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Thursday, June 29

10:00am PDT

MD1: Ultrafast, Highly Sensitive Printed Moisture Sensors for High-Speed Sensing Applications

An ultra-fast, printed moisture sensor, with high moisture sensitivity, will be presented. These carbon-based, resistive-type sensors have almost instantaneous response to humidity fluctuation, with a response time of less than 10 milliseconds. The sensors are very sensitive to moisture, and are able to detect a moisture at a trace level of < 100 ppm. The sensors can operate at ultra-low power (<30 pW), have a flexible form factor, can be printed on any surface, and can be integrated with many existing devices. In addition, these derivative sensors can be integrated with slow, but accurate, moisture sensors, to achieve both ultra-high speed and accuracy in a single sensor system.  Discussion on pPotential areas of applications such as s of these sensors such as monitoring inert, dry gas lines, glove boxes, lab process monitoring, breath monitoring, and speech recognition, etc. which that isthat are not possible with existing, commercial slower responding moisture sensors, will be discussed.

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Vijaya Kayastha

Lead Engineer, Brewer Science
Vijaya Kayastha is a Device Development Engineer, Team Leader at Brewer Science. He joined Brewer Science in 2008, and is currently leading sensor research and development effort at Brewer Science. Dr. Kayastha earned a Ph. D. in Engineering Physics from Michigan Technological University... Read More →

Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Meeting Room 211D

11:00am PDT

MD2: Lessons from the Design, Development and Test of a Signal Conditioned Ultra Low Pressure Sensor

Sensors and ASIC’s can each be optimized individually for performance, but to achieve the best overall system performance all factors, including the wafer fab processing, MEMS and package design, and test algorithm must be considered. This session will discuss the design and manufacturing of an ultra-low, ultra-stable pressure sensor and its tradeoffs, the ASIC and its polynomial digital correction algorithm and overall tailored test methodology.  Measured data for both pressure and flow applications will be shared, showcasing the ease of tailored calibration for very demanding applications in industrial (HVAC) and medical (CPAP, ventilators).

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Gertjan Van Sprakelaar

Design Engineering Manager, Silicon Microstructures Inc.
Gertjan "Sparky" Van Sprakelaar holds a MSEE from the Delft University of Technology. He started his MEMS design career in 1992 at Foxboro/ICT followed by NovaSensor. From 2000 till 2016 he was Analog/Mixed signal design engineer at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, developing... Read More →

Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Meeting Room 211D

1:30pm PDT

MD3: A Sensor Ecosystem For Indoor Air Quality

Humans spend an overwhelming majority of time indoors, but not until very recently has the case for indoor air quality monitoring been recognized as just as important for health as outdoor pollution. This presentation demonstrates the necessity for monitoring IAQ levels in homes, offices, schools and other buildings that humans inhabit frequently. It details the ecosystem of sensors required for an intelligent IAQ monitoring system. It describes the differing sensor types and technologies required to meet the users expectations for a system that can undertake preventative action when quality levels diminish. It describes the roles of various sensor types, for example MOX gas sensors for VOCs, PM2.5 for airborne particulates, NDIR for CO2, CO and Temperature + Humidity. It shows the interaction and algorithms required to control such a system and demonstrates the need for integration and collaboration of these sensor types and technologies.

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Paul Wilson

Senior Product Marketing Manager, ams AG
Paul Wilson joined Cambridge CMOS Sensors in December 2013, which was acquired by ams in June 2016.  He has over 20 years' international experience in marketing, product management, applications and development gained at Cambridge Silicon Radio, Wolfson Microelectronics, Freescale... Read More →

Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Meeting Room 211D

2:30pm PDT

MD4: How Harsh/Critical Environments Are Driving Sensor Innovation

Miniaturization, mobility and combined technologies make environments using sensors extremely challenging, but its opened new worlds, enabling us to sense things in places never before obtainable. Learn what these advancements mean for future systems.

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Karmjit Sidhu

Global Director Sensor Business Development, TE Connectivity
Karmjit Sidhu is Senior Director, Business Development, Sensor Solutions, TE Connectivity where he works with customers across industries to address the most challenging engineering requirements. He also focuses his efforts on the conceptual design of new products. Prior to co-founding... Read More →

Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Meeting Room 211D