Low-power wireless node design for sensor and actuator networks

In today’s era of smart cities, industry 4.0, smart agriculture, and environmental monitoring, the Internet of Things (IoT) plays a crucial role. To enable these advancements, our institute specializes in designing advanced wireless sensor and actuator nodes that operate with minimal power consumption while providing an extended wireless range.

At the ITACA Institute’s Wireless Sensor Networks (RIS) area, we leverage our expertise in wireless technologies, microcontrollers, energy-saving techniques, energy-harvesting techniques, and sensors to develop custom embedded electronic systems tailored to your specific requirements. Our focus is on designing low-power wide area networks (LP-WAN) capable of supporting complex applications with years of autonomy.

By utilizing industry-standard protocols such as LoRa or Sigfox, we ensure interoperability with commercial products, allowing seamless integration into existing IoT ecosystems. Our designs offer greater device connectivity and wider coverage than traditional mobile technologies, enabling efficient data collection and environmental monitoring.

With over 25 years of experience in communications networks research and embedded electronic systems design, the RIS area is well-equipped to deliver innovative solutions. Our portfolio includes successful projects such as termite detection in wood with over a decade of autonomy, electronic control units for diesel engines, CO2 monitoring in livestock farms, and underwater communications nodes utilizing ultrasound.

Partner with us to harness the power of low-power wireless node design and transform your IoT vision into a reality. Contact us to discuss your unique requirements and unlock the potential of cutting-edge sensor and actuator networks.


  • Smart-city monitoring: control of furniture, parking, air, energy consumption, lighting, access control, tourism, etc.
  • Heritage monitoring: conservation conditions in works of art, historic buildings, archaeological sites, etc.
  • Intelligent agriculture and livestock farming: control of soil, irrigation, gases in livestock facilities, temperature, etc.
  • Long-range machine-to-machine (M2M) environments: vending control, operating status, etc.
  • Fleet and goods status control (humidity and temperature conditions, impacts, etc.).
  • Industrial equipment monitoring: wireless control of machinery operation, equipment fatigue, preventive maintenance, etc.
  • Energy efficiency: control of lighting, equipment, etc.


Ángel Perles Ivars
ITACA Institute – Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Camino de Vera, s/n. Edificio 8G, Acceso B, piso 0
46022 Valencia (Spain)

Phone +34 96 387 70 00 (Extension: 75775)

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