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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Importance of low power
Cabe Atwell   5/8/2014 10:37:41 PM
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When are we going to see Bluetooth devices powering themselves with integrated piezoelectric or MEMS technology? There have been so many breakthroughs in those areas, yet we still haven't applied their functionality.

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Importance of low power
Charles Murray   1/8/2014 9:13:29 PM
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I suspect that are countless clever Internet-of-Things ideas that can't be brought to fruition today, largely because of power budget issues. The more the chip manufacturers drive down the power consumption of their devices, the more these clever ideas can come to life.  

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Re: Sensors are foundation for Internet of things
mrdon   12/19/2013 4:15:14 PM
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Charles

I agree. Energy Harvesting tech would definitely be a nice match up with this wireless radio product because of the low voltage dc supply requirements to operate it.  I also found the tech name change of Bluetooth Low Energy  to Bluetooth Smart to be interesting as well. Wondering why the name change?

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Re: Sensors are foundation for Internet of things
mrdon   12/19/2013 3:27:49 PM
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ElizabethM

 

Very interesting article. Yes, IoT is definitely a good space to explore applications using Imecs Blue Smart products because of small size and power consumption. Just wonderng about the piece cost of this product as well as availability: any word from Imec regarding these two items?

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Re: Sensors are foundation for Internet of things
Elizabeth M   12/19/2013 10:30:32 AM
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Thanks, Chuck. Low power is definitely the way forward, and if a device can harvest its own energy for power that's even better. More components like this will emerge to support this trend for sure.

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Re: Sensors are foundation for Internet of things
Charles Murray   12/18/2013 6:23:53 PM
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Nice story. As we've pointed out many times, low power is the key to many new applications that don't have the space or budget for a large (or even small) battery. This will undoubtedly be an ingredient for a lot of new IOT applications.

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Sensors are foundation for Internet of things
Elizabeth M   12/18/2013 7:24:17 AM
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Low-power sensors like these are driving the development of the Internet of Things, in which myriad things--devices, appliances and even household items--will be connected wirelessly and can communicate with each other or be remotely controlled. Low power is the way forward, as for these sensors to be always on they need to have infinite power supplies. Energy harvesting also has been eyed as a way to power them.



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