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Tuesday, September 21
 

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT
The Hub

9:00am PDT

Keynote Interview: Deep Dive into the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Flight Control System (Virtual)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
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Håvard Grip

Chief Pilot and Flight Control Lead for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Håvard Fjær Grip received his MSc and PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Prior to joining JPL in 2013, he performed research and development work at the SINTEF Research Group in Trondheim, Norway... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Virtual

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Autonomous Technologies: Twists and Turns in the Road Ahead
In this full-day Pre-Conference Symposia, we’ll cover the next generation of sensors and technology in autonomous applications, from passenger vehicles to robots to drones, and more. The development of driverless car technology is on the rise, and automakers are investing millions and billions to be the first to market with their lineup of autonomous vehicles. The investment into the autonomous vehicle industry has reached over $100 billion, with the leader in spending investing more than half of this number.

9:00AM - 9:25AM PDT
Host: Willard Tu, Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Title: Opening Remarks
Description: Robo Trucks or Robo Taxi: Pickup or Drop Off? As the commercial applications for AD are explored, several NEV players continue to disrupt the consumer market pushing for mainstream availability of the technology. Session will provide a multi-layered point of view that covers topics such as a) Has Covid or chip supply shortage derailed the momentum to autonomous driving. b) What is the Perfect Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Package. c) What is the factors that will drive technology realization and adoption. Cut through the misinformation that has formed a lot of misguided perceptions, it is not as easy as listening to the media coverage, or following the money trail. Gain the insight to help you make the right decisions.

9:25AM - 9:50AM PDT
Speaker: Amit Mehta, Head of Innovation, Koito
Title: Light it up and Look Forward: Integration of Sensors into Headlights and Infrastructure
Description: Koito/NAL are the world's number one supplier of exterior automotive lighting and have 30% market share of infrastructure lighting in Japan. This presentation will discuss use cases and implementation of sensors to support a transition into mobility.

9:50AM - 10:15AM PDT
Speaker:
Jacopo Alaimo, NA Business Development Manager, XenomatiX
Title: Camera CMOS as ToF imagers for LiDAR
Description: Since 2012 XenomatiX founders have been developing a LiDAR technology based on camera CMOS. The result is a sensor capable to capture both point cloud, like a LiDAR, and a 2D image, like a camera. Using the same imager, derived from the same chip present in any cellphone. Without any further need to fuse the two type of information, the perception stack can be heavily and images can be captured also with little external illumination.

10:15AM - 10:40AM PDT
Speaker: Mahmoud Saadat, CEO, Zadar Labs
Title: Advancing Autonomous Perception with 4D Imaging Radar
Description: Over the last decade new applications have emerged for radar technology in the automotive industry such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and automatic emergency braking. It is expected that the continued development of radar will unlock new capabilities for autonomous vehicles and safety systems.
However, challenges persist to meet the next generation of perception requirements; achieving high angular resolution, resolving detection ambiguities (range, velocity and angle), mitigation multipath effects and false target and strong resistance to interference and jamming, while meeting automotive device requirements and costs. 
Zadar Labs has addressed these challenges using innovative techniques in system design, signal processing and AI+ML based data processing. In this session, we will use intuitive and simplified examples and real data to show some of these challenges, solutions and opportunities using our 4D imaging radar sensors to advance perception systems for real-word applications.

10:40AM - 10:55AM PDT: Break

10:55AM - 11:20AM PDT
Speaker: Dave Tokic, VP Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Algolux
Title: Case Study: Optimizing an Automotive Camera ISPs to Improve Computer Vision Accuracy
Description: Cameras are the most ubiquitous ADAS / Autonomous Vehicle (AV) sensor for both display and computer vision. Typical applications include surround view and teleoperation display, object detection for collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB), or traffic light and sign recognition.
To achieve subjectively “good” image quality (IQ), the camera’s ISP parameters must be manually tuned for each specific lens and sensor configuration by experienced ISP/IQ engineers, a many-month process in the lab and field. While intensive, an experienced imaging team can converge to good visual IQ.
But for computer vision (CV), it is impossible to equate good visual IQ with what’s needed for a specific CV algorithm. Applying “rules of thumb”, such as increasing sharpness or contrast, may improve results in certain cases but is not robust or generalizable to all imaging scenarios or vision requirements. The work has shown that for any CV algorithm, a camera’s ISP must be specifically optimized based on its structure, task, semantics, training, and bias. This talk will:
• Provide an overview of a typical ISP image quality tuning process
• Introduce a workflow that can automatically optimize ISPs to quickly maximize computer vision
• Present results from work with an automotive provider that significantly improved their object detection results

11:20AM - 11:45AM PDT
Speaker: Alberto Stochino, CEO, Perceptive Machines AI
Title: Combo Sensing: LiDAR + “X”, What is “X”
Description: The majority of Autonomous vehicles are using some combination of four main kinds of sensors - cameras, radar, ultrasonics and LiDARs. Engineers often debate the superiority of the individual sense technologies abilities to see through bad weather such as fog, rain or snow. New sensor innovation in cameras is helping address issues like LED flicker, low light conditions or glare. Other technologies try to solve the ranging issues or relative speed issues. However, a few companies have decided to combine the best of different sense modalities. In this session, learn about the combinations that are being combined and what the advantages are of combo sensors.

11:45AM - 12:10PM PDT
Speaker: Indu Vijayan, Director of Product Management, Aeye
Title: High Performance Automotive LiDAR
Description: Long range LiDAR systems are now deemed essential for obtaining the type of resolution at range demanded for safe, L3+ autonomy. Now, high performance LiDAR systems are coming to market that can be software-configured for specific OEM use cases and mounting preferences. In this session, AEye will explain how these next gen sensors expand upon LiDAR’s intrinsic value to bring agility to the sensor - in the form of ultra-long ranges, wide field-of-view, software configurability, and instantaneous resolution that address the industry’s biggest pain points and toughest corner cases.

Host
avatar for Willard Tu

Willard Tu

Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Willard Tu is a Senior Director at Xilinx, where he leads global business development, product planning, and marketing strategies for the company’s automotive business. Tu has spent over two decades at the axis of the semiconductor, automotive and computing industries. He was previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amit Mehta

Amit Mehta

Head of Innovation, Koito/North American Lighting
Currently the Head of Innovation in Silicon Valley at North American Lighting (NAL), A Koito Group Company, Amit works with startups, Tier 1s, and OEMs and finds partnerships in the adjacent and transformational areas that can contribute to the evolution of lighting. Prior to this... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo Alaimo

Jacopo Alaimo

Sales and Business Development Manager, XenomatiX
Jacopo is the Sales and Business Development Manager leading the expansion of XenomatiX’ revolutionary and simple LiDAR technology in the North American region. With the vision to contribute to safer roads and transportations he is convinced of the advantages that the True Solid... Read More →
avatar for Mahmoud Saadat

Mahmoud Saadat

CEO, Zadar Labs
Mahmoud Saadat is the co-founder and CEO of Zadar labs, a Silicon Valley-based start-up developing next generation high-resolution, low-cost imaging radars for autonomous systems. Prior to Zadar Labs, Mahmoud has developed advanced hardware systems for autonomous systems at Lyft... Read More →
avatar for Dave Tokic

Dave Tokic

VP Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Algolux
Dave has been with Algolux for 5 years and is a marketing and business development executive with over 25 years of experience in the automotive, semiconductor, and electronic design automation industries. Prior to Algolux, he served as Senior Director of Worldwide Strategic Partnerships... Read More →
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Alberto Stochino

CEO and Founder, Perceptive
Dr. Alberto Stochino is the founder and CEO of Perceptive; a physicist with a background in developing earth sensing satellites for NASA, Nobel-prize-winning gravitational wave detectors for LIGO at Caltech and MIT, and autonomous technology at Apple.
avatar for Indu Vijayan

Indu Vijayan

Director of Product Management, AEye
Indu is a specialist in systems, software, algorithms and perception for self driving cars. As AEye's head of product management, she works hand-in-hand with the company’s business and technical side to envision product roadmap and bring products to life. Indu also collaborates... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Embedded Everywhere: Designing Better Systems, Faster
This half-day pre-conference symposium on embedded technologies is targeted specifically at engineers who develop embedded systems and work with both hardware and software. The focus is on operating systems, coding, debugging, and testing systems as well as on full stack engineering for connected devices. Attendees will learn techniques and strategies to design better, more reliable and secure embedded systems and discover new concepts, techniques and tools to shave development time and increase performance of their products. They will also hear from engineers who have hard-won knowledge about the trade-offs and challenges associated with any embedded development effort. And what better way to learn, than from other’s mistakes?

9:00AM - 9:05AM PDT
Opening Remarks

9:05AM - 9:45AM PDT
Speakers:
Dave Bim-Merle, Partner & Co-Founder, 219 Design
David Gutierrez, Lead Embedded Systems Engineer, 219 Design
Title: Architecting Firmware Applications with Multiple Sensors, Bare Metal up to RTOS
Description: There are various methods for architecting a system that needs to read multiple sensors on a periodic basis. We will go over what some of these architectures look like, the pros and cons of each, and the latest learning from employing FreeRTOS in a recent project for this purpose. Follow along with our demo project (available on GitHub) that makes it easy to handle low data rate, high data rate, and interrupt-driven sensors all at once.

9:50AM - 10:30AM PDT
Speaker: Alex Lim, Lead Field Application Engineer, LDRA
Title: How to Build Secure Embedded Software
Description: Embedded devices are everywhere these days. They are integrated in the national grid, water supplies, and more. Security has been neglected in this expanding space. The best way to develop secure software for the embedded device is to focus on security throughout the whole development life cycle. Building in security through multiple layers is the best way for a secure software. A great layer is choosing a secure language subset like MISRA, Cert C and C++ . Also, following a security-focused process standard provides the overarching backbone for the software. A full traceability between, requirements, code, and tests can verify that the developed code does what it supposed to do. An important piece to make this all manageable is to automate as much as possible. Static analysis engines can check that the code is compliant to security and safety coding standards. Structural code coverage tools can verify that the code has been fully tested. Functional unit testing can not only verify that the function behaves correctly, but also do additional tests like invalid, unexpected, or random data as inputs. These secure coding practices and the automation of validation and verification of tests all ensures that secure code can be developed in an effective way.

10:35AM - 11:15AM PDT
Speaker: Eli Hughes, CTO, TZero
Title: Connecting the Unconnected: Full Stack Engineering for Cellular Connected Sensing
Description: Advances in cellular connectivity solutions are enabling new solutions for remote monitoring and control of industrial machines and processes. To take advantage of new connectivity solutions, engineers whose primary responsibility was hardware must now also be familiar with the details of cloud technologies. Through an application in the food/beverage industry, this session will provide a holistic view to engineering an Industrial IOT solution using modern cellular communications standards, embedded microcontrollers, and cloud data processing.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Bim-Merle

Dave Bim-Merle

Partner & Co-Founder, 219 Design
Dave is a partner and co-founder of 219 Design. He takes the lead in developing and implementing the Company's strategic direction. He also has a strong background in embedded systems and medical device software development.Dave is able to see the big picture, come up with good plans... Read More →
avatar for David Gutierrez

David Gutierrez

Lead Embedded Systems Engineer, 219 Design
David is an embedded engineer with experience successfully developing firmware, hardware, and software in the complete product lifecycle including startup and manufacturing. Being interdisciplinary allows him to contribute to a project from multiple angles. His experience is mainly... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lim

Alex Lim

Lead Field Application Engineer, LDRA
Alex Lim serves as a Lead Field Application Engineer for the US and APAC regions. Over the years he has worked closely with industry leading companies in automotive, aerospace, and other safety critical domains. Alex has driven innovative solutions with LDRA’s customers in ADAS... Read More →
avatar for Eli Hughes

Eli Hughes

CTO, TZero
Eli is the CTO of TZero Research and Development which develops solutions for the processing chilling, energy and food & beverage markets using cellular connectivity, cloud software and acoustic sensors.  In addition to his current role at TZero, he also does work for NXP semiconductors... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Energy Harvesting Enters the Mainstream to Power the IoT
Energy harvesting (EH) has graduated from emerging to have fully-emerged for supporting a whole host of industry applications, but particularly for applications in the ultra-low power (ULP) space such as for IoT/IIoT, wearable, and wireless sensor network (WSN) use-cases. We now have the ability to scavenge ambient power from every form of energy physics affords us. An ever-growing ecosystem (a.k.a. – Power IoT ecosystem) of EH transducers, power management solutions, integrated sensors, energy storage, networking SoCs, and ULP system components are enabling us to free ourselves from wires and even primary (i.e. – non-rechargeable) batteries. This half-day workshop shall cover a snapshot survey of some leading technology contributors in this space as well as key, supporting resources necessary to pragmatically enable EH integration and bring 1 T, self-powered sensors to mainstream, ubiquitous deployments.

9:00AM - 9:05AM PDT
Brian Zahnstecher, Principal, PowerRox
Opening Remarks

9:05AM - 9:45AM PDT
Speaker: Christian Fell, VP Technology & Custom Solutions/COO, POSITAL-FRABA
Title: Electrodynamic Energy Harvesting Systems
Description: Various methods of electrodynamic energy harvesting systems are known and used in various sensor and IoT applications. We will briefly compare some of the existing systems and their use cases and how they complement existing systems. The use of hybrid sensors, which do not only provide energy, but also generate the sensor information itself, is ideal for systems used in Motion Control and Flow Metering. The building blocks and functioning principle of currently used systems will be discussed and a technical outlook will be presented. We will also show potential applications of pure harvesting sensors based in a variety of applications.

9:50AM - 10:30AM PDT
Speaker: Dan Stieler, President, PowerFilm, Inc.
Title: Practical Design Consideration for Energy Harvesting with Solar
Description: As with any design details matter. In this session we will dive into various aspects of designing an effective solar energy harvesting system. Specifically we will discuss differences between indoor and outdoor light, how efficiency is determined and why high efficiency may not mean more power, PMIC features that optimize solar energy collection, and properly sizing your PV.

10:35AM a 11:15AM PDT 
Speaker: Joe Ward, Director of Sales and Business Development, e-peas
Title: Power Management IC (PMIC): The Brain of the Self-Powered, IoT Evolution
Description: Harvesting energy from different sources such as small size photovoltaic cells (light), thermoelectric generators (thermal gradients), piezo and electromagnetic harvesters (vibration) or antennas (radio frequency) is made possible today thanks to dedicated energy harvesting power management ICs or PMICs. Indeed, power generated by EH transducers comes in various forms, AC or DC with voltages from a few tens of millivolts to several volts and currents varying from microamps to several hundreds of milliamps, constantly changing depending on the environmental conditions. The varying nature of the power generated by EH transducers also means the energy should be captured in storage elements capable of delivering the energy only when it is demanded by the load. This makes PMICs dedicated to energy harvesting a central piece of self-powered, IoT, and/or autonomous systems and explains why selecting one carefully and properly implementing its features is of top design importance. This presentation will highlight the parameters you should pay attention to when selecting your EH PMIC, with a particular focus on best practices associated with each EH source and design tips for fast implementation on the bench.

