In developing these low power IoT chips, the start-up took a wireless agnostic method to find out the most power-effective foundation for its solutions in IoT connectivity
Atmosic Technologies, US-based semi-conductor supplier, is launching wireless internet of things (IoT) chips in its series M2 and M3 to reduce dependence on battery for IoT. For this, the company has created three innovative technologies: on-demand wake-up, lowest power radio and controlled energy harvesting.
In developing these low power IoT chips, the start-up took a wireless agnostic method to find out the most power-effective foundation for its solutions in IoT connectivity. With these products, Atmosic is implementing Bluetooth 5 platform for addressing the challenges which are associated with maintaining and installing billions of IoT devices, like controllers, beacons and asset and fitness trackers.
The Bluetooth 5 platform gives increased performance over the traditional Bluetooth by almost four times the range as compared to Wi-Fi and double the speed, as well as eight times the bandwidth.
Reduces power utilisation
With its on-demand wake-up and lowest power radio, the new M2 series by Atmosic lowers 10 to 100 times power. By cutting power utilisation to such lower levels, the controlled harvesting of energy of M3 series gives a workable power source for devices connected via wireless, thus delivering continuous battery life or battery-free operation.
Commenting on the development, David Su, CEO of Atmosic, said, “When wi-fi was in its infancy, we never envisioned it would become the pervasive communication that connects billions of individuals to their devices. At Atmosic, we believe the battery-free internet of things offers similarly groundbreaking possibilities. Today’s M2 and M3 series launch marks a big step toward achieving forever battery life.”
The latest M2 and M3 series solutions by Atmosic are now available for client sampling. The volume production of the series will start in the second quarter of next year. The California based start-up got $21 million of funding till date from Walden International, Sutter Hill Ventures and Clear Ventures.