- HiSilicon and Nowi Power today introduced the second generation of the Power Autonomous NB-IoT platform
- The new device eliminates the need for changing batteries to provide power supply
- The device supports new IoT applications, where physical size limited and indefinite 'Plug and Forget' operation is needed
Approximately a year after their first collaboration, Nowi Energy B.V, and HiSilicon Ltd. have reportedly introduced the second generation of energy autonomous NB-IoT platform. Working just like a sensor hub, it can transmit via NB-IoT while its energy collection capabilities allow the device to work indefinitely.
Sources cite that the device is based on the foundation of NH2 energy power management IC from Nowi and Hi2115 NB-IoT solution from HiSilicon. The device does not require maintenance at all and eliminates the need for manual intervention or for cabling to provide power.
Both companies have optimized the design to meet the challenges of customers and meet new, stricter demands on the market to enlarge the range of apps. The platform integrates connectivity and energy harvesting and offers an open space on which various sensors can be positioned according to the needs of the application. The interface will then serve as the foundation of multiple connected sensor solutions.
NB-IoT's V2 Energy Autonomous Platform solves numerous challenges, including a 'Plug & Forget' solution which is capable of transmitting multiple transmissions indefinitely each day. The device offers a platform that can be modified to fit numerous sensor applications with minimal effort. It also allows applications that had not previously been able to use NB-IoT with energy-saving due to size limitations. Moreover, the device enables both outdoor and indoor applications.
The 2nd generation has a massively reduced bill of materials and PCB-size. This innovative new architecture allows modern IoT systems to run continuously and without fundamental formal constraints.