11:20AM - 12:00PM PDT
Speaker: Patrick Mercier, Associate Professor & Co-Director, Center for Wearable Sensors, University of California, San Diego
Title: Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sensing for Next-Generation 'Unaware-ables' and IoT
Description: Wearable and IoT devices hold considerable promise to diagnose, monitor, and treat various medical conditions and/or track the real-time status of humans, industrial plants, homes, or general environments. However, most current generation devices only monitor a limited number of parameters that are, in many cases, only peripherally related to many health conditions or enterprises. Furthermore, many such devices are large, bulky, and rigid, thereby precluding seamless integration into daily life, or offer poorer-than desired battery life, requiring expensive re-charge or replacement activities.
Addressing these issues requires: 1) development of new sensor technologies that provide more actionable data; 2) engineering of supporting electronic infrastructure to condition, digitize, and wirelessly communicate data in an extremely energy efficient manner; and 3) inclusion of energy harvesting solutions that will enable operation over ideally infinite time periods without having to recharge or replace batteries. This presentation will discuss emerging sensor technologies that can non-invasively monitor physiochemistry (e.g., glucose, blood alcohol concentration, and lactate), integrated circuit building blocks and architectures that make acquisition and telemetry of sensed information energy-efficient, and multi-modal energy harvesting solutions that combine power from multiple sources, including a look at biofuel-cell harvesters. Such net-zero-power operation will ultimately enable devices that are completely autonomous and invisible to the user, to the point where users are virtually unaware of their wearable devices after placement – in other words, they are “unaware-able” devices, with imaginable extensions to general IoT applications.

12:00PM - 12:30PM PDT 
BONUS: Real-time, Functional, Interactive Demo Session
Please hang around after the symposium for the first ~30 min of your lunch time for a BONUS demonstration of technologies as our symposium presenters (and perhaps some extra bonus additions) give some real-time, functional demonstrations of energy harvesting solutions.  Come see real HW & SW run off ambient energies before your eyes and get inspired to help drive your own applications and use-case scenarios!

Host
avatar for Brian Zahnstecher

Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Chair of IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), sits on Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Co-chair of PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-chair of PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee, and is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Fell

Christian Fell

VP Technology & Custom Solutions/COO, POSITAL-FRABA
Master of Science in Physics, Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg; Physicist for Medical Applications, Technical University, Kaiserslautern.
avatar for Dan Stieler

Dan Stieler

President, PowerFilm, Inc.
Dan became President of PowerFilm in 2016 after a series of roles in engineering and R&D. He received his EE PhD from Iowa State University in 2008.  In addition to his role as President Dan continues to lead research on both solar materials and electronics.  Materials research... Read More →
avatar for Joe Ward

Joe Ward

Director of Sales and Business Development, e-peas
Joe has a BS degree in Electrical Engineer from the University of Utah. He has vast experience in Semiconductor Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, across many market segments. Previous to e-peas, Joe managed Sales at Semtech, where he was focused on Wireless (LoRa) sales... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Mercier

Patrick Mercier

Associate Professor & Co-Director, Center for Wearable Sensors, University of California, San Diego
Patrick Mercier is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-founder/co-director of the Center for Wearable Sensors at UC San Diego. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2006, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: IoT & Wireless: Hey Network, It's Me, Sensor: Opportunities & Challenges in a Connected World
The Internet of Things is giving rise to unprecedented amounts of sensor data, which is poised to transform nearly every aspect of our lives from smarter cities to more efficient manufacturing plants and better energy management to health and wellness applications. Not only is there a challenging set of requirements with respect to functionality, cost, power, connectivity, and physical dimensions of these IoT devices and systems, there are connectivity and networking issues and concerns that are new and unfamiliar to engineers that work with sensors and electronics. These include power management, RF interference, data synchronization, and competition among resources for bandwidth access.
Attendee takeaways:
  • Insights and advice on how to design better connected devices
  • Strategies for managing the myriad decisions and trade-offs in IoT systems design
  • Insights on how to select system components including sensors and wireless communications options
  • Guidance on taking a design from concept to commercialization faster and more effectively

9:00AM - 9:05AM PDT
Host: Matt Hamblen, Editor, Fierce Electronics
Opening Remarks

9:05AM - 9:35AM PDT

Speaker: Brian Johnson, City Manager, Peachtree Corners
Title: Interview/Q&A with Fierce Electronics

9:35AM - 10:05AM PDT

Speaker: Sanjeet Pandit, Global Head, Smart Cities & Digital Transformation, Qualcomm
Title: Interview/Q&A with Fierce Electronics

10:05AM - 10:35AM PDT 
Speaker: Jack Gold, Founder and Principal Analyst, J. Gold Associates LLC
Title: Interview/Q&A with Fierce Electronics
Description: All manner of sensors are becoming “smart” with the abundance of processing power available in smaller and less expensive chips. They are also being connected over high speed and low latency 5G to edge computing assets that perform a variety of functions, often being bolstered by AI/ML. But will the recent shortage of semiconductors being felt in many industries worldwide stymie the growth and necessity of deploying sensor networks in smart cities, autonomous vehicles, security and industrial solutions, etc.? Does this shortage, which is expected to last at least 6 – 12 more months, negatively impact what would otherwise be an impressive growth potential for all manner of smarter things? And are there “workarounds” to this challenging issue? Attend our session where these topics will be analyzed.

10:35AM - 11:05AM PDT 
Speaker: Rick Usher, Founder & CEO, The Usher Garage LLC
Title: Interview/Q&A with Fierce Electronics

11:05AM- 11:50AM PDT

Moderator: Steve Brumer, Business Partner, BH IoT Group
Speaker: Chris Bursey, CEO, DCS
Speaker: Ben Muhlenbruch, VP Marketing & Business Development, Ready Wireless
Speaker: Bryan Hagedon, Head of Wireless Innovation, Spectrum
Title: Panel: How to Make Money in Today’s IoT Ecosystem
Description: Today’s Industrial IoT ecosystem is wide, deep and expanding every day. And IIoT integration with sensors, devices, clouds, platforms, software, hardware, installation and integration, is difficult in itself! But knowing how to make money in today’s IoT ecosystem has never been more important than it is now. Attendee takeaways:
  • Hear expert advice on the money-making opportunities from within the IoT ecosystem 
  • Learn about strategies on how to collaborate with partners to make money together 
  • Gain insight on the future of money-making opportunities in IoT 
  • Get guidance around what NOT to do and how to avoid losing money selling and deploying IoT 

11:55AM - 12:00PM PDT 
Host: Matt Hamblen, Editor, Fierce Electronics
Closing Remarks

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners
BrianL. Johnson isthe current City Manager of Peachtree Corners, Georgia.  As City Manager, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and is responsible for the management of all city departments and of all city affairs.  He is currently one of only 1,379local government management... Read More →
avatar for Sanjeet Pandit

Sanjeet Pandit

Global Head, Smart Cities & Digital Transformation, Qualcomm
Mr. Sanjeet Pandit is the Global Head for Smart Cities practice at Qualcomm, Inc USA and responsible for Carrier and Ecosystem relationships in this domain. His expertise in the telecom industry spans over 20 plus years. He specializes in the areas of Smart City design, creation of... Read More →
avatar for Jack Gold

Jack Gold

Founder and Principal Analyst, J. Gold Associates LLC
Jack E. Gold is Founder and Principal Analyst at J.Gold Associates, LLC. covering the many aspects of business and consumer computing and emerging technologies. Mr. Gold has been a technology analyst for more than 25 years, and has more than 45 years of experience in the computer... Read More →
avatar for Rick Usher

Rick Usher

Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO
Rick Usher is a public policy expert with 36 years experience in local government. As former Assistant City Manager for Small Business & Entrepreneurship at the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Rick has developed regulatory due diligence strategies for emerging technologies and disruptive... Read More →
avatar for Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer

Business Parter, BH IoT Group
Steve Brumer, Partner at BH IoT Group a consultancy firm providing companies across all industries with innovative IoT go-to-market strategy & execution services. With over 30 years+ M2M/IoT, Mobile and Wireless experience Brumer’s specialty is working with executives and entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bursey

Chris Bursey

CEO, DCS
Chris is a pioneer in the wireless communication industry with over 20 years dedicated to the adoption of wireless technologies throughout all industries ranging from cellular payment processing to the creation of cellular routers and GPS monitoring devices.Chris grew his passion... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Hagedon

Bryan Hagedon

Head of Wireless Innovation, Spectrum
Bryan Hagedon leads the Wireless Innovation team at Charter Communications. He is responsible for use case ideation and strategy leveraging all wireless network technologies and leads Spectrum’s Wireless Solution Partner Program, expanding relationships to accelerate go-to-market... Read More →
avatar for Ben Muhlenbruch

Ben Muhlenbruch

VP Marketing & Business Development, Ready Wireless
Ben Muhlenbruch is Vice-President of Marketing & Business Development at Ready Wireless, where he oversees product and go-to-market planning for an award-winning portfolio of IoT/M2M wireless communication platforms leveraging cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, LoRa™ and t... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

9:30am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Intelligent HVACs detect early system failure to optimize revenue with less downtime
With smart buildings, facility management is turning to intelligent systems in commercial HVACs to prevent less system downtime. This presentation will discuss how sensor fusion, connectivity and microelectronics can improve building maintenance with more intelligence and energy efficient management techniques to predict early system failures; the advantages of early detection to prevent potential downtime; and the benefits of system-level demonstrators that combine sensors for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance in an HVAC system.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Robbins

Steve Robbins

Principal Field Applications Engineer, Infineon Technologies
Steve Robbins is a Principal Field Applications Engineer supporting customer designs for Infineon’s radar ICs, Time-of-Flight, RF LNAs and switches, MEMS sensors and microphones, and other RF and sensor technologies. Steve has nearly two decades of hardware design and field applications... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:30am - 9:45am PDT
Virtual

9:45am PDT

Partner Keynote (Virtual): The Future of Sensor Technology
With the growth within IoT, requirements within sensor technology design and manufacture have risen to meet the demanding needs for today’s continuously evolving connected world. From digital capabilities to miniaturized sensing elements, sensor manufacturers are striving to add more functionality within more compact components while maintaining reliability. During this session, learn about key trends within the sensors industry and the future advancements that can be expected within sensor development.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Jacob

Jason Jacob

Vice President, Product Management, Sensors, TE Connectivity
Jason Jacob is the Vice President, Product Management for the Sensors Business at TE Connectivity. In his role, Jason is responsible for product definition and strategy, application leadership, and P&L growth. Prior to TE, Jason has held several technology management and engineering... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:45am - 10:00am PDT
Virtual

10:00am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Power Integrity Measurement
Power integrity measurements are of increasing importance in embedded designs as supply voltages become lower and tolerances tighter. This Tech Talk concentrates on how to best measure power rail ripple voltages for accuracy as well as techniques for analyzing the sources of periodic and random disturbances (PARD). 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Schnecker

Michael Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker’s experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and specialization in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mike held positions at LeCroy... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Virtual

10:15am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Photonic Technology for Advanced Sensors: Industrial and Medical Use-Cases
Imec is the leading R&D center for nanotechnology and advanced prototyping. Photonic technology based on wafer-scale CMOS lines is getting ever-increasing attention due to its compactness, high performance, scalability, and cost reduction. This has already happened for the communications market, where Si photonics-based technology is the leading platform. This presentation will cover other market segments where integrated photonics provides clear advantages, such as lidar for automotive and optical sensors for medical applications.  

Speakers
avatar for Amin Abbasi

Amin Abbasi

Business Development Manager, IMEC
Dr. Amin Abbasi received his BS and MSc in Applied Physics (Lasers) from the University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2009. In 2016, he finished his PhD degrees in ultra-high-speed directly modulated DFB lasers at Ghent University (UGent). He continued his research at imec/UGent on 100 Gb/s... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
Virtual

10:30am PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Virtual

11:00am PDT

Keynote (Virtual): Sensors: The Seeds Growing the Farm of the Future
Over two decades ago, farmers started using machines with automated steering. Then they began using connectivity across multiple machines. And more recently, they’ve been using machines with AI-powered applications to do tasks on the farm more efficiently. The farm of the future is already here, and it only continues to evolve. At the root of all of these developments in advanced tech are sensors. By developing sensors and technologies using the data from those sensors, John Deere has changed the future of farming.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Hergenreter

Joel Hergenreter

Manager of Tech Stack System Test and Validation, John Deere
Joel Hergenreter is the embedded systems test and validation lead for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), where he specializes in agile digital product delivery, customer product solution validation and software development. Joel joined John Deere in 1998 as a test engineer... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Virtual

11:30am PDT

Partner Keynote (Virtual): The Evolution of Sensors for IoT, Smart Industry and Next-Generation Mobility Solutions
MEMS sensor innovation and technology has taken us to the point where we can detect all manner of ambient energy with the tiniest of devices, and employ the data in useful, if not critical, personal electronics, industrial and automotive applications that help us perceive more, perform better, and stay safer.

While there is enormous scope for increasingly sophisticated use of combined sensor data, there are serious latency, bandwidth and security challenges emerging in relation to the transfer of such large quantities of data to and from centralized systems and cloud servers.

ST is rendering real-time, low power, local and edge data processing increasingly viable and sustainable by shaping its technology and MEMS sensor product portfolio in pursuit of stringent power management targets in combination with extremely exciting developments in learning hardware and artificial intelligence engines.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Onetti

Andrea Onetti

Group Vice President in the Analog & MEMS Group and General Manager of ST's MEMS Sensor Division, STMicroelectronics
Andrea Onetti is Group Vice President in the Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group and General Manager of ST’s MEMS Sensors Division and has held this position since February2016. Onetti joined STMicroelectronics' R&D Lab in Castelletto, Italy, in 1990, as a designer of mixed-signal audio... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
Virtual

11:45am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): What You Don’t Know About Your Firmware Supply Chain Can Hurt You: A Reverse Engineer’s View of Product Security
With >20 billion devices connected today, competitive differentiation is critical for OEMs. In this highly-competitive market, manufacturers face attackers who see devices as low-hanging fruit, offering unauthorized access to vital IT and OT networks.

