May 2017 – further development
Heinrich Milosiu: “Our RFicient® technology is now being further developed in two projects:
A wake-up receiver that receives radiotelegrams on three different frequency bands simultaneously with current consumption of just 6 µA. Amongst other things, this makes global mobile applications possible without manual frequency switching.
Two chips that continuously monitor the wireless range with extremely low power consumption. The user application switches itself off if the respective wireless service is not available, and switches itself back on again automatically. This saves energy and extends battery life, e.g. for a smartphone. After all, what is the point of a cell phone being on if it doesn’t have any reception and would be using power for no reason?
We never could have guessed how this technology would develop and just how much can be done with it. Still, we mustn’t rest on our laurels and work in isolation. Sharing ideas with customers, users, and colleagues from other departments is extremely important. In addition to this, we are busy finding more potential applications: making it possible to recognize and access everyday objects in a virtual world without consuming much power, so that suitcases, intelligent sneakers, keys, and other personal items can be located, for example. We would like to make RFicient® accessible as an open-source technology which can be used for practically anything. The possible applications for low-maintenance, power-saving solutions are virtually unlimited.”