Atmosic Technologies and QuickLogic announced on Tuesday their alliance that integrates Atmosic’s M2 & M3 Series lowest-power Bluetooth functionality and energy harvesting capabilities into QuickLogic’s EOS S3 Platform to reduce the power of interactive voice functionality and extend battery life, while improving overall customer experience.
With Atmosic’s BLE technology, QuickLogic’s EOS S3 drops average system power consumption of smart, voice-controlled TV remote controllers by close to 41 percent compared to competitive solutions.
Built on the Bluetooth 5 standards platform, Atmosic’s M2 Series leverages the company’s lowest Power Radio and on-demand wake-up technologies to enable 10 to 100 times lower power consumption than comparable IoT solutions on the market.
The M3 Series’ energy harvesting functionality is a game changer that can extend battery life to enable forever battery life for IoT devices, making them “Forever Connected, Anywhere.”
The global smart homes market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.86 percent, reaching US$124.596 billion in 2024 from $46.493 billion in 2018, according to the new report, “Smart Homes Market – Forecasts from 2019 to 2024” from analyst firm, ResearchAndMarkets.com.
According to the report, some of the drivers pushing this trend forward include: energy efficient equipment like smart meters; electronic devices like refrigerators, air-conditioners and washing machines that are interconnected and can run with a two-way information channel; smart security systems; and the demands of an aging population with a growing prevalence of chronic diseases. On the other hand, some of the deterrents are high up-front costs as well as lack of awareness among consumers.
Atmosic designs ultra-low power wireless solutions to reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, aiming to deliver forever battery life and the battery free connected Internet of Things. The company’s products enable the IoT device ecosystem—designers and manufacturers, as well as end users and those responsible for deployments—to lower costs and efforts associated with maintaining the growing Internet of Things in personal, home, auto, healthcare, industrial, enterprise and smart cities segments.
In addition to these tangible business advantages, Atmosic aims to reduce ecological impacts with its vision of reduced battery consumption in the Internet of Things.
“The demand for voice interactivity in IoT devices is continuing to grow, and the need for always-on, always-listening functionality makes low-power connectivity more important than ever,” said Brian Faith, president and CEO of QuickLogic. “We chose to partner with Atmosic because of its proven ability to radically reduce power consumption and battery dependence. Now, in partnership with Atmosic, we expect to dramatically increase the number of voice-enabled devices connecting to the IoT via our EOS S3 Platform.”
“This partnership is significant as it represents continued market interest in Atmosic’s low power and energy harvesting capability in a voice-interactive IoT platform,” said David Su, CEO of Atmosic Technologies. “As the number of devices connecting to the IoT continues to grow, and the need for always-on voice interactivity increases, it’s now more important than ever to deploy a solution that enables providers, across many industries, to realize the impact of our vision for a battery-free world.”
QuickLogic’s EOS S3 Voice and Sensor Processing Platform is available globally to developers worldwide.