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UK firm launches first white space transceiver chip for Internet of Things

Sophie Curtis | Feb. 15, 2013
New chip will deliver connectivity for M2M applications using the "Weightless" wireless standard.

"A chipset cost of less than $2 in volume and battery life in excess of ten years from a single primary cell as well as substantively lower network costs will enable the tens of billions of connected machines that we are forecasting over the next decade," he said.

However, Webb warned that there are still many months and a number of hurdles to go before Iceni reaches volume production.

"Neul will not be the only supplier of chipsets and Iceni will not be the fastest, cheapest or most powerful of the Weightless chips that emerge in due course. But it is the first, and that is special," he said.

Samples of the Iceni chip are available now to select partners to begin testing and development of new white space-enabled solutions.

 

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