Now, take a close look at how product security breaches and supply chain attacks occur and impact manufacturers. Learn proactive product security approaches used by major OEMs and tips to generate value with product security strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Baksheesh Singh-Ghuman

Baksheesh Singh-Ghuman

Global Sr. Director of Product Marketing & Strategy, Finite State
Baksheesh Singh Ghuman is Global Sr. Director of Product Marketing & Strategy for Finite State. Prior to joining Finite State, Baksheesh worked as a Strategic Product Management Leader with Tripwire, focusing on Vulnerability Management and Analytics for both IT and OT/ICS verticals... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Virtual

12:00pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): 3D Sensing Enables New Industrial Applications
ams OSRAM is a leading component supplier for all 3D sensing technologies. 3D optical systems, in combination with machine learning algorithms, have significant growth potential in industrial mass markets. These systems increase productivity of a factory’s production system through improved safety, flexibility and autonomy. In order to bridge the gap between the analog world and its digital representation smart and powerful, sensing solution are essential. Whether for use cases in areas of human machine interaction, mobile robot navigation or object detection and picking, optimized 3D vision systems with IR enhanced sensors and VCSEL illumination are the basic building blocks which fuel advanced algorithms with high quality data. We will shine light on our key components for 3D time-of-flight, stereo-vision and structured-light systems, as well as supporting systems to build proof of concepts with 3D sensing in your application.

Speakers
avatar for Joerg Wertli

Joerg Wertli

Senior Marketing Manager, ams OSRAM
Joerg Wertli has been working in marketing and sales of optical components and modules for over a decade. As Senior Marketing Manager in the 3D sensing modules and solutions product line, he is responsible for ams OSRAM’s 3D sensing portfolio in the industrial segment.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
Virtual

12:00pm PDT

Lunch Roundtables
Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:15pm PDT

Tech Talk: Are We There Yet? The Road to Autonomous Vehicles
Transportation as we know it today is going through a major shift. Part of the revolution there is autonomous vehicles. This session will review the current status of fully autonomous vehicles - passenger cars, trucks and delivery vehicles, and how they are driven will drastically change. This systemic shift requires consolidated and well-coordinated efforts among technologists, regulators and consumer acceptance.
In this session, we will do a status check on where we are and how far we need to go to make autonomous vehicles a reality.

Speakers
avatar for Radhika Arora

Radhika Arora

Director, Product Marketing, Automotive Solutions Division, onsemi
Radhika Arora is a proven leader in business development and strategy with an impressive track record of increasing profits and expanding market share. She has had tremendous success in establishing a lasting presence in varied market segments, identifying growth opportunities in... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:15pm - 12:30pm PDT
Virtual

12:30pm PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Virtual

1:00pm PDT

Keynote (Virtual): Function Critical Sensor Technologies for Point-of-Care Medical Device
Disease detection at point-of-care is of paramount importance in winning the fight against any diseases. The key element to prevent the spread of infection, for example, is the ability to diagnose it rapidly and accurately. Our current diagnostic platforms constrain us by failing to detect the disease at the early stage. New sensor integrated to POC devices i.e., electrochemical, optical, and biological sensor technologies could be a game changer that would save millions of lives.

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Lorenzo Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Site Director & Microfluidic Manager, StarFishMedical
Lorenzo has over 30 years’ product development experience in semiconductor, consumer electronics and medical devices. He supported Med Tech start-up companies developing platform technologies for invitro diagnostics (IVD) and point-of-care diagnostic devices. His work focused primarily... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Virtual

1:00pm PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Autonomous Technologies: Twists and Turns in the Road Ahead (continued)
1:10PM - 1:40PM PDT
Speaker: Boyd Fowler, CTO, OmniVision Technologies
Title: High Dynamic Range Backside Illuminated Voltage Mode Global Shutter CIS for in Cabin Monitoring
Description: In automotive applications, in cabin monitoring of people and objects has become an important topic for the development of CMOS image sensors. This application has different requirements than rear view, e-mirror and machine vision cameras. Usually in cabin monitoring requires better near infrared quantum efficiency, global shutter operation and smaller form factor than other automotive cameras. Although global shutter operation is required to minimize motion artifacts in this application, it forces large changes in the CMOS image sensor (CIS) architecture. Most global shutter CMOS image sensors available in the market today have larger pixels and lower dynamic range than rolling shutter image sensors. This adversely impacts their size/cost and performance under different lighting conditions. In this paper we describe the architecture and operation of backside illuminated voltage mode global shutter pixels. We also describe how the dynamic range of these pixels can be extended using either multiple integration times or LOFIC techniques. In addition, we also discuss how backside illuminated voltage mode global shutter pixels can be scaled, enabling smaller more cost effective camera solutions. Finally we present results from recent backside illuminated voltage mode global shutter CIS and describe technology directions for future products.

1:40PM - 2:05PM PDT 
Speaker: Thorsten Oppermann, Regional Manager West, dSPACE, Inc.
Speaker: Dr. Gregor Sievers, Product Manager, dSPACE GmbH
Title: Sensor Simulation for Validation and Testing of Automated Driving Functions
Description: Sensor-realistic simulation is a high-performance solution for validation and testing of sensor systems, which are an essential component of automated vehicles. Increasingly powerful computer systems allow for the generation of realistic sensor data in real time. This makes simulation an efficient method for validating sensor control units, which offers a whole range of advantages.

2:05PM - 2:30PM PDT 
Speaker: Dan Andrus, VP of Business Development, Xylon
Title: 
Gobs of Data: How to Capture it and What to do with it
Description: Continually increasing sensor resolutions and data bandwidth, and ever-changing high-speed communications make validation of autonomous driving systems quite challenging, and increase requirements for reliable and safe multi-channel capturing of sensor data with synchronized and accurate time stamping. Once collected on the road, gobs of sensory data may be exercised and used through different scenarios in machine learning, AI applications, different AD and ADAS developments or testing and validation of sensors. This presentation will outline technological and other challenges of data capturing by remote test fleets and will discuss on the ways of overcoming them through each development and testing stage, such as sensors validation, algorithm development, and Hardware -in-the-Loop HIL simulation. Topics such as test fleet management, data offloads and refining for CNN training, approaches to setting up ground truthing, metadata extraction and full hardware evaluation will be illustrated through an in-house developed project. The presentation will also outline the challenges of quick and precise translation between physical and virtual domains in HIL direct data injection and full virtual drive simulations.

2:30PM - 3:00PM PDT
Networking Break

3:00PM - 3:55PM PDT
Moderator: 
Willard Tu, Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Speakers: 
  • Gleb Akselrod, CTO, Lumotive
  • Indu Vijayan, Director of Product Management, Aeye
  • Bart Nabbe, VP Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, Aurora
Title: What is the "aftermath" of all the disruptive forces in automotive?
Description: There is disruption abound in automotive, a market that has historically been about the "Kaizen" approach of continuous improvement in a step by step process. Now, we are all strapping in for the rocket age, where it is all about "going big, or go home". EV vs ICE, Connected vs Standalone, Edge vs Central Compute, Analog vs Digital UI, Tier1s vs Startups, and of course human vs computer driver. There are battles wage on between technologies everywhere you turn in automotive. The question is who wins the war? In this panel discussion you will hear from a collection of industry luminaries who will help you sift through the overinflated claims, which companies or technology approaches have the best chances of standing at the end of the battle? Bring your questions, ask your questions, get the answers now

3:55PM - 4:00PM PDT
Host: 
Willard Tu, Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Title: Closing Remarks

Host
avatar for Willard Tu

Willard Tu

Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Willard Tu is a Senior Director at Xilinx, where he leads global business development, product planning, and marketing strategies for the company’s automotive business. Tu has spent over two decades at the axis of the semiconductor, automotive and computing industries. He was previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Boyd Fowler

Boyd Fowler

Chief Technology Officer, OmniVision Technologies
avatar for Thorsten Opperman

Thorsten Opperman

Regional Manager West, dSPACE, Inc.
Thorsten Oppermann is the Regional Manager of dSPACE Inc. operations in the western region, including California and the Silicon Valley. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the automotive sector as an engineering professional. Thorsten earned his degree in Automotive... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gregor Sievers

Dr. Gregor Sievers

Product Manager, dSPACE GmbH
Dr. Gregor Sievers is a product manager and group lead in the Engineering Services department at dSPACE GmbH, Paderborn, Germany. His work focuses on the validation of systems for autonomous driving. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Bielefeld University... Read More →
avatar for Dan Andrus

Dan Andrus

Vice President Sales & Business Development, Xylon
Dan obtained his Electrical engineering degree from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now known as Kettering University).  He is an automotive industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in Powertrain, Chassis, Climate Control, Safety Systems, and IT.  Following... Read More →
avatar for Indu Vijayan

Indu Vijayan

Director of Product Management, AEye
Indu is a specialist in systems, software, algorithms and perception for self driving cars. As AEye's head of product management, she works hand-in-hand with the company’s business and technical side to envision product roadmap and bring products to life. Indu also collaborates... Read More →
avatar for Bart Nabbe

Bart Nabbe

VP Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, Aurora
avatar for Gleb Akselrod

Gleb Akselrod

CTO, Lumotive
Gleb Akselrod has more than 10 years experience in photonics and optoelectronics. Prior to Lumotive he was the Director for Optical Technologies at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA, where he led a program on the commercialization of optical metamaterial and nanophotonic technologies... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

1:00pm PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Designing for 5G: How to Harness the Complexity for Advantage
As 5G rollouts become prevalent around the globe and network providers look for new revenue streams to make use of their powerful infrastructure, the built-in versatility of this generation poses an important challenge for product and chipset designers. The complexity of use cases, and their variety, requires a nimble, adaptable, and almost customized approach for each device and end-user looking to implement 5G in their product or location. The 5G design challenge exists across different verticals: chips and hardware in a vehicle might not be applicable to a large manufacturing setting, and so on. This means any successful 5G rollout or application must have a robust, experienced design and testing team in place. How can the ecosystem deliver high quality IoT devices to high performance without reinventing the wheel with each use case? How can suppliers make the most of their experience designing for 5G applications into a competitive advantage? Should energy efficiency be the starting point for any 5G device design? How will this challenge evolve as we look ahead towards 6G?

1:00PM - 1:05PM PDT
Opening Remarks
 
1:05PM - 1:35PM PDT
Speaker
Wayne Lam, Senior Director, Research, Americas, CCS Insights
Title
The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Smartphones and Wearables
Description: TBD


1:40PM - 2:10PM PDT
Speaker
Leonard Lee, Managing Director & Founder, neXT Curve
Title: 
5G IoT – Ready or Not?
Description: 
The mobile wireless industry will tell you that 5G is here. Yes, from a standards perspective, it has arrived but the scope and quality of deployments is still quite limited and fragmented across the globe whether you are looking at private 5G, high band (mmWave) services or uptake of NB-IoT. Leonard Lee, managing director of neXt Curve shares his perspective on the state of 5G and the IoT consumer and industrial use cases that will present near-horizon opportunities for vendors and end users. He will also discuss how 5G will change the way we think of IoT today and well into the next G.

2:15PM - 2:45PM PDT
Speaker
Eric Weaver, CEO, Transparent Path
Title: 
5G and IoT Join the Battle to Fight Food Waste and Hunger
Description: 
While 50 million Americans are food-insecure annually, the US wastes more than $400B in food. The majority of that comes from mishaps in transport. Transparent Path CEO Eric Weaver will discuss how 5G-based IoT sensors are providing real-world results for food shippers, why 5G is required, and the race to create a compostable, connected food sensor.

2:50PM - 3:20PM PDT
Speaker
Prakash Sangam, Founder & Principal, Tantra Analyst LLC
Title: 
5G IIoT - Driving the Next Industrial Revolution
Description: 
 
The unprecedented growth of 5G has set the stage for its next phase of industrial digital transformation. 5G IIoT will touch and transform almost every industry on this planet, be it agriculture, manufacturing, or healthcare. This session will discuss the key aspects of 5G that make it a formable force in driving the next industrial revolution.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Lam

Wayne Lam

Senior Director, Research, Americas, CCS Insights
Wayne Lam is senior director, Research, Americas at CCS Insight. He has more than 12 years of experience covering mobile devices, wireless technology and associated supply chains. He joined CCS Insight after starting with smartphone pioneers such as Symbian and progressing to market... Read More →
avatar for Leonard Lee

Leonard Lee

Managing Director & Founder, neXT Curve
Leonard Lee is the managing director and founder of neXt Curve, a research advisory firm focused on cross-domain ICT technology and industry research. neXt Curve advises some of the leading technology companies, regulators and enterprises.With 30 years of experience as a management... Read More →
avatar for Eric Weaver

Eric Weaver

CEO, Transparent Path
Eric Weaver is a long-time “digital disrupter” who has been at the leading edge of multiple waves of innovation. After a career in enterprise software, he became one of the very first digital marketers, leading brands like P&G, Ford, Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson onto the... Read More →
avatar for Prakash Sangam

Prakash Sangam

Founder and Principal, Tantra Analyst LLC
Prakash Sangam is the founder and principal at Tantra Analyst, a leading boutique research and consultancy firm. He is a recognized expert in 5G, IPR strategy, IoT, and AI. Prakash has >20 years of experience working for Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T. He is often quoted in the media... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

1:30pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Arduino Nicla Sense ME
This talk will cover the essentials of the Arduino Nicla Sense ME, the first Arduino board using this new form factor. I’ll give a sensor overview and use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Richetta

Andrea Richetta

Head of PRO Customer Success Team, Arduino
Andrea Richetta is Head of the Pro Customer Success team at Arduino. The role of the team is to provide solutions to the companies that want to integrate and leverage the different Arduino solutions into their business. Joined Arduino in 2014, before this role, he was Pro Business... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
Virtual

1:45pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Condition Monitoring: How Sensors Are Enabling Industry 4.0
While condition monitoring has been around for years, it is evolving with IoT. Sensors are enabling continuous condition monitoring by collecting data which facilitates intelligent decisions via machine learning or AI. These industrial sensors help predict machine failures, increase productivity, lower maintenance costs, and improve worker safety in harsh environments. In this session, learn some of the challenges of deploying sensors in harsh environments and how TE addresses these issues to provide reliable data for condition monitoring analytics. 

Speakers
avatar for John Tuley

John Tuley

IoT Business Development - Sensors , TE Connectivity
John Tuley is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Sensors at TE Connectivity (TE). With global experience in component sales and marketing including a unique technical background in semiconductors, sensors, and IoT (Internet of Things), he brings a wealth of knowledge in... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Virtual

2:00pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Building Industrial Cybersecurity and Intelligence With Sensors
Today’s industrial organizations are automating and optimizing operations by connecting machines and systems to their IT networks. This transformation will be successful only if two major roadblocks are addressed: 1) security and 2) data control. What sensors can be deployed to ensure industrial operations are safe from cyberattacks? How can sensors collect and process data for these new Industry 4.0 applications? What if the industrial network could embed these capabilities and become THE sensor?

