Presented at REUSE 2016 by Meredith Lucky, VP of Sales at CAST.
Abstract: IP helped designers of first-generation IoT devices achieve their primary goal of getting to market quickly. Now second-generation IoT device designers must do more, differentiating their products from competitors by reducing power requirements, lowering costs, and providing more processing power in edge devices.
Meredith Lucky on GZIP applications for low-power IoT devices at REUSE2016 (photo by Brian Fuller, @bfuller9.
Lossless compression IP implementing a widely accepted standard such as GZIP can help in all three of these areas.
Here we will focus on one area, power reduction, and through examples show power calculations with and without data compression for firmware code shadowing, data storage, and RF networking. We will further show that the small size and low latency of good digital compression IP makes it a viable and relatively easy way to significantly reduce a system’s power requirements in IoT products from individual sensor devices to edge analytics in gateways and servers.