EnOcean and Texas Instruments to Expand Energy Harvesting Technology Cooperation

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EnOcean and Texas Instruments (TI) have announced the expansion of their cooperation to provide wireless solutions for building automation. Through this agreement, the companies will create solutions jointly enabling self-powered wireless sensor networks. To further optimize its product portfolio, EnOcean will integrate TI components in its energy-efficient wireless modules. EnOcean's battery-less wireless technology harvests energy from its surroundings—motion, light, or differences in temperature—and enables new ecologically minded self-powered wireless applications.

Innovations that make buildings more energy-efficient

Texas Instruments and EnOcean have collaborated since 2005 and TI components have been implemented in a variety of EnOcean modules. TI also has been a member of the EnOcean Alliance since 2008, working with other members of the Alliance on energy-efficient solutions for green buildings.

"Energy harvesting wireless technology reduces the installation cost of lighting, heating/air conditioning control, and monitoring by up to 70 percent. This technology enables long-term energy conservation and sustainability for our customers,” said Laurent Giai-Miniet, general manager of TI's Low-Power RF business unit.

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