Holst Centre is a R&D institute from the Netherlands focusing on printed and flexible electronics For this years IDTechEx we decided to focus on our activities for automotive. Next to integrating electronics in polycarbonate substrates (in mold structural electronics), we are also integrating electronics into glass First the circuits are printed on PET or PVB, then components are placed such as LED’s or chips before laminating the printed electronics into glass The challenge is processing on substrates with very low glass-transition temperature and lamination of relatively thick components without any distortions. The demonstrator we show here uses a transparent capacitive touch button to switch on the LED’s. This enables functional glass which can be used as user interface in public transport, in architectural applications and road user communication for cars Starting with printing electronics in 2D, we now also print in 3D. The machine we have partially developed in-house uses the principle of stereolithography, where a curable photopolymer is hardened layer-by-layer by applying UV light. Using modular illumination, the system can rapidly print large designs. Within the system we are able to place components such as near field chips and dispense lines. This enables small series production: from digital design and raw materials to a 3D electronics structure. The main benefits are being able to optimize the volume dimensions and the fact that the result is rugged. We work with this technology for applications in chip packaging, automotive and defense but we are also looking for other applications Large arrays of elastomer based pressure sensors on flexible substrates such as TPU enables unobtrusive monitoring of posture when laminated into chairs, beds, wheelchairs etc. These pressure sensors consist of a piezo resistive material with a suspended conductive membrane. When pressure is applied, a resistance is measured. The printing technology enables low cost sensing capability over a large area. The example demonstrated is a large pressure sensitive mat, but we also offer fully printed piezo-electric sensors to measure motion and temperature sensors. By integrating many different sensing modalities and measuring at many locations, a lot of data is available to optimize the signal for a specific application, such as a driver drowsiness monitor. Next to these examples Holst Centre works on flexible displays, smart clothing and many other exciting applications of printed electronics. We are happy to see at this IDTechEx event that Faurecia announces volume production of so called plastronics. For the success of the printed electronics industry it is important that all parties in the value chain collaborate to bring even more products to market using printed electronics technology. As Holst we are always looking for new partners to take on this challenge together.
Filmed at IDTechEx USA 2019
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At SID Display Week 2019, JDI (Japan Display Inc), a Display technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, shows their displays for automotive, medical, industrial and consumer devices like the smartphone market. JDI makes automotive displays, including curved displays, ranging from 1.2″ (336 x (RGB) x 168) to 12.3″ (1920 x (RGB) x 720) using LTPS Technology. JDI makes medical displays ranging from 17″ (1280 x (RGB) x 768 ) to 21.3″ (2560 x (3-subpixel) x 2048). JDI displays are also in industrial products such as rugged handhelds. JDI makes displays for smartphone, wearables and tablet. JDI features applied products and prototypes of ultra-high resolution LCDs for VR (virtual reality), reflective LCDs utilizing JDI’s core LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) technology, transparent LCDs, industrial displays, organic EL displays, fingerprint sensors, and the award-winning LCDs for automobiles featuring two concave-curved TFT LCDs: a 15.0-inch 1920×1020 display with in-cell touch technology, and a 12.3-inch 1920×720 display. Both of the displays were released into mass production in 2018 for a top-tier automotive OEM for their dashboard application for which they won the display of the year award.
BOE 12.3″ Rollable Phone, 7.7″ Foldable Phone, 65″ BD LCD, Printed OLED, 8K VR, Automotive, mini-LED
At SID Display Week 2019, BOE shows their latest 12.3″ Rollable Phone, 7.7″ Foldable Phone, many other flexible displays, UHD displays, micro-displays, other world-leading technologies and innovative applications such as their Smart driving experience brought by flexible display for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) comprising a smart driver cabin and a spliced display screen of three units in three rows with only 0.99 mm bezels allowing visitors to experience a brand-new in-car display solution of the future. In addition to flexible display applications, BOE also displays the world-leading UHD display solution called the BD CELL UHD display which features an ultra-high static contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1, a bit depth of 12 bit, and a black field brightness of less than 0.003 nits, BOE also presents a host of 8K products, including 75″ 8K 120Hz display, a 3.5″ 8K VR display, and 0.39″ 8K spliced VR display. Under the “8425 Strategy” (promote 8K, popularize 4K, replace 2K and make good use of 5G), BOE is now speeding up the application of 8K in many fields. Other leading-edge technologies and solutions that BOE shows at this show include the first ever HDR notebook featuring mini-LED, the 15.6″ oxide display with an ultra-high refresh rate of 240Hz, the 55″ inkjet-printed 4K OLED display, the 0.39″ micro-OLED AR display that enjoys the world’s largest pixel density of 5,644 PPI.
