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
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.
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.
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.