This 60-minute Flexinar will outline the steps and decisions one must make early on when seeking to develop an energy-constrained system. Careful consideration should be devoted to these issues before a decision regarding the power solution can be made—a decision that necessitates a new energy-constrained design paradigm and way of approaching the problem to be solved.
The talk will start with discussing the different energy supply options available to designers today, their advantages and disadvantages and typical edge conditions that one must take into account, and how those map to changes in the end-product user experience. Energy harvesting methods and transducers and wireless charging options will be reviewed in light of engineering considerations that must be made with respect to the available ambient energy or access to transmitted energy. Proper selection of power management and storage components will also be discussed. Special attention will be devoted to pointing out current and future intersection points with flexible hybrid electronics.
This journey will be illustrated by a case study on how to effectively incorporate thermoelectric harvesting into a self-powered edge node while managing the thermal interfacing issues.
Michelle Farrington is responsible for the Energy Harvesting strategy at Analog Devices. She also spearheads ADI’s research in e-textiles. She has held leadership positions in manufacturing and new product and technology development since joining Analog Devices in 1996. She has a BSEE and an MBA from Northeastern University and an MSEE from the University of Virginia.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST