Low-power asset tag platform features five-year battery life

Low-power asset tag platform features five-year battery life

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By Rich Pell

The RSL10 Asset Tag, says the company, offers an unprecedented, industry-leading battery life of up to five years. Until now, the accepted battery life for asset tracking tags or beacons has been just a year or even months. The design platform’s battery life is made possible by the low power consumption of the company’s RSL10 Bluetooth 5 radio SoC and enhancements at the firmware level.

Alongside the RSL10, the platform features a three-axis accelerometer and environmental sensors (motion, pressure and temperature) to provide data and insights into an asset’s environment, condition, and orientation. Each sensor is powered through a dedicated MOSFET load switch, controlled by the RSL10.

This design enables the overall system power consumption to be controlled on a per-sensor basis, which decreases the total power used. Additional features of the platform include a low-cost antenna, matching circuit optimized for Bluetooth Low Energy transmissions, a multi-purpose dome switch and a 10-pin debugger that can be removed depending on the needs of the application.

The RSL10 Asset Tag is available with a comprehensive suite of development tools that include multi-protocol wireless support for Bluetooth Low-Energy connectivity and the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System Real Time Localization Services (RTLS). Within the CMSIS-Pack, included with the evaluation board, the company has developed a custom application that demonstrates the ultra-low-power features and capabilities of the platform in an asset tracking use-case.

Santtu Pulli, Senior Customer Manager at Quuppa says, “The next generation of RSL10-powered Bluetooth LE tags will allow Quuppa partners to leverage highly accurate, sensor-enriched positioning data with unprecedented battery lifetime. This enables use-cases that haven’t been possible before due to the high cost of ownership. Real-time asset visibility and related productivity optimization will become a key competitive advantage for companies in manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics domains. This is just the beginning – the possibilities are endless!”

The RSL10 Asset Tag is available now.


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