The industry’s first advanced remote and sensing OEM to leverage Atmosic’s energy harvesting technology to help eliminate battery reliance in entertainment control and the smart home
Atmospheric Technologies, an innovator of ultra-low power wireless platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it is working with Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in universal wireless control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, to develop a line of ultra-low power remote control and smart home products capable of harvesting energy from indoor ambient sources.
“Atmosic is proud to offer the lowest power radio implementation for connected devices, helping to solve the growing crisis of battery waste and providing a better customer experience by eliminating the hassle of changing batteries,” said David Su, CEO of Atmosic. “The combination of Atmosic’s energy-efficient energy harvesting solutions with UEI’s expertise and leadership in the entertainment and smart home control market will enable the deployment of the most energy-efficient remote controls ever. introduced. ”
Atmosic’s innovative solutions take advantage of its Lowest Power Radio implementation of the Bluetooth 5 wireless platform, consuming a quarter of the power required by the nearest competitor. Some of Atmosic’s systems-on-a-chip (SoC) also incorporate controlled energy harvesting technology to recover energy from ambient sources, including photovoltaic (PV) energy from indoor and outdoor lighting and appliances. radio waves. This combination of ultra-low power Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio and controlled energy harvesting dramatically extends battery life so that the batteries can last the life of the device. Atmosic’s technology can even replace the need for batteries entirely, which can help prevent billions of batteries from ending up in landfill for years to come.
“As a leading technology platform in entertainment control, we feel responsible for helping the industry transition to a more sustainable future, reducing billions of batteries to waste over the lifespan of next-generation products, while improving maintenance costs and introducing new experiences, ”said Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP Product and Technology at UEI. “We look forward to working with Atmosic on current and next-generation solutions in our portfolio to delight our customers with revolutionary new experiences on the most energy-efficient voice-activated entertainment and smart home control platforms. ”
Atmosic SoCs combine ultra-low power Bluetooth LE with an integrated power management unit (PMU) that allows direct connection to energy harvesting elements such as photovoltaic cells and radio frequency (RF) antennas . The integrated PMU has many advantages, including reducing the cost of Bill of Materials (BOM) by eliminating the need for a separate energy harvesting chip, as well as improving the efficiency of the use of the recovered energy. Another advantage of this low power, highly integrated design is that a smaller PV cell can be used for the remote control, further reducing the cost and area required for the PV cell. In addition to using photovoltaic energy, Atmosic’s energy harvesting solutions can also allow connected devices to use the recovered RF energy to operate the remote control and store the energy for future use.
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About Universal Electronics Inc.
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the global leader in universal wireless control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices. We design, develop, manufacture, ship and support control and sensing technology solutions, as well as a wide range of universal control systems, audio-video accessories, and intelligent wireless security and security products. smart home. Our products and solutions are used by the world’s leading brands in the video services, consumer electronics, security, home automation, air conditioning and home appliance markets. For more information visit www.uei.com.
About atmospheric technologies
Atmosic ™ Technologies is an innovative, factory-less semiconductor company that designs ultra-low power wireless solutions to significantly reduce and disrupt device dependence on batteries, with the goal of delivering battery-less connected Internet of Things applications. The company’s products enable the ecosystem of IoT devices (designers, manufacturers, end users, and deployers) to dramatically reduce the costs and effort associated with keeping the growing Internet of Things in personal realms. , Domestic, Automotive, Healthcare, Industrial, Enterprise and Smart City Segments. In addition to these tangible business benefits, Atmosic aims to reduce ecological impacts with its vision of dramatically reduced battery consumption in the Internet of Things.