Swedish solar cell developer Exeger has teamed with energy harvesting chip maker Atmosic Technologies to power nodes in the Internet of Things.
Exeger, based in Stockholm, develops and makes Powerfoyle Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) that can be produced in any shape and size. This will help drive the adoption of light-powered products in the next generation of connected consumer and industrial devices.
Atmosic develops energy harvesting wireless System-on-Chips (SoCs) and IoT modules with ultra-low power features that include an integrated boost converter and sophisticated power management technologies to optimally control, store, and distribute available power.
Exeger’s Powerfoyle Indoor platform has been optimized for low light levels and the collaboration makes it easy for manufacturers to develop devices with significantly extended or even endless battery life in Bluetooth remote controls, sensors, beacons, and keyboards. The combined technologies work especially well for devices in a variety of applications from the smart home to enterprise, healthcare, and industrial environments.
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“Atmosic’s extremely low-power solutions, combined with our Powerfoyle solar cell technology, will help reduce – and in many cases eliminate – the use of disposable batteries for IoT devices,” says Giovanni Fili, CEO and Founder of Exeger. “This opens up a huge opportunity in the 400 billion USD IoT market which will greatly accelerate its transition to clean endless energy.”
“Our partnership with Exeger enables our customers to create innovative IoT products that operate reliably and robustly even without a battery and in the lowest of lighting conditions,” said David Su, CEO at Atmosic. “Our combined solutions will help reduce the need for costly battery replacement and maintenance of IoT deployments, fueling a more sustainable IoT in the future.”
Powerfoyle enhances every product it is integrated into with extended or even unlimited battery life, putting the power of cutting-edge solar cell technology directly in the hands of people. Exeger is leading the way to energy independence through more sustainable and user-friendly products – with the vision to touch the lives of a billion people by 2030.