IoT is moving from hype to reality and there are not doubts that billions of connected devices will change industries and influence our lives. Asset tracking, Smart-cities, Factory automation, wearables, livestock are only some of the market segments that drive IoT growth.
Attach rate of “location“ functionality in IoT devices is massive. “Where is” my sensor/device is the baseline in almost the majority of IoT use cases. The same time IoT devices need to operate 24X7 reliably and with a prolonged battery lifetime, in certain applications expected to stay alive for 5-10 years.
Unprecedented power gains up to 98% due to the time-limited operation of analog and digital circuits and the migration of the computationally intensive and sophisticated position estimation calculations to Cloud or Edge.
Any chip can obtain positioning capabilities regardless if designed originally for GNSS, the hardware layout and real estates get simpler and network operating expenses lessen due to increased battery maintenance time.
Advanced location techniques yielding from collaborative and distributed positioning allow the intersection of satellite-based with 5G positioning and cater for resilient, all-weather, and ubiquitous IoT device location while catering for security and position authentication (Proof of Position).