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Ambient IoT: 5 Ways Packetcraft’s Software is Optimized to Enable the New Class of Connectivity

The emergence of Ambient IoT devices represents a significant leap in the evolution of IoT devices, offering a promising future for the IoT ecosystem. By relying on ambient energy sources, the Ambient IoT enables the development of lower-cost, smaller form factor, and maintenance-free devices, thus opening new possibilities for IoT applications across various industries. ~ Bluetooth SIG


Let’s define a few terms

Ambient IoT refers to a new class of connected devices primarily powered by harvesting energy from any viable ambient source and are built from innovative form factor designs supporting low-maintenance or maintenance-free operation.

Vision for the Market

Use cases span many vertical markets from industrial, commercial, and consumer. Industrial use case examples might include sensor-based monitoring of machine conditions, equipment status, environmental conditions, or electronic labeling. Commercial applications involve building automation and control, air quality monitoring, and electronic shelf labels (ESLs) in retail markets. Consumer devices that offer personal tracking or various home automation systems also promise a profitable opportunity to expand IoT device innovation.

Why Bluetooth?

As proponents of collaboration, Packetcraft is excited to support Ambient IoT with Bluetooth LE technological innovations. Here is what building with Bluetooth brings to the table: 

  • Long-Term Technology Support: IoT adopters will need to choose an ecosystem that promises longevity. Bluetooth’s open and standard-backed technology offers a secure and sustainable ecosystem with a long-term vision. 


  • Feature Development: Bluetooth LE already includes features to address Ambient IoT device innovation:  Sensing, location, ID, and control. Looking forward, a recent report from the Bluetooth SIG describes, “Bluetooth development teams and stakeholders are looking towards a future of harvesting energy from Bluetooth radio waves, radio frequency (RF)-based sensing, or data formats for different ID applications.”


  • Large Infrastructure Installed Base: Ambient IoT devices must be able to communicate with a variety of devices and infrastructures such as access points and gateways.  The Bluetooth ecosystem enables these  capabilities with minimal additional infrastructure, lowering entry barriers.


  • Interoperability and Scalability: Deployment of Ambient IoT devices introduces a diverse platter of demands. From cross-vendor interoperability to multi-supplier implementations , Bluetooth technology works efficiently and enables rapid growth and scaleability for a wide variety of devices and sensors with varying degrees of available resources.

5 Ways Packetcraft Addresses Unique Requirements of Ambient IoT Development

Packetcraft offers a compelling software solution for companies looking to enable Bluetooth LE functionality in their chips and innovative product development for Ambient IoT applications. Packetcraft's emphasis on power efficiency, modularity, scalability, flexibility, standards-compliance, and ecosystem support makes their software an optimal choice in addressing the unique requirements of Ambient IoT devices and sensors powered through harvested ambient energy sources.

  1. Power Efficiency: Packetcraft offers a highly optimized Bluetooth software stack that is architected for low-power consumption. Its protocol implementation ensures minimal power consumption, which aligns with the requirement for Ambient IoT devices.

  2. Flexibility and Scalability: Packetcraft provides a flexible, modular, and scalable software solution that can support a wide-degree of requirements and operate under constrained resource environments. 

  3. Interoperability and Standards Compliant: Packetcraft receives qualification after extensive testing showing adherence to stringent Bluetooth SIG specifications assuring interoperability with a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices and infrastructure.

  4. Support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE): Bluetooth LE is identified as a key technology for the evolution of Ambient IoT, and Packetcraft has been pioneering solutions and supporting products using its software since the beginning of BLE in 2009. With its support for Bluetooth LE, Packetcraft enables the development of energy efficient Ambient IoT devices and sensors that can operate for extended periods.

  5. Developer Base and Ecosystem Support: Packetcraft benefits from a large developer base and a robust ecosystem supported by Bluetooth technology and their software ships in hundreds of millions of devices. This ecosystem support ensures long-term compatibility, feature evolution, and access to a wealth of resources, further enhancing the attractiveness of Packetcraft for chip and product companies venturing into Ambient IoT development. Packetcraft is proud to be part of the Bluetooth ecosystem.

Packetcraft software and expert support enables companies to focus on innovation in a variety of wireless markets. As Ambient IoT technology continues to compete for innovation attention, Packetcraft provides solutions needed for next generation development and market competition with our early-access, expert-driven, cutting-edge software. Stay ahead of the pack.

Build with Packetcraft.


For the full Ambient IoT Market Research Report + Projection go HERE.

To discover more about Packetcraft solutions or schedule a meeting, go HERE.


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