Cubisens: Millimeter Sized Smart Dust

Oct 25 2016

CubeWorks was founded in 2013 to make the next-generation millimeter-scale computing available today. The company's origins come from the Michigan Micro Mote (M3) initiative, a project from the University of Michigan that also spawned two other startups Ambiq Micro and PsiKick.

Cubisens systems are able to sense and process their environment and wirelessly transmit the results or store them for later usage. The first-generation systems are equipped with imaging, motion detection, temperature sensing, and pressure sensing and the Cubisens platform allows multiple units to be combined together to tackle larger monitoring and sensing applications.

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+ The system averages 8 nW power draw in standby mode. Under indoor ambient light, the energy harvester generates 10 nW from 1 mm2 solar cell, facilitating perpetual lifetime of sensor operation.

+ Built on an Arm Cortex M0 with 4 kb RAM with its radio operating on 900 MHz and up to 330 bps

+ Recently raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Intel Capital

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