Benefits

The benefit of Cascoda’s technology is a significant increase in range and a reduction in power consumption. In the domestic setting, this increase in range allows for whole-house* coverage, without the need for external power amplification. The corresponding saving in terms of lower system cost and reduced power consumption will allow for more battery and energy-harvesting powered applications, such as in water meters, gas meters and temperature monitoring.

The benefits of Cascoda’s technology can be summarized as follows:

Equipment

Equipment cost:

Since Cascoda’s radios deliver a significant increase in range, through increased receive sensitivity, there is a less need for external power amplifiers, thereby reducing the cost of wireless modules.

Installation

Installation cost:

Longer range translates to greater data-link reliability, fewer repeater nodes, and therefore lower installation cost. This also lessens the need for skilled installers, and in many cases the consumer will be able to self-install.

Maintenance

Maintenance cost:

Where batteries are necessary, lower power consumption means that batteries will last longer, thereby minimizing maintenance cost.

* For a modest European home of 3-4 bedrooms.