By Yi Luo, Founder, Teratonix, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Providing the power to keep billions of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors going is a daunting task that can stress the electric grid, require huge ongoing maintenance costs and create a battery-recycling nightmare. Using Ansys HFSS and Ansys Electronics Desktop, Teratonix designed a radio frequency harvester that can collect ambient RF signals and convert them to electricity.
Sensors are the eyes and ears of our increasingly digitalized world. By perceiving, recording and processing data, and reporting on what is happening around us, wireless sensors help connected devices make smart decisions about everything from patient care to process controls to turning on the porch lights.