Atmosic Technologies | October 13, 2023
GlobalScale, a leading IoT solutions provider, has collaborated with Atmosic Technologies to introduce a new Bluetooth 5.3 module with integrated energy harvesting capabilities, enabling IoT developers to create battery-free applications. This collaboration between GlobalScale and Atmosic Technologies offers IoT developers new energy-efficient options for creating wireless IoT devices.
The new module, GTI-ATM3330e, is based on Atmosic's ATM3330e SoC and supports energy harvesting from photovoltaic (light), motion, thermal, and radio frequency sources. It incorporates a power management unit that prioritizes harvested energy, extending the life of standard batteries or enabling battery-free operation with capacitor storage.
Director of Product Marketing at Atmosic Technologies, Dylan Ko, stated,
With the introduction of fully certified modules based on the ATM33 series SoC, sustainability is a viable and real option for IoT developers of all applications and project volumes. Partners such as GlobalScale bring fantastic value-add and time-to-market through their custom design service capabilities, which in turn help reduce the ever-increasing toxic side effects of battery use in the IoT.
[Source: Business Wire]
Key features of the ATM3330e module include Bluetooth Low-Energy 5.3 compliance, a powerful Arm Cortex-M33F MCU, support for various energy harvesting methods, and extensive peripheral support for IoT applications. This collaboration aims to provide IoT developers with sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, reducing the environmental impact of battery usage and offering new possibilities for IoT applications.
Atmosic Technologies stands as an inventive semiconductor firm specializing in the creation of ultra-low power wireless and energy harvesting solutions. Its primary objective is to significantly diminish the reliance of devices on batteries, ultimately striving to achieve the lengthiest battery life for interconnected devices. By harnessing their products, Atmosic Technologies paves the way for the development of an IoT device ecosystem, empowering designers and manufacturers to notably curtail the costs and efforts linked to maintaining the expanding IoT infrastructure across various domains.
MarketScreener | October 18, 2023
Nokia, together with BT Group and MediaTek today announced that they have successfully completed trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology with RedCap devices.
The trial, which took place at BT Group's Adastral Park site, utilized Nokia's AirScale RAN portfolio, EE's 5G Standalone (SA) network, and MediaTek's RedCap testing platform. RedCap is a technology introduced in 3GPP Release 17 that brings 5G to devices that do not require its full capabilities. It has the potential to expand the IoT ecosystem and accelerate its deployment within the industry. BT Group is evaluating RedCap to support new 5G use cases which could benefit both EE's business and consumer customer bases.
5G devices such as smartphones often have complex hardware and power-hungry features which leads to higher cost, size, and power consumption. RedCap technology focuses on simplifying 5G devices, particularly small IoT devices such as wearables or health trackers for consumers as well as ruggedized routers, and environmental or other condition-based monitoring sensors. These devices have less demand for battery life and lower bandwidth requirements. RedCap ensures they maintain performance and optimizes their power efficiency. Nokia has played a pivotal role in advancing RedCap IoT functionality together with the telecommunications industry.
Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT Group said: 'This trial with Nokia demonstrates the potential of RedCap technology in unlocking a new wave of innovation within the 5G services ecosystem. This is especially the case as we move towards the arrival of 5G SA, bringing with it enhanced reliability, responsiveness, security, and speed which - through 5G RedCap - promises to benefit a host of new IoT devices and use cases.'
Robert Moffat, Deputy Director Europe Mobile Business Development at MediaTek, said: 'Our collaboration with Nokia and BT Group for this trial of 5G RedCap technology aligns with MediaTek's commitment to driving innovation and expanding the potential of 5G SA to include a wider ecosystem of devices and use cases.'
Phil Siveter, CEO, UK and Ireland at Nokia, commented: 'The introduction of RedCap will unlock new 5G opportunities for many industries, with potentially billions of new devices connected with 5G. Our field tests with BT Group show that Nokia 5G Standalone networks are ready to support RedCap devices.'
Software and Tools
PR Newswire | October 25, 2023
ATEL®, a leader in telecommunications technology, is excited to announce the launch of its latest innovation, the WB550 Apex by ATEL™ 5G Indoor Router. Designed to meet the most demanding Internet connectivity needs, the WB550 Apex by ATEL™ offers unparalleled data speeds, robust security features, and the power to connect up to 32 users.
As more of our lives shift to the cloud, having a real-time connection to the Internet is no longer an option, explains Terence "TC" Caston VP of Product Marketing: "Our businesses and homes rely on low-latency applications that perform best with networks that have the power to support them. ATEL® has ensured the network's edge devices have the power to deliver!" The WB-550 FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) device gives your business or home the reliability and power to connect to the things that move you.
Key highlights of the WB-550 include:
Support for NSA or SA 5G networks
C-Band 5G and LTE Cat-19 fallback for lightning-fast speeds in areas without 5G
Connections for up to 32 devices on its powerful Wi-Fi 6 network
For managing your deployment of devices, ATEL® has also included its premiere device remote management solution called ATRACS™. Our remote management portal has been designed to bring the best-of-breed features to every ATEL® device we launch with two years of free service!
Asiatelco Technologies Co. (ATEL®) was established in 2003. Since its inception, ATEL® has been growing steadily with its sales covering more than 50 countries. ATEL's business model is JDM/ODM for serving wireless operators and branded customers. With 20 years of accumulated experience, ATEL® has built a strong, effective, and efficient team in R&D and manufacturing. Customers can always rely on the ATEL® team's performance. Quality, flexibility, on-time delivery and lower cost, are just some of the key factors of success at ATEL® and the key to customer satisfaction.
ATEL-USA was established in 2017, with its headquarters in Newport Beach, California. We have invested in the industry's top talent for hardware, software, marketing, quality, and operations. This has allowed us to continue the transition from a 3rd Party ODM to a full-service OEM supplier of quality wireless products. Our products include FWA (Fixed Wireless Access), POTs replacement devices, mobile broadband routers, hot spots, home phone connect, OBD, CPE, IoT, safety devices, and smart devices for the US market. A strong, effective, and efficient R&D team, along with the manufacturing team, has positioned ATEL-USA to enter into the OEM space.