Integration of MEMS sensors in mobile, smart watches, fitness bands and other wearable devices enables a variety of features that a user experience. Context (or situational) detection is one such important features. Using low cost MEMS sensors such as 3-axis accelerometer, pressure sensor and microphone, these algorithms recognize and track user activity modes such as walking, stationary, jogging, driving, climbing up/down stairs for fitness tracking, detect gestures for more natural user experience, identify state of device to switch between power modes, device carry position and so on.
The context detection algorithms can be designed to use any available MEMS sensor data independent of the underlying technology in the devices. These algorithms do not require that the sensors be accurately aligned or calibrated for them to be effective. Usefulness of the context detection algorithms is dependent on the performance parameters such as probability of false detection of context and latency in detecting transition between various user modes.
As developers begin to concentrate more and more on software IP and less on hardware development, they need a faster path to market that helps with both. Visible Things™ platforms and Avnet’s design support environment do just that. If you have an idea that could be the next big thing, this class will help identify potential solutions and processes to help you get there faster. Take advantage of known good solutions and the experiences of those that have gone before you.
Learn how to take advantage of platforms available for proving and designing concepts that include but are not limited to sensors, gateways, and cloud services and propel your next design from Edge-to-Enterprise.
IEEE is an open, consensus-based collaborative platform to drive key programs in emerging technologies. IEEE has a multi-faceted engagement methodology addressing technology and policy aspects that have a strong role in the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE P2413 is defined as the architectural framework for IoT, including descriptions of various IoT domains. The IEEE Internet Initiative provides a platform for the technical community to engage with global policymaking for Internet governance, cybersecurity, and privacy. Additional areas of focus include Big Data, Digital Senses (AR+VR), and Open Source, which engages the broader technical community for open collaboration and dialogue.
Do you need a wireless 3D motion tracking system of the human body? One of the main challenges in Body Area Networks is the sensors synchronization: while it is easily performed in wired networks, it can be difficult to obtain in wireless networks.
In this talk a synchronization system tailored for Bluetooth Low Energy will be presented which features low latency data transmission and allows real time graph of 3D motion.
This solution will enable a wide range of development opportunities for the next generation of wearable and smart clothing.
Almost every device that interacts with humans has an audio components. The evolution of audio has gone from playback to human-to-human communications as in phones to human to machine communications as in Alexa. Still yet to come is contextual audio, smart audio that puts information in context. The most natural way for us to communicate is speaking to our machines and hearing sound in context of what's going on. We live in an exciting time where processing is cheap and powerful and the cloud and inter-connectivity offer us endless possibilities with sound. Yet, audio processing has been confined to a few experts that's becoming more and more rare of a skill set, which explains the delay of sound innovation compared to video innovation such as VR and AR.
In this session, Dr. Paul Beckmann will talk about his vision of how sound will be incorporated into the technology of the future which will transform our lives. From well known applications such as headphones to machine learning detection algorithms applied to medical devices to help diagnose onset of diseases. And with a new, agile way to program DSP algorithms that does not require years of audio DSP training. He will show the encapsulated knowledge in a system that enables developers to incorporate audio technology into products quickly without having to write a single line of DSP code.
Time : 10 :50 - 11 :35 AM
Speaker: Fabrizio Rovati, STMicroelectronics
The STM32 Open Development Environment provides a robust ecosystem to develop and prototype innovative applications leveraging state-of-the-art ST components. Centered around the STM32 32-bit microcontroller family, our ODE provides a comprehensive set of buildingblocks for power, connectivity, audio, motor control and sensors.
Identifying Business Challenges and the Economic Value that IoT Drives when the Physical Connects to the Digital
Time : 10 :50 – 11 :35 AM
Speaker : Aiden Mitchell, Vice President IoT Global Sales, Arrow
Arrow recognizes the challenges facing the modern enterprise in the ongoing effort to secure efficiency, enhance service and quality while deploying new business models and support.
Arrow offers an end to end IoT practice from sensors and embedded to connectivity and gateways along with data platform and analytical offerings. These capabilities are supported by professional services that encompass design, manufacturing, integration, warranty and break/fix. In addition Arrow capital solutions offers our customers the ability to bridge the working capital burden during the deployment of new product and service sets.
From idea to impact, opportunity to execution, Arrow's industry-leading experts will be there to support customers every step of the way. Come learn about how Arrow can help you in the following areas:
- Advisory services include Business Model Scoping, Hardware/Software Enablement & Integration, Connectivity, Supply Chain & Logistics, Global Sourcing and Certifications.
- Enablement services include Applications Development, Design for Manufacturing, Systems & Device Management/Integration, Financing and Compliance.
- Management services include Data Infrastructure, Data Flow Security, Bills of Material, Application Utilization, Ongoing Operations and Product End of Life Services.
- Support services include Supply Chain & Product Lifecycle Management, Turnkey Manufacturing, Product Deployment, End User Financing, Hardware Return Authorizations
Optical heart rate monitor (OHRM) is becoming a MUST among several wearable applications like smart watches, earbuds, wrist and arm bands, etc. There are 5 primary challenges in getting accurate heart rate and other biometrics. Typically filtering algorithms and an accelerometer are used to overcome these issues, but there is much more to it than that. This class will focus on the main challenges a designer has to face when dealing with an HRM solution and how to find the best compromise in the selections of the devices needed to build an HRM solution.
Introducing an ‘out of the box’ ready IoT board using our ultra-low-power STM32L4 microcontroller. The board features wireless connectivity and an array of sensors showcasing our cloud connectivity features. The session will give an overview on how simple it is to connect the STM32 IoT board to the cloud and enable you to start exploring your own innovative IoT ideas!
