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Wednesday, June 28


EH1: Remote and Inaccessible Wireless Sensor Strategy to Achieve IoT Long Life Battery Goals

While most IoT attention is focused on high-volume markets served by standards-based solutions, many large market niches exist for where it is crucial to support wireless sensor units which have batteries that are difficult to replace based on how the product is used or physically located e.g., units that are underground or hard-to-reach atop utility poles or buildings. These sensors must operate over extended periods without battery replacement.  This session will examine the special needs of wireless applications using coin cell and energy harvesting powered devices.


Herman Morales

Business Development Manager, Microsemi Corporation
Herman Morales is a Technical Business Development Manager for Micosemi Corporation™s Ultra Low-Power Medical Products. He has been with Microsemi for the past 4 years in various technical and business development functions ranging from Ultra Low-Power Transceivers to Wi-Fi Front-End... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom H


EH2: Battery-Free Wireless Embedded Strain Sensing - Technology Advancements and Application Examples

The session will explain RFID battery-free RFID sensing and related technologies such as long-life battery assisted RFID sensing and RFID battery assisted data logging sensing. Discover the recent technology advancements that allow for very small strain signals to be read by a small battery-free sensor. Attendees will explore technology strengths and weaknesses relative to different "breakthrough." Real-life examples of battery-free wireless sensor applications will be described.

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Scott Dalgleish

CEO, Phase IV Engineering
Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering.  Phase IV is a recognized leader in battery-free RFID wireless sensors, battery-powered wireless sensors, wireless data loggers, and custom-engineered wireless sensors. Scott has been with Phase IV for 9 years and was the COO at... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom H


EH3: Zero Pin Sensors - The Path to Self-Powered Sensor Nodes

A self-powered system affords the user tremendous freedom when commissioning a new wireless sensor network.  Without the concern for periodic maintenance, sensors can be placed in areas which are impractical or unaffordable to access, opening the door to a new world of sensor system development.  Maintenance costs can also be virtually eliminated with extended lifetime sensors.  In body worn applications, self-powered sensors eliminate the need for battery maintenance thus increasing the user satisfaction with the product.  Attendees will review methods to significantly reduce the power consumption of a wireless sensor node, in some cases by an order of magnitude or more.

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Michelle Farrington

Director, Energy Harvesting Platform Development, Analog Devices
Michelle Farrington is responsible for the Energy Harvesting strategy at Analog Devices, focusing on providing system level power solutions for IoT sensors.  Prior to her work in Energy Harvesting, Michelle held various roles in manufacturing as well as new product and technology... Read More →
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Paul Perrault

Staff Field Applications Engineer, Analog Devices Inc.
Paul Perrault is a Staff Field Applications Engineer based in Calgary, Canada. Since joining ADI in 2002, Paul has supported applications in consumer, industrial, health care, and instrumentation markets.  He holds a B. Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and an M. Sc... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom H


EH4: Overcoming Battery Life: The Next Generation of Sensors

Among the most pressing challenges toward realizing the full potential of the global IoT is the question of power for the billions of battery-operated sensors that will make up these new connected environments. Inherent constraints in current power-supplying technologies raise concerns not only for battery cost and performance life, but also for the unavoidable invasions of physical infrastructure that are typically required to maintain battery-powered sensors in residential and M2M applications. Low-power capability may be the biggest barrier to the full instrumentation of the physical world, but new techniques for power generation and management are evolving, as are energy harvesting technologies, which may offer the most promising solution to the IoT power conundrum. Sensors that can intelligently store energy, regenerate themselves after dissipation, and expend only the minimum power required per operating instance, represent the vanguard of next-generation sensor designs.

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Mariusz Malkowski

Technical Services and Business Development Director, Sigma Designs
Mariusz Malkowski has nearly 20 years in the Smart home IoT space. He has been Business Development and Technical Services Manager for the Z-Wave division of Sigma Designs for over 10 years. Prior to joining Sigma Designs on their acquisition of Zensys, Mr. Malkowski held various... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom H


EH5: Wireless Power, Energy Harvesting, Power Management Solutions for Sensors and IoT

Devices can be utilized in areas that previously could not accept sensors due to wired connections or loss of power. Join in discussing the advancements in wireless power energy harvesting, Lifetime Battery Solutions and power management solutions as it relates to sensors and devices.

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Charles Greene

Powercast Corporation, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Charles Greene is the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over sixteen years of experience in the Radio... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom H