Requirements for Battery-Free Embedded Systems

Ulrich Wagner, Armin Veichtlbauer, Eberhard Müller (2006): Requirements for Battery-Free Embedded Systems In: Proceedings of the 2006 Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC2006), Oct. 2006

Historic and current development of Europe’s information society aims to increase functionality, mobility and of availability of commercial and noncommercial services. [1] In the 1990s one of its major drivers was the evolution of mobile phones, followed by mp3 players, gameboys, and laptops. These multi-billion dollar markets were technological drivers for the evolution from specialized to multi-function and all-in-one systems. Another important factor is the trend to ubiquity of embedded systems. Almost everything should get a function anywhere at any time. One common example is the known automatic glass door at the entrance of shopping sites. The development in this technological area emerges from very simple systems to complex integrated services with online payment. In this example our simple glass door has evolved into an automatic entrance door e.g. at the ski lifts of a
large and networked skiing site with integrated automatic taxing. And since the information within these systems should be also available everywhere there is the need to network all the single embedded devices wired or wireless.