OPPO has announced a future technology that hopes to end the charging of devices due to the fact that they will no longer carry a battery: Zero-Power.
According to a roadmap published by the company itself, OPPO wants to promote a technology that will allow devices (first small ones such as bluetooth headsets or small gadgets) to work smoothly with wireless waves of energy.
Goodbye to batteries?
The Chinese company wants this energy to be transferred through wireless sources such as radio waves, Bluetooth, WiFi or others, so that they reach low-cost devices, avoiding incorporating an internal battery that has to be charged.
Unlike the traditional method, Zero-Power devices can collect environmental radio signals emitted from points such as TV towers, FM radio towers, cellular base stations, and WiFi access points (AP) as their power source. in your ad.
Of course, the company knows that there will be some limitations and challenges, such as coexisting with 4G and 5G networks. “After collecting energy from existing radio waves, the device can modulate ambient radio signals with its own information and transmit these signals outward in a process known as backscatter. When designing Zero-Power Communication networks, it will be necessary to consider their coexistence with the currently existing 4G/5G communication systems.”
According to the company, this radiofrequency charge could be one of the advances of the next generation 6G, expected in the next 3 to 5 years.
With these next generation self-charging devices, we can finally stop worrying about charging some of our devices. It could be amazing for smart watches, smart cameras, fire alarms, trackers, and many other pieces of equipment.