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Integrated Bluetooth low energy module extends IoT devices’ battery life

14 January 2020

Chipmaker Atmosic Technologies and Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited are collaborating on a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module that is designed to provide longer battery life for internet of things (IoT) devices.

The TBMO2 modules will integrate Atmosic’s M2 system-on-chip (SoC) and be used by device manufacturers to quickly develop smart devices, wearables, smart home products or consumer electronics with a significant reduction in the drain on the battery.

Applications that could benefit from the low power modules could include smartphones, tablets, medical devices, tracking sensors, RFID tags, security badges, environmental monitoring, smart lighting, smart plugs and more.

The companies said that traditional SoC designs consume more energy and need frequent battery replacement, but the TBMO2 can last up to the lifetime of the device. This will make it feasible and cost-efficient for companies to deploy and maintain IoT fleets, they said.

Atmosic said the growth in the IoT market has led to a demand for batteries to last longer or to work for the entire life span of a device. In addition to the low power features, the technology includes on-demand wake-up functions enabling applications to perceive incoming transmissions using as little power as possible. Additionally, the TBMO2 will help with battery waste on the environment and eliminate the need for constant battery replacement.

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