Nestwave Announces Whitepaper on Implementing Low-Power IoT Geolocation

New technical paper considers challenges and solutions for delivering positioning within constrained power budgets of IoT nodes

Paris, May 30th, 2022 – Nestwave, a global leader in low-power geolocation for the IoT, has announced the availability of a whitepaper that looks at the challenges associated with integrating accurate geolocation into compact, battery-powered, low-cost IoT nodes.

Entitled ‘Minimizing Power Budgets to Enable Geolocation on Every IoT Device’, the new technical paper is targeted at engineers and developers looking to add accurate positioning functionality to IoT technologies where power requirements must be kept to an absolute minimum.

Among the topics covered by the whitepaper are why conventional tracking architectures are not suitable for many IoT implementations and the importance of factors such as time-to-first-fix (TTFF), the number of fixes and levels of integration in determining power consumption. The paper introduces new ways of handling positioning signal acquisition, ranging and tracking and proposes solutions that eliminate the need for a separate GNSS IC and that offload energy-intensive computation to the cloud.

Ambroise Popper, Nestwave’s CEO, comments: “Tracking will be an important element in the evolution of the IoT, which means making accurate geolocation viable for every single IoT node is absolutely critical. This paper explains why traditional solutions are too power-hungry, too large and too expensive to meet the energy, form factor and cost constraints of most IoT devices and introduces solutions for addressing the challenge.”

The ‘Minimizing Power Budgets to Enable Geolocation on Every IoT Device’ whitepaper can be downloaded from Nestwave’s website at

About Nestwave

Nestwave enables the proliferation of IoT geolocation by providing the smallest, most power efficient, lowest component count solutions. The company’s combination of IP and cloud services eliminates the need for conventional GPS/GNSS chipsets and dramatically reduces power consumption. Because of this, Nestwave technologies minimize the bill of materials, extend the battery life and speed up the time-to-market of accurate indoor and outdoor positioning and tracking applications. Nestwave IP can be incorporated into existing DSP cores and connectivity chips without re-design, while cloud-assisted implementation leverages the computation power of the cloud and keeps power consumption to a minimum.

The unprecedented power and BoM savings realized by Nestwave’s innovative technology significantly improve existing positioning and tracking applications. They also open the door to the integration of geolocation in applications where power and size limitations would previously have made this impossible. And by combining lower power consumption with the use of fewer components, Nestwave solutions contribute to environmental sustainability and reduced carbon footprints.

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