The Internet of Things (IoT) remains a hot topic in the electronics industry.
We are now seeing an influx of thinking and new technologies emerge to take advantage of the opportunity of passive electronics in IoT enabled products.
Passive Wifi is an interesting concept through which no or low powered wifi may open up a host of new applications in situations that are hard to power.
Previously ‘dumb‘ devices have the potential to communicate and offer up new connectivity and interaction.
Passive, multi-channel synchronisation is also being explored and researched at the cutting edge of interactivity.
These opportunities will need to be considered strategically for a truly enabled society to benefit from the introduction and amalgamation of new technologies. Without a clear business case they will remain as ‘nice to have’ rather than the forecast ubiquitous essentials they promise to be.