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Tuesday, September 21
 

8:00am PDT

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

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
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 - 9:45AM
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.

9:45AM - 10:05AM
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.

10:05AM - 10:25AM
Speaker: Mahmoud Saadat, CEO, Zadar Labs

10:25AM - 10:40AM: Break

10:40AM - 11:00AM
TBD

11:00AM - 11:20AM
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.

11:20AM - 11:40AM
TBD

11:40AM - 12:00PM
Speaker: Luca Verre, CEO and Co-Founder, Prophesee
Title: Revealing the invisible to machines with neuromorphic vision systems: Technology and applications overview.
Description: Neuromorphic Event-Based vision is a new paradigm in imaging, inspired by human biology. It dramatically improves machines’ ability to sense their environments and make intelligent decisions about what they see. Like human vision, Prophesee’s technology dynamically senses only the most relevant events in a scene, allowing much lower power consumption, latency and data processing, compared to traditional frame-based systems.
Discover how a new bio-inspired Machine Vision category is transforming Industry 4.0, Consumer and Automotive markets.

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
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Boyd Fowler

Chief Technology Officer, OmniVision Technologies
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 →
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Alberto Stochino

CEO and Founder, Perceptive
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 Luca Verre

Luca Verre

CEO & Co-Founder, Prophesee
Luca Verre holds a double first-class MSc in Physics, Electronic and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD. Luca has extensive international management experience and a background in the automotive and electronics industries. His... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Symposium 1

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-9:45am
Speaker: Talha Karwa, Energy Harvesting Engineer, Xidas
Title: Extending wireless IoT sensor life to 10+ years without battery replacements – Predictive Maintenance Use-case
Description: As the demand for data analytics about the physical world grows every year, more companies are integrating wireless IoT sensors to monitor activities of machines and the environment around them. However, the main concern with wireless sensors remains the battery lifetime and cost of replacement. Wireless sensor manufacturers often promote 5+ years of battery life, but with the caveat of a few measurements a day, resulting in missed data, particularly for predictive monitoring applications. This talk will discuss the exciting convergence of a suite of energy harvesting solutions that combine a vibrational energy harvester, Power Management IC (PMIC), energy storage, and wireless IoT interface to enable the reality of extending battery replacements to 10+ years. Whether the sensor uses LoRa or WiFi wireless communication standard, Xidas is leveraging energy harvesting from machine vibrations to demonstrate how intelligent autonomous sensors can considerably improve IoT wireless sensor node power budgets while still having high-rate monitoring for use in an industrial setting.

9:50am-10:30am
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-11:15am
Speaker: Geoffrey Gosset, CEO & Founder, 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
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
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 Talha Karwa

Talha Karwa

Energy Harvesting Engineer, Xidas, Inc.
Since joining the Xidas team in February 2020 as an electrical engineer, I have had the privilege of expanding my knowledge and skill sets. I have assisted in several company projects, including testing of the micro-relay, micro-fluidics simulations, and most recently, working on... Read More →
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 Geoffroy Gosset

Geoffroy Gosset

CEO & Co-Founder, e-peas
Geoffroy Gosset is a CEO at e-peas. He received the Industrial Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Metiers (ECAM), Belgium, in 2005, after pursuing his Master thesis research at Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, Poland and the M.Sc. degree in electromechanical engineering... 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
Symposium 3

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

Host
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Editor, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Branham

Brandon Branham

Assistant City Manager/CTO, City of Peachtree Corners
Brandon Branham, chief technology officer (CTO) and assistant city manager, leads the City of Peachtree Corners’ groundbreaking smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) programs. Overseeing one of the first real-world smart city ecosystems deployed in the United States, he is bringing... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Symposium 5

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Embedded Everywhere: Designing Better Systems, Faster
This full-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?

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.

Speaker: Jeffrey Hancock, Senior Product Manager, Mentor Graphics
Title: Power Management in Embedded Systems
Description: The importance of power management in today's embedded designs has been steadily growing as an increasing number of battery-powered devices are developed. Often power optimizations are left to the very end of the project cycle, almost as an afterthought. This session will discuss design considerations that should be made when starting a new power-sensitive embedded design. This includes choosing the hardware with desired capabilities, defining a hardware architecture that will allow the software to dynamically control power consumption, defining appropriate power usage profiles, making the appropriate choice of an operating system and drivers, choosing measurable power goals, and providing these goals to the software development team to track throughout the development process.

