Category: Sensors

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IP500 Alliance Defines the Communication Platform for Smart Sensing Devices in the Home

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2015

Helmut Adamski, Chairman of IP500 Alliance at Internet of Things Applications Europe. IP500 are defining, developing, and providing a secure and vendor-neutral wireless communication platform for smart sensing devices for buildings and homes. The IP500® Alliance is an international industry initiative launched by leading manufacturers (OEMs), users and operators.  For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

ISORG Contactless 3D Gesture Recognition using Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Mr Laurent Jamet demonstrating ISORG's printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors; including their revolutionary user interface with contactless 3D gesture recognition at Printed Electronics Europe. ISORG is the pioneer company in organic and printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors, developing a disruptive technology converting plastic, paper and glass surfaces into smart surfaces. ISORG is a start-up company of CEA-LITEN, based in Grenoble (France). ISORG offers a new generation of high performance, thin and flexible optical sensors for large area digital imaging & scanning, motion & object presence detection, interactive surfaces and light measurement. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Solvay Piezoelectric Materials for Sensors and Actuators

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Corinne Duffie from Solvay Specialty Polymers showing piezoelectric materials for sensors and actuators at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers; offering, as a leading global producer of innovative materials which consistently surpass the highest standards for sustainability, durability, chemical and temperature resistance, weatherability and transparency, the widest range of specialty polymers in the world which fulfils critical requirements of global customers involved in industries such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Healthcare, Membranes, Plumbing, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Wire & Cable and Alternative Energy ones. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 Ultra Low Power Wireless IPv6 over BTLE

Posted by Charbax – July 9, 2015

Nordic Semiconductor shows their ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy, Ant, 2.4Ghz ARM Cortex-M0 based system on chips for trying to simplify the development of Wearables, Internet of Things devices, they are working to make things as simple as possible. One of the features that Nordic Semiconductor is able to demonstrate is to send voice over Bluetooth Low Energy. Nordic Semiconductor's implementation of Thread and mbed are being demonstrated.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

NXP shows common usages in society for their NFC

Posted by Gennie – June 17, 2015

NXP show their latest NFC and wireless technology on Computex 2015,NFC enabled vending machine, with NFC mobile phone or other wireless devices, customer can purchase or sell products in more secured and faster way. With a swipe of NFC-equipped entrance passes, customer can traveling with bikes, buses, and metros very convenient.

ARM Cordio Radio IP and ARM Subsystem for IoT

Posted by Charbax – June 2, 2015

At Computex 2015, ARM launches their new ARM Cordio Radio IP ultra low power Bluetooth LE 4.2. It has an analog RF component, a digital baseband modem component and mbed IoT subsystem running on an ARM Cortex-M3, based around the mbed OS and mbed device server allowing to build a solution around IoT devices and to connect them to the web. The ARM mbed OS runs on ARM Cortex-M devices. ARM is partnering with TSMC using their 55ULP process to dramatically lower the power consumption getting a 40% reduction in dynamic power consumption and a 25% reduction in the leakage.

You can read more about ARM Cordio and ARM's new IoT subsystem here: http://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-de-risks-design-cycle-for-iot-chips.php

TI LaunchPad Evaluation Kits to get started with TI microcontrollers

Posted by Charbax – May 26, 2015

Texas Instruments shows their low cost microcontroler developer platform. On the board can be a debugger, the target MCU and the specialized headers that are the same for each of the different TI Launchpad boards, some have Ethernet, other have WiFi. Using ARM Cortex-M4 and other cores, Texas Instruments also is demonstrating a complete IoT system with IBM, one of our Cloud Partnersfeaturing a variety of low power SensorTags each providing multiple sensors and using different radio technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy, 6Lowpan, Zigbee all using the new SimpleLink ultra-low power multi-standard CC2650 wireless microcontroller as well as Wi-fi using the CC3200. These are connected via BeagleBone based gateways which communicate with the cloud server for processing using MQTT.

Microdul at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event

Posted by Charbax – May 15, 2015

Interview with Microdul at the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event. Microdul AG is a specialist for high quality microelectronics with three business lines: Modules, Thick-film and Semiconductors. Microdul’s core competence is the production of cutting edge individual solutions in close cooperation with their customers. Their Semiconductors Group has experience in ultra-low power design of mixed-signal integrated circuits, which is particularly appropriate for energy harvesting and low-power sensor applications. To learn more about the event and energy harvesting see http://www.EnergyHarvestingJournal.com

Enfucell Printed Battery Powering Golf Sensor, Temperature Sensors and More

Posted by Charbax – May 11, 2015

Enfucell is a customized battery supplier to the printed electronics industry. The company has developed SoftBattery®, a thin, flexible and eco-friendly printed power source and at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin it showcased a range of products based on this battery. It includes a powered wireless golf sensor patch which was developed in a joint project with Qualcomm. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device. Enfucell battery powers the BLE data transmission without additional capacitor demonstrating the highest peak power capability in the industry. Battery is also fully integrated to the system.

The disposable patch is helping golf players to improve their swing. This is the first time that a player can actually get feedback from the club head. A fully integrated printed battery enables thin and light construction which does not interfere with the normal stroke. Thanks to the BLE communication, data can be analyzed on site on the driving range during a training session. The data is collected to and processed on an Android tablet.

A similar patch can be tailored for other racquet sports, shooting, bowling, etc. Enfucell is looking for partners for commercializing the product. The new product platform completes Enfucell application range with previously introduced temperature logger (collaboration with NXP) and iontophoresis patch (collaboration with The Ionto Team, Spain). Also these products have fully integrated Enfucell battery technology. All of these are shown in the video. To learn more see http://www.PrintedElectronicsWorld.com