Everactive’s Batteryless Technology Will Influence 6G Roadmap Through Next G Alliance
SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 14th, 2021 — For the first time ever, ultra-low-power, self-sustaining (battery-free) technology in the form of active devices is being represented in planning the roadmap for 6G — Everactive, maker of self-powered IoT systems, has joined Next G Alliance, the group developing guidance for North America’s leadership in 6G.
With a strong emphasis on technology commercialization that encompasses the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness, the Next G Alliance brings together important stakeholders from North American industry, academia and government to create a vision and roadmap for 6G, from research to realization.
“The Next G Alliance is shaping the future of the global mobile wireless ecosystem — 6G and beyond,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “We are pleased to have Everactive as a member, bringing its innovative ideas to our National 6G Roadmap Working Group. This Working Group is creating the 6G vision, mapping steps to achieve it and setting the stage to put North America at the forefront of wireless technology leadership for the next decade and beyond.”
While other companies have proposed “zero-power systems” similar to RFID tags in 5G and now 6G, the Everactive devices are active, not passive. For the first time, this is a vision that could reach the full potential of the IoT – many hundreds of billions of devices connected over a future, worldwide 6G cellular network.
In addition to participation in the National 6G Roadmap Working Group, Everactive CTO and Co-founder Dr. David Wentzloff, also serves on also serves on four additional Next G Alliance working groups: Applications, Green G, Spectrum and Technology.
“As far as the future of cellular connectivity, we’re not just focusing on the needs of cell phones,” said Wentzloff, who is also a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Michigan. “We need to focus also on the needs of IoT devices to shape the future of batteryless devices to connect directly to cellular networks. As the global mindset evolves from making more energy, to using less energy and harnessing the energy all around us, we’re eager to bring the batteryless perspective to this important conversation and collaborate to help determine the future of 6G.”