Solutions for battery-free IoT devices

12th December 2018
Alex Lynn

Licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has announced that Atmosic Technologies (Atmosic), an innovator of ultra-low-power wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT), has integrated CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (RW-BLE5) IP in its M2 and M3 Series IoT systems-on-chip (SoCs). 

The M2 and M3 SoCs target a diverse range of end markets for low power wireless applications, including wearables, personal and asset trackers, beacons, remotes, keyboards, mice, and more.

With its first products, Atmosic is tackling the real world battery-replacement challenge associated with installing and maintaining a plethora of IoT devices. To realise its vision, Atmosic developed a number of innovative RF CMOS technologies, including Lowest Power Radio, On-demand Wake-up, and Controlled Energy Harvesting.

The Atmosic M2 Series Bluetooth 5 SoC features Lowest Power Radio with On-demand Wake-up, radically enhancing battery life. The power consumption reduction is so substantial that it’s able to reach a technology inflection point where energy harvesting becomes a viable power source.

The Atmosic M3 Series Bluetooth 5 SoC expands on the M2 with Controlled Energy Harvesting, which can provide forever battery life or even eliminate the need for battery power. The M2 and M3 Series will be demonstrated during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2019. Demonstrations are by appointment at the Atmosic CES meeting place at The Sands, Level 2, Hall D, 46329MR.

“Our ‘Forever Connected, Anywhere’ M2 and M3 Series platforms showcase just what can be achieved with Bluetooth low-energy, connected devices,” said David Su, CEO of Atmosic. “Our low power architecture integrates the RW-BLE5 Software and Link Layer IP from CEVA, a perfect complement to our power saving and energy harvesting RF CMOS innovations, to help achieve our vision of a battery-free IoT future.”

Aviv Malinovitch, Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA, stated: “We are excited by the immense potential of battery-free, Bluetooth-connected IoT. We look forward to seeing the Atmosic M2 and M3 SoCs deployed in all manner of innovative products in the market.”

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