Real Time Locating Systems are becoming very low power, raising the prospect of energy harvesting replacing their batteries. DecaWave (www.decawave.com), a leading Dublin based fabless semiconductor company, has shipped the first 5 evaluation kits of its groundbreaking product ScenSor chip to technology firms in the US, Germany, France, Israel and Korea. The kits enable trusted partners and customers of DecaWave to analyse the potential of ScenSor and see how their technology can benefit from the dramatically increased location precision and reduced power consumption ScenSor technology delivers.
ScenSor which was launched September 2008 has a wide range of applications for both Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers in areas as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory and supply chain management. ScenSor's extremely low power (200 times less transmit power and 20 times less receive power than competing technologies) over a 70m range allows it to be deployed in industrial/process environments and remain unattended for many years. For RTLS applications, the technology delivers location precision that is orders of magnitude more precise than existing technologies (+/- 10cm vs. +/- 5m).
"Today's shipping announcement is a significant company milestone for DecaWave" says Ciaran Connell, CEO DecaWave. "We are delighted with industry interest in ScenSor - since it was announced last September we have attracted expressions of interest from 245 technology companies worldwide, and we are on course to deliver a further 5 evaluation kits in the coming weeks, fulfilling our business plan commitments," he says. DecaWave is privately funded, and is supported by Enterprise Ireland.
Press information: Dave Rusk
Curzon Associates (PR for DecaWave)
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DecaWave is a fabless semiconductor company specialising in the architecture and design of integrated circuits for communications equipment markets using/requiring the advantages afforded by ultra wideband technology. DecaWave's flagship product ScenSor is a complete, single chip CMOS ultra-wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard , and has applications in areas as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory & supply chain management. healthcare, security and manufacturing. Production-ready silicon chips will ship in Q1 2010.
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