InnoPhase, a new fabless semiconductor company specializing in extremely low power wireless platforms, announces the PolaRFusion radio architecture. The PolaRFusion architecture moves wireless processing from power-hungry and large analog circuits into the efficient, low-power digital domain. This full polar RF architecture improves the battery life of Wi-Fi, LTE, and other popular IoT wireless device protocols by 2 to 8 times. This longer battery life will fuel a rapid expansion of the battery-based IoT market.
Moving the radio function from the analog to digital domain enables battery-based wireless products to take advantage of Moore’s Law for even lower power and smaller die sizes as products move to more advanced semiconductor process nodes. This groundbreaking radio architecture will create a whole new class of low power, IoT products that can cut the cord and be battery-based. Imagine direct cloud-connected smart door locks, security cameras, smart speakers, and patient monitoring equipment with batteries that last for months or even years, not weeks.
The PolaRFusion architecture also integrates low-cost, nonlinear digital signal processors to receive, process, and transmit industry standard protocols under software control with excellent sensitivity, signal output levels, data rates, and other critical RF specifications. The multiprotocol wireless products based on this advanced radio design are in the final stages of development and field testing, with volume production slated for early next year.