Wipro enables a global semiconductor chip manufacturer with an ultra-low-power wireless sensor
The client is a US-based leading Wi-Fi devices manufacturer which provides solutions with cost and energy saving sensors and devices across multiple industries like healthcare, smart energy, industrial controls,and consumer electronics.
Wireless networking technologies are gaining rapid acceptance in many industrial sectors because of its cost effectiveness,improved reliability,fast deployment,and flexibility.Until recently, Wi-Fi has never been considered a power efficient method for high-speed data transfer - system design moderations have been able to change that. Sensor devices that use Wi-Fi now have ubiquity along with power efficiency, speedy data transfer, and extended battery life.Wi-Fi enabled sensors are now set to realize futuristic concepts like remote patient monitoring, connected homes, and digital plants.
Industry sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, white goods, etc. are looking at wireless-enabled sensor devices for turnkey solutions like remote collection of vital patient data, predictive maintenance through collection of sensitive data from anywhere in the plant, better connected household appliances for the connected home, etc. This has created enormous pressure on sensor devices manufacturers, who are an integral part of the value chain to rapidly deliver wireless enabled devices that are most power efficient and cost effective.
For many years, applications like condition-based maintenance and storage monitoring have been based upon wireless technologies like ZigBee and other implementations. By leveraging a low power & ubiquitous technology like Wi-Fi, there is an opportunity to create wireless connectivity based solutions that can be quickly adopted for both local network & internet based solutions, with a lower total cost of ownership.
To address an immediate market opportunity, the client was looking for a Wi-Fi enabled sensor development with compelling features like battery powered, ultra-low power consumption, low latency,and faster response with high data transfer rates.
The client was looking for a technology partner which could enable an end-to-end solution that would include design, and develop a high-grade and low-power sensor device with Wi-Fi connectivity.