The Internet of Things – The next mega trend

By Abhishek Shukla, Marketing & Vendor Development, Saison Components & Solutions

IoTThe Internet of Things, or IoT, is emerging as the next technology mega-trend, with repercussions across the business spectrum. By connecting to the Internet billions of everyday devices – ranging from fitness bracelets to industrial equipment –  the IoT merges the physical and online worlds, opening up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments and consumers.

Analysts estimate that 20+ Billion devices will get connected to the Internet by 2020.  This will give advantage  to value-added resellers to become top resources when it comes to security issues, selection of different IoT platforms, and overall advantages for businesses of every size.

Have India adopted the IoT Trend?

Like in the rest of the world, Yes India too has adopted the IoT Trend initial deployments are going to be in the urban or the metropolitan parts of the country. However, Smart Cities initiative by the Government means that tier 2 and tier 3 cities are also going to witness deployments of some IoT projects.

Consumer IoT is emerging with a specific focus on connected homes and smart lifestyle.
The Telco’s too are coming up with new products and services to address this market. However, as of now the stress is on the industrial IoT. For instance, telcos also uses IoT to monitor cell towers remotely.

With IoT around, India can look forward to overcoming age old challenges encountered on aspects such as extreme climate calamities, civic issues, efficient farming value chain, healthcare, education to name a few.

IoT Trend to look out at in upcoming years

Today, most major enterprises have already integrated IoT into their core systems and initiatives to drive digital businesses. From smart city to smart mobility, IoT exist at every inch. The IoT marketplaces are like gateways that offer companies the option to connect and interact with a wide range of vendors, without having to create or change existing platforms.

As we rely on connected devices to make our lives better, security would play a major role. IoT security requires a multi-layered approach where all participants in the IoT ecosystem are responsible for the security of the devices, data and solutions.

IoT is a promising technology which tends to revolutionize and connect the global world via heterogeneous smart devices through seamless connectivity. It will also force mobile providers to move faster than ever.

Another sector to look out is automotive. The connected automotive sector is a growing sector in India and expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Usage of IoT within truck, car rental and other companies would see exponential usage of IOT.

Smart utility-key sector to focussed at, energy today is much more than a mere natural resource, increasing population & pollutions led to uncontrolled energy consumption. Smart grid is solutions for such that allows generators, suppliers and consumers to be integrated by intelligent control, monitoring and communication of energy consumption.

Saison’s Solutions for Communication, Automotive & Smart Utility

Passive components play a very important role with a few notable advancements in for the IoT. Firstly, charging devices without wires has been a huge benefit. The efficiency of wireless charging depends largely on the quality of the charging coils – these are passive devices which act as the interface between the device and the charger. Secondly, passives have been instrumental with energy storage for energy harvesting. Passive components allow for energy storage in small sensor nodes to comply with the decreasing size of devices. Lastly, passives are able to protect devices from other users. The ESD protection device, which protects electronic products from electrostatic discharge (ESD), is arguably the most important passive component. For IoT devices such as wearables, which are intended to be touched and handled frequently have to be taken care of.

Saw device, our one of the solution for communication. These devices are compact, cost efficient, easy to fabricate, and have a high performance. As our major focused being on how we can reduce pollution & products related to it, here is Saw Device which can work even without batteries and operate   under harsh environments.

SAW devices can work as filters, signal processing units, sensors and actuators. They device have been widely used in different fields and will continue to be of great importance in the foreseeable future.

Lithium Ion Batteries, as part of environmental commitment, Fanso Primary batteries use raw material that reduce consumption of fossil energy & pollution.  Mainly applied to commercial market, military field, aerospace, GPS and various force stations.

The Internet of Things (IoT) relies on the use of autonomous, wirelessly connected sensors to relay data about changing environmental conditions at often remote, difficult-to-reach locations. As a result, IoT sensor nodes need to be able to provide their own power over many years.

Although IoT sensor nodes may make use of energy harvesting to provide electrical power, the amounts of energy available are small and often unreliable. The sensor node generally needs some way of storing energy temporarily so that it is ready when a reading has to be taken or a message sent wirelessly. One option is to provide a small rechargeable battery or storage capacitor. However, these storage mechanisms have their own drawbacks that can limit their usefulness: rechargeable batteries wear out after a few hundred charge-discharge cycles and need to be replaced, and capacitors will not just change their characteristics over time but will self-discharge rapidly. The self-discharge can be as much as 20 percent per day, causing much of the converted energy to be wasted.
To ensure that power can be supplied over the lifetime of the IoT product, a primary battery may be needed although it could be supplemented by the combination of an energy harvesting and storage subsystem. Through the use of harvesting, it is possible to extend the usable lifetime of the sensor node before its primary battery is exhausted and needs to be replaced or the node itself is disposed.

Supercapacitors, could be what ends up powering the IoT.  The devices that make up the IoT will likely depend on some kind of energy-harvesting mechanism that will make the incorporation of small but powerful energy storage devices like supercapacitors a critical element of these devices. Super capacitors have increased the number of applications they are used in as they resolve the limitations in batteries. From being used in the solar tracking application for powering motors to providing power back-up via Diesel generator in Telecom towers. Super capacitors are also in solar inverters to enhance battery life. In smart/energy meters, supercapacitors are used for power back-up in case of outage.

EMI Filter, another solution for utility sector. With excellent noise suppression, Yunpen EMI Filter can be used in almost all electrical & electronic equipment.

Other than this, Saison also offers RF Antenna, GPS Antenna Ferrite Bead, Inductor, Wireless charging coil, NFC product & displays and look forward to support the IOT industry with many components & products.

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