Host
avatar for Rob Oshana

Rob Oshana

VP Software Engineering Research & Development, Edge Processing Business Line, NXP
Rob Oshana is Vice President of Software R&D for the Edge Processing business line at NXP.   He serves on multiple industry advisory boards and is a recognized international speaker.  He has published numerous books and articles on software  engineering and embedded systems... Read More →

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 →
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Jeffrey Hancock

Senior Product Manager, Mentor Graphics


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Symposium 2

9:05am PDT

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

Matt Hamblen

Editor, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Håvard Grip

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 9:05am - 9:20am PDT
Virtual

9:20am PDT

Partner Keynote (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:20am - 9:35am PDT
Virtual

9:35am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:35am - 9:50am PDT
Virtual

9:50am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:50am - 10:05am PDT
Virtual

10:05am PDT

Panel Discussion (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:05am - 10:50am PDT
Virtual

11:00am PDT

Keynote (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Virtual

11:20am PDT

Partner Keynote (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:20am - 11:35am PDT
Virtual

11:35am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:35am - 11:50am PDT
Virtual

11:50am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:50am - 12:05pm PDT
Virtual

12:00pm PDT

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

12:05pm PDT

Panel Discussion (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:05pm - 12:50pm 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

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Site Director, 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 - 1:20pm PDT
Virtual

1:00pm PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Autonomous Technologies: Twists and Turns in the Road Ahead
1:05PM - 1:30PM
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.

1:30PM - 2:00PM
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.

2:00PM - 2:30PM
Speaker:
Title: Functional Safety for Autonomous Vehicles Meets Cyber Security
Description: The session starts with basic and specific requirements for FS in view of new sensing technologies and moves forward to Road vehicles — Cybersecurity engineering — for the particular elements. Limitation of sensor systems will also be presented.

2:30PM - 2:45PM
Networking Break

2:45PM - 3:15PM
Speaker: 
Dan Andrus, VP of Business Development, Xylon
Title: 
Gobs of Data: How to Capture it and What to do with it

3:15PM - 3:55PM
Moderator: 
Willard Tu, Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Title: Panel Discussion

3:55PM - 4:00PM
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 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 →
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Amit Mehta

Head of Innovation, Koito/North American Lighting
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 →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

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?

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Symposium 6

1:00pm PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium: Shape Shifters: How Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabrics are Transforming Sensors and Electronics Technologies
The rise of sensors and electronics that conform to soft and complex surfaces has grown exponentially, accelerated by new applications for the Internet of Things, wearables, and medical devices. Fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or printed and woven into fabrics, these technologies offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, weight savings, and lower profiles—opening up opportunities to apply sensors and electronics in novel ways not achievable in the past. In this symposium we will explore the recent innovations in this area, exciting new product introductions, and real-world applications.

Speaker: Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems
Title: Wearable Devices – Sensors and Wireless Communication
Description: 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.

Speaker: Stan Farnsworth, Chief Marketing Officer, NovaCentrix, and Chair, Organic Electronic Association Board of Directors
Title: How Converging Technologies Are Supporting Sensor Solutions: Discussion and OE-A Roadmap for Printed Electronics
Description: 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.

Host
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 →

Speakers
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Stan Farnsworth

Chief Marketing Officer/Chair, NovaCentrix/Organic Electronic Association Board of Directors


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Symposium 4

1:20pm PDT

Partner Keynote (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:20pm - 1:35pm PDT
Virtual

1:35pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:35pm - 1:50pm PDT
Virtual

1:50pm PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:50pm - 2:05pm PDT
Virtual

2:05pm PDT

Panel Discussion (Virtual)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:05pm - 2:50pm PDT
Virtual

4:00pm PDT

VIP Reception
Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
 
Wednesday, September 22
 

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

Opening Keynote (Hybrid)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT

9:30am PDT

WISE: Women in Sensors & Electronics Panel (Hybrid)
Host
avatar for Meeta Roy

Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive

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

10:00am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:15am PDT

10:00am PDT

ENGY: 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, Millibat
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

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 Harder

Scott Harder

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Kaman Precision Products
Scott Harder specializes in modeling and simulation of complex systems and dynamics and control of distributed systems. Prior to joining Kaman in 2016, Scott was an instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado. Scott earned his... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

INT: Chip-Scale Inference - The Next Frontier in Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is a catch-phrase for a now dizzying array of technologies and methods that have provided benefits that range from more efficient business operations to safer vehicles to walking bipedal robots. We will be discussing the next frontier in artificial intelligence that enables “inference” (extraction of meaning) without the burden of large power-hungry computing resources or access to the cloud. The enabling technology is clever architecture of special-purpose low-power microcontrollers designed for real-time execution of matrix operations required for neural network processing.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Dobaj

Anthony Dobaj

Founder & CEO, Augmented Sense Tech
A self-described geek, entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, project manager, STEM advocate, technology wonk and outdoor enthusiast, Tony Dobaj has been developing electromechanical gadgets for around 35 years for such companies as Boeing, Nokia and IDEXX to name a few. He holds a BSEE... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