Speakers
avatar for Vivek Bhargava

Vivek Bhargava

Product Marketing Manager, Cisco
Working in the Cisco IoT Networking marketing group, Vivek Bhargava focuses on Cisco industrial switching, security, and how they are applied to the manufacturing industry vertical. In this role, he works to raise awareness of the critical role that the network plays in accelerating... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Virtual

2:15pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): How Growing Requirements on Temperature Sensors Can be Met
Temperature is an important parameter to be measured in a variety of applications. The development of a low profile, rapid response temperature sensor for applications in medical devices, IC packaging, lab-on-chip and miniaturized electronics is described. Its small footprint (0201), low profile (<50 µm), bendability, accuracy and ultra-short response time makes it perfect for sensing temperature from very tight spaces and very close to the heat source. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr.-Ing Christoph Nick

Dr.-Ing Christoph Nick

Head of Advanced Development, Heraeus Nexensos GmbH
Christoph currently works as the Head of Advanced Development at Heraeus Nexensos GmbH, a German company focusing on temperature sensors and heaters, especially Platinum based Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs).After accomplishing his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Technical... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Virtual

2:30pm PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Virtual

3:00pm PDT

Keynote (Virtual): Sensing a changing climate: Measurement challenges for ICOS
I will present the measurement infrastructure of the Svartberget research station in northern Sweden, and the sensor systems and data QA/QC methods we employ as part of ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System (https://www.icos-cp.eu/). I will talk about how the operational requirements influence sensor choice. I will focus on where I see possibilities for embedding new sensor and communication technologies within ICOS, and the opportunities for collaboration with OEMs.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Smith

Dr. Paul Smith

Station Manager & PI ICOS Svartberget, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)
Dr Paul Smith gained his PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Leeds, where he built a chemiluminescent ozone sensor using 3D printed components. He has held research positions at the University of Cambridge, Kings College London and University College Cork, pioneering... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Virtual

3:30pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): 3D Sensing in AI Processing for Next-Gen AIoT Devices
We will explore how the combination of 3D depth sensing and AI processing can achieve higher levels of accuracy and more intelligent decision-making in next-generation AIoT devices for biometric access control, 3D electronic locks and other intelligent sensing applications.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Nicholson

Guy Nicholson

Marketing Director, Industrial and Commercial Solutions Division, onsemi
Guy has over 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry. In his current role he drives the strategy, product definition, ecosystem and customer project plans for the Industrial and Commercial Solutions Division within the Intelligent Sensing Group at onsemi.Previously Guy... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Virtual

3:45pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Sensors and Solutions for IoT applications
 Learn to design a Sensor-to-Cloud application with IoT Development Kits.

Speakers
avatar for Francesco Doddo

Francesco Doddo

Sensors, RF and Cloud Support Team Manager, Americas, STMicroelectronics
Francesco Doddo manages the Sensors, RF and Cloud Support Team for STMicroelectronics in North America. He joined STMicroelectronics in 2000 working in the company R&D in Italy first and then moving into technical marketing in Europe. He spent 3 years in Japan managing the local... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Virtual

4:00pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): How to Improve Sensor Design with Inductive Position Technology
Offering significant advantages over existing hall effect and other magnetic field sensors, inductive position sensor interface ICs measure linear and angular/rotation movement found in a variety of automotive, industrial, aerospace and commercial applications. Learn how this technology can improve today’s safety-critical industrial and automotive position sensor applications. These unique magnetic field sensors give accurate position measurements, are immune to stray magnetic fields and don’t require an external magnetic device.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Senior Product Line Marketing Manager, Sensor Products, Microchip
Mark Smith is Senior Product Line Marketing Manager of Sensor Products at Microchip. Dr. Smith is responsible for business strategy and new product development of Microchip’s inductive position sensor products. Previously he led the product development of leading-edge power management... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Virtual

4:00pm PDT

VIP Reception
Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual): Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) with Pyroelectric Sensors
Pyroelectric sensors comprise of a material which is not only highly sensitive to thermal changes but will also pick-up mechanical and electro magnetic distortions. The latter can be very annoying since it is in many cases found only in the last stage of product design and requires sometimes major changes. However, we will show strategies to cope with the difficulties on PCB level as well as on sensor level.

Speakers
avatar for Prometeusz Jasinski

Prometeusz Jasinski

Applications Engineer, Infrared Detection, Excelitas Technologies
Prometeusz Jasinski, Ph.D. is an Applications Engineer, Infrared Detection at Excelitas Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for working with various teams including Sales, R&D and customer facing. Jasinski has spent countless hours working in the laboratory, operating sensors... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Virtual
 
Wednesday, September 22
 

7:30am PDT

Registration Open
Wednesday September 22, 2021 7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
The Hub

8:00am PDT

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
West Lobby

9:00am PDT

Sensors Converge Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Paul Miller

Paul Miller

CEO, Questex
As Chief Executive Officer of Questex, Paul is responsible for shaping the Company’s growth strategy and enhancing its offerings to better serve its customers as a next-generation Information Services Company. Paul will drive Questex’s franchises in its core markets – Beauty... Read More →
MP

Maria Pappas

Vice President Development, The Tech Interactive
Maria has enjoyed a long career in nonprofit management starting with the American Heart Association as a Regional Manager, Development Director and Executive Director here in the Silicon Valley. She built up the San Jose office to become a leader in the Western States Affiliate... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:00am - 9:05am PDT
Converge Main Stage

9:05am PDT

Opening Keynote (Hybrid): Using Sensors and AI to Improve Human Health and Address Climate Change: One Smart Building at a Time
Speakers
avatar for Aditya Dayal, Ph.D.

Aditya Dayal, Ph.D.

Vice President of AI and Sensors, View
Aditya is the VP of AI and Sensors at View responsible for creating and deploying View’s suite of indoor air quality sensors. Aditya has nearly 24 years of experience in areas of systems engineering, computer vision algorithms, applications engineering and product marketing and... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:05am - 9:30am PDT
Converge Main Stage

9:30am PDT

WISE Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: Why They’re Critical to Design & Technology Innovation
Diverse teams are critical to technology innovation. Building a team of people from different backgrounds, cultures, and abilities does more than just fill a growing need for talent - it helps us identify biases in our technology and truly allows us to design diversified products and services tailored to a variety of people around the world. For instance, when designing an iris scan detect and authenticate technology, engineering teams found that the system did not work on women with long/full eyelashes. However, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg – there are countless more scenarios.

In this panel discussion, the 5th annual WISE gathering, speakers will discuss how to identify and solve for these biases, from building diverse teams, to user testing and the datasets we construct, to amplifying the voice and ideas of underrepresented groups at the leadership level. Join us as we celebrate our differences and design for the better.

Host
avatar for Meeta Roy

Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive

Speakers
avatar for Lina Colucci

Lina Colucci

Founder & Data Scientist, Edge Analytics
Lina Avancini Colucci is a Partner at EDGE Analytics, a consulting company that specializes in data science, machine learning, and end-to-end development and deployment of algorithms. Her newest venture - Infinity AI - provides on-demand synthetic data as a service to computer vision teams.  Lina received her PhD at MIT and Harvard... Read More →
avatar for Karthi Gopalan

Karthi Gopalan

Executive Director, Mobile Power BU, Maxim Integrated, now part of Analog Devices
avatar for Chrissy Meyer

Chrissy Meyer

Partner, Root Ventures
Chrissy has spent the past decade taking hardware products from early concept through high-volume production. After getting her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, she led several projects at Apple and Square. She was also a founding team member at Pearl Automation, a vehicle... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:00am PDT

Ribbon Cutting
Speakers
avatar for Mayor Sam Liccardo

Mayor Sam Liccardo

Mayor, San Jose
Mayor Sam Liccardo serves in his second term as Mayor of the 10th largest city in the United States, having recently won re-election with 76% of the vote. During his tenure as Mayor, Sam launched a Smart City Vision, aiming to make San José America’s most innovative city, in part... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:00am PDT

ENGY: Game Controller on your Fingertip: How Battery Performance Influences the Design & Construction of a Miniaturized Wireless Motion Sensor
Miniaturized sensors allow for data collection in a wealth of new use cases. Challenges arise in terms of power budgeting, design and assembly of miniaturized devices. In this talk we present a case study in designing a fingertip game controller based on a Bluetooth-enabled IMU. We present a power analysis of the sensor in different operation modes, the relationship between power requirements and battery characteristics, and the assembly of such a small form-factor device.

Speakers
avatar for Leland Smith

Leland Smith

Chief Operating Officer, Millibatt
As COO of Millibatt, I am primarily responsible for overseeing the development and scaling of battery manufacturing processes. Co-invented a photopatternable electrolyte material in 2014 and co-founded Millibatt in 2015. My background is in the design, synthesis and testing of electrolyte... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

10:00am PDT

IND: Magneto Resistive Sensors for Non-Contact Measurements in Severe Environments
Non-contact runout, displacement, speed sensing, and event detection in caustic, abrasive, and high-pressure environments is difficult. Material requirements, integration constraints, and performance requirements often collide with sensor technology specific capabilities. For example, non-homogeneous fluids interfere with capacitive measurements while side loading and skin depth limit the pressure capability and measuring range of inductive systems. Magneto resistive sensors offer a solution to help bridge the gap between robustness, reliability, and precision under these harsh conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Welsby

Scott Welsby

Engineering Director, Measuring and Memory Products, Kaman Precision Products
Scott Welsby has worked for Kaman for more than 28 years designing new products and leading new product development for three product groups including sensors and instrumentation. Currently he leads technology and new product development for the Measuring Products Division at Kaman... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

10:00am PDT

INT: Highlights of PARC's Sensor Research Portfolio
In this talk I will share some of PARC's ongoing research work in the sensor space ranging from novel sensors to fully integrated (hardware and software) sensor systems. Some representative examples of PARC sensors and sensor systems include thin-film X-ray detectors, hyperspectral imagers, gas sensor arrays, instrumented ocean floats, and bio/chemical sensors. I will be sharing a high-level overview of the areas we're working in at PARC and will introduce some of the technical challenges that we've encountered along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Doris

Sean Doris

Area Manager, Sensor Devices and Systems Group, PARC, a Xerox Company
Dr. Sean Doris is the area manager for the Sensor Devices and Systems group in the Hardware Research and Technology laboratory at PARC, a Xerox company. His research interests are rooted in the applications of materials chemistry and electrochemistry, particularly in the area of next-generation... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

10:00am PDT

MED: Simplifying Power Supply Selection for the Next Generation of Medical Optical Sensors
Human vital monitoring has moved from the doctor’s clinic to people's wardrobes. With more vital monitoring wearable devices entering the market with each day, it is incumbent of the sensor system designers to come up with the right combination of the power management and sensor solution which can guarantee low power consumption and form factor without compromising on the fidelity of the sensor measurements.   Specifically when it comes to pulse oximetry, understanding the correlation between the typical power requirements of the LED transmitters and the SNR characteristics of the optical sensor module is essential to get the system design accurate.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Mital

Gaurav Mital

Senior Principal Power Architect, Battery Power Solutions Business Unit, Analog Devices
Gaurav Mital is a senior principal power architect for Analog Devices' PMIC product line focused on AI application processors for edge IoT platforms, as well as advanced wearables for healthcare/fitness/lifestyle applications. For over 15 years he has worked on a variety of medtech... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

10:00am PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Virtual

10:00am PDT

Expo Hall Open
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Show Floor

10:10am PDT

Theater Session: Sensors Enabling the Transportation of the Future
Is owning a car is a 20th century concept? COVID-19 has changed commuting forever. E-commerce is bringing the errands to our living rooms. Millennials are not interested in owning cars. Yet, people and goods move more than ever. Is ridesharing or autonomous driving the answer? Who will owns the vehicles? In this talk we’ll explore these questions and the sensors that are needed to enable the transportation of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Zanella

Stefano Zanella

VP of Product Marketing – Head of the Automotive and Industrial Businesses, Invensense, A TDK Company


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:10am - 10:25am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:30am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Keynote Interview & Virtual Q&A
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aditya Dayal, Ph.D.

Aditya Dayal, Ph.D.

Vice President of AI and Sensors, View
Aditya is the VP of AI and Sensors at View responsible for creating and deploying View’s suite of indoor air quality sensors. Aditya has nearly 24 years of experience in areas of systems engineering, computer vision algorithms, applications engineering and product marketing and... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:30am - 10:40am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:40am PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Designing for EMC
EMC and specifically EMI are typically evaluated late in the design phase or on the complete product. This approach, unfortunately, leads to longer development times and costly re-designs if the device fails. This session will discuss how multi-domain oscilloscopes (time and frequency) can help isolate sources of EMI early in the design phase thereby increasing the chances of passing EMI testing the first time.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Schnecker

Michael Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker’s experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and specialization in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mike held positions at LeCroy... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:45am PDT

IND: How Growing Requirements on Temperature Sensors Can Be Met
Temperature is an important parameter to be measured in a variety of applications. The development of a low profile, rapid response temperature sensor for applications in medical devices, IC packaging, lab-on-chip and miniaturized electronics is described. Its small footprint (0201), low profile (<50 µm), bendability, accuracy and ultra-short response time makes it perfect for sensing temperature from very tight spaces and very close to the heat source.

Speakers
avatar for Dr.-Ing Christoph Nick

Dr.-Ing Christoph Nick

Head of Advanced Development, Heraeus Nexensos GmbH
Christoph currently works as the Head of Advanced Development at Heraeus Nexensos GmbH, a German company focusing on temperature sensors and heaters, especially Platinum based Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs).After accomplishing his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Technical... Read More →
avatar for Viren Pathare

Viren Pathare

Vice President, Heraeus
Viren Pathare, Ph.D., MBA serves as the General Manager and Vice President of Heraeus Nexensos USA based in Yardley, PA. He is responsible for the temperature sensors business of Heraeus in North and South America. Heraeus Nexensos is the world leader in platinum resistance temperature... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

10:45am PDT

INT: Challenges Facing 3D Cameras for Consumer Applications
In recent years, 3D cameras are moving into main stream. They’re increasingly being adopted in phones. Outside of phones, we see them integrated into applications such as cleaning robots, AR/VR headsets, to name a few. And the number of applications and use cases will increase.  In this presentation, we aim to outline the technical challenges facing widespread adoption of 3D Camera. And discuss the research and development we are doing to address them.

Speakers
avatar for Edmund Neo

Edmund Neo

Senior Product Manager, Infineon
Edmund obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical engineering specializing in Microelectronics from the Technical University of Delft. He has wide experience ranging from R&D, application engineering, and product management of semiconductor components and systems.   Today, he is responsible... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

10:45am PDT

MED: Path to a Healthier More Productive Workforce While Keeping Insurance Premiums Flat
With health treatment costs spiraling out of control and chronic disease running rampant, small businesses have the potential to keep health insurance premiums flat and significantly reduce their overall expenditure through self-funding insurance. Risk of self-funding can be reduced with the implementation of a health and performance program that improves both productivity and health of the workforce. Through remote sensor monitoring and coaching for behavioral change, people can master selfcare thus preventing and reversing chronic disease while improving quality of life and lowering costs. The data generated from monitoring provides continuous feedback that is both motivating and allows for self correction. Physicians trust the data and will make treatment decisions upon review via telehealth. This saves time for patients and improves treatment outcomes at a faster pace. The benefit for the employer is saved costs and higher top line growth.

