Webinar: Energy Harvesting and Energy-Efficient Power Solutions for Sensor Applications
Now Available on Demand | Randy Frank Associates

Sensors are among the mostly frequently cited additions to connectivity in the IoT and certainly are one of the key enablers for wearable products of all sorts. However, wirelessly connected sensors pose a major problem when considering batteries as the sole source of power - battery life. Converting the available energy from a variety of sources to electricity, or energy harvesting, provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries in wireless sensing applications. Popular techniques to harvest energy for sensing applications include photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, electrodynamic and even wind.

While energy harvesting is not a solution for every wireless sensing node, it is being successfully applied in industrial, consumer and other applications. In some instances, it is being used in conjunction with advanced battery technologies including thin-film batteries. In all cases, efficient power management is essential. As in most system problems, there are technical and cost constraints. This Webinar will provide a Sneak Preview of the in-depth Pre-Conference Symposium that will take place at Sensors Expo & Conference this June 27. Get a sneak peek at the challenges and solutions of using energy harvesting techniques of varying types for powering sensors in wireless and other ultralow power applications.

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Webinar: Printed, Flexible, Stretchable & Functional Fabric Sensors and Systems
Now Available on Demand | Roger Grace Associates

The availability of sensors that can take the shape of their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications. Most recently, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors driven by applications including wearables, e-Health  and the IoT. These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The creation of these “non-classical” platforms is enabled by low cost high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using various technologies including Roll-to-Roll production. This Webinar will provide a Sneak Preview of the in-depth Pre-Conference Symposium that will take place at Sensors Expo & Conference this June 27. Get a sneak peek of the most interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and functional fabric sensor technologies and their applications currently under development and in production in the commercial sector as well those under development in the leading research universities and research labs around the world.

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Miniature IEPE Triaxial Piezoelectric Accelerometer for Space Applications
Dytran Instruments, Inc.

There is a growing need for space-rated, high performance accelerometers with small physical dimensions, light weight, and low outgassing characteristics that has been unmet by the vibration sensor community until now. This paper describes the some of the important aspects of sensor design when configuring a piezoelectric accelerometer with wide dynamic range and small dimensions for a space flight application. Download now!

Digital Radar Advantages Over Camera, LIDAR
Delta Mobile Systems

With the miniaturization of size and power and the flexibility to programmatically customize on-board sensing algorithms, radar sensors are providing solutions to many different vertical markets including automotive, transportation, heavy industrial, aviation and ground service equipment. Download now!

Cat M1 Network for Industrial IoT Deployment
Now Available on Demand | NimbeLink

Newly available low-power Cat M1 LTE cellular service is now available using end-device-certified modems operating on nationwide LTE networks. Cat M1 provides affordable, low power cellular access and is ideal for large-volume, low-bandwith, battery powered or off-the-grid monitoring and reporting systems.

This webinar will cover Cat M1 capabilities and benefits along with the design requirements and ways to speed product development. The webinar will focus on:

  • LTE Cat M1 and its industrial applications
  • Rapid development using the Skywire Cat M1 modem and development kit
  • The QTELLUS Asset Tracker system, a fully developed application made possible by Cat M1 technology and utilizing the Skywire Cat M1 modem's built-in GPS and temperature sensor

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hSensor Platform Enables Quick and Easy Design for Wearable Health and Fitness Applications
Maxim Integrated

Advances in semiconductor technology have made it so that nearly all of the human body signals traditionally monitored in a clinical environment can now be collected by a wearable product. Download now!

Measuring Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Levels for Portable and Wearable Devices
Microchip Technology, Inc.

The changes occurring in the medical and fitness fields, along with their associated electronic devices, can be called truly revolutionary. The demands of today’s healthcare-device markets are many, varied and challenging. Devices that were once primarily found in hospitals are now used for home-medical applications, as well as fitness monitoring. Download now!

Deep Glass Dry Etch for MEMS Applications

Glass is low-cost alternative to silicon that is gaining popularity in semiconductor and MEMS applications. This is evident by the growing glass wafer demand, which is expected to increase from $158M in 2012, to $1.3B in 2018. Download now!

Sensors Expo & Conference 2016 Highlight Video
Sensors Expo & Conference

Sensors Expo & Conference 2016 was a record-breaker! With 300+ exhibitors and 6,400+ attendees, the Expo Floor was buzzing, Conference Sessions were packed, attendees found the solutions to their sensing problems, and exhibitors increased their reach into the market. View video here!

Design and Selection Criteria of High Temperature Accelerometers for Aerospace Propulsion
PCB Piezotronics

Accelerometers and pressure sensors for measurement in aerospace propulsion systems require special consideration during design and manufacturing processes. Download now!