Connected lighting for smart cities
Innovator of high performance analog semiconductors aiming to connect people, places and things, Skyworks Solutions, has announced that its advanced wireless engines are enabling Philips’ CityTouch end-to-end street lighting management platforms.
Specifically, Skyworks’ connectivity solutions provide superior efficiency, extended range and complete network coverage to facilitate seamless communication between Philips’ smart street lamps and cellular base stations. These innovative devices allow city operators to reduce power consumption and support public safety through adaptive scheduling and remote services. Installations of CityTouch have commenced worldwide, fostering more livable and sustainable environments.
Local governments are increasingly utilising Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to overcome fiscal, environmental, security and energy challenges. Skyworks’ portfolio of IoT architectures are empowering numerous applications for intelligent city operations spanning smart metering, surveillance systems and responsive traffic signals.
“Skyworks is playing an integral role in the transformation of cities into dynamic, automated ecosystems,” said Carlos Bori, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Skyworks. “In particular, our high performance wireless solutions are facilitating highly-efficient, long range connectivity for IoT platforms. Looking ahead, as cities become even smarter with the convergence of diverse AI applications, Skyworks is delivering the enabling technologies that will usher in a new era of connected living.”
According to ABI Research, IoT technology revenues across 12 key smart city verticals are expected to grow from $25bn in 2017 to $62bn by 2026. This growth is being driven by a number of factors including the modernisation of city infrastructure systems, increasing demand for intelligent, energy-saving street lighting and a growing awareness among consumers and governments worldwide.