Speakers
avatar for David DiPaola

David DiPaola

Founder & CEO, Sensibly, Inc.
David DiPaola is Founder and CEO of Sensibly and a certified wellness coach from the Catalyst Coaching Institute. He is a health, leadership and technology enthusiast with a passion for personal transformation. Concerned about the growing chronic health crisis globally, David wanted... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

10:55am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Rohde & Schwarz' RTO6
The RTO6 is the newest oscilloscope from Rohde&Schwarz and is a breakthrough in usability and analysis capability. The 15.5 inch HD touch screen display with drag and drop allows one to view multiple grids without sacrificing visibility. Tools such as integrated spectral analysis, trigger and decoding, and compliance for a wide range of serial data applications make the RTO6 the perfect tool for embedded designers.
  • What is special about the new RTO6?
  • How does it differ from other oscilloscopes in the market
  • What tools on this instrument would be helpful to embedded software developers

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Schnecker

Michael Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker’s experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and specialization in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mike held positions at LeCroy... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:55am - 11:05am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:05am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Moving AI Deeper to the Edge using Sensors with Machine Learning Core
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Edoardo Gallizio

Edoardo Gallizio

Director of Product Marketing, STMicroelectronics
Edoardo Gallizio is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at STMicroelectronics’ Americas Region, leading a team of Marketers and FAEs for MEMS, Sensors & Personal Electronics products and applications across North America.Gallizio began his career at ST in 2005 in the Advanced System... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:05am - 11:15am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:15am PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Embedding Cybersecurity with Edge-Native AI
Speakers
avatar for Yassar Khan

Yassar Khan

CEO, Micro.ai
Yasser is a veteran business executive and thought leader in the high-technology marketplace. This includes Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation. He has extensive experience helping organizations transform legacy business models via delivery... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:15am - 11:30am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:30am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jack Gold

Jack Gold

Founder and Principal Analyst, J. Gold Associates LLC
Jack E. Gold is Founder and Principal Analyst at J.Gold Associates, LLC. covering the many aspects of business and consumer computing and emerging technologies. Mr. Gold has been a technology analyst for more than 25 years, and has more than 45 years of experience in the computer... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 11:40am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:30am PDT

ENGY: Strategies for Power-Efficient Machine Learning at the Edge
The push for greater intelligence has paved the way for machine learning at the edge of portable, battery-powered devices. While enabling greater privacy and performance, such devices are power-inefficient because they’re designed to digitize a vast amount of (mostly irrelevant) sensor data. To extend battery life, designers can choose more power-efficient components, use analog for computation in digital chips, or select an analogML chip to classify data at the start of the signal chain.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle

Founder & CEO, Aspinity
Tom Doyle brings over 30 years of experience in operational excellence and executive leadership in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technology to Aspinity. Prior to Aspinity, Tom was group director of Cadence Design Systems’ analog and mixed-signal IC business unit, where he... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

11:30am PDT

IND: How Converging Technologies Are Supporting Sensor Solutions: Discussion and OE-A Roadmap for Printed Electronics 
The pandemic year has not meant the end of innovation.  Advances in the deployments of 5G and IoT are opening possibilities for sensor applications.  New electronics production technologies are poised to fundamentally reset how microelectronics are designed and produced, with implications for sensors and sensor solutions. Stan will share his perspective on these developments as the Chief Marketing Officer of NovaCentrix and as the elected chair for the OE-A. The OE-A is the largest international industry association in flexible, organic and printed electronics, and regularly publishes a roadmap to give guidance within and promote the industry. The presentation will also provide an overview of the current edition of the OE-A roadmap, with a focus on current and future sensor solutions enabled by printed electronics.  

Speakers
avatar for Stan Farnsworth

Stan Farnsworth

Chief Marketing Officer/Chair, NovaCentrix/Organic Electronic Association Board of Directors
Stan was recently re-elected in March for his second term as the Chair for the OE-A, the leading international association for printed and large-area flexible electronics.  He also serves as Chief Marketing Officer at NovaCentrix where he has been for now over 20 years and is one... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

11:30am PDT

INT: Running tinyML on Sensors: Trends, Challenges, Applications, and Latest Technologies
What’s the smallest machine learning model you’ve built? Qeexo has been running ML on an Arm Cortex M0+, and now we’re taking it to the next stage – running tinyML models on sensors themselves, without the need for an MCU! In this talk, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of tinyML, its industry trends and applications, how to scale tinyML solutions, and share our latest research and technologies in machine learning using sensor data.

Speakers
avatar for Sang Won	Lee

Sang Won Lee

CEO, Qeexo, Co.
 Sang is the CEO of Qeexo. He co-founded the company in 2012 after spending more than 8 years in the mobile industry. He has held roles at Samsung leading the product planning of Samsung’s highly customized mobile devices and identifying next generation technologies. Sang also... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

11:30am PDT

MED: Towards Wearable Physiological Sensor Systems
Wearable devices are everywhere nowadays. These systems monitor your health (HR, pulse), your activities, your sleep and so forth from your wrist. Is there a space for new type of wearable?  
The talk will focus on two aspects for innovative wearable devices: the form factor, miniaturization, flexibility and the type of physiological sensors. Use cases will address rings, or smart patches and will highlight new integrated biosensors targeting specific biomarkers.

Speakers
avatar for Coralie Gallis

Coralie Gallis

CTO, Wearable Start-up
Coralie  Gallis  graduated  as  a  PhD  in  Materials  Sciences  from  Paris  University  and hold an  engineering degree in Physic-Chemistry. Coralie has worked for 20 years in the semiconductor field, holding various positions  in  different  companies  from  software... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

11:40am PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Building a Condition Monitoring Application with SensorTile Wireless Industrial Node
Discover how using ST's industrial development kit makes it easy to create datalogging and predictive maintenance applications through machine learning techniques

Speakers
avatar for Ernesto Manuel Cantone

Ernesto Manuel Cantone

Product Marketing Manager, MEMS and Sensors, Americas, STMicroelectronics
Ernesto Manuel Cantone is Product Marketing Manager for MEMS and Sensors in the Americas. Starting his career as a mixed-signal IC designer, he has promoted ST's complete IoT ecosystem to help developers succeed in Smart Industry, Smart City, Smart Home and Smart Things and to ensure... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:40am - 11:55am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:55am PDT

Giveaway: Infineon
Speakers
avatar for Dilli Sharma

Dilli Sharma

Director of Product Marketing, Infineon
Dilli Sharma is Director of Product Marketing in the IoT Compute and Wireless business unit at Infineon. Dilli is a seasoned product leader with a track record of defining, developing, and launching semiconductor and software products at scale for verticals from mobile computing (smartphones... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:00pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

Lunch & Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Show Floor

12:05pm PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:05pm - 2:00pm PDT
Virtual

12:30pm PDT

Theater Session: Making Sensors Safer and More Productive
Our mission is to make the sensors market Safer, Healthier and More Productive. We’ll display how current manufacturing processes are inefficient and inherently dangerous. We’ll demonstrate how Porex can make your sensors more reliable and more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Will Raybon

Will Raybon

Category Manager, Consumer & Industrial, Porex Filtration Group
Will Raybon is the Category Manager Manager for Consumer and Industrial products at Porex. He joined POREX in 2019. With an array of commercial experience covering global markets in a variety of industries in the manufacturing sector, Mr. Raybon has also developed new products for... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

12:50pm PDT

Theater Session: Enabling the Latest Generation of Fast DC chargers
With new electric cars battery architecture and the rising demand for fast charging in order to accelerate EV adoption, fast DC chargers increasingly need to be affordable, efficient and reliable.
New generations of Magnetic Current Sensors enable new charging stations to be ready for future higher power deliveries and reduced charging times, thanks to their enhanced thermal capabilities. Furthermore, Allegro has solutions for Electronic Locks to provide a safe and automated charging experience to the end-user.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Milano

Shaun Milano

Business Unit Director, Current Sensors, Allegro Microsystems


Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:50pm - 1:05pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

ENGY TUTORIAL: Energy Harvesting Design Techniques in Wireless Sensors for IIOT, Manufacturing and Environmental Sensing
This session will use a top-down approach to discuss how to derive a system architecture and design specifications from marketing requirements; how to ensure all technical challenges, feasibility, manufacturing cost and development time are addressed at all levels; how to design a POC and minimize potential technical roadblocks; and how to assess manufacturability and product cost including DFx. This session will also introduce some of the low power, energy harvesting, wireless IoT and industrial sensor and system design techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Wenli Yu

Wenli Yu

CEO, Archimedes
Wenli Yu, a serial entrepreneur and seasoned business executive of technology companies, has over 35 years of experiences in developing new technologies and market leading products, building R&D teams and manufacturing capability for communications industry. Prior to co-founding Archimedes... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

1:00pm PDT

IND TUTORIAL: The Importance of Accuracy & Stability in Pressure Sensors
This session focuses on accuracy and stability of pressure sensors. You will learn about causes of inaccuracies, different components of sensor accuracy, and the common ways to determine sensor accuracy. Additionally, the session will introduce sensor stability and cover why it is more important than sensor accuracy.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Jachura

Jon Jachura

Product Manager, Dwyer Instruments
Jon Jachura is a product manager with Dwyer Instruments, Inc. His background is in mechanical engineering and he has close to 10 years of experience related to sensors & instrumentation. His focus at Dwyer is the various pressure sensors that Dwyer manufactures. He enjoys reading... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

1:00pm PDT

MED TUTORIAL: Design Considerations for Medical Wearables
Extracting health signals from the body is not a simple task. Blumio is bringing a new health sensing modality to the clinic to accomplish this task. Join us for a tutorial for how to use our development kit to extract health signals. Throughout the session you’ll also hear all the insights we gained over the past 5 years as a company designing a medical-grade sensor for health monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gomes

Elizabeth Gomes

Biomedical Engineer, Blumio
Elizabeth Gomes works best at the intersection of human-centered design and engineering to create products that positively impact peoples’ lives. She comes from a mixed educational background of mechanical engineering and bioengineering but has an ever-expanding sense of curiosity... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

1:10pm PDT

Theater Session: FMCW and ToF-Flash Automotive LiDARs: Challenges and Prospects
A vision of self-driving cars propels research and development of automotive LiDAR, a vital hardware providing distance and velocity information of the car’s surroundings. Among several LiDAR concepts, with some already adopted and heading toward production for automotive ADAS and industrial markets, two newer concepts have emerged with the highest potential in the future: frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LiDAR and time-of-flight (ToF) flash LiDAR. Both concepts, however, face engineering challenges impeding full adaptation. This presentation reviews the operation principles of each technique and then discusses in greater detail the unique challenges each one faces. In particular, the audience will learn that a light source with a long and stable coherence length is FMCW LiDAR’s primary challenge, whereas a photodetector with high photosensitivity and low noise is the challenge for ToF-flash LiDAR. The presentation concludes with a review of possible solutions to the aforementioned obstacles.

Speakers
avatar for Slawomir Piatek

Slawomir Piatek

Consultant and Senior University Lecturer of Physics at NJIT, Hamamatsu


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:10pm - 1:25pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:30pm PDT

Trusted Computing Group Workshop: What's New in Embedded Security?
We have all been hunkered down at home for the last two years. During this time, the world of embedded security has not stood still. Attacks are more devastating. Defenses are more effective and practical. Regulations are spreading across the globe. Come learn about all of this in the Trusted Computing Group’s update on this important topic.

1:30 PM Emerging Threats and New Regulations
1:40 PM Trusted Computing Fundamentals
1:50 PM Building Trustworthy Embedded Systems
2:00 PM Achieving Cyber Resiliency and Robustness
2:10 PM Q&A
2:15 PM Adjourn

Speakers
avatar for Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna

Distinguished Engineer and Co-chair of TCG Industrial Work Group and IoT Work Group, Infineon Technologies and Trusted Computing Group


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:45pm PDT

INT: Importance of Sensing Technology in AR/VR/MR
Today the hot topics in any markets and industries sectors is about Augmented, Virtual or Mixed Reality.   In this workshop, we provide a brief definition, and history of this technology with referencing some key players in Market. Our workshop is beneficial for anyone even for technical people to learn a new vision of this technology.

Speakers
avatar for Golshan Coleiny

Golshan Coleiny

Founder, Fundamental Optical Solutions LLC
Ms. Golshan Coleiny is a Founder of Fundamental Optical Solutions LLC (FOSs), She hold master’s in physics and Electrical Engineering with more than 18 years of proven experiences in Optical Engineering and Photonics Technology both in product developments and project managements... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

2:10pm PDT

ENGY : When Does Energy Harvesting Make Sense?
Energy harvesting is an excellent power solution for a wide variety of low power electronics and IoT devices. Well suited applications rely on a balance between available power, device functionality, and cost. These parameters aren't always easy to quantify and seemingly small changes to functionality or use case can have significant power impact. This presentation will provide simple guidelines for what makes an application well suited for energy harvesting and ways to overcome common roadblocks. 

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones

R&D Engineer, PowerFilm Solar
Samuel has been the lead engineer on dozens of photovoltaic energy harvesting solutions, focusing primarily on applications in the emerging IoT sector. By developing reference designs, evaluation kits, and educational materials, Samuel strives to remove the technological barriers... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

2:25pm PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Olson

Jackie Olson

Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing, Americas, ams AG
Jackie Olson is the Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Americas at ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions. Her career spans more than two decades where she is known well for her ability to transform sales funnels to increase profits. Prior to ams OSRAM, she worked... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:25pm - 2:35pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:30pm PDT

IIOT: Living on the Edge: How Edge AI will usher in new Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications
Industries across the world are leveraging IIoT technologies and the resulting transformation is ushering in a new era of how companies run their operations.    However, for companies to realize the full potential of IIoT enablement, they need smarter equipment to make well-informed decisions autonomously and independently.  Over the coming years, smart sensors embedded with the latest advancements in AI technologies will enable companies to extend their IIoT initiatives to cover applications and use-cases that have proven to be elusive using existing IT/OT architectures.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Rau

Karthik Rau

Founder & CEO, Stoke Systems
Karthik Rau is the CEO of Stoke, an Industrial IoT startup developing technology that makes it simple for companies to monitor remote industrial assets. Prior to founding Stoke, Karthik was the Founder and CEO of Flicq, a pioneer in edge computing, and was the Senior Director of... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

2:30pm PDT

INT: Wearable Devices – Sensors and Wireless Communication
What can be measured on the human body today? What new technology can transmit data directly to the cloud without a cell phone or a big battery? These and other questions about physiological sensors and IoT communication will be answered in this talk. Several methods and the challenges for eight physiological measurements will be explained. Underlying the discussion will be optimization of battery life and the growing issue of cybersecurity. 

