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An ultra-low power hardware module that plugs any sensor or device coding-free into the internet ecosystems

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20210408001
Publicado:
15/04/2021
Caducidad:
16/04/2022
Resumen:
An East of England start-up company has launched an ultra-low power WiFi module and platform, which allows connected device makers to prove their ideas in minutes and make end-user products ready to market in a few days without writing any code. Solution providers of automation systems, home automation, security providers, monitoring systems and the like are sought to acquire the design or the modules under license agreements.

Details

Tittle:
An ultra-low power hardware module that plugs any sensor or device coding-free into the internet ecosystems
Summary:
An East of England start-up company has launched an ultra-low power WiFi module and platform, which allows connected device makers to prove their ideas in minutes and make end-user products ready to market in a few days without writing any code. Solution providers of automation systems, home automation, security providers, monitoring systems and the like are sought to acquire the design or the modules under license agreements.
Description:
An estimated 500Bn devices connected to the internet are going to be produced by 2030. Making reliable ultra-low power connected devices is a complex and lengthy process.
The UK startup was founded by two engineers in chip design. They went to solve the typical problems challenging the uptake of IOT connectivity technologies using standard WiFi medium and operating in an extremely constrained power envelope. The existing offerings talk about flexibility and customisation but in practice, the user has to have another hub installed, or find an additional power source, or buy some subscription.
The new platform makes use of what most homes (and workplaces) already have: smartphones and local WiFi. See the Pictures below. It provides a hardware module to the designer or manufacturer, which can be integrated without coding to any software or internet service ecosystems or mobile apps. A lot of effort has been spent on ease of use, seamless integration and providing reliable ultra-low power experience for end-users and solution providers.
The hardware is extremely low power. It comes with HW deep sleep mode which consumes as little as 0.5 uA which allows a device to last on a single AAA battery for more than 15 years. The data traffic is one way and it can send more than 15000 data events on a single battery over WiFi.
The technology is already widely used by the community for various projects such as emergency buttons, doorbells, wireless light switch, monitoring banana plantations, monitoring cheese temperature in cellars, security alarms, monitoring overflow of heating boilers, smart mouse traps, smart cat flaps etc. All those devices are either connected to the automated system or can send data and notifications directly to client devices e.g. phones.
Currently, the data traffic is one way and the data rate is only limited by the battery. It is perfectly good to make a use case for various sensors. For example, it will make the adoption of various fire alarms and air quality sensors a lot easier. Smart home appliances can be made without any price increase.
The UK company seeks solution providers, designers and manufacturers of electronics devices and appliances. Applications include assisted living, industrial IoT, emergency buttons, doorbells, security alarms, and all types of sensors. They can acquire under license the design of the module or the off the shelf ultra-low power WiFi modules.
Advantages and Innovations:
The innovation lies in low power WiFi resisting from creating additional hubs or devices but making the best use of existing hardware.
The advantage this brings is the users getting new smart applications without having to change their habits or worrying about setup.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Applications submitted in the UK with a view to extend throughout the developed world.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner sought: industry
Specific activity of partner: manufacturers and developers of sensors and devices in fields such as smart homes, assisted living, industrial IoT, automation, security, monitoring, robotics, home automation, etc.
Role of partner sought: to adopt the reference design under license, or buy the off the shelf plug-n-play Wifi modules under license.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01003022 Aplicaciones inteligentes
01003005 Computer Hardware
01003023 Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
01003014 Internet Technologies/Communication (Wireless, Bluetooth)