"These sensor nodes have very different requirements than your cell phone," Intrater said. "You don't need a processor with gigahertz speeds or high memory capacities. What they do need is intelligent integration and low power consumption."
A sensor in a building is in sleep mode 90% of time, but then it wakes up and reads environmental temperature, stores the data locally for a period of time and then goes back to sleep. Every so often, the data is streamed out to a central "smart" HVAC system.
Adesto's Moneta products are available now as samples for device manufacturers. The family includes a range of four densities: 32Kbit, 64Kbit, 128Kbit, and 256Kbit devices
"Samsung shipped PCM (or PRAM) in a cell phone a number of years ago," Handy said. ""If you don't call PCM a ReRAM, then Adesto is the only company now selling product."
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