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Monday, June 27 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium 1: Sensors Converge with Energy Harvesting to Enable Ultra-Low Power IoT Deployments

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Many of the key, enabling technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial IoT (IIoT) have advanced over the years to take us from the emerging concept of adding the “smart” label to everything to now delivering products in the consumer and industrial mainstreams.  Self-powered energy sources (a.k.a. – energy harvesting or EH), intelligent power management, advancements in semiconductors/MEMS, low-power wireless communications, energy storage, and test/validation have converged in a perfect storm of opportunity for optimizing energy efficiency, utilization, and therefore battery life.

This full-day, pre-conference symposium will take attendees on a comprehensive journey through this vast, power IoT ecosystem by talking about each of these topics in terms of the individual nuances/challenges/needs/opportunities that all converge under the common objective of maximizing energy efficiency and extending product battery life. This will be accomplished by delivering the information in very pragmatic formats of best practices and guidelines geared primarily toward Design Engineers and those associated with architecting and delivering products to market. There will also be plenty of panel/open discussion to engage participants and facilitate the real-time needs of engineers working to get products from a bench concept into the hands of customers.

BONUS: the day will conclude with a special networking demo session that will cover many of the salient technologies and use cases in an interactive, non-commercial format focusing on functionality and design enablement.

9:00 am  Introductory Comments
Brian Zahstecher, Principal, PowerRox

9:05am TBD

9:35 am IIoT for Condition Monitoring – Battery Life Challenges:
Ed Spence, Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group

10:05 am Intelligent Power Management for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors
Paul Davis, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Atmosic

10:35 am Denis Pasero, Product Commercialization Manager, Ilika

11:05 am  PANEL: Bringing Your EH-powered Product to Fruition


1:00 pm Emerging Zero-Standby Solutions for Miscellaneous Electric Loads
Daniel Gerber, Electronic Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

1:30 pm  Space-Constrained Devices with Ultra-low Power Consumption Budget Powered by the SIMO Architecture
Gaurav Mital, Director of Product Definition/System Architecture, Analog Devices

2:00 pm  Addressing System Integration Challenges in Energy Harvesting and Power Management for Wearable Systems
Marco Belcastro, Senior Application Engineer, Tyndall National Institute

2:30 pm Testing & Verification Strategies for ULP Systems
Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

3:00 pm  Brian Closing Comments / Demo Session Intros

3:10 pm  Real-time, Functional, Interactive Demo Session

4:00 pm  Symposium Ends 


Denis Pasero

Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika
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Ed Spence

Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group
Ed Spence is the Founder and Managing Director of The Machine Instrumentation Group, a consultant representing a network of contract engineering service providers with expertise in Condition Monitoring, sensor design, signal processing and data engineering. Previously, Ed was the... Read More →
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Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
​​​​Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Chair of IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), sits on Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Co-chair of PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-chair of PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee... Read More →
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Paul Davis

Senior Director of Product Marketing, Atmosic
Paul Davis is the Sr. Director of Product Management at Atmosic Technologies.  For over 25 years he has been involved in the definition, development, and delivery of wireless technologies for a wide range of industries.  His current focus at Atmosic is the integration of energy... Read More →
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Marco Belcastro

Senior Application Engineer, Tyndall National Institute
Mr. Marco Belcastro is a Senior Application Engineer and team leader for the Embedded System Integration Team at Tyndall National Institute. He received his Master of Engineering (MEng), Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Università della Calabria (Italy) in 2011 with the... Read More →
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Mike Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker, Business Development Manager at Rohde & Schwarz has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized... Read More →
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Daniel Gerber

Electronic Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Daniel is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.  He received his BS and PhD in electrical engineering from MIT (2010) and UC Berkeley (2017), respectively.  Daniel’s PhD dissertation topic was on developing a fully on-chip LED driver with novel techniques such... Read More →
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Gaurav Mital

Director of Product Definition/System Architecture, Analog Devices
Gaurav Mital is the Director of Product Definition/System Architecture for the Consumer Power Group at Analog Devices. His focus is on developing Power Management solutions targeting ultra-low power hearables & wearables for healthcare/fitness/lifestyle applications as well as AI... Read More →

Monday June 27, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT