Internet of Things gets a battery-free chip the size of an ant

Ant-sized-chip

Ant-sized chip.

The Internet of Things has been around for awhile. As chips get smaller and cheaper, we should be able to embed them in everyday items. Appliances, lighting, doors, climate control—all these things (and many more) get a chip and an internet connection. They can send data and receive commands. (Video)

 

 

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Researchers develop short-range wireless communication between battery-free devices

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Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a new “ambient backscatter” wireless communication scheme that allows two devices to communicate with each other by reflecting ambient TV and cellular transmissions — batteries not required.

 

 

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