In the smart Automotive cabin, the information required for smart travel becomes part of the actual scene with the help of AR technology, the head-up display (HUD) can project useful information such as speed per hour and navigation onto the front windshield for the driver’s reference. In addition, BOE replaces the conventional in-car LCD with flexible display. The 12.3″ three-unit flexible display is backed by the OLED pixel compensation circuit technology developed by BOE, which can effectively improve the brightness uniformity of mid-sized OLED displays and provide better audiovisual experience for car users, BOE applies flexible AMOLED displays to transparent A-pillars, rearview mirrors to solve the problem of driver’s blind spots in automotive design. The flexible display can perfectly match the shape of the A-pillar and show data with delay shorter than one millisecond. With the help of camera, the images blocked by the A-pillar can be shown on the flexible display, thus eliminating blind spots in the field of view. By applying flexible display, the rearview mirror can also be customized according to the interior shape of the car. BOE’s smart cabin is equipped with a 6.39″ flexible display as a built-in rearview mirror, which makes it safer to drive the car even on rainy and snowy days, BOE also exhibited some innovative applications of in-car display, such as center console solution that supports gesture-based interaction and V-shaped mini-LED for cars. BOE’s high-end in-car display panels have been supplied to automakers in the United States, Germany, the UK, Japan and South Korea.
Cluster Imaging makes all images better with superior depth map processing. Depth maps are a next-generation foundation technology enabling accurate image element isolation and visual space identification. Depth information will enable new frontiers in automotive and industrial markets.
Autonomous driving systems have to date relied on LIDAR- and RADARbased depth sensing. These technologies suffer from limited resolution, no integrated colour sensing, high costs, bulky specially-sourced hardware, and poor performance in rain.
Cluster Imaging’s depth camera modules produce full-colour video plus an embedded high-resolution depth map suitable for accurate image recognition. The modules are manufactured using standard, low-cost image sensors. They can be used standalone or as a complement to LIDAR/RADAR.
Learn more about Cluster Imaging: http://clusterimage.com/
Marcus Taylor, CEO, Silent Sensors and Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx discuss sensor technology and its future applications, in particular, sensors for tyres, self-powered sensors, pressure sensors, capacitors, piezoelectric energy harvesting and the batteries used in these sensors.
Silent Sensors is an innovative IoT (Internet of Things) company with a focus on tyres and tyre management. We have a number of exciting opportunities covering holistic tyre lifecycle management, in particular, the development of RFID tagging, sensors and energy harvesting, all of which significantly reduce the total cost of operations of a fleet of vehicles, whether they be construction equipment, trucks, buses or cars.
KernKonzept talks Open-Source Automobile Safety: EB Corbo and the L4Re microhypervisor:
– Renesas R-Car3 H3 Platform
– Virtualized Cluster and IVI
– Based on AGL
– Graphic Virtualization with Imagination’s PowerVR Graphics
Zero Motorcycles (http://zeromotorcycles.com) are a world leader in electric motorcycles. No clutch. No gears. No maintenance. Their Z-Force motor features a single moving part, no messy fluids, no clutch, no transmission, no maintenance. You can watch more of the Zero Motorcycles for example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb0cdLiM0mc
Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! USA http://IDTechEx.com/USA
Marcus Taylor, CEO of Silent Sensors (http://silentsensors.com) demonstrates their Energy Harvesting and RFID products for use in rubbers elastomers and polymers, with a special focus on tires. Tires, first and foremost, are safety products. About 20% of all accidents on the road are caused by underinflated tires. Underinflated tires also translate into increased fuel consumption and increased tire wear. All the components they use have to be automotive grade.