Speakers
avatar for Walt Maclay

Walt Maclay

President, Voler Systems
Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is committed to delivering quality electronic products on time and on budget. He has lead Voler Systems to become one of the top electronic design firms in Silicon Valley. Voler Systems is especially well known for the design... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

2:30pm PDT

2:35pm PDT

Giveaway: Powerfilm (3 bundles)
Congratulations on winning our product give away! Here’s what’s in your kit:
(1) Standard BLE Reference Design
(1) AEM-PF-EVK Solar Development Kit with e-peas PMIC (DEV-EPEAS)
(2) INQ3.6-24x44T Indoor Light Series Solar Panels
(2) ONP1.2-37x54 Classic Application Series Solar Panels



To learn more about your dev kit and reference design visit:
powerfilmsolar.com/products/development-kits/
To learn more about your Electronic Component Solar Panels visit:
powerfilmsolar.com/products/electronic-component-solar-panels
To get in touch with a PowerFilm Sales person please contact:
sales@powerfilmsolar.com or visit our website powerfilmsolar.com

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:35pm - 2:45pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:45pm PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Pressure Sensors Enabling IIoT
Pressure Sensors are used in a wide variety of medical and industrial applications. With the advancements and increased adoption of IIoT technologies, there has also been a rise in new challenges to address and new opportunities to uncover. In this presentation, you will learn about the additional requirements this brings to both wired and wireless sensors. We will also share application examples in addition to the new partnerships required for success in this new market.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Hobson

Stephen Hobson

Product Manager, Pressure - TE Sensors, TE Connectivity
Originally from England, Stephen has spent his whole career developing pressure sensors. After working at the Lucas Research Center on automotive pressure sensors, he moved to Druck Limited in Leicester where he worked with the company founders to develop a series of analog pressure... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:45pm PDT

ENGY TUTORIAL: The Path to 1T Sensors Before 2025: An Exploratory Workshop focused on Energy Consumption
Whether billions or trillions of devices becomes more semantics depending on how one defines devices, but when one considers the ubiquitous deployment of sensors in everything from Smart Cities/Buildings to Internet of Things (IoT) / Industrial IoT (IIoT) to conditional/asset monitoring to wearables to industrial automatic, it is pretty easy to build the case for the number of sensor deployments to approach 1 T devices even in the short- to mid-term timeframe, say by 2025.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Zahnstecher

Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Chair of IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), sits on Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Co-chair of PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-chair of PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee, and is... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

3:00pm PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Measuring Bus Latency in Embedded systems
Serial data busses such as Ethernet are widely used to transfer data from sensors. This presentation will explain how oscilloscopes with the ability to trigger and decode on serial protocols provide the ability to measure and analyze latency and bus loading enabling designers to optimize the performance of embedded systems. Understanding latency is essential for system designers understand the latency among these signals so that decisions can be made in a timely manner.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Schnecker

Michael Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker’s experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and specialization in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mike held positions at LeCroy... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:15pm PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meeta Roy

Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:15pm - 3:20pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:15pm PDT

IIOT: Utilizing Digital Twins in Silicon Manufacturing Operations
Semiconductor manufacturing requires an unwavering commitment to process reliability and yield. This session will explore how we are using digital twins to model scheduling, visualize factory layout and flow, simulate manufacturing operations, and tailor complex processes that meet both critical production requirements and customer expectations. MES, SPC, and even sensor data is used in simulations and fed back into the real-time systems optimize the manufacturing process.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider

Sr Staff Engineer, Manufacturing IT, Intel
Paul Schneider is a Senior Staff Engineer at Intel Corporation – Manufacturing IT.  Paul has 21 years of experience automating Intel’s wafer fabrication and assembly/test facilities.  Intel’s factories are some of the most sophisticated automated factories in the world and... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

3:15pm PDT

INT: Advanced Sensing Use Cases Enable a More Holistic Approach to Remote Patient Monitoring
Wearable health and wellness devices are forecast to grow from 347M units in 2019 to 754M units in 2025 which is an 11% CAGR, according to Yole. In order to satisfy the needs of clinicians and consumers, additional health sensing needs to be enabled in the wearables of the future. This will allow a more holistic approach to remote healthcare, enabling better monitoring of body vital signs for improved predictive and preventive outcomes as well as better management of chronic diseases. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 adults in the United States are living with a chronic disease. Early detection of chronic diseases often results in better long-term outcomes with an overall reduction in healthcare spending. With additional advanced sensing for chronic conditions such as irregular heartbeats (e.g., AFIB) as well as monitoring blood pressure for hypertension, wearables will become an effective tool to mitigate the increasing costs of healthcare. This presentation will cover new sensing use cases that could provide a path to better outcomes and lower costs for healthcare providers as well as improve quality of life for individuals. Advanced sensing solutions will be discussed, as well as the challenges faced by designers of these future wearables.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Managing Director of Healthcare, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit, Analog Devices
Andrew Baker joined Maxim Integrated®, now part of Analog Devices, in 2009. He has 25 years of experience in the electronics industry in roles ranging from development engineering to sales as well as business/product management. In his current role, he is responsible for leading... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

3:20pm PDT

Product Announcement Live Stream (Hybrid)
Speakers
avatar for Uday Mudoi

Uday Mudoi

Director of Marketing, TDK InvenSense
Uday Mudoi is the head of pressure sensor business at TDK InvenSense. He has held executive roles in product management and marketing at Vitesse semiconductors and Microsemi. Over his career, he led the development and customer adoption of semiconductor and software solutions for... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:20pm - 3:30pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:30pm PDT

Theater Session: Game controller on your fingertip: Battery performance in a miniaturized wireless motion sensor
Millibatt will present a demo of fingertip motion sensor powered by Nimbus 9. Nimbus series is a high power rechargeable battery that delivers 16x longer battery life compared to existing coin cell batteries.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Hur, Ph.D.

Janet Hur, Ph.D.

CEO, Millibatt
As CEO and cofounder of Millibatt, Janet is primarily responsible for the business development and marketing front. Janet's background is in the design, fabrication of battery electrode structure and developing manufacturing process. Completed MS and PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:50pm PDT

Avnet Dev Board Giveaway
Attendees will be eligible for an FPGA-based SoC dev board bundle giveaway, consisting of:
Mini but Mighty Avnet MiniZed: AES-MINIZED-7Z007-G
🦾 MiniZed is the perfect launching pad for your next Zynq-7000 SoC project. Featuring a Zynq Z7007S, which integrates an Arm Cortex-A9 processor with Xilinx Artix-7 programmable logic, the MiniZed is a low-cost yet versatile development board targeted for entry-level Zynq designs. This compact single board computer features on-board connectivity through USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Peripherals can be plugged into dual Peripheral Module (Pmod) compatible connectors, the Arduino-compatible shield interface or the USB 2.0 host interface. JTAG circuitry is incorporated onto the MiniZed base board, so with a single microUSB cable to your laptop you are already up and running. User LED’s, a button and a switch allow for a physical board interface.
MiniZed is ideal for:
  • Developers needing cost-effective scalable prototyping
  • Hardware enthusiasts building a low-cost embedded project
  • New Xilinx users looking for a starter board
  • Educators running workshops and tutorials
http://avnet.me/buy-minized

TE HTU21D Digital Humidity and Temperature Sensor Peripheral Module: DPP301Z000
☔ Sense the world around you digitally with this versatile environmental sensor with built-in capability for both humidity and temperature. This small Peripheral Module is a great add-on for our MiniZed development board which enables system designers to easily compute the local dew point from relative humidity and temperature measurements from this sensor.
http://avnet.me/HTU21D

Additional copy:
Technical Training Courses
🏫 Avnet has developed free training that provides everything you need to get started on your first MiniZed project.
http://avnet.me/E14_ZedBoard_Training

More Information
📖 Learn more about FPGA-based SoCs and their exciting applications can be found on our upcoming Live and On-Demand webinars found on the Summer of FPGAs series from our Element14 technical community:
http://avnet.me/summer-of-fpga

Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:50pm - 4:05pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

4:00pm PDT

Press Meetup
Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Meetup Lounge

4:00pm PDT

Expo Floor Reception
Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Show Floor

4:10pm PDT

Theater Session: Sensors for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Testing
Designing and developing high-performing electric and hybrid vehicles requires rigorous testing and validation. Testing often involves a greater risk of unreliable data due to interference from electrical fields as possible NVH problems can arise due to high frequency switching and transients on the vehicle powertrain. Dytran offers a wide variety of electrically isolated accelerometers that eliminate ground loops in multi-channel vibration tests for cleaner data, better results.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Change

Dave Change

CTO, Dytran
Dave Change is the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Dytran Instruments, Inc. and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company’s product lines and R&D activities. Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:10pm - 4:25pm PDT
Converge Main Stage
 
Thursday, September 23
 

7:30am PDT

Registration Open
Thursday September 23, 2021 7:30am - 4:00pm PDT
The Hub

8:00am PDT

Networking Breakfast
Thursday September 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
West Lobby

9:00am PDT

Opening Keynote (Hybrid): Quantum Computing: A New Paradigm
Speakers
avatar for Christian Bauer, Ph.D.

Christian Bauer, Ph.D.

Theory Group Leader, PI Quantum Computing, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Christian Bauer did his undergraduate studies in Germany before moving to North America for his graduate studies. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2000 in Theoretical Particle Physics. After postdoctoral appointments at UC San Diego and Caltech, he joined the... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Converge Main Stage

9:30am PDT

Best of Sensors Awards (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Charlene Soucy

Charlene Soucy

Senior Director, Sensors & Electronics, Fierce Electronics
Charlene Soucy is the Senior Director for the Questex Sensors Group. She oversees the Sensors Expo & Conference and related Fierce Electronics events. Charlene is the proud dog mom of Braxton Eisenhower, a wheaten terrier mix, and enjoys spending her time traveling, reading, and trying... Read More →

Thursday September 23, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:00am PDT

COV: New COVID-19 Technologies and Applications That are Here to Stay
COVID-19 has accelerated many new innovative technologies and applications to help combat the pandemic. In this presentation, we will highlight new technologies, applications and use cases that have been introduced as a result of this pandemic including:
  • Physical “people counters” that give you the protection of controlling the capacity in any given room.
  • Using Infineon’s proprietary radar sensing technology, organizers at Sensors Converge can measure the distance between you and the person next to you to ensure a safe 6-feet distance.
  • Our CO2 sensor technology can detect the carbon monoxide levels in any given room, along with the aerosols being ‘sprayed into the air’ that can transmit COVID. This technology measures the air quality in any given room and can flag conference managers to reduce the number of people in a given room or automatically turn-on the HVAC systems or provide adequate ventilation for protection
  • Our Time of Flight (ToF) technology can also be applied to directly detect the identity of people with 3D mapping of their faces where contact tracing might be required.
  • Touchless applications using radar and/or ToF technology to sense fine gesture control with simple hand motions that can be used to reduce the need to touch surfaces for sanitizing, inputting data and more.
  • New sensor technologies such as ultrasonic microphones that can be used in both acoustic modes and sensing modes so existing devices can “hear” and detect human sound as normal, but also sense their surroundings when ‘hearing’ the ultrasonic frequency range simultaneously. This allows a single device to operate as a hearing device such as a smart speaker, while detecting a person or gesture simultaneously.
  • Further protective measures can be implemented with even more sophistication by combining multiple sensors is a sensor fusion design for even greater protection.
The question becomes: which of these technologies are here to stay after the pandemic. We think many of these will be a part of your everyday life. After this presentation, the audience will learn about new up-and-coming technologies that may be here to stay post-pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for David Jones

David Jones

IoT Sensor Solutions Marketing and Business Development, Infineon Technologies Americas
Mr. Jones is Head of the IoT & Sensor Solutions (ISS) Group at Infineon Technologies North America. In this role, Mr. Jones is responsible for the development of new applications and complete systems solutions for sensors, together with artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, connectivity... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

10:00am PDT

IIOT: Location, Location, Location: The Missing Piece of the Automation Puzzle
Digital transformation initiatives often fail due to the neglect of a key piece of information: location-based data on moving things, which make up about 99% of all assets on the shop floor. Precise location data from sources such as UWB, BLE, or GPS can be transformed into unprecedented insights for operational excellence, supply chain resilience, and increased production quality through the implementation of a location-based automation platform. From asset tracking to tool control and yard management, location-based automation is the foundation for higher productivity, flexibility, and sustainability.

Speakers
avatar for Mehdi Bentanfous

Mehdi Bentanfous

CEO, Kinexon
In 2016, Mehdi led the expansion of KINEXON from Europe into North America. Since then, he has driven the business to position itself as a real-time localization technology leader for sports and industrial environments. Under his leadership, the company pivoted during the coronavirus... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

10:00am PDT

IOTW: Congratulations: Your Sensor Node Does Not Work
This technical session covers do's and dont's for designing wireless IoT nodes intended for use in agriculture

Speakers
avatar for Reinier van der Lee

Reinier van der Lee

CEO & Founder, Vinduino
Reinier van der Lee is an AgTech entrepreneur and a winegrower in Temecula, California. He is currently the CEO and founder of Vinduino. Vinduino builds the future of agriculture technology with award-winning technology that improves profitability by lowering water and labor costs... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

10:00am PDT

STNDS: Single Pair Ethernet for Reliable Sensor Connectivity
By 2025 it’s expected that there will be over 75 billion devices connected to networks around the world, ranging from sensors to robots. The intrinsic value of Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings is data collection and how that data can help Building Occupants, Owners and Operators improve the user experience, increase operational efficiency and drive an overall better ROI from built spaces. The reliability of OT device data is highly dependent on the reliability of the device connection to the network and its power source. Lost connections can mean the loss of critical data needed for building operations. While wireless connectivity can, and will, support many of these connections, wireless is limited in practicality and long-term operational viability because these devices must be powered by batteries or a separate power cable. In this context, the ability of Ethernet wired connectivity to run simultaneous data and power over a single media, becomes a huge advantage.

While traditional 4-Pair Ethernet connectivity meets the technical performance requirements of these devices, the footprint for 4-pair may be cost prohibitive for micro-IoT devices and not easily incorporated into smaller equipment. Single Pair Ethernet with its smaller footprint and Ethernet platform can deliver reliable, simultaneous power and data to the billions of devices that will make our buildings safer, smarter and more sustainable. Single Pair Ethernet also can support up to 1000 meters, making it easier to replace the existing 2-wire systems with the same cabling design.

Primary Topics:
  • Overview of the technology and current state of standards and solution development.
  • Use cases for Single Pair Ethernet
  • Roadmap / Timelines of key components comprising the SPE ecosystem

Speakers
avatar for Ronna Davis

Ronna Davis

Strategy and Technology, CommScope
Ronna Davis has been in the networking and telecommunication industry for 25 years. She has been with CommScope for over 15 years and has held positions in sales, channel and product line management. She is currently on CommScope’s Strategy and Technology Team for Buildings and... Read More →
avatar for Bob Voss

Bob Voss

Senior Principal Engineer, Panduit
My role is Senior Principal Engineer, Panduit Corporate Research and Development, located at the Jack E. Caveney Innovation Center. My practice areas are Industrial Automation, Building Automation and the Internet of Things. My domain expertise includes 4 decades of control engineering... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

10:00am PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Virtual

10:00am PDT

Expo Hall Open
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Show Floor

10:10am PDT

Theater Session: EC Sense - Polymer Electrochemical Gas Sensors
Brief introductions to EC Sense’s proprietary solid polymer electrochemical gas sensing technology, gas sensors portfolio and offerings.

