Shaping the Future of MEMS and Sensors

September 10, 2013

This FREE one-day interactive summit, to be held on September 10, 2013 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, CA, will bring together the «Who’s Who» of thought leaders from across the MEMS and Sensors ecosystem to deliver practical and expert tips on how attendees can use sensors to optimize performance, size, power consumption and cost of their products.

Top technologists will demonstrate how they are adopting sensors to enable applications, augment the user experience, and expand markets

Industry visionaries will describe where the next-generation of sensors is creating opportunities to shape the future of electronics.

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Event Highlights

PRESENTATION AND PANEL PARTICIPATION BY ARSHAM HATAMBEIKI

Integration of Multiple Sensors in Wireless Embedded Systems
Arsham Hatambeiki, Executive Director – Applied Innovations, Universal Electronics Inc.

The proliferation of powerful, yet commercially feasible embedded systems, combined with the success of low-power wireless standards has provided a foundation for momentous innovation with immense possibilities. We now have multiple ecosystems forming around set-top boxes, Smart TVs, Game Consoles, Smartphones, Tablets, and even intelligent thermostats – and all of these are based on different wireless standards competing for market dominance and imposing requirements and limitations on the systems they work with.

Properly adding sensors to a connected node within an ecosystem, in fact, installs “sense” into the overall ecosystem, going beyond the node itself. In this way, an ecosystem may benefit from the sense of touch, motion, hearing, or sight. In fact, sensing may or may not be done where data is processed and as in human behavior, used as a trigger for action. A well-behaved ecosystem can dynamically prioritize senses, transferring and processing information as necessary,  without shutting down other senses; the sensing equivalent to Quality of Service.

These decisions are not unique to distributed systems, and are also necessary in self-contained implementations with multiple sensory inputs. The optimal placement of sensing interfaces allows system designers to capture, prioritize, process, and deduce state, all while carefully managing power consumption– the most valuable asset.

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