At the IDTechEx Show! Europe, Silent Sensors introduced a new supercapacitor that is very flexible and able to withstand high temperatures, which is necessary for tire manufacture and production.
Filmed at IDTechEx Show! Europe: http://IDTechEx.com/Europe
Learn more about the IDTechEx Show! USA: http://IDTechEx.com/USA
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Nvidia launes Jetson Xavier with 20x the performance of Jetson TX2 and 10x the energy efficiency with 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores in an embedded module with more than 9 billion transistors it runs at under 30W, with multiple operating modes at 10W, 15W, and 30W. The Jetson Xavier ARM SoC has 6 kinds of high-performance processors on its SoC, a Volta Tensor Core GPU, an eight-core ARM64 CPU, dual NVDLA deep learning accelerators, an image processor, a vision processor and a video processor. Jetson Xavier has a peak performance of up to 30 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of mixed-precision FP32/FP16/INT8 performance. It can encode dual 4K60 H265 and decode dual 4K60 H265 at up to 12bit. Comes with 16GB LPDDR4x RAM with 137GB/s memory bandwidth, 32GB eMMC storage. It also has a dual NVDLA DL/ML Accelerator Engines which are open source available at http://nvdla.org and a 7-way VLIW Vision Accelerator. Nvidia Jetson Xavier runs using the Nvidia Isaac platform, a toolbox for the simulation, training, verification and deployment of Jetson Xavier. This robotics software consists of: Isaac SDK, APIs and tools to develop robotics algorithm software and runtime framework with fully accelerated libraries, Isaac IMX (Intelligent Machine Acceleration) applications, a collection of NVIDIA-developed robotics algorithm software, Isaac Sim, a highly realistic virtual simulation environment for developers to train autonomous machines and perform hardware-in-the-loop testing with Jetson Xavier. The Nvidia Jetson Xavier developer kit, which includes the Isaac robotics software, will be priced at $1,299, with early access starting in August from distributors worldwide.
Samsung Displays showcases their 5.09″ and 5.77″ light field displays for advanced AR applications, the first of it’s kind to combine AR, 3D and light fields into one portable display. Sound integrated in display through a future AMOLED phone, aqua force sensor, their highest resolution VR display does 4K in a 2.43″ 1200ppi display, with 250nits. They have an unbreakable display, a rollable display, a curved conformed display. Transparent HUD displays to eventually integrate into the windows and windshield of a car. Samsung’s 4K 31.5″ QD Glass and their 8K 65″ QD Glass displays are also showcased to highlight their cutting edge Quantum Dot based LCD technology.
Berlin-based new-space company PTScientists is taking you on a Mission to the Moon Working with key technology partners Audi and Vodafone, they aim to drive a pair of Audi lunar quattro rovers on the surface of the Moon, and re-visit the last place that humans set foot on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission 45 years ago. After doing a 384,000 km trip from Earth to the Moon, their ALINA spacecraft will attempt to land safely on the lunar surface to deliver their two Audi Lunar quattro rovers and a range of scientific payloads. Once safely on the Moon, their pair of Audi Lunar quattro rovers will use their four-wheel drive capability to explore the harsh lunar environment to attempt to Drive 500m on the Moon also to test a new lunar communications architecture, with a Vodafone-provided LTE base-station allowing the rovers to transfer data to ALINA. They will attempt to send HD images to the Earth 48 years after the final human footprints were left on the Moon, they will return to the Apollo 17 landing site to capture the first high-resolution images of the original Lunar Roving Vehicle (while taking great care not to disturb the site).
ELIX Wireless has developed Magneto Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology and has been deploying wireless chargers for automobiles. They are in trials with EV companies in China and USA. Their solution uses low frequency, so no heat, no EMI, safe to use, has the ability to work in the rain, can push aside debris. They have built and deployed 7.7KW chargers, these are undergoing trials, the company is also making 3.3KW and 22KW chargers which will be beta tested in 2018.