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EnOcean and Texas Instruments to Expand Energy Harvesting Technology Cooperation

EnOcean and Texas Instruments (TI) have announced the expansion of their cooperation to provide wireless solutions for building automation. Through this agreement, the companies will create solutions jointly 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 battery-less wireless technology harvests energy from its surroundings—motion, light, or differences in temperature—and enables new ecologically minded self-powered wireless applications.

Innovations that make buildings more energy-efficient

Texas Instruments and EnOcean have collaborated since 2005 and TI components have been implemented in a variety of EnOcean modules. TI also has 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.

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