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Tuesday, October 16
 

10:10am CDT

IIoT1: An Overview of TLS 1.3
One of the predominant protocols for connected sensors and industrial device security is SSL/TLS. Over the last several years, the new up-and-coming TLS 1.3 specification has been in development. Nearing standardization, TLS 1.3 makes substantial changes to the TLS protocol to allow for better security and performance. This session gives attendees an overview of changes in TLS 1.3, how the protocol works, and what advantages it offers for resource-constrained devices.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Conlon

Chris Conlon

Engineering Manager, wolfSSL Inc.
Chris Conlon is an Engineering Manager at wolfSSL, an Open Source Internet security company focused primarily on SSL/TLS and cryptography. Chris has worked closely with the wolfSSL TLS library, wolfCrypt cryptography library, and the tech community to help secure connected applications... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rakesh Kumar

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

10:10am CDT

SW1: IIoT Sensors Applied to Electrical System Availability and Worker Safety
This session discusses how non-contact IIoT technology can be applied to electrical assets and as wearable alerts for continuous monitoring of electrical equipment and insulation deterioration and breakdown. The analytics provided enable predictive maintenance early in the failure cycle improving availability of power systems and worker safety through awareness of electrical partial discharge issues. The technology offering these achievements will be discussed and deployment strategies of the non-contact sensors and wireless networks will be reviewed.

Speakers
avatar for John Lauletta

John Lauletta

CEO, Exacter, Inc.
John Lauletta has been a leader in electric utility measurement technology since 1975. John’s career includes ten years with American Electric Power as Measurements Manager, 14 years as VP Scientific Columbus and since 2006 as CEO/CTO of Exacter, Inc. John holds engineering degrees... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 3

11:10am CDT

IIoT2: IPC-CFX Standards Update for Industry 4.0
This session describes how new standards are simplifying M2M communications & solutions in the Factory. IPC-CFX is an electronics manufacturing industry developed standard forming the foundation/backbone of Industry 4.0 Applications. IPC-CFX simplifies and standardizes machine to machine communication while also facilitating machine to business/business to machine solutions. IPC-CFX can simply be described as a standard providing a purpose, working components, benefits, with several applications and sustainability.  

IPC is a global industry association developing standards in support of electronics manufacturing is nearing completion of a two-year effort evaluating the needs of the industry for a new standard for electronics manufacturing factory communication. The IPC format, named Connected Factory eXchange or CFX, is expected to be released in version 1.0 in October. This session gives background on the development of this important new protocol, cooperative efforts with other open industry standards industry and plans for the future.

Speakers
avatar for David Bergman

David Bergman

Vice President Standards & Training, IPC
David W. Bergman is Vice President of Standards and Training for IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries.  He has worked at IPC for more than 38 years of which more than 30 leading the staff team responsible for IPC standardization efforts, education and certification... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Huynh

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

11:10am CDT

SW2: Creating a New Cocktail for the Supply Chain: RFID, LPWAN, and Blockchain
Goods, such as food and perishables, involve multiple organizations as they move through the supply chain. Cost effectively collecting and sharing the data across these organizations has been the Achilles heel. This session combines three technologies – RFID, LPWAN and Blockchain – to extend the sensor's battery life, to collect the sensor data efficiently, and to store and share the data securely. A demonstration of concept will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Kokal

Jim Kokal

President & CEO, Wavetrix
Jim has years of experience developing, marketing, and selling communication systems. He has led Wavetrix since its founding in 2001. Prior to founding Wavetrix, he was the Director of Marketing at Broadband Gateways where he focused on positioning the company’s products and developing... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 3

1:00pm CDT

IIoT3: IoT Enabling Flexible Circuits with Integrated Sensors, Secure Wireless Communication/Power, Advanced Chip Packaging, and Shape Memory Actuation
Enabling IoT development by utilizing roll to roll semi-additive process technology for cost effective solutions. IoT requires sensors, actuators, wireless communication and power in a small, customized form factor. Roll to roll semi-additive manufacturing can provide some of the best processes of both PCB/flex and silicon fabrication. Roll to roll semi-additive technology enables one process technology to make the functional component integrated into the package. Such as strain gauges, RTDs and shape memory actuators.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ladwig

