The World’s lowest Power IoT software-defined-radio (SDR) with Digital-RF (DRF) technology

The World’s lowest Power IoT software-defined-radio (SDR) with Digital-RF (DRF) technology

Introducing Digital-RF (DRF)

Breakthrough Patented RF Front-end Technology

Internet of things (IoT) is a framework that continues to evolve. IoT solutions are constantly developing to fit new application, and ever-growing business and industrial needs. Every IoT solution is performing a process of collecting, transferring, and analyzing the data of its environment.

Having said that, IoT has been taking place in different markets but current solutions are getting more cheaper, omnipresent, connected and smarter. As one of the the key IoT drivers, a wireless technology has been used to send and receive sensor’s data to cloud. IoT solutions are utilizing several of these wireless technologies such as GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc., for data communication. According to latest studies, out of 1055B semiconductors shipped in 2018, radio has the fastest growing part of the SEMICONDUCTOR WORLD: CAGR between 7 and 21%.

1055 B

Semiconductor unit
shipped in 2018

47.4 B

Wi-Fi

5.1 B

GNSS

12.4 B

IoT connectivity

4.8 B

Bluetooth

4.8 B

3G/4G/5G

2.1 B

Zigbee

  • It is assumed that per smartphone shipped there are 3 radio circuits
  • It is assumed that per WiFi-Router there is one radio circuit

Sources: Statista, SemiWiki and Pitchbook as a way to assemble data for the year 2018

Energy Consumption Percentage of Radio Usage

90 %

On current IoT products

9 %

IoT products using Digital-RF Radio

On average, 90% of the energy consumption of the IoT solutions is because of radio usage. An innovative, energy efficient, and breakthrough wireless radio solutions should be used to address the need of this massive market. Unfortunately, current analog radio solutions are not designed for IoT framework. That’s where we come in with a Digital-RF (DRF) technology reduing the energy consumption wireless radio of IoT solution by 10 times.

Introducing Digital-RF (DRF)

Breakthrough Patented RF Front-end Technology

Internet of things (IoT) is a framework that continues to evolve. IoT solutions are constantly developing to fit new application, and ever-growing business and industrial needs. Every IoT solution is performing a process of collecting, transferring, and analyzing the data of its environment.

Having said that, IoT has been taking place in different markets but current solutions are getting more cheaper, omnipresent, connected and smarter. As one of the the key IoT drivers, a wireless technology has been used to send and receive sensor’s data to cloud. IoT solutions are utilizing several of these wireless technologies such as GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc., for data communication. According to latest studies, out of 1055B semiconductors shipped in 2018, radio has the fastest growing part of the SEMICONDUCTOR WORLD: CAGR between 7 and 21%.

1055 B

Semiconductor unit
shipped in 2018

5.1 B

GNSS

12.4 B

IoT connectivity

47.4 B

Wi-Fi

2.1 B

Zigbee

4.8 B

Bluetooth

4.8 B

3G/4G/5G

  • It is assumed that per smartphone shipped there are 3 radio circuits
  • It is assumed that per WiFi-Router there is one radio circuit

Sources: Statista, SemiWiki and Pitchbook as a way to assemble data for the year 2018

Energy Consumption Percentage of Radio Usage

90 %

On current IoT products

9 %

IoT products using Digital-RF Radio

On average, 90% of the energy consumption of the IoT solutions is because of radio usage. An innovative, energy efficient, and breakthrough wireless radio solutions should be used to address the need of this massive market. Unfortunately, current analog radio solutions are not designed for IoT framework. That’s where we come in with a Digital-RF (DRF) technology reduing the energy consumption wireless radio of IoT solution by 10 times.

DRF Radio

Compatible with Moore’s Law

Analog implementation is not compatible and cannot benefit from Moore’s law. To solve this barrier, digital-RF (DRF) replaces most of the analog content of any radio front-end of the IoT framework. DRF radio is a combination of the radio front-end and a digital world. It is a true software-defined-radio (SDR) that inherits all of the benefits of the digital semiconductor world such as less energy consumption, better performance, smaller die size, etc, when CMOS scaling happens. Like any digital system-on-chip (SoC), the wireless IP with DRF technology will be fully CMOS scalable and foundry portable reducing time-to-market and a total cost significantly.

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KVK 62571591, Delft, the Netherlands

KVK 62571591, Delft, the Netherlands

© Copyright 2020 by Qualinx BV. All Rights Reserved.