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Energy harvesting solution

Atmosic Technologies and SMK Electronics have announced a strategic partnership to integrate Atmosic’s M3 system-on-chip (SoC) into a range of connected devices from SMK.

Atmosic Technologies is an innovator in ultra-low-power wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), while SMK Electronics is a designer and manufacturer of advanced OEM electronic components.

These IoT solutions, which will include remote controls and sensors, integrate Atmosic’s Managed Energy Harvesting, in addition to the company’s Lowest Power Radio and On-demand Wake-Up Receiver, to enable ‘forever battery life’ and eliminate the need for battery replacement. SMK and Atmosic said that they are also working on an IoT module integrated with the Atmosic M2 SoC for industrial and commercial IoT applications.

“Atmosic and SMK are committed to drastically reducing the battery dependence of IoT devices to make this a reality,” said Srinivas Pattamatta, Vice President of Business Development at Atmosic. “Eliminating the need for battery replacement not only cuts maintenance costs, but it also can help prevent equipment failures caused by battery life issues.”

Atmosic offers Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and energy harvesting in an integrated SoC, reducing the overall bill of materials while enabling storage and sourcing of energy from radio frequency (RF), photovoltaic, thermal or mechanical sources. The company’s M3 Series Bluetooth 5 SoC leverages harvested energy to extend battery life or even eliminate the need for batteries in IoT devices.

With the M3 solution, SMK will offer remote controls and sensors for consumer, commercial and industrial markets that utilize ambient energy to solve the problem of battery replacement.

“Our partnership with Atmosic is a natural next step for SMK to capitalize on the growing interest in connected devices with extended battery life,” said Joe Otsuka, SMK’s GM of Sales. “Integrating the Atmosic M3 SoC into our products could help eliminate the use of millions of batteries, marking a significant step forward in ending the era of battery dependence.”

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Neil Tyler

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