Peter Ladwig

Senior Director, Technology Development, TDK - Hutchinson Technology
Peter Ladwig currently serves as Senior Director of Technology Development for TDK-Hutchinson Technology, where he directs a team of over 50 scientists, engineers and technicians in the development of new products and manufacturing processes. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

SW3: Sensors Design Solution Considerations: Overcoming Environmental Challenges from Harsh Environments
This session addresses the critical issues to be considered in the design and application of sensors. Design options that are available for each family to meet performance, reliability and cost targets for the respective markets will be addressed. While the pressure sensor industry is technically mature, the environmental requirements for HVAC applications have created a need for advanced unique packaging solutions that provide cost-effective and robust pressure sensor designs.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nguyen

Tom Nguyen

CEO, DunAn Sensing
Tom Nguyen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 plus years of engineering, operations, and business development experience in the MEMS and semiconductor industry. Before the founding of DunAn Sensing, Mr. Nguyen is also the founder and CEO of AVsensors and Microlux Technology... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

IIoT4: Using Advances in Ultra-Wideband Radio to Solve Tough Industrial Problems
This session discusses how recent advances in ultra-wide band (UWB) radio wireless technology can be utilized to solve tough industrial problems, including capturing the real-time location status of staff and high value equipment and inventory in the most accurate and cost-effective manner. Attendees walk through an industrial use case where UWB is applied to track employees and equipment in different parts of a factory to optimize the facility environment.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Higgins

Dave Higgins

Vice President, IoT Design Center, Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Dave Higgins is the Vice President, IoT Design Center at Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Dave’s customer satisfaction-centric career spans 25+ years and demonstrates a unique ability to launch, revamp, and expand global operations to keep pace with the ever-changing technology industry... Read More →


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

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?

Speakers
avatar for Vytas Kezys

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

2:00pm CDT

SW4: Using Sensors to Make Bicycles Smarter, Safer, and Stronger
Over the last decade, Trek Bicycle has been using sensors to enhance the rider’s experience. They incorporate sensors to provide commercial and analytical value to consumers and their teams of bike designers. They use sensors to solve many difficult problems while keeping within strict environmental, power, and weight constraints. Most notably in providing useful data to cyclists, making riding safer and creating the most technological advanced bike frames.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clavette

Tim Clavette

Electronics Engineer, Trek Bicycle Corporation
Tim Clavette was hired as the first electrical engineer at Trek Bicycle Corporation over 10 years ago.  He has extensive experience in the development of light, computer and sensor projects for both production and R&D.  Projects of note include Trek’s patented integrated bike... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Theater 3

3:00pm CDT

IIoT5: Riding the Wave of IIoT-Connected Sensor Data
We know it's coming; and it's terrifying. It's called Big Data, and it will change the function of industrial operations and processes for the foreseeable future. Data-informed decision-making and IoT-based predictive maintenance is a strategic advantage, but have we already crossed the threshold of too much data? Will we find ourselves swimming upstream, wading through the flood of incoming data trends, alerts, alarms, reports, and diagnostics? How do we not capsize?

Learn how to stay ahead of Big Data with a strategic plan on what we refer to as "decision data." Discover how single critical data points can ripple out multiple-layers across the organization for KPIs. Experience a unique modality that welcomes IoT sensor buildouts, but keeps you in control of the data analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Drury

Jeremy Drury

Vice President, IoT Diagnostics
Jeremy Drury is Vice President of IoT Diagnostics, who is “connecting prediction to production” with the industrial internet of things. Jeremy has been a featured thought leader across multiple platforms, trade organizations, and was most recently included in the Sensors Expo... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Theater 2

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Grace

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

3:00pm CDT

SW5: How to Choose the Right Inertial Measurement Unit for Your Guidance/Control System Application
A product designer is constantly challenged in having to select an IMU design that best meets the product or system requirements. This session provides a better understanding of the information necessary to make the selection of an IMU. It provides an overview of the theory of operation of IMUs, definitions of the key performance parameters and their role in determining the overall performance of the device.

