UICO duraTOUCH makes it possible to use Smartwatches and Phones in any weather, with sweaty fingers, under the rain, snow, even while wearing gloves in the winter. As people come to depend on wearable devices and use them everywhere, users want touchscreens to work under any weather condition everywhere and anytime. UICO’s duraTOUCH projected capacitive (PCAP) touch controllers enable touch sensing to work in any environment, with rain, sweat, and using gloves also. duraTOUCH out-performs traditional PCAP that is in devices like Moto360 and Samsung Gear Live. It is ideal for wearable and IoT devices with super-low power requirements like 1X charge per week with wake on touch. duraTOUCH products include duraTOUCH controllers, touchscreens, and duraTOUCH Surface, a bendable wrap-able touch sensing surface. Look for this technology in the next generation of consumer electronics and wearable devices, you will now have technology that UICO previously shipped in millions only to customers in the heavy industrial and medical markets.
UICO duraTOUCH water/sweat/gloves Smartwatches and Phones
96Boards IoT Starter Kit with UART and Arduino-compatible Sensors Platform
Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.
VKANSEE 2000dpi Optical Fingerprint Sensor
VKANSEE shows the world’s thinnest optical fingerprint sensor. It takes fingerprint images at 2000DPI resolution, 4 times higher precision than most competiting fingerprint sensor technologies yet on the market, higher resolution fingerprinting means more accuracy and more security. Read more at http://vkansee.com
Printed Temperature Sensor Demo at IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe
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
IP500 Alliance Defines the Communication Platform for Smart Sensing Devices in the Home
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
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
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
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
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.
NXP shows common usages in society for their NFC
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
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
Microdul at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event
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
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
IoT powered by Touch and Printed Electronics presented by Ericsson for Machine to Nature
Jan Hederen of Ericsson presents the clickable world, how everything – including nature, can be part of our connected world and how a simple touch allows you to communicate with anything. Today, we are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. This Networked Society is in real time will place many new requirements on us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Those who have the ability to rethink, reinvent and innovate will be winners in this new value-creating ecosystem. In the presentation “The power of touch – Exploring the real world web” Jan Hederen at Ericsson presented at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe discussing and demonstrating their initial findings in creating a clickable world, exploring the opportunities with partners to use printed electronics to realize this new connected world. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
muRata sensors, capacitors for Internet of Things and Wearables at IDTechEx
Murata Electronics is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless module solutions. Products include: Capacitors (monolithic ceramic, polymer aluminum electrolytic, Hi-CAP, EDLC), noise/EMI suppression products, inductors, resistors , resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC & AC-DC power supplies, buzzers, piezo actuators, micromechatronics, RFID solutions.
Murata’s products are in various consumer, industrial and medical applications from mobile communications, smart-lighting, energy management, factory automation, computers/networking equipment, automotive electronics, smart grid, healthcare devices and in the latest Wearable technologies.
Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015
Brewer Science interview at IDTechEx Printed Electronics
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Brewer Science provides process flexibility and a competitive edge for its customers and plays a critical role in the supply chain. Since 1981, when its ARC® materials revolutionized lithography processes, Brewer Science has expanded its technology to include products enabling advanced lithography, thin wafer handling, 3-D integration, chemical and mechanical device protection, and products based on carbon nanotubes and nanotechnology. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015
Printed Flexible Temperature Sensors from PST Sensors, interview with IDTechEx
PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town NanoSciences Innovation Centre. It is positioned as a technology solutions provider, and works with its partners and customers to produce integrated temperature sensing and printed electronics products. Both its printed silicon technology and temperature sensing technology have received industry awards. PST Sensors has R&D facilities in Cape Town and offices in Cape Town and London.
Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015