Pre-Conference Workshops

Held one day before the expo, these workshops explore topics in great depth and breadth, offering a detailed and interactive learning experience on core subject matters in sensor innovation, processes and standards and uses.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Modernizing Embedded Software

Presented by Beningo Embedded Group
9am-3pm (Lunch: 12pm-1pm)

How modern embedded systems are designed and built has evolved dramatically over the last decade as devices have become connected to the internet. In this symposium, we will explore modern embedded software development processes and techniques that will help attendees design and build embedded systems faster and more robustly. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Improve their software development processes
  • Leverage the open-source Zephyr RTOS
  • Monitor and debug production embedded systems remotely
  • Use machine learning to accelerate software development
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using the Rust programming language

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 Extending Battery Life to Empower the IoT/IIoT

Presented by PowerRox, LLC

Self-powered energy sources (a.k.a. – energy harvesting or EH), intelligent power management, advancements in semiconductors/MEMS, low-power wireless communications, energy storage, and test/validation have converged in a perfect storm of opportunity for optimizing energy efficiency, utilization, and therefore battery life. This half-day, pre-conference symposium will take attendees on a comprehensive journey through this vast, power IoT ecosystem by talking about each of these topics in terms of the individual nuances/challenges/needs/opportunities that all converge under the common objective of maximizing energy efficiency and extending product battery life, followed by a live, functional demo session.

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 The Smarts Behind Smart Cities & Smart Farms using Sensors in IoT

Presented by Andy Do, President of SensorWorks and IoT Evangelist

From smart cities to smart farms, sensors used in IoT applications are becoming as ubiquitous as the Internet itself. City governments are recognizing that implementing fully “connected assets” is the best way to reduce costs and improve the safety and wellbeing for its citizens. Smart Agriculture has improved crop production, reduced pesticides, reduced water use, and can monitor the health of livestock. This workshop will focus on the use of sensors and communication technologies to “smartify” emerging and established industries.

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 Building Products for the New Matter Standard

Presented by Declan Starr, Director of Marketing, Infineon Technologies

The new Matter standard for Smart Home has garnered tremendous support from hundreds of companies across the industry. By combining easy multi-vendor interoperability with an open source SDK and removing the need to develop your own app and cloud, the new standard lowers the bar to new product development. Come learn from subject matter experts how you can build products that support Matter and benefit from the transformative impact of the standard.

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 Multi-Modal Calibration in Autonomy

Presented by Tangram Vision

At Tangram Vision, we believe that calibration is the root of all autonomy. It offers an understanding of the data produced by every sensor of a perception stack, as well as how that data relates to every other sensor. This workshop will be an in-depth survey of calibration methods for common perception modalities, e.g. cameras, LiDAR, radar, and IMUs. We will review essential data capture methods, tips, and tricks; software and processing packages that anyone can use; how to read calibration results; and how to apply the results to your platform for great sensor-fusion. We'll also cover corner cases that only occur in certain markets, like autonomous vehicles and warehouse robotics.

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 Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and Functional/e-Fabric Sensors and Sensors-Based Systems: Technology Launchpads to Enable Emerging Applications   

Presented by Roger Grace Associates
9am-3pm (Lunch: 12pm-1pm)

There has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors driven by applications including physiological/activity monitoring in wearables for e-Health, sports/recreational and military personnel and the Internet of Things (IoT). These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics (e-fabrics) , which offer advantages including low unit cost, mechanical robustness, shape conformity, light-weight and low-profile.

Speakers, who represent the international “who’s who” in this area, will present several of the more interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and e-fabric/smart fabric sensor technologies, their current and future applications, and products they enable.   In addition, we will address several other electronic functionalities and the challenges of their packaging and integration with other functional element of basic wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.    Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented.

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