Speakers
avatar for Louis Taddeo

Louis Taddeo

Business Development Director, Thales
Louis M. Taddeo is the Director of Business Development for Thales Visionix, Inc. (TVI), a leader in providing Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) solutions for the defense and commercial marketplaces .  Mr. Taddeo has a highly accomplished career leading both business development and program... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

IIoT6: Mesh Networking: The Next Frontier for Sensors and the IoT
As connected sensor solutions and sensor networks grow and become more impactful across IoT vertical markets, more developers are asking themselves: What’s the right wireless connectivity model for my IoT solution? This session gives developers an in-depth look at the three major connectivity models that are driving sensor deployments in the IoT, including in emerging markets such as smart buildings, homes, industries, and cities. It provides an “under the hood” look at the newest connectivity model, Bluetooth mesh networking, which allows for networks of tens, hundreds or thousands of wireless devices to reliably and securely communicate. Attendees will walk away knowing more about the many ways they can use Bluetooth technology to generate new product offerings and revenue streams for their organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Katsandres

Jim Katsandres

Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth Special Interest Group
Jim Katsandres leads Developer Relations activities at the Bluetooth SIG. His international team works to provide developers the information and resources they need to create the next generation of Bluetooth enabled products and services. Katsandres has been in the Internet of Things... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Louay Eldada

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.

Speakers
avatar for Tanios BouRamia

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

DA1: Sensors in Biotech: Revolutionizing Drug Discovery with High Quality Data
State-of-the-art sensing platforms are leveraged to improve drug discovery workflow, which currently suffers from inconsistent, infrequent, and biased clinical data. Automated data acquisition from image, flow, light, and other sensors, provides unprecedented depth of insight into critical experimental aspects. This session discusses such powerful platform, which improves accuracy and reduces variability of experiments. Optimal performance allows for smaller and faster experiments, ultimately offering better drugs discovery for people who need them.

Speakers
avatar for Eyal Aklimi

Eyal Aklimi

Lead Electrical Engineer, Vium, Inc.
Eyal Aklimi has over 15 years of professional experience, most recently he is the Lead Electrical Engineer for Vium, Inc., a biotech company in San Mateo, CA. Prior to Vium he was the Lead Electronics Innovator at Diamond Nanotechnologies, an R&D start-up in Boston, MA. Eyal holds... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Theater 3

9:10am CDT

MA1: Android Things: Getting Started with Adding Intelligence to the Network Edge
Android Things, an Internet of Things (IoT) variant of Google’s Android operating system, facilitates the deployment of intelligence at the edge of IoT and sensor networks. It addresses the vexing challenge of managing and securing large numbers of deployed devices. Additionally, it seamlessly integrates with Google Cloud Platform and Google Cloud IoT. Of particular interest, SensorFlow, open source software that supports machine learning and computer vision applications, can easily be employed in Android Things devices.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Salo

Timothy Salo

President, Salo IT Solutions, Inc.
Timothy J. Salo is the founder and president of Salo IT Solutions, Inc. (SaloITS). He also a part-time lecturer, teaching undergraduate computer science courses. Mr. Salo has over three decades experience researching, designing, developing, marketing, deploying and operating data... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Curtis

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

DA2: The Good, Bad and Ugly: Using Remote Monitoring, Sensor Data from IoT Devices, and Predictive Analytics to Dramatically Reduce Costs
This case study describes the journey in developing and implementing a solution to accurately predict replacement timing for items consumed by large IoT device fleets. The session examines the development challenges and benefits associated with this solution by examining a real customer case study. This frank assessment of what went well and what didn't provide meaningful learnings for both solution developers and potential customers for these solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Crowley