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 Sourav Sen

Sourav Sen

SMTS, Applications - Battery Power Solutions, Maxim Integrated
Sourav has been in the analog power semiconductor industry for more than 8 years. In his current role as Senior Applications lead with Maxim Integrated, Sourav is defining the next generation power supply solutions for medical wearables, hearing aids and medical AR. He received his... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

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

10:15am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:15am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

10:45am PDT

ENGY: Building a Direct-to-Cloud Sensor Network for Energy Management
As the world’s largest users of energy, industrial pumps are an exciting potential target for sensors and machine learning. This session covers the different suitable technologies for getting useful pump information to the cloud and analyzing it for better decisions for applications such as energy management and predictive maintenance. An implemented use case of 'Smart Pumps' will be described that includes network choices (WiFi, LoRaWAN, Cellular), Cloud environments and Analytics/ML tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michael McClurg

Michael McClurg

Founder & CEO, Abilioty
Mike McClurg is the founder and CEO of abilioty, an IIoT startup developing solutions to connect existing sensors to the cloud and data analytics environments. He is also Chief Marketing Officer for Load Controls, the leading provider of power sensors and controls to the fluid... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT

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
CN

Christoph Nick

Head of Advanced Development, Heraeus
VP

Viren Pathare

Vice President, Heraeus


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT

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

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

11:00am PDT

11:20am PDT

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

11:30am PDT

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

11:30am PDT

MED: The Rise of Telemedicine
Telemedicine technology is often thought of as video appointments allowing patients to speak to their doctors and physicians virtually from the comfort of their home. However, with the support of telemedicine sensors, remote patient monitoring technologies are advancing to become more robust to include multiple platforms in which patients can be monitored by healthcare professionals in real-time. In this presentation, learn about new telemedicine technologies and the telemedicine sensors that enable them.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

Senior Manager of Business Development, Sensors, TE Connectivity
Bill has 20+ years of experience including product & portfolio management, engineering, design and development, and project management within the manufacturing industry. Currently, Bill is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Medical Sensors at TE Connectivity (TE). While... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:40am PDT

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

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

12:20pm PDT

12:40pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

INT: Single LWIR Thermal Imaging Sensor-Based AEB - A Lifesaver
Key safety features AEB and FCW have proven to be effective in certain scenarios, but fall short with pedestrian detection, low visibility conditions and high driving speeds. ADASKY’s thermal camera “Viper” can detect and classify people even when most of their bodies are hidden behind large object in low visibility conditions. With ADASKY’s recently developed Time-to-Collision (TTC) algorithm, Viper can alert drivers of pending dangers from a significant distance - with one single sensor.

Speakers
avatar for Yonatan Dishon

Yonatan Dishon

Algorithms Group Manager, ADASKY
Yonatan Dishon has been with ADASKY since it was founded in 2015. He started as an algorithm developer incomputer vision and machine learning, the team he now leads as Algorithms Group Manager.Prior to joining ADASKY, Yonatan completed his M.Sc in Computer Vision and Machine Learning... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

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

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

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

1:20pm PDT

1:40pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

INT: Importance of Sensing Technology in AR/VR/MR
Abstract for Technical or Tutorial or technical workshop:  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

2:00pm PDT

2:20pm PDT

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

2:30pm PDT

2:30pm 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 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

2:40pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

IIOT: IoT for the Multifamily Industry: Streamlining Efficiencies and Reducing Capital Cost
Quext IoT has developed a smarter living solution, with the help of Amazon Web Services and Klika Tech. Creating the first custom LoRaWAN thermostat hub in the industry, it has successfully reduced the required in-unit hardware by one-third. Operators can also realize streamlined efficiencies with remote control of unit temperature status and lock credentialing.

Speakers
avatar for Tray Johnson

Tray Johnson

VP of Innovation, Quext
Since 2018, Tray Johnson has been a noteworthy leader in the multifamily space. He is responsible for the development of the Quext IoT solution, creating the first custom LoRaWAN thermostat hub in the industry that reduces required in-unit hardware by one-third. He graduated Summa... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

3:20pm PDT

3:40pm PDT

3:45pm PDT

Outdoor Reception
Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:45pm - 6:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

 
Thursday, September 23
 

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Thursday September 23, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

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

Christian Bauer, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist & Theory Group Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Physics Division
Christian Bauer received his undergraduate education in Karlsruhe, Germany, and his PhD from the University of Toronto under Michael Luke. After graduating in 2000, he took a postdoc position at UC San Diego. In 2003 he moved to Caltech as a McCone senior research fellow and joined... Read More →


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

9:30am PDT

Best of Sensors Awards (Hybrid)
Thursday September 23, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:15am PDT

10:00am PDT

COV: Infrared Device Helps Monitor COVID-19 Patients’ Breathing Therapy
In the talk we elaborate on the development of our latest product, InSee, an auxiliary device that can be attached to an incentive spirometer. Incentive spirometers are medical devices that are used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs by measuring the patients’ air volume as they inhale and exhale into the device. InSee can remind patients to use the spirometer, monitor how often they use it, and record how well they perform. We discuss the challenges, involving our first prototype, testing, and FDA approval process during the pandemic. We conclude the talk by lessons learned and our next steps as we move forward.

