e-peas semiconductors are tremendously widening the range of possible industrial and IoT applications with a unique line of ultra-high efficiency energy harvesting and extremely low-power microcontrollers chips and modules.
Think of designing fire alarms that never need a battery replacement, tracking your valuable assets even in low light conditions, stepping up to Industry 4.0 fast and cost-effectively…
Are time-to-market, cost efficiency and innovation at the top of your product development list?
e-peas understands that extremely-low-power is a must-have in today’s industrial and IoT applications but also that it is quite challenging to integrate in new products. We bring our extremely-low-power experience to you with a range of disruptive semiconductors, easy to use development kits and a network of expert partners. We help you speed up time-to-market and performances all at once.
Contact us if you’re looking to develop products for the following applications
People and assets indoor tracking
Personnel & asset tracking applications are quickly growing in multiple industries. They use passive or active RFID to accurately locate and manage assets and people in real-time, enabling customers in numerous industries to drive revenues and cut costs. This is achieved by improving workflow, eliminating the re-purchase of lost assets, maximizing security in offshore production rigs, chemical plants, hospitals and so many more.
But what happens in low light conditions? Most often the battery must be over-sized, maintenance frequency is higher and more costly and sometimes, you lose the connection to your tracking device. With e-peas solutions, always on battery-less operation is possible, even in low light. And when a battery is included, it is much smaller and requires much less maintenance, saving both investment and operational costs.
Home automation integrates everything from lightning, heating, air conditioning, lock, security, video, music, etc… to enhance life at home. Sensors are connected, data collected and specific applications monitor your home or act on your devices. Every single day, new sensors and appliances appear to put you in control of your home and add comfort, convenience, savings and peace of mind.
But where does the power of your sensors come from? It requires either a power line or a battery that you’ll replace every so often. With e-peas solutions, no need for a power line, no need to replace batteries, with an indoor photovoltaic cell you can envision a timeless, wireless power source.
Smart building extends the centralized management of heating, lightning, air conditioning and other systems to the entire building or group of buildings to improve comfort, efficiency, security and reduce costs. This is a challenging market demanding highly reliable system solutions with optimized energy, operational and maintenance costs.
But what happens when you need to use a wireless sensor? The battery costs and even more, the battery maintenance costs, often make the total cost of ownership unviable. With e-peas solutions, batteries can be removed or downsized, and maintenance most often disappears. What’s more, as you almost never tap into the battery power, robustness of the overall solution is insured by design.
By 2050, cities population will have grown by 75%. Now, cities are 75% of the world’s energy consumption and 80% of its carbon emission. There is a high demand for intelligent, sustainable environments to offer better public services for citizens, better use of resources and less impact on the environment. It includes smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities, and more efficient ways to light and heat public places. It also includes a more interactive administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population. It is a very broad concept that goes far beyond the use of ICT, but what’s key for all these systems is the use of sensors at almost all end nodes of the network.
So how do we make these sensors more robust and cost effective? e-peas energy harvesting solutions are not just the best in performance, enabling new applications and making the others more reliable. They are also the most versatile and the easiest to integrate, which saves engineering costs from the first day on.
Close to 200 million smart meters for electricity and 45 million for gas will be rolled out in the EU by 2020. This represents a potential investment of US$45 billion. Smart meters can also implement two-way communication between the meter and the central system, turning massive volumes of energy data into powerful insights and actions. This will help both the end-user and the energy provider or local authority to make crucial savings thanks to instant, in-depth customer analysis, advanced segmentation and benchmarking.
Wearable computing has gone mainstream and the coolest devices are now ones you place on your wrists, arms and faces. This takes many forms, such as glasses, watches, smart badges, and bracelets. These devices are equiped with smart sensors, and make use of a wireless connection to connect to your phone or the internet and process in real-time the data gathered. Wearables perform many of the same computing tasks as smart phones or computers. However, in some cases, they outperform these devices entirely by providing sensory and scanning features not typically seen in other devices. Power to these new sensors comes either from photovoltaic, thermo-electric or vibration in addition to classical batteries.
With a multi billions $ projected market size and a consensus CAGR of more than 35% over the next few years, wearable is considered by many as the next big thing in technology.
E-health is an emerging field at the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business. E-health provides a new method for using health resources – such as information, money, and medicines – and in time, it is estimated to improve efficiency of health care by 20%. In a broader sense, it is a commitment for networked, global thinking to improve health care locally and worldwide by using information and communication technology. E-health makes a large use of wireless sensors for example to help address the inconvenience of traditional sensors still used in hospitals to monitor patients. The global telecare and telehealth market is forecast to grow from 7.6 to 17.6 billion US$ already by 2017.
We are going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that are going to inhabit the planet by 2050 according to Forbes. Food production must increase by 70% by 2050, in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the increasing need for fresh water and other less predictable factors, such as the impact of climate change. One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more “intelligent” and more connected. Typical monitored data are crop yields, soil-mapping, fertiliser applications, weather data, machinery, and animal health or position.
- Do you want to be the first on the market with new IoT applications?
- Do you want to slash your industrial sensors design costs?
- Do you want operational savings and great reviews from your customer on battery life and maintenance?
Whatever your application, e-peas has you covered with unique performances, robustness of operation and ease of integration.