Chris Rider of Eight19 speaks to Raghu Das (IDTechEx). Eight19, located in Cambridge, UK, develops and manufactures plastic photovoltaics for energy harvesting, for the internet of things and for off-grid applications. Through the innovative use of industry-standard, high-volume, roll-to-roll processes and solution-based organic photoactive materials, the company has a highly cost-effective route for scaling-up its technology to supply the largest markets. Eight19 is currently producing modules on a small scale for commercial partners with applications in indoor energy harvesting for signage and lighting and outdoor power for portable electronics. Eight19’s plastic PV modules benefit from flexibility, thinness, light-weight and robustness, they also demonstrate excellent low-light performance for indoor use. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Flexous demonstrating energy harvesting from random vibrations and low frequencies at "Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe". Flexous is a high-tech start-up developing high-performance energy harvesters. Converting ambient motion into mW-range electricity, these energy harvesters open a new era in power sources. The unique technology enables harvesting efficiently at random vibrations and low frequencies. Wireless sensors used in logistics and assets tracking, automotive, sport, fitness, medical wearables and industrial condition monitoring can benefit from Flexous energy harvesters in multiple ways. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Prof. David Britton from PST Sensors demonstrating their temperature sensing systems (printed silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor) to Raghu Das (IDTechEx) at Printed Electronics Europe. PST sells the ability to put temperature sensing into everything, anywhere. Working with its customers, PST Sensors has developed a suite of temperature sensing systems which cannot be manufactured using other technologies. These include not only fully flexible and large area temperature sensing systems, but also sensor arrays. At the heart of PST Sensors' product range is a silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor which can be printed on almost any material including paper, fabric and polymer film, with an almost infinite choice of form factors. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Neotech AMT - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for 3D Printed Electronics. Dr Martin Hedges from Neotech speaking to Raghu Das (IDTechEx), demonstrating the company's capability to produce and print complex circuitry on 3D surfaces at 3D Printing Europe. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Shenzhen Realtime show their balance scooter factory with assembly and testing lines. People ride those around the world, the speed can go up to 12km per hour, with 36W 4.4AH battery (charging time 2 hours), the cruising radius they say is up to 30km. The net weight of a smart balance wheel scooter is around 12kg, the Maximum load weight up to 125kg and maximum climbing angle is 15 degrees. They say that it is convenient or fun to ride those indoors at exhibitions, airports, in big office buildings, hotels and etc. Shenzhen Realtime's price is around $180 for minimum orders of around 500pcs, contact them for info.
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The HDMI Forum has announced the specification for HDMI 2.0a and it’s designed to support the transmission of HDR video. HDR, short for high dynamic range, is a new content enhancement formatting that greatly increases the possible contrast ratio on ultra HD content from broadcast, Blu-ray and streaming sources. The result is a much richer and sharper image that consumers notice for its quality even more easily than they notice the pure resolution provided by 4K. HDMI 2.0 support bandwidth up to 18Gbps, 4K@50/60, (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution.
Martyn Cherrington from the KTN speaking to Raghu Das at the IDTechEx Show! The KTN is a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) funded by the UK Government through InnovateUK. One of the KTN’s key work programmes is the promotion and support of the printed and plastic electronics community in the UK. The KTN carry out these duties through a wide variety of knowledge exchange tools and activities including industry events, strategy workshops, training courses, international missions, seminars and company based tutorials. These activities cover the entire value chain, from basic science at universities through process development and manufacturing up to and including end user interaction with brand holders. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with Stan Farnsworth from NovaCentrix at Printed Electronics Europe. NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with Stan Farnsworth from NovaCentrix. NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge® photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics. With processing times of only milliseconds, surface depositions can be heated to melting or crystallization temperatures without damaging low temperature substrates. The very short processing times of the PulseForge® tools allow for high-speed processing rates in a roll-to-roll production format at speeds approaching 100 meters per minute. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Linaro's newest focus group is being formed to work to improve open source software for the Internet of Things and Embedded devices, small devices with small memory, small power sources running embedded UI. Linaro CTO David Rusling talks about the role Linaro can work on to help optimize the software platforms for the Internet of Things and for Embedded. You can also see LITE being announced at the Linaro Connect opening keynote