial aspect of this design, the company decided to use  L7986TR 3 A step-down switching regulator and  LDS3985 very low drop-out and low noise 300 mA regulator.

Furthermore, the JO integrates  LIS2DH12 ultra-low power three-axis accelerometer for motion detection, thus enabling features that would have been impossible to incorporate into such a small device. The high efficiency and low power consumption also allow for the presence of other components, such as a Flash memory capable of storing about two months’ worth of trip data.

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