Artificial intelligence (AI), solar panel augmentation, and a significantly shorter time to market are all features of new battery-operated video camera systems.
A Talaria TWOTM Ultra-low power (ULP) Wi-Fi optimised market-ready solution for cloud-connected IP video IoT devices was introduced by InnoPhase IoT, Inc., a semiconductor firm specialising in ultra-low power Wi-Fi IoT solutions. There is a growing market for low-power, long-lasting wireless video cameras that are not constrained by positioning, wiring, or frequent battery changes.
OEMs and ODMs are introducing new categories of video devices with designs that use solar technology and artificial intelligence (AI) as key components of new solutions, in addition to such applications as battery-operated video cameras, smart video doorbells, wearables, smart appliances, home security cameras, and in-vehicle dashboard monitoring devices.
The low-power, long-battery life solution from InnoPhase IoT is based on the Talaria TWO ULP Wi-Fi and BLE platform. The issues associated with yesterday’s power-hungry processing of video IoT designs are eliminated by the multiprotocol cloud linked platform’s use of a dual-stack power optimised software solution in conjunction with an advanced digital polar radio architecture.
InnoPhase IoT Talaria TWO wireless platform for video use-cases include:
- Supports up to 2K camera resolution
- Integrated MCU within Talaria TWO enables off-loading of TCP-IP networking and cloud connectivity stack when ISP is powered down to conserve power
- Always ON, Always Connected feature enables low latency and mitigates image loss issues
- Ultra-Low-Power (ULP) Wi-Fi at BLE power levels enables 2-4X improvement in battery life
- Ease of use by provisioning Wi-Fi using integrated BLE
The two main design obstacles for video IoT up to now were untethered wireless cloud connectivity and an elusive long battery life. In actuality, due to battery life restrictions, 10% or so of video cameras are currently battery-operated. However, switching to a wireless format wasn’t feasible because Wi-Fi is naturally power hungry and quickly depletes the batteries in video cameras. The potential for even more functions, like AI, would have resulted in a battery life that was even lower.
With a solution that is already available and offers performance with a 40% reduced power consumption and battery life of at least one year, the new InnoPhase IoT video solution features address all of these prior issues. Device developers can choose from a choice of market-ready solutions from OEMs and ODMs through InnoPhase IoT.
Evaluation of the market-ready solutions is currently possible. A reference kit comes with access to original design manufacturers, cloud connectivity software, and hardware and software integration with an image signal processor (ISP).