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Article | Internet of things
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
CEA Tech is helping drive widespread IoT (Internet of Things) deployment by addressing three major issues: how communicating objects capture and process information; overall system cost reduction; and data security.
CEA Tech institute Leti is developing sensors to pick up data and process it locally to extract relevant information and is making advances toward self-powering components by modifying integrated low-power electronics, developing enhanced low-level protocols, and systems capable of harvesting energy from the environment.
The institute is also developing smart miniaturized antennas and investigating ways to roll out reliable, secure connectivity. Finally, the institute is paving the way for tomorrow’s telecommunications networks (5G) for IoT.
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How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.