“Radio could be the missing link which can transform IoT” – Standford Researchers

When I was writing about GoTennas I was wondering about this very point , will radio based advancement take IoT to the next level. Look at what Standford University reasearchers have come up with. A tiny, ant-sized radio chip that can power itself has been created with the aim of providing connections between all our devices.  Entirely powered by the electromagnetic waves that it receives, the chip needs no batteries, but if it did would get enough juice from an AAA to keep running for more than 100 years.

So the equation of IoT v2.0 might look like this.

Next Gen IoT  = IoT v1.0 + Radio Miniaturisation + Micro-energy harvesting.

Amin Arbabian, who created the chip, said: “The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the web.” “In the past when people thought about miniaturising radios, they thought about it in terms of shrinking the size of the components,” he said.“Cheap, tiny, self-powered radio controllers are an essential requirement for the Internet of Things. We’re ultimately talking about connecting trillions of devices.”