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

IIOT: 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. These industrial sensors help predict machine failures, increase productivity, lower maintenance costs, and improve worker safety. In this presentation, learn how sensors are enabling condition monitoring practices with real world use cases and the value of recognizing sensors as key components of condition monitoring applications.

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

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, Vindiuino
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

10:00am PDT

STNDS: From Secure Battery-less Sensor Tags to High Speed Location Beacons to Covid-19 Exposure Notification - One Standard to Bind Them All
In this talk Jim Katsandres from the Bluetooth SIG will speak on the key Bluetooth® low power technology advancements fueling its rapid adoption in wireless sensor devices.  This talk will cover wireless sensor technology that spans energy harvesting (battery less) sensor tags to real time location tracking beacons to uses for the safe return-to-work by reducing the spread of Covid-19 using exposure notification, contact tracing, social distancing and process monitoring.

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

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

10:15am PDT

Tech Talk (Virtual)
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:15am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

10:45am PDT

COV: Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Using Philips Biosensor BX100 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 BX100 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

CEO, 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 →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT

10:45am PDT

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
avatar for Gus Molina

Gus Molina

Solutions Architect, Advantech


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am PDT

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

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

11:00am PDT

11:20am PDT

11:30am 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 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am 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 →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

IOTW: Electromagnetic Interference with Pyroelectric Sensors
Pyroelectric sensors consist of a strongly polarized material to detect the slightest movement of persons. Unfortunately, they are susceptible to electromagnetic interference, which must be considered when designing compact devices with close-by antennas. I will discuss which fundamental design parameters must be considered, why sensors may pass standardized EMV tests but fail in the application and how the right choice of a sensor variant may solve an already existing issue without the need of any re-designs.

Speakers
avatar for Prometeusz Jasinski

Prometeusz Jasinski

Applications Engineer, 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 →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

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 13C 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

11:40am PDT

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

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

12:20pm PDT

12:40pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

EMB: TBD
Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

IOTW: 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 →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

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. The city’s Assistant City Manager/Chief Technology Officer, Brandon Branham, will share exclusive insight into designing and building a true smart city and the “city street of the future."

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Branham

Brandon Branham

Assistant City Manager/CTO, City of Peachtree Corners
Brandon Branham, chief technology officer (CTO) and assistant city manager, leads the City of Peachtree Corners’ groundbreaking smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) programs. Overseeing one of the first real-world smart city ecosystems deployed in the United States, he is bringing... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

1:20pm PDT

1:20pm PDT

1:40pm PDT

1:40pm PDT

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



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

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

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

1:45pm PDT

SBC: Integrated Radar Based Traffic Solution
A technical overview of a complete traffic monitoring solution based on radar will be described.  The technical operation and configuration of the radar will be explained as well as the network and cloud based dashboard.  A vehicle traffic monitor example will be explained with extensions to people traffic for COVID prevention discussed.

Thursday September 23, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT

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2:30pm PDT

EMB: Selecting an Embedded Operating System
Most modern embedded systems employ an operating system [OS] of some kind, which necessitates some critical design decisions. Should you obtain a commercially available OS, choose one of the "free" offerings, or develop one in-house? If the acquisition of a commercial OS is planned, how do you make the selection? This session reviews all facets of the make vs. buy and OS selection decisions - both technical and commercial - for an OS on an embedded design.

Speakers
JH

Jeffrey Hancock

Senior Product Manager, Mentor Graphics


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

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 Shahram Mossayebi

Shahram Mossayebi

CEO & Co-Founder, Crypto Quantique
Before founding Crypto Quantique, Shahram worked as a self-employed cybersecurity consultant and as a security solutions architect at CyNation, a risk management company. Of his current role, he says, “After years working in the cybersecurity industry, I have seen how companies... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

MEMS: TBD
Speakers
PC

Paul Carey, PhD

Director, MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), Semi


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm 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

2:40pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

EMB: TBD
Thursday September 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

IOTW: Monitoring IoT Devices at Scale OR 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 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

3:20pm PDT

3:40pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

 
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