Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT is multisectoral. Any device that has a need to communicate with the internet could be decribed as an IoT device. However, the term is mostly intended to describe single function devices.
mSemicon has developed IoT devices that range from very low power gully monitors (pictured) with a seven year battery autonomy to gateway devices with a fairly heavy payload. We have used a broad variety of radio frequency communication technologies: Sigfox, NB-IoT, LoRa, GSM, wifi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, as well as a selection of wired technologies.
Every application is different: some have heavy payload requirements, some only a few bytes a day. Some have no issue with available power while others need to operate on a very tight power budget. Some are used indoors while others in very inhospitable locations. Some require precise location information (GPS), while others can work with the rough estimates of signal triangulation or do not require any location information at all. mSemicon evaluates each application separately, selects the appropriate communication solution and then develops the product.