EnOcean, TI expand energy harvesting tech partnership

enoceanlogoBoston, Mass. — EnOcean and Texas Instruments (TI) have expanded their partnership to provide wireless solutions for building automation. Under the agreement, the companies will jointly create solutions enabling self-powered wireless sensor networks.

To further optimize its product portfolio, EnOcean will integrate TI components in its energy-efficient wireless modules. EnOcean’s batteryless wireless technology harvests energy from its surroundings — motion, light or differences in temperature – and enables self-powered wireless applications.

“In Texas Instruments we have a strong partner, optimally supporting our innovative and self-powered wireless solutions with its ultra-low-power components,” said EnOcean’s CEO Markus Brehler, in a statement. “Together we can effectively develop market-driven energy harvesting wireless module solutions, which are an ideal basis for automation systems in sustainable buildings.”

TI and EnOcean have collaborated since 2005, and TI components have been implemented in a variety of EnOcean modules. TI has also been a member of the EnOcean Alliance since 2008, working with other members of the Alliance on energy-efficient solutions for green buildings.

“Energy harvesting wireless technology reduces the installation cost of lighting, heating/air conditioning control and monitoring by up to 70 percent. This technology enables long-term energy conservation and sustainability for our customers,” said Laurent Giai-Miniet, general manager of TI’s Low-Power RF business unit, in a statement.

“Cooperation with EnOcean is an important step toward gaining a firm foothold in a fast-growing market. The deciding factor in the expansion of our relationship with EnOcean was their proven expertise of energy harvesting technology, with wide market experience and a broad customer base,” said Giai-Miniet.