Ed Crowley

CEO, Virtulytix, Inc.
With more than 30 years of marketing and management experience, Ed Crowley is a successful Entrepreneur and alumni of corporate America with tenures at major firms including Lexmark and Texas Instruments. Most recently, Mr. Crowley founded Virtulytix Inc., a leader in the field of... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 3

10:10am CDT

MA2: How Modern Technology Makes Human Workers as Efficient as Robots
This session discusses recent advances in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Edge Computing. Marc introduces the technologies, their capabilities, and their benefits. He then highlights a selection of successful implementations of these technologies, and the corresponding business results. Finally, Marc discusses recent advances in IFM's Intelligent Perception Systems, and how his company is commercializing the onetrack.ai product series.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Gyongyosi

Marc Gyongyosi

Founder & CEO, Intelligent Flying Machines


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Eliza Schaub

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

DA3: IoT Analytics Lifecycle: From Generating Data to Predicting the Future
This session provides a thorough overview of the Industrial IoT analytics lifecycle. By participating, attendees will be able to do a self-assessment of what stage their business is in, in the analytical lifecycle. Details of each stage; generate, collect, analyze, react and predict will be covered. This session utilizes a real-world use case to help attendees understand their ability to forge connections between disparate data, devices, and technology to reach the predict data state.  

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Cannaday

Brandon Cannaday

Chief Product Officer, Losant
Brandon is the co-founder and CPO of Losant. He drives product vision by working directly with enterprise customers adopting IoT strategies across a wide variety of industries, including logistics, industrial, oil and gas, and smart city. Brandon has over 10 years of software engineering... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 3

11:10am CDT

MA3: Machine Learning in the Fog for Industrial IoT
Industrial IoT systems often have legacy sensors, harsh environments, and limited communication bandwidth. Fog processing refers to on-premise processing of data prior to sending up to the cloud. Proximity to the data, centralization, and low latency communication often makes the Fog an advantageous location for localized Machine Learning. This session discusses IoT projects where Fog based processing has been used. The challenges, benefits, and best practices learned along the way are the primary focus.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Kuzemchak

Ed Kuzemchak

CTO & Director of IoT & Embedded Engineering, Software Design Solutions
Ed Kuzemchak is the Chief Technology Officer and Director of IoT and Embedded Systems Engineering at Software Design Solutions, which is an Applied Visions company. Ed founded Software Design Solutions in 2003, focusing the company on embedded systems, machine-too-machine, and IoT... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Theater 2

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.

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Paci

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

LiDAR1: Driving Forward: Enabling Smart Machines of Tomorrow
The challenges with designing sensors for the burgeoning autonomous driving market is that the ability to balance sleek design, with performance and power – all at an affordable price point. This session explores the design process in developing LiDAR sensors that are precision optical mechanical devices capable of extremely high-resolution imaging even at distances of up to 300 meters. Specifically, it addresses the key advantages of our LiDAR technology including high resolution imaging, long range, energy-efficiency, low cost and small form factor.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Hourtienne

Mitch Hourtienne

Director of Business Development, Cepton Technologies
Mitch Hourtienne, Director of Business Development for Cepton, has over 20 years of experience launching sensor products within the Automotive industry for mission-critical, safety applications. Prior to joining Cepton, Mitch worked for Infineon on their 24 GHz SiGe radar development... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

PC1: Harnessing the Power of Data Technology in Industrial Transformation
In a world where a factory can generate one petabyte of data daily, where will all the data associated with industrial IoT and its respective embedded systems environments reside? Designing for Industry 4.0 environments means considering how best to meet the storage requirements of embedded systems that need greater resilience, endurance and reliability for industrial operations. Any factory operation from increased efficiency to predictive maintenance, has specific physical considerations such as temperature, pressure, power and performance that must be considered when thinking through how best to capture, store, analyze and share data. Anything from hot vs. cold data, big vs. fast data, data in different formats from various architecture, data in sound, image, temperature, elevation, etc. have special considerations in Industry 4.0. This session will explore strategies for managing the data deluge that is approaching smart factories and other industrial environments in the connected era. Robert Rozario explores IIoT application use cases, their unique requirements, and the increasing role that storage at the edge is playing for industries like the manufacturing and industrial where data processing and analytics in real time are essential factors.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Rozario

