e-peas looking for funds to develop ultra low power IoT devices: Page 2 of 3

March 28, 2019 // By Nick Flaherty
Geoffroy Gosset, CEO and co-founder of e-peas
Belgian energy harvesting specialist e-peas is about to set out on a new round of fundraising to develop a new ultra low power microcontroller and sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT).

"This means the potential efficiency loss is fully compensated by the main converter, which uses MPPT tracking to extract all the power generated by the TEG,” he added.

With solar, RF, vibration and thermal energy harvesters now developed, the company is turning to the rest of the system as the market matures.

“We present ourselves as a one stop shop for energy harvesting whatever the source, so anyone can come to us and present a challenge and we can offer the best solution, for example we will not have to push for solar when its not the right solution.”

“We have more and more people reaching out to us knowing exactly what they want, itis already much easier than two to three years ago, and the more finished products on the market the more references people will see, the more confident people will be to select the right technology for their products.”

“We are developing the two other ranges of products – we are breaking even on the energy harvesting parts but still need funding for commercial deployment and for the commercialisation of the new range of products,” he said.

But e-peas is also continuing the development of the energy harvesting devices.

“There will be a third generation of EH circuits for different applications. What we have today will still be state of the art for some applications, and we will have a roadmap for energy harvesting.”

The company has signed distribution deals in th UA and Asia and is looking to work with partners in the eco-system

“We will remain a fabless semiconductor company but we believe that while our solutions can be used separately with competitor processors, by combining our solutions for processing and energy harvesting you have a significant gain in device autonomy and it can be used as a combo device. We will remain a semiconductor company and have no intention in developing final products. We will produce evaluation boards and reference designs but not end products.”

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