Low-power Wi-Fi specialist and Intel spinoff company GainSpan Corp today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s independent strategic investment firm.
According to GainSpan, its technology provides the lowest power consuming Wi-Fi single chip solution for wireless sensor networks and other embedded applications, allowing devices to run for up to 10 years on a single AA battery.
“GainSpan’s innovative technology helps address critical technology needs of the US Intelligence Community,” said Troy M Pearsall, executive VP of architecture and engineering at In-Q-Tel, in a statement. “The power requirements of Wi-Fi have traditionally limited its application in sensor networks, but GainSpan’s low-power Wi-Fi devices enable new classes of solutions that will provide key technology capabilities to both the government and commercial markets.”
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