Low power wireless connectivity is an important building block to achieve the ambitious goals set forth for the Internet of Things or the Industrial IoT, but also for traditional Sensor (Network) applications. If the power consumption for the devices is low enough to allow extended battery operation, it can potentially reduce the overall cost compared to cabled solutions as the installation is much simpler and cost efficient.
There is a multitude of wireless technologies all claiming to be ultra-low power and capable of achieving years and years of battery-powered operation. It can however be challenging to quantify and compare the realistic performance of the individual technologies. This white paper explains how NeoCortec achieves true low power in a wireless connectivity solution, and what pitfalls to watch out for when selecting a wireless technology for a battery powered product.