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Tuesday, October 16

10:10am CDT

ST1: Enhancing Reliability Sensors and Electronics Components in Various Environments
This session presents the development of a relatively new high temperature vapor phase polymeric material, Parylene HT, which offers solutions to many existing and future protective, packaging and reliability issues for various types of sensors and related electronics at micro and nano scale. The high-level protection is due to Parylene HT’s unique optical, electrical and mechanical properties, chemical inertness and long-term thermal stability up to 350oC for long-term and 450oC for short-term.

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Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Vice President of Technology, Specialty Coating Systems
Dr. Rakesh Kumar is currently the Vice President of Technology for Specialty Coating Systems, Inc., where he leads the R&D group and manages Parylene R&D activities worldwide. He has more than 28 years of extensive experience in polymeric materials and their applications in the medical... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 1

11:10am CDT

ST2: Powering Miniature Sensors
With ability not only to detect but also synthesize and process data, sensors have transformed electronic equipment with new intelligence. However, to make this possible, sensors have also become miniaturized stressing power supply architecture and thermal dissipation. How can users power these tiny sensors reliably without overheating? This session discusses miniature sensor examples including optical sensors and motor encoders in industrial, WiFi sensors in consumer, bedside monitors in medical with an emphasis on how to tackle power management and energy efficiency.

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Anthony Huynh

Principal MTS, Applications Engineering, Maxim Integrated
Anthony T. Huynh (a.k.a. Thong Anthony Huynh) is a Principal Member of Technical Staff (MTS), Applications Engineering at Maxim Integrated. He has 20+ years designing/defining isolated/non-isolated switching power supplies and power management products. At Maxim, he has defined 100... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 1

2:00pm CDT

ST4: Powered to Passive IoT Sensors
As the IoT industry continues to expand, the growth of low cost passive IoT sensors is being hampered by the technical challenge of powering the devices from a distance. With solutions based on the ability to coherently combine energizing signals, hence get more energy to the devices starting to reach the market, is this issue finally resolved and can the growth of passive IoT devices finally start to develop as predicted?

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Vytas Kezys

CTO, Teslonix Inc.
Vytas Kezys is a seasoned technical strategist and a recognized leader in mobile wireless. His career focuses on leveraging a broad technical background and concept-to-product experience to develop leading wireless solutions. He pioneered work in array signal processing including... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Theater 1

3:00pm CDT

ST5: Commercialization Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabric Sensors: Opportunities for IoT and Wearables
This session provides an introduction and overview of printed, flexible, stretchable and functional fabric sensors and sensor-based systems and their associated electronics, the applications that they are currently enabling as well as their future application opportunities. Examples from current suppliers as well as highlights from leading international research organizations will be addressed. Concluding the presentation is the barriers to the successful commercialization, critical success factors and recommended strategies for monetization opportunities of these technologies. 

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Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates, a Naples Florida -based strategic marketing consulting firm, which he founded in 1982. His background includes over 40 years in high frequency analog circuit design engineering, application engineering, project management, product... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Theater 1

4:00pm CDT

ST3: The Future of Automation: Taking LiDAR Sensors from R&D to Mass-Adoption
LiDAR sensors have gained recognition for their use in self-driving cars, but is the technology ready for mass-adoption across industries? This session discusses the current state of LiDAR technology, and explain the difference between mechanical and solid-state LiDAR sensors. It then enumerates key considerations for adoption of LiDAR sensors in industrial, automotive, and smart city settings, and assess the benefits and challenges of using mechanical and solid-state LiDAR sensor for each use case.

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Louay Eldada

CEO & Co-Founder, Quanergy Systems Inc.
Louay Eldada is CEO and co-founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quanergy is his fourth start-up. Dr. Eldada is a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Theater 3

4:00pm CDT

ST6: Using TMR Magnetic Sensors to Enable Measurement & Detection in Next-Gen Applications with Magnetic Proximity, Rotation, and Level Sensing Functions
Explore the characteristics of Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) sensing technology to understand the inherent behavior and benefits of unipolar vs. bipolar vs. omnipolar TMR magnetic sensors with regard to their functionality in proximity, liquid level, rotation sensing, and other applications. Learn how TMR magnetic sensors address ongoing issues (including power consumption and actuation distance) with next generation measurement and detection device requirements when monitoring fluid flow, liquid level, proximity, anti-tampering, or enabling “wake-up.” Markets addressed include industrial, white goods, appliance, consumer & security.

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Tanios BouRamia

Product Line Manager - Sensors & Switches, Coto Technology
Tanios BouRamia, Product Line Manager for Sensors & Switches, has been with Coto Technology for more than seven years. Tanios earned his M.B.A. in Strategic Design at Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce; he also holds B.S. Degrees in Electrical... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Theater 1
Wednesday, October 17

9:10am CDT

ST7: Designing Appropriate Sensor Signal Conditioning Circuitry for Optimal Performance
For many engineers, signal conditioning is a dark and mysterious path. Choosing amplifiers, ADCs, filters and even bypass capacitors can be confusing and challenging. Often, the result is a complex acquisition function with some cumbersome filtering thrown in. Fortunately, it is not necessary to resort to spice simulations and complex math. Simple rules of thumb, basic math and some simple graphical analysis serve just fine. This session walks attendees through a typical signal conditioning design, including component selection, shielding and layout.