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:25am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:30am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Keynote Interview & Virtual Q&A
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Bauer, Ph.D.

Christian Bauer, Ph.D.

Theory Group Leader, PI Quantum Computing, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Christian Bauer did his undergraduate studies in Germany before moving to North America for his graduate studies. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2000 in Theoretical Particle Physics. After postdoctoral appointments at UC San Diego and Caltech, he joined the... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:30am - 10:40am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:40am PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): Using In-situ Sensors to Add Automation to your Precision Material Manufacturing Process
In this session, MTI's Executive Director of Global Sales will share key considerations when implementing industry 4.0 type automation. The discussion will cover mechanical, electronic, environmental, data collection, data analysis, closed loop systems and more. We will discuss these aspects and provide examples to help you develop the right requirements to ensure success.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Ameika

Ken Ameika

Executive Director, Global Sales, MTI Instruments
•Ameika oversees all of MTI Instruments sales including Aerospace and Instruments•Leverages more than 21 years of experience in embedded design, digital signal processing and test/measurement with emphasis in shock/vibration and aerospace.•Identifies solutions to meet customer... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
Converge Main Stage

10:45am PDT

COV: Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Using Philips Biosensor and Cassia's Bluetooth Gateways
The session would focus on the challenges facing today's hospitals and clinics with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The session would cover the integration of Philips Biosensor BX100 and Cassia's Bluetooth gateways to overcome these challenges. The session would highlight the benefits of using Bluetooth technology and the combination of Philips Biosensor to develop a scalable vital sign monitoring solution for hospitals and clinics worldwide.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Doherty

Howard Doherty

VP, Sales, Cassia Networks
Howard Doherty serves as the Vice President of Sales at Cassia Networks and has over 20 years of IIoT/IoT and Big Data experience in both infrastructure hardware/software as well as analytics and SaaS. Howard has successfully helped grow businesses and participated in leading successful... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ravi Kuppuraj

Dr. Ravi Kuppuraj

Founding Chairman, nSensing Inc.
Dr. Ravi Kuppuraj is a Digital Health Innovator, entrepreneur, and CEO of nSensing Inc. A healthcare industry veteran, Ravi has driven innovation in startups and large multinational corporations. Ravi is founder and CEO at nSensing Inc, which is working on revolutionizing Digital... Read More →
avatar for Anand Yadav

Anand Yadav

Product Leader, Philips
Anand Yadav is a Senior Product Manager of Wearables Solutions at Philips Connected Care. He has more than a decade of experience in innovation and commercialization of wearable biosensors. Prior to Philips, Anand was a co-founder and head of product at a Boston-based start-up that... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

10:45am PDT

IIOT: How to do Anomaly Detection Right - Best Practices and New Tools
Anomaly detection is a hot topic among those working on Industry 4.0 and digital twin initiatives, but its very hard to do well. In this talk, we will discuss some new methods for using sensor data to drive anomaly detection, and illustrate them with a demonstration of Reality AI's new Anomaly Detection system, built with our partner Advantech. We'll discuss: 
  • How to select the best sensor 
  • Machine learning approaches for anomaly detection 
  • Using anomaly detection to bootstrap models for Remaining Useful Life and Condition Monitoring 
  • Connectivity and integration challenges 

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Feffer

Stuart Feffer

Co-Founder & CEO, Reality AI
Stuart Feffer is co-founder and ceo of Reality AI, the leading provider of Edge AI / TinyML development software to corporate R&D and operations technology groups.
avatar for Kayla Nakai

Kayla Nakai

Sales Development Executive, Advantech
Kayla Nakai is a Sales Development Executive with Advantech, a global leader of industrial PC manufacturing in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms.


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

10:45am PDT

IOTW: Practical Learnings in Applying Edge AI/ML to Innovate Commercial IoT Sensing Devices
Based on 10 years of IoT edge sensor projects ranging from wearable computing to industrial machine learning sensors, this session covers key insights SensiML has gained since its inception as an AI tool for Intel to its current hardware agnostic support for a broad array of autonomous, embedded IoT sensor platforms and applications.  This session will cover expensive lessons to avoid and key opportunities to consider upfront when embarking on AI-enabled embedded product design.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

Founder & CEO, SensiML
With over 25 years of experience innovating applications and tools for embedded systems, wireless communications, and sensor processing algorithms, Chris has led high caliber teams at companies ranging from Intel to startups. Chris focuses on building and supporting teams capable... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

10:45am PDT

STNDS: Application of IoT Standards to Industrial Control
Many advances in Industrial IoT have been made in the areas of security, data collection, and analytics, but open standards have been largely lacking at the sensor domain until now.  This presentation outlines (with examples) how new open-standards from PICMG can be applied to create smart sensors and smart motors capable of complex factory automation tasks such as multi-axis motion control.  Examples, including a proof-of-concept CNC machine, will be used to demonstrate these concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Sandy

Doug Sandy

CTO, PICMG
Doug Sandy is the CTO for PICMG, with over 26 years of industry experience in the embedded computing, industrial automation, telecommunications, and cloud computing spaces. Doug has worked as Technical Fellow, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Architect for major corpor­ations... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

10:55am PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Delivering performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture-, and ultrasonic 3D- based interfaces.
InvenSense, a TDK Group Company is a pioneer and leader in our industry, consistently delivering game changing solutions. InvenSense now delivers a wide variety of MEMS Motion Sensor platforms – 3-Axis, 6-Axis, 9-Axis, pressure, and even ultrasonic solutions in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products market segments. And is launching a new Pressure sensor here at Sensors Converge.

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Bousaba

Joseph Bousaba

GM & VP – Motion and Pressure Business Unit, TDK Invensense
Joseph Bousaba is the General Manager and Vice President of the Motion and Pressure Business unit at TDK. Prior to this role Joseph held the position of General Manager and Vice President of the Emerging Sensors Business Unit at TDK InvenSense and President of TDK Chirp Microsystems... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:55am - 11:05am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:05am PDT

Giveaway: Arduino's MKR Vidor 4000
The Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 brings Arduino's ease of use to the work with the most powerful reprogrammable chips that exist: FPGAs.

Thursday September 23, 2021 11:05am - 11:15am PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:15am PDT

Panel (Hybrid): The Chip Shortage (dammit!): It hurts more than just car production and now there are materials worries too
A panel of experts from companies will discuss the seemingly never-ending chip shortage that some believe could last well into 2024. In one example, after stockpiling chips and feeling it would survive, Toyota in August finally said it would succumb to shortages, affecting popular models. But display panels and products that use them are also affected. Worries have even extended to Earth materials used in chips, prompting a broader discussion about whether companies need to sign preferred customer deals with suppliers well in advance or take even more drastic steps. What is the role for governments around the globe in building up fabrication capability and how much should the private sector expect to rely on government or go it alone?

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yashar Shahabi

Yashar Shahabi

SVP of Digital Solutions, Sourceability
avatar for Joseph Bousaba

Joseph Bousaba

GM & VP – Motion and Pressure Business Unit, TDK Invensense
Joseph Bousaba is the General Manager and Vice President of the Motion and Pressure Business unit at TDK. Prior to this role Joseph held the position of General Manager and Vice President of the Emerging Sensors Business Unit at TDK InvenSense and President of TDK Chirp Microsystems... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

11:30am PDT

COV: Employee Safety & Business Continuity with KINEXON SafeZone, the World’s Most Trusted Solution to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
At the start of the pandemic in 2020, KINEXON made a rapid pivot from their RTLS solutions to develop SafeZone, the world’s most trusted digital solution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With clients ranging from professional sports and entertainment like the NFL and Netflix to industrial giants like ITW and Waters Corporation, KINEXON equipped thousands of essential workers with their ultra-precise UWB-based contact warning and contact tracing solution. Find out more about how SafeZone has kept frontline workers safe and business continuity up, and how the solution is now supporting companies with their return-to-work initiatives and live events with protecting attendees. 

Speakers
avatar for Mehdi Bentanfous

Mehdi Bentanfous

CEO, Kinexon
In 2016, Mehdi led the expansion of KINEXON from Europe into North America. Since then, he has driven the business to position itself as a real-time localization technology leader for sports and industrial environments. Under his leadership, the company pivoted during the coronavirus... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

11:30am PDT

IOTW: Monitoring Millions: Using Metrics to Monitor IoT Devices at Scale
Today’s IoT devices require some form of device monitoring, especially those used in critical operations. As fleet sizes increase, the potential for issues grows linearly at best, and exponentially at worst. This session will offer ways to build out device and sensor monitoring solutions using metrics to allow for robust assessment of the health of thousands (or millions) of devices, all while minimizing complexity, bandwidth, and power consumption.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hoffman

Tyler Hoffman

Co-founder and Software Engineer, Memfault
Tyler Hoffman is co-founder and software engineer at Memfault, a provider for firmware delivery, monitoring, and diagnostics solutions for embedded device companies. Prior to founding Memfault, Tyler led the Firmware Developer Productivity team at Fitbit, and was an Embedded Software... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

11:30am PDT

STNDS: MIPI I3C Basic – the Next Generation Sensor Interface Enabling Low Power IoT Applications
The presentation will provide an overview of the publicly available MIPI I3C Basic serial interface, which significantly simplifies the integration of mechanical, biometric, environmental and other types of sensors in IoT devices. The presentation will explain how I3C provides a high-performance, low-power solution to connect next-generation sensor components while also maintaining backward compatibility with the I2C interface. Use case examples will be included to demonstrate I3C’s applicability to a wide array of IoT applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tim McKee

Tim McKee

System Architect and Chair of MIPI I3C Working Group, Intel Corporation, Speaking on behalf of MIPI Alliance
Tim is a hardware engineer with over 10 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry. He is currently a System Architect at Intel Corporation where he works to create and enable standards for industry advancement. In 2020 Tim was elected as chair of the MIPI I3C Working... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

12:00pm PDT

Giveaway: Aurora Tech
Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00pm - 12:10pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

Lunch & Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Show Floor

12:05pm PDT

Networking Break (Virtual)
Thursday September 23, 2021 12:05pm - 2:00pm PDT
Virtual

12:10pm PDT

Theater Session: Highly accurate pressure sensors enable new applications
Highly accurate pressure sensors are enabling new consumer and IoT applications including E911 emergency calling, wearable fitness monitoring, AR/VR and smart home appliances. The InvenSense SmartPressure family uses an innovative capacitive MEMS architecture consuming lower power and delivering higher accuracy than competing technologies. The latest addition, ICP-20100 can accurately measure height change as small as 5 cm. With its ultra-low power consumption, ICP-20100 is a great fit for battery powered applications.

Speakers
avatar for Uday Mudoi

Uday Mudoi

Director of Marketing, TDK InvenSense
Uday Mudoi is the head of pressure sensor business at TDK InvenSense. He has held executive roles in product management and marketing at Vitesse semiconductors and Microsemi. Over his career, he led the development and customer adoption of semiconductor and software solutions for... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 12:10pm - 12:25pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Theater Session: Testing at the Edge: Blurring the Lines Between Test & FPGA
Networking and wireless connectivity are streamlining the workflow for scientific and engineering applications. Specifically, in the test and measurement world, there is a clear transition to more networked or “connected” devices, making it easier and faster to get data and measurements from remote devices and systems to the PC or “Cloud” for further analysis, better data management, and improved overall productivity. This movement is creating a demand for technology that we refer to as “Embedded Measurements”. Join Kaitlyn Franz as she discusses how Digilent is blazing this trail at the convergence of test, embedded design, and software.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlyn Franz

Kaitlyn Franz

Test & Measurement Line Manager, Digilent
Kaitlyn first joined Digilent as an Intern while at Washington State University in Pullman, WA (where Digilent began, as well!). In the past five years, she has parlayed her love of electrical engineering and problem solving to become the manager of the Test product line, where she... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

EMB: Saving Lives with Autonomous Drone Deliveries
Speakers
avatar for Whitney Huang

Whitney Huang

Embedded Software Engineer, Zipline


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

1:00pm PDT

IOTW: Achieving Accuracy and Affordability in IoT Asset Tracking
Ranging has long been the Holy Grail for precision location systems, powering technologies such as GPS and Ultrawideband (UWB)—but at a cost: these systems are often too expensive for tracking most items and have onerous power requirements or finicky installation procedures.
In June 2021, Link Labs launched AirFinder XLE, its next generation Real-time Location System (RTLS) that dramatically improves accuracy with a more finely-tuned precision location finder via ultra-wideband. With six new patent-pending technologies, AirFinder XLE represents three technological breakthroughs: 1) Accuracy everywhere at the meter-level; 2) Improved battery life at the tag level (5-7 year XLE battery life, 3x-10x longer); 3) Reduced cost of infrastructure/enhanced ease of installation.
Link Labs CEO Bob Proctor will present each of AirFinder XLE’s technology milestones, discuss industry use cases during the product’s early access program in early 2021 and offer his outlook about future opportunities and challenges for asset tracking.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor

Founder & CEO, Link Labs
Bob Proctor is the co-founder and CEO of Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time. With a PhD in applied physics and 25 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership, Proctor... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

1:00pm PDT

MEMS: MEMS Process and Supply Chain
Although early MEMS manufacturing originally leveraged existing semiconductor processes, there are now unique differences in virtually every step of the manufacturing process.  Additionally, the MEMS Market for Sensors is growing rapidly, and the MEMS supply chain is trying to keep up.  Growth areas such as sensors for Smart Cities, automotive applications, smart medical, environmental water and air monitoring, and bio-MEMS are adding complexity to the supply chain.  The MEMS assembly and packaging presents additional complexity, and it is different and more complex than that used in semiconductor ASICs. This presentation will discuss the MEMS manufacturing process, materials, substrates, packaging, and specialized equipment used in the MEMS supply chain.  It will feature slides from SEMI member companies that help to give a clear perspective on the supply chain challenges and some of the solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Carey, PhD

Paul Carey, PhD

Director, MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), Semi
Mr. Carey joined SEMI as the Director of SEMI’s MEMS and Sensors Group early in April 2021 after working at X-Ray imaging backplane supplier, dpiX, in various positions starting in 2003.  He was the process, equipment, and yield manager in their Gen 2.5 Palo Alto glass Fab until... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

1:00pm PDT

SBC: C-V2X: Tomorrow’s Smart City Connected Infrastructure Is Today’s Reality in Peachtree Corners
Peachtree Corners, Georgia – a vibrant suburb of Atlanta – is one of the first smart cities in the U.S. to be powered by city-owned connected infrastructure and 5G. The forward-thinking municipality, which is home to some of the world’s most disruptive technology developers, established Curiosity Lab: a smart city living laboratory designed to facilitate the development and adoption of emerging technologies in real-world conditions that can’t be replicated in a closed environment. The centerpiece of the lab is a three-mile autonomous vehicle test and demo lane –part of a completely connected public street where vehicles can communicate with infrastructure and pedestrians through the latest in cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology and an array of sensors and edge computing. City Manager Brian Johnson will share exclusive insight into designing and building a true smart city and the “city street of the future."

