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Tuesday, June 25 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium 2: Designing for Energy Harvesting & Energy Efficiency - Tutorials

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Sensors are among the most frequently cited additions to connectivity in the Internet of Things (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.

This Pre-Conference Symposium includes information about successful applications of energy harvesting, what it takes for a successful application, what the knockout factors are to avoid pursuing a difficult application, and advancements that have made previous problem applications a possibility. Speakers provide in-depth analysis of the challenges and solutions of using a variety of energy harvesting techniques for powering sensors in wireless and other ultralow power applications. In addition to exploring the energy harvesting technologies and other power sources, speakers address other system aspects including high efficiency, low-power microcontrollers, and wireless connectivity. By explaining the design-in requirements for existing energy harvesting products in real-world applications, attendees leave with new tools to consider in the design of their next-generation sensor systems for the IoT, wearables or any application that requires low power.

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9:00AM-9:10AM  |  Welcome & Introduction - Randy Frank, Randy Frank & Associates

9:10AM-10:00AM  |  Case Studies of Vibration Energy Harvesting in Action - Karim El-Rayes, University of Waterloo

10:00AM-10:50AM  |  Solving Energy Harvesting & Low Power Sensing Problems with Supercaps - Pierre Mars, CAP-XX

10:50AM-11:10AM  |  Break

11:10AM-12:00PM  |  To Be Determined

12:00PM-1:20PM  |  Lunch

1:20PM-2:10PM  |  RF Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power: Applications & Deployments in Sensors & Consumer Electronics - Charles Greene, Powercast Corporation

2:10PM-3:00PM  |  To Be Determined

3:00PM-3:20PM  |  Break

3:20PM-4:10PM  |  Solving the Energy Storage Problem for Miniature Sensing Applications - Jeff Sather, Cymbet Corporation

4:10PM-5:00PM  |  Techniques & the Methodology for Reducing Processing System Power in Energy Harvesting Applications - Mark Buccini, Texas Instruments

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Mark Buccini

Director of Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced mixed-signal product platform architecture, strategy and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company’s Kilby Research Labs. He has over 30 years' experience that spans a range of ultra-low power application... Read More →
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Jeff Sather

VP Technology & Solutions, Cymbet Corporation
Jeff leads the product design and application engineering efforts at Cymbet Corporation, where he is responsible for customer engineering support and developing integrated power management and storage solutions. He has more than two decades of experience in designing and developing... Read More →

Masoud Zargari

VP Engineering, Atmosic
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Charles Greene

Chief Operating & Technical Officer, Powercast Corporation
Dr. Charles Greene, Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation, received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over seventeen years of experience in the Radio Frequency... Read More →

Brian Alessi

Director, Product Marketing & Business Development, PsiKick
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Pierre Mars

VP Applications Engineering, CAP-XX
Pierre has over 40 years of hardware and embedded software design experience. He has been with CAP-XX for 18 years where he is responsible for development of new supercapacitor applications. Prior to joining CAP-XX he held senior technical positions with Racal Defence Electronics... Read More →
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Karim El-Rayes

Research Associate, University of Waterloo
Karim El-Rayes is PhD. candidate & research associate at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests range between vibrations-based energy harvesting, self-driving vehicles, sensor technology and instrumentation for industrial and scientific applications. With over... Read More →
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Randy Frank

President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.
Focusing today on technical writing and editing, Randy Frank has a diversified technical background for his expertise.Randy has established departments to address new technologies and effective communications in technology business for over 30 years. At Chrysler Corporation, he was... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Executive Ballroom B