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Keith Curtis

Technical Staff Engineer, Microchip Technology
Keith Curtis began his career during college as a technician/programmer for Summit Dana. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1986. After graduation, Keith was employed by Tele-Tech as an engineer developing microcontroller... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Theater 1

10:10am CDT

ST8: Remote Sensors Systems Data Integrity
Deploying sensors and gateways to remote locations where they will be unattended in harsh environments is always a gamble. Will they have reliable power? Will they stay online? Will the data get corrupted and be unreadable? This session demonstrates some solutions to overcome these issues and ensure that data integrity remains intact, regardless of the environment. It also covers the known pitfalls with some media types and demonstrate how you can circumvent those issues and give your system some redundancy.

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Eliza Schaub

Hardware Engineer, Technologic Systems
Eliza Schaub is Director of Projects at Technologic Systems, she loves working for a company where her many talents are utilized. Eliza graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University where she got her B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a dual emphasis in... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 1

11:10am CDT

ST9: Need to Track Absolute Positioning Safely? Think SIL3 / PL e
For the past 20 years, absolute positioning has been an application solved by many technologies in many different ways. Tracking absolute position is critical for several reasons, primarily the need to ensure that product is transferred from one place to the next with reliability and constant feedback. As this application expanded into more markets (automotive, warehousing, packaging, entertainment), the need for simple absolute position changed. The requirement to have “safety” in these applications evolved. The solution for safe absolute position commonly included 2 “non-safe” sensors creatively combined. While that solution is satisfactory, one of the many downsides is the work required behind the scenes to satisfy the safe requirements. This typically includes a safety application function block in the PLC, 2 separate installations and of course the certification by the safety governing body. Today, the technology is available to remove many of the hurdles with tracking absolute position “safely.” The common question with this is “What is safely?” The easy answer is SIL3 / PL e rated Absolute Position. Typically, this high level of safety (Safety Integrity Level) cannot be achieved when using 2 non-safe sensors. This, along with the ability to only have only one sensor, is why the technology is so useful and of course revolutionary.

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Gerry Paci

Advanced Positioning Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.
Gerry Paci is Product Manager for Advanced Positioning Systems at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solutions for industrial automation. His product portfolio includes vision sensors and absolute positioning sensors. With a design engineering background, he has extensive... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 1

1:00pm CDT

ST10: Design Considerations for a Multiple Element MEMS Gas Sensor
MEMS technology has enabled size, cost, and power reduction for metal oxide gas sensors. The small size of MEMS devices combined with a wide selection of gas sensitive semiconductor materials, allows for multiple sensing elements to achieve improved detection and selectivity of real-world gas mixtures. Design choices must be made for optimizing size, circuit complexity, gas selectivity, and power consumption. This session provides a detailed look at these options and provide device examples.

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Collin Twanow

Vice President of Technology, Micralyne Inc.
Collin has worked at Micralyne for 17 years and is currently the Vice President of Technology. Previously, he held various roles in Engineering Management and Sales.  He is primarily responsible for Micralyne’s technology development roadmap. Collin is also responsible for technical... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Theater 1

2:00pm CDT

ST11: Design Considerations and Manufacturing Process Tradeoff for the Creation of Printed Sensors
This session addresses the multi-element and complex design cycle associated with the creation of printed sensors and sensor-based systems.  It details the inherent advantages of deploying design for manufacturing (DfM) strategies in the early design process of these products.  Also, there is an overview of the various printing processes available to manufacture these devices including sheet-fed (batch mode) and roll-to-roll (continuous).  A critical tradeoff analysis of these processes is given.

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Jaye Tyler

President & CEO, Nissha Si-Cal Technologies, Inc.
Jaye Tyler is President, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors of Si-Cal Technologies, Inc., a Nissha Company. In 2003, Mr. Tyler bought the company (Then known as Si-Cal) from the founders family and one outside stockholder as it was preparing to enter bankruptcy. After the closing... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Theater 1

3:00pm CDT

ST12: Self-Powered Profitability: A Project Development Approach to Energy Harvesting Solutions
This session educates the audience on both the objective of energy-harvesting technologies and the primary available methods. Following the introductory portion of the session, the remainder details several energy-harvesting success stories, and Jennova's experience with developing energy-harvesting solutions.

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Christian Pennisi

COO, Jennova
An entrepreneur from an early age, Christian started his first company, an online shopping portal, at only 16 years old. From there he has worked with start-ups, early-stage companies, and non-profit organizations from various backgrounds. In 2010, he began working with his father... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Theater 1