Atmosic Technologies, a Campbell, California-based innovative fabless semiconductor company focused on designing ultra-low power wireless solutions that significantly reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, delivering forever battery life and the battery-free connected Internet of Things (IoT), as per recent reports, has announced the launch of a photovoltaic-powered connectivity product that reportedly is capable of extending the battery life of IoT devices by capturing photovoltaic power from ambient light sources.
“The light around us offers abundant energy to be harvested, both indoors, even in low light and outdoors in solar light. Atmosic leverages these sources to harness photovoltaic power for IoT devices,” stated David Su, CEO, Atmosic. “Ambient and solar power are hugely beneficial energy sources for connected IOT deployments, particularly in environments that require wireless location-based sensors in outdoor venues such as malls, stadiums, factories, retail stores, enterprises, and the connected home. To make energy harvesting a viable power source, Atmosic is providing the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth for IoT.”
The California-based Atmosic’s photovoltaic-power connectivity solution is a feature of the company’s Atmosic M3 series. The M3 Series solutions based on the Bluetooth® 5 standards and enhanced by Atmosic’s Lowest Power Radio and On-demand Wake Up tech is capable of delivering 10 to 100 times lower power. Furthermore, with the series’ Controlled Energy Harvesting enabling battery-less operation, the M3 Series is perfectly suited for wearables, personal and asset trackers, beacons, remotes, location positioning devices, keyboards, and mice. The M3 Series, offering flash and non-flash options, along with 5×5 QFN and 6×6 DRQFN packaging options, is expected for production release in the second quarter of 2019.