Robert Rozario

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Western Digital Corporation
Robert Rozario is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Embedded and Integrated Solutions group at Western Digital where he is responsible for marketing embedded and removable storage solutions targeted at the Industrial and IoT market segments worldwide. Prior to joining Western... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Twanow

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

LiDAR2: LiDAR System for Assisted and Autonomous Driving Vehicles
This session introduces the basics of LiDAR 'time-of-flight' measurement as well as detail the performance differences between a Point-Laser and a Flash-Faser acquisition system will be described in detail. The requirements for distance measurement for automotive applications. Key component of a LiDAR system is an integrated measurement IC including a distance data acquisition system. The scalable architecture and implementation details of the optical sensor interface is presented in relation to system costs.

Speakers
avatar for Juergen Kernhof

Juergen Kernhof

System Architect, IDT Europe GmbH
1985-1992 Institute of Microelectronics Stuttgart - Head of VLSI Department 1992-1993 Fujitus Electronics Europe - Senior Design Engineers 1993-2003 Dialog Semiconductor - Team Leader Automotive Group 2003-2014 ZMDI - System Architect 2015 - now IDT Europe GmbH - System Architect... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

PC2: Autonomous, Low-Power Condition Monitoring with a Nanopower Sensor Monitor
To better ensure the reliability of industrial equipment, sensors are used to monitor environmental conditions such as voltage fluctuations, unwanted vibrations, etc. With the increase of these sensors, there is a driving need for circuits that are lower power, lower cost, smaller size, and autonomous. This session addresses how to design condition monitoring circuits using a nanopower sensor monitor and how to optimize these circuits for power, cost, size, and autonomy.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sosa

Cynthia Sosa

Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Cynthia Sosa is currently an applications engineer in the Precision ADC team at Texas Instruments, where she has also been part of the low dropout regulator team. She has experience in hardware design and verification in a variety of applications including test and measurement equipment... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Theater 3

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.

Speakers
avatar for Jaye Tyler

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

LiDAR3: Using LiDAR in Embedded Linux Devices
LiDAR, Light Detection and Ranging, is a key emerging object detection technology finding use in drones, robots and self-driving automobiles. This session gives an overview of LiDAR technology, describes how it is used for object detection, and gives hands-on real-world examples of interfacing and using LiDAR in embedded Linux devices.

Speakers
avatar for Merlin Friesen

Merlin Friesen

Founder, Golden Gate Research Inc.
Merlin Friesen is a Co-Founder of Golden Gate Research Inc., a Silicon Valley Design Services company specializing in embedded Linux product development and consulting. He is currently developing industrial object detection applications using LiDAR. He is a frequent speaker at embedded... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Theater 2

3:00pm CDT

PC3: The Enabling Semiconductor Industry: Condition Monitoring Goes Digital
Emerging IIoT technologies have the potential to expand the reach of Condition Monitoring to markets and applications not previously practical or economically feasible. Although much of the IIoT conversation has revolved around wireless networks and cloud-based analytics, the real revolution may be taking place at the sensor level. For example, MEMS Accelerometers open the door to highly integrated digital solutions, in physical form factors and power levels that enable the Industrial OEM or Machine Builder to embed specialized CBM sensing solutions inside the machine, not just mounting on the machine after it is installed in the factory.  Digital sensor solutions enabled by solid state electronics can integrate data processing capabilities, generating condition indicators that can be communicated to the machine controller via an appropriate digital protocol. This session discusses the potential for digital sensor solutions enabled by solid state technologies to expand the art of Condition Monitoring to new types of equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Spence

Ed Spence

Founder & Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group
Ed Spence is the Managing Director and Founder of The Machine Instrumentation Group, a collaborative network of CBM product and service providers.The mission of The Machine Instrumentation Group is to implement condition monitoring solutions for machine health problems that resist... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Pennisi

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