Eta Compute and ROHM Semiconductor Collaborate to Create Low Power Wi-SUN Compatible Sensor Nodes

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. and  SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eta Compute Inc., a company focused on delivering next generation autonomous intelligence to mobile and edge devices, and ROHM Semiconductor, a leading supplier of various kinds of semiconductors, today announced their collaboration to develop unprecedented low power Wireless Smart Ubiquitous Network (Wi-SUN) compatible sensor nodes. The nodes will combine ROHM’s sensor technology and Eta Compute’s low power MCUs to deliver one of the highest performing, lowest power solutions for smart utility networks and the IoT.

Eta Compute and ROHM Semiconductor Collaborate to Create Low Power Wi-SUN Compatible Sensor Nodes
Energy Harvesting Sensor Evaluation Board


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“Our partnership with ROHM gives our customers access to industry-leading sensor technology combined with the industry’s lowest power microprocessor technology,” said Paul Washkewicz, vice president and co-founder of Eta Compute. “By focusing on Wi-SUN compatibility, we are providing essential components for large-scale outdoor networking required for smart cities and a diverse range of applications in an intelligent loT.”

The nodes coming from the ROHM and Eta Compute partnership will be designed for frequent, low-latency communication that draws less than 1 μA when resting and, more importantly, only 1 mA while sensing. This enables customers to configure devices to sense frequently and still maintain a long-life. The nodes will be compatible with Wi-SUN technology, which is based on the IEEE 802.15.4g standard and backed by the Wi-SUN Alliance.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Eta Compute. ROHM has targeted the sensor business as one of our growth strategies. We offer a wide range of sensor line-ups and propose sensor solutions, combining wireless communication devices. By pooling our resources, we will provide customers with the sensor nodes they need to deploy next-generation networks across a wide range of applications,” said Satya Dixit, Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing, at ROHM Semiconductor.

The optimized low power design of EtaCore™ IP can reduce power consumption by 10X enabling sensor hubs to perform sensor fusion with local computing and provide real-time data from mobile and IoT enabled devices. ROHM’s portfolio of sensors that detect environmental/physical conditions and networks for transmitting and sharing sensor data are essential for achieving IoT and for the development and deployment of next-generation sensor networks.

Eta Compute and ROHM will be exhibiting at Sensors Expo 2018 in San Jose at The McEnery Convention Center on June 26-28. Both companies will demonstrate the Energy Harvesting Sensor Evaluation Board using Eta Compute’s low power MCU based on its proprietary DIAL™ technology. In addition, Eta Compute will demonstrate ROHM’s WI-SUN module BP35C0, Pressure Sensor BM1383AGLV, Temperature Sensor BD1020HFV, and Optical Heat Rate Sensor BH1792GLC at its booth, number 934. ROHM will demonstrate its Color Sensor BH1749NUC at its booth, number 516.

About Eta Compute

Eta Compute was founded in 2015 with the vision that the proliferation of intelligent devices at the network edge will make daily life safer, healthier, comfortable and more convenient without sacrificing privacy and security.  The company's recently launched DIAL™ Technology is the world’s lowest power embedded compute platform and is a natural architecture to support machine learning and machine intelligence in portable devices. For more information visit  EtaCompute.com or contact the company via email at info@etacompute.com.

About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is an industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology. ROHM's proprietary production system, which includes some of the most advanced automation technology, is a major factor in keeping it at the forefront of the electronic component manufacturing industry. ROHM has also developed its own production system that allows it to focus on specific aspects of customized product development. ROHM employs highly skilled engineers with expertise in all aspects of design, development and production. This allows ROHM the flexibility to take on a wide range of applications and projects and the capability to serve valuable clients in the automotive, telecommunication and computer sectors as well as consumer OEMs.

Contact:
Phyllis Grabot, Corridor Communications, Inc.
805.341.7269 / phyllis@corridorcomms.com

Heike Mueller, Marketing communication & Events Specialist at ROHM Semiconductor
408.737.6294 / hmueller@rohmsemiconductor.com

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