When the objects around us can talk to one another the elements of our physical universe will converge and spring to life. In time, this network will grow to fulfill our needs, understand our desires, and enable our dreams. Welcome to the programmable world. (It's closer than you think.)Bill Wasik
Just as with social networking, the privacy concerns of a sensor-connected world will be fast outweighed by the strange pleasures of residing in it. No, the main existential thread to the Programmable World is the considerably more mundane issue of power. Every sensor still needs a power source, which in most cases right now means a battery; low-energy protocols allow those batteries to last a long time, even a few years, but eventually they'll need to be replaced.Bill Wasik

Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Platforms

Complete Ultra-Low Power, Batteryless Chips

PsiKick develops next generation Ultra-Low-Power wireless sensing devices – the lowest-power sensing devices in the world. Fully integrated and silicon-proven, the sensors operate at 1/100th to 1/1000th of the power budget of other low-power IC sensor platforms. Their extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from a variety of harvested energy modalities including vibration, thermal gradients, solar, RF, or piezo actuation.

Leveraging 10+ Years of Sub-Threshold Experience

PsiKick ICs are complete systems-on-chip (SoCs) with full sensor analog front-ends, programmable processing and memory, integrated power management, programmable hardware accelerators, and full RF (wireless) communication capabilities across multiple frequencies, which are designed in standard CMOS processes with standard EDA tool sets. PsiKick combines groundbreaking design flows and a decade of Sub-Threshold (Sub-VT) expertise to achieve disruptive system level energy efficiency.

Enabling the Internet of Everything

PsiKick’s core technology provides disruptive advances in Sub-Threshold processing, RF transmitter circuit topologies, dynamic power management, low voltage power delivery, sensor front-ends, and energy harvesting modalities. It constitutes a versatile platform that can be targeted to sense and measure a wide variety of inputs in hundreds or thousands of discrete sensing applications. The future applications for wireless sensors that are un-tethered to batteries are almost unlimited. PsiKick’s technology provides the basis for this vision of ubiquitous computing and, eventually, a true Internet of Things (IoT) by embedding self-powered awareness into any device, object, building, structure, or environment.

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PsiKick News

Calhoun: ‘How Can We Really Get to a Trillion Sensors’ to Power Internet of Things?

Calhoun: ‘How Can We Really Get to a Trillion Sensors’ to Power Internet of Things? APRIL 6, 2015 Benton N. Calhoun, Commonwealth Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,…

April 6, 2015In The News

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How Do We Get to 20 Billion?

During an interview today, I was asked the question “So where do these numbers come from? How do we get to 20 billion IoT devices?” Great question! How, exactly,…

April 6, 2015Internet of Things

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Return to IoT Evangelism

Things change. What’s that saying in Computer Science? “Variables won’t. Constants aren’t.” The only thing that never changes is that everything changes. And so things are (once again) changing…

February 21, 2015Evangelism Internet of Things Work

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Some Minor IoT Calculations

Batteries will be a limiting factor in IoT deployments There’s a lot of hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) as I’ve said repeatedly — and as anyone who’s…

January 31, 2015Batteries Internet of Things power

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Disney And #IoT

Over the holidays a friend of mine took her family to Disney World for a few days. They stayed at a resort in the park, paid extra for shorter lines…

January 9, 2015Gadgetry Internet of Things

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Is IoT Happening or Not in 2015?

It’s clear that IoT is the buzzword of the minute. Maybe the buzzword of the year. Everyone’s talking about it, mentioning it, making predictions about it and claiming to…

January 3, 2015Internet of Things

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