Speakers
avatar for Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners
BrianL. Johnson isthe current City Manager of Peachtree Corners, Georgia.  As City Manager, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and is responsible for the management of all city departments and of all city affairs.  He is currently one of only 1,379local government management... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

1:20pm PDT

Theater Session: High Reliability Optoelectronics for Mission Critical Applications
Reliable and high-performing optoelectronic sensors are critical aspects of many harsh environment applications. Whether it’s a power generator, medical patient monitoring system or even a rocket ship, selecting the right sensing technology for your mission-critical application is imperative. Business Development Engineer, Sergey Komarov, will explain the benefits and ideal applications for sensing technology including Hall Effect Devices, Radiation Tolerant Optocouplers, and LED/Sensor Pill Packages.

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Komarov

Sergey Komarov

Business Development Engineer, TT Electronics
Sergey Komarov is a Business Development Engineer specializing in optoelectronics sensing technologies at TT Electronics’ Sensors and Specialist Components business unit. With more than 20 years in technology development and product engineering roles, Sergey guides customers worldwide... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:20pm - 1:35pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:40pm PDT

Theater Session: Why Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Sensing is the Technology of the Future
NOVELDA will explain the technology behind our innovative UWB sensing solutions, describe how it works and give a live demonstration. We will address fascinating future applications and engaging sensing trends.

NOVELDA is a world expert in UWB radar sensing technology. Our groundbreaking sensors are being used worldwide in consumer electronics, smart homes, building automation and health & wellness.

NOVELDA sensors are the most reliable and robust on the market.

At our stand we are launching and demonstrating our latest innovative proximity and presence sensors.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Sharpe

Rob Sharpe

VP Sales & Marketing, Novelda
Rob is an accomplished leader and a dynamic speaker / presenter with extensive global business experience. He has over 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor and electronics fields covering RF engineering, technical marketing, business development and sales management. His experience... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:40pm - 1:55pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

1:45pm PDT

EMB: Reduce Complexity in Vision Applications with a New Standard Sensor Interface
One of the biggest challenges for engineers looking to add embedded vision or image sensors to a design is the diversity in camera and sensor hardware interfaces, which is enough to make your head explode. A standard like the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2), a high-speed protocol that defines the interface between the image sensors, ISP and a host processor, is widely used today for high-speed communications output from image sensors in most embedded systems. Its popularity is due to the fact that it vastly reduces the complexity of integration for developers.
But existing standards like this describe only the electrical interface—namely point-to-point image and video transmission between cameras and host devices and a software protocol. Up until now, none have addressed the physical connection, defining such pesky but necessary details like which signal will reside on which pin. In this presentation we will discuss the new, standardized IAS (Imager Access System) MIPI sensor interface, which addresses hardware, and where it’s gaining traction among suppliers.
This presentation will provide an overview of:
• A range of popular image sensors and how they map to specific vision applications
• The new IAS MIPI sensor interface
• Different camera modules using the IAS sensor interface for industrial embedded vision applications
• NXP and Xilinx-based vision platforms using IAS sensor interface
• Demo of facial recognition application using an example development platform using IAS sensor interface

Attendees will be eligible for an FPGA-based SoC dev board bundle giveaway, consisting of:
Mini but Mighty Avnet MiniZed: AES-MINIZED-7Z007-G
🦾 MiniZed is the perfect launching pad for your next Zynq-7000 SoC project. Featuring a Zynq Z7007S, which integrates an Arm Cortex-A9 processor with Xilinx Artix-7 programmable logic, the MiniZed is a low-cost yet versatile development board targeted for entry-level Zynq designs. This compact single board computer features on-board connectivity through USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Peripherals can be plugged into dual Peripheral Module (Pmod) compatible connectors, the Arduino-compatible shield interface or the USB 2.0 host interface. JTAG circuitry is incorporated onto the MiniZed base board, so with a single microUSB cable to your laptop you are already up and running. User LED’s, a button and a switch allow for a physical board interface.
MiniZed is ideal for:
  • Developers needing cost-effective scalable prototyping
  • Hardware enthusiasts building a low-cost embedded project
  • New Xilinx users looking for a starter board
  • Educators running workshops and tutorials
http://avnet.me/buy-minized

TE HTU21D Digital Humidity and Temperature Sensor Peripheral Module: DPP301Z000
☔ Sense the world around you digitally with this versatile environmental sensor with built-in capability for both humidity and temperature. This small Peripheral Module is a great add-on for our MiniZed development board which enables system designers to easily compute the local dew point from relative humidity and temperature measurements from this sensor.
http://avnet.me/HTU21D

Additional copy:
Technical Training Courses
🏫 Avnet has developed free training that provides everything you need to get started on your first MiniZed project.
http://avnet.me/E14_ZedBoard_Training

More Information
📖 Learn more about FPGA-based SoCs and their exciting applications can be found on our upcoming Live and On-Demand webinars found on the Summer of FPGAs series from our Element14 technical community:
http://avnet.me/summer-of-fpga

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Keryk

Kevin Keryk

Technical Marketing Manager, Avnet
Kevin Keryk is a computer engineer by degree, a technical marketing manager by day, and embedded software programming addict from an impressionable age which has turned into a mostly healthy fascination with FPGAs, Programmable Logic, and other hardware craft over the past 10 years... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

1:45pm PDT

IOTW: Wireless Low Power Sensor System Design and Application
In this session, a wireless low power sensor system development and application will be covered from the sensor level to the system level. The wireless low power vibration sensors and temperature sensors uses BLE 5.0. The gateway uses Node-RED as the dashboard for live data review and analysis.

Speakers
avatar for David Zhang

David Zhang

CTO, Broadsens Corporation
Dr. David C. Zhang’s expertise is on industrial IOT applications, wireless low power sensor design, ultrasonic system development and applications. He developed many innovative techniques such as low-power multiple-channel systems for machine condition monitoring and structural... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

1:45pm PDT

MEMS: Miniature Spectrometers - A Revolution in Sensing
The past five years has seen a revolution in miniature spectrometers capable of analyzing light in the UV-visible-NIR range thanks to the integration of MEMS and quantum optical technologies.  These new spectrometer systems unlock improved performance in a broad range of new applications including systems monitoring health, agriculture, lighting, color, and displays.  This presentation will present several new systems and approaches that have been developed and discuss new application areas unlocked by these technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Ioannis Kymissis

Ioannis Kymissis

Kenneth Brayer Professor, Columbia University, Department of Electrical Engineering
Ioannis (John) Kymissis is a co-founder and CTO of Chromation; he is also the Kenneth Brayer Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.  He graduated with his SB, M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. His M.Eng. thesis was performed as a co-op at the IBM TJ Watson... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

1:45pm PDT

SBC: Rugged & Reliable Contactless Magnetic Proximity Sensing in Smart Building Applications
As our world gets ever more connected, magnetic proximity sensors underpin countless IoT applications we otherwise take for granted. They are integrated into systems securing our homes, automating warehouse freight handling, monitoring drop-off points, and more, oftentimes without us even realizing they are there. Designed to handle extreme environmental conditions that would hamper other sensing technologies while consuming little or no power, magnetic proximity sensors are the workhorses of many smart applications in our everyday world. And they’re just getting started. Learn about applications and the trends that are guiding the continued and growing adoption of magnetic sensors as a competitive solution for both today and tomorrow’s smart city applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tanios BouRamia

Tanios BouRamia

Global Project Manager, C&K Switches
Tanios BouRamia, one of C&K’s Global Product Managers and the Portfolio Management Team Leader for the Americas, has over a decade of industry experience with sensors and switches, particularly magnetics. Tanios earned his M.B.A. in Strategic Design at Philadelphia University’s... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

2:00pm PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid): Sensors for energy efficient IoT applications
IoT is enabling social change and empowering people. Sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, communication modules, and security components underpin every IoT device. In this session, Infineon’s Sr. Director Kim Lee will discuss how sensors are enabling new IoT applications and use cases—from smart things, to smart home and building, and smart factories—in today’s environment and how the company is making IoT a reality.

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lee

Kim Lee

Senior Director of Systems Applications Engineering, Sensors, Solutions and IoT, Infineon, Technologies Americas
Kim Lee is Senior Director of Systems Applications Engineering for Sensors, Solutions and IoT at Infineon Technologies Americas. He is responsible for a team of software, hardware, and algorithm engineers working on IoT and sensor solutions using the company’s product-to-solution... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:10pm PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): New Generation Piezoelectric Materials ; The Age of TexCerTM
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Seyit Ural

Dr. Seyit Ural

Business Development Manager, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
Dr Seyit Ural is a veteran in the Piezo Ceramics industry and academic who has spent years in the development and the characterization of High Power Piezoelectrics. He authored many journal manuscripts on a wide variety of topics, such as Piezoelectric devices used for miniaturized... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:25pm PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DePaolantonio

Anthony DePaolantonio

Associate Manager, Test Engineering, Tesla


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:25pm - 2:35pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:30pm PDT

EMB: Accelerating Sensor System Development with Reference Designs and Open Source Software
This tutorial will analyze the design and subsequent improvements made to an optical liquid analysis platform, focusing on the benefits of using standard hardware and open-source software frameworks to accelerate all phases of system design, from proof of concept to production. Application of these frameworks to other sensor technologies such as temperature, angular rate, acceleration, and general-purpose analog input / output, will also be presented and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Thoren

Mark Thoren

System Design Engineer, Analog Devices
Mark Thoren joined Analog Devices (Linear Technology at the time) in 2001 as an applications engineer supporting precision data converters. He's since held various roles in mixed-signal applications including evaluation systems, training, technical publications, and customer support... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom D (DG)

2:30pm PDT

IOTW: How to Simplify Chip-to-Cloud Security for Sensors
This presentation is a practical guide to implementing seamless, scalable security for connected devices.

Sensors and other IoT devices are inevitably exposed to risk when connected to the internet. From the chips inside them to the cloud servers, Internet or on-premise applications they connect with, there are now proven components, tools and methodologies to mitigate risks across the supply chain and eliminate the need for expert cryptographic knowledge while doing so.

The presentation will cover secure provisioning, onboarding, and lifetime management of IoT devices, including how to securely implement firmware updates over-the-air. It will show how the processes can be set up in minutes, rather than days or weeks, even where tens of thousand of devices are involved. It will also demonstrate how it’s possible to cut the cost and complexity of IoT edge-to-cloud connectivity, and how to introduce best practices for secure management of your IoT networks.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Jones

Chris Jones

IoT Security Specialist, Crypto Quantique
Chris Jones is Crypto Quantique’s IoT Security Specialist. Following a 28-year career in project management and field applications engineering, Chris spent two years as a Senior Application Engineer at Secure ThingZ, Inc, in Cambridge, UK, working in IoT security. He joined Crypto... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)

2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

SBC: Smart Home Usability and Implementation Challenges
A connected home use case will be presented by discussing the complexity, integration challenges and usability.

Speakers
avatar for Neomar Giacomini

Neomar Giacomini

Engineering Manager, Whirlpool
Neomar is an accomplished inventor, developer and technology aficionado who has been in Electronics for more than 20 years developing hardware, firmware, sensors and user interfaces. Neomar has filed more than 40 patents and in his current position, he has been leading a team focused... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

2:35pm PDT

Giveaway: Sensors Postcard - Apple TV 4k
Speakers
avatar for Charlene Soucy

Charlene Soucy

Senior Director, Sensors & Electronics, Fierce Electronics
Charlene Soucy is the Senior Director for the Questex Sensors Group. She oversees the Sensors Expo & Conference and related Fierce Electronics events. Charlene is the proud dog mom of Braxton Eisenhower, a wheaten terrier mix, and enjoys spending her time traveling, reading, and trying... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:35pm - 2:45pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

2:45pm PDT

Main Stage Show Floor Session (Hybrid): TDK Invensense Industrial Modules
TDK Invensense has designed and released an industrial portfolio of motion sensors. This SmartIndustrial® sensor family, is capable of handling the most stringent requirements coming from customers in need of the highest performance. For this presentation, we will focus on industrial modules capable of achieving best in class bias instability, some of the lowest ARW, and patented features such as fault tolerance & time stamping. These specifications are key to customers developing, autonomous devices and GNSS units.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Zanella

Stefano Zanella

VP of Product Marketing – Head of the Automotive and Industrial Businesses, Invensense, A TDK Company


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Live News Desk Interview (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Willard Tu

Willard Tu

Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Willard Tu is a Senior Director at Xilinx, where he leads global business development, product planning, and marketing strategies for the company’s automotive business. Tu has spent over two decades at the axis of the semiconductor, automotive and computing industries. He was previously... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:15pm PDT

MEMS: How to select an IMU for Extreme, Challenging Conditions
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are used for a variety of applications in everyday life. Some of the common applications are in cell phones, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, robots, drones, etc. IMUs are also used in harsh environments like oil exploration, shock tests during gunfire, munition launching and flight, etc. These IMUs face uncertain and extremely varying environments such as shock and vibration. These shocks and vibrations result in false output and degrade an IMU’s accuracy and robustness. There are several key parameters of an IMU that are analyzed while selecting it for a specific application. This presentation will focus on the parameters required for the extreme conditions and how to mitigate the impact of such conditions on IMUs during their use through techniques such as sensor fusion using Kalman filtering.

Speakers
avatar for Tehmoor Dar, Ph.D.

Tehmoor Dar, Ph.D.

Thales, Principal System Engineer Motion Tracking Systems
Dr. Tehmoor Dar received the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was with Freescale/NXP Semiconductor Inc. from 2010 to 2019 as a Principal System Engineer working on the design, test, and modeling... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A (AE)

3:15pm PDT

SBC: Autonomous Traffic Management - A path to safer, smarter, and sustainable cities
Speakers
avatar for Vaibhav Ghadiok

Vaibhav Ghadiok

Co-Founder & Vice President of Engineering, Hayden AI
Vaibhav Ghadiok is an engineering leader with a track record of productizing robotics technology. He has over a decade of experience in sensing, perception, state estimation (localization/mapping/navigation), and control of autonomous UAVs and mobile robots. Currently, he is the VP... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C (CG)

3:30pm PDT

Theater Session: Ohmni Labs
Thursday September 23, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Converge Main Stage

3:45pm PDT

 
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