The IoT will deliver over 50 million new smart, connected devices in markets such as wearables, digital health, transportation, and energy. But this is straining traditional product development teams who must screen and qualify the evolving core technologies that integrate to build these new products. This presentation will discuss the key technology building blocks needed – such as sensors & actuators, HMI, connectivity, smart software, battery & power - and the collaborative & iterative product development methods needed to delivering qualified and integrated technology platforms that reduce adoption risk and time to market.
There are a variety of mobile phone and wearable device applications which require location with a high degree of availability and reliability without additional infrastructure. Location information derived from high-sensitivity GPS technology can fulfill this need for a substantially large percentage of time.
There are several instances, such as indoor environments where user spend more than 90% of time and GPS signals are degraded or not available at all. In such environments, MEMS inertial sensors (accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, and barometer) that are commonly found in today’s smartphones, tablets, cameras, fitness products, and other portable consumer electronics, can be used for activity recognition, fitness application and location computation by integrating with other absolute location technology such as Wi-Fi, BLE tag and map matching. These sensors can, with reasonable accuracy, determine user position and context using Pedestrian Dead-Reckoning (PDR) technique.
PDR does not require any external assistance or infrastructure and is capable of producing accurate relative positioning information. Thus, its characteristics complement the absolute positioning technologies, such as GNSS or Wi-Fi based navigation systems. As a result, PDR suits a hybridized system that would produce continuous user position in an indoor environment with increased accuracy, availability and reliability.
This track will focus on disruptive IoT technologies and the applications that are driving the IoT market
A piezo-electric material, such as PZT (Lead Zirconium Titinate), is a substance that links mechanical movement to electrical potential. If voltage is applied to the PZT, a mechanical deflection is observed. Or, if a deflection is induced in the PZT, a voltage is generated. Thick piezo actuators (1mm) have been around for 30+ years, but deposited PZT material (2um) is just in its commercial infancy. This thinfilm piezo capability can be implemented in high volume production already in use for MEMS sensors. The development of the technology has led to the creation of custom piezo print heads and a revolutionary autofocus lens. This presentation will give an introduction to the technology and show potential uses in other market segments.
Time : 1 :05 – 1 :45 PM
Speaker: Fabrizio Rovati, STMicroelectronics
The Open Software Expansion development suite offers drivers, middleware and application software to jump start your STM32 design with ST products including MEMS motion sensors, Bluetooth smart ICs, environmental sensors, and MEMS microphones. It enables fast prototyping using the STM32 Open Development Environment with leading-edge components that can quickly be transformed into final designs.
This session will introduce the SensorTile, a new development kit equipped with ST’s latest products offering improved performance and lower power consumption. This reference design comes complete with HW and SW tools, features and capabilities that meet developers’ needs and enable them to develop new and exciting applications. Supported by the ST Open Development Environment it can be immediately connect to an iOS/Android Smartphone App right out of the box. The presentation will highlight how the SensorTile kit supports the design of new products, through all phases of prototyping, as evaluation system, reference design, embedded software development kit, and fast prototyping tool.
Unifying Data Communication and Power Distribution on a Single, Robust, Cost-effective Interface Standard - USB Type-C with PD
Time : 1 :50 – 2 :35 PM
Speaker: Markus Mayr, Product Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics
Since the advent of computers, designers have been challenged to share data between system components at ever higher data rates in a variety of formats and provide power optimized for each system’s particular needs. Over time, the mainframe evolved into the PC, then the notebook and now the plethora of battery-powered, handheld devices all needing to exchange data and power. This has driven the data interface for mobile devices to merge with that of power delivery resulting in today’s USB 2.0 and 3.0 standards. But these standards do not provide a solution for all cabled data and power needs and so a variety of cable types and AC/DC adapters are still needed.
A better solution would use a cabling standard that provides fast, flexible data in a variety of formats and a conduit for power compatible with a wide variety of load voltage and current requirements which could then draw power from a single power adapter in the system. The new USB Type-C with PD standards offer that capability and are poised to become the cabled interconnection standard for the future. This presentation will explore the usage cases for USB Type-C and PD and show how ST is providing robust, protected, and well integrated solutions that solve the toughest problems customers have and easing the design challenge leveraging reference designs and development systems based on our popular Nucleo platform
Ease of set up and use are key to enabling a rapid proliferation of successful IoT devices. NFC Dynamic Tags simplify the process of connectivity and securing network access enabling intuitive set up and user control of smart objects. NFC Dynamic Tags can even extend the IoT ecosystem to unconnected and unpowered devices.
IoT is about making your data come together in new ways and the latest cloud technologies enable enterprises to leverage sensors’ data to uncover actionable intelligence and modernize how they do business.
Connecting billions of devices is a unique challenge that brings with it complex connectivity requirements in the IoT. In this session, we will discuss how Qualcomm low power Wi-Fi solutions are designed to work seamlessly with ST microcontrollers to support compelling IoT applications. Also in this session, you can learn about the application of Qualcomm Wi-Fi products in an end-to-end system including low power nodes and IoT gateways within an STM microcontroller ecosystem.
Many of today’s embedded manufacturers will pivot their leadership into the digital era and beyond by contributing to the 50 Billion IOT things forecast for 2020. Doing this and not diluting their core embedded product competencies will require world class support for the “components” of their product design, so they can concentrate on their strengths to maintain and build brand leadership.
This new era will spawn leaders who can cast off old molds. IOT will allow a more agile product development business; and will create expectations of fast correction of inconveniences, designs for old behaviors, or just bad software. IOT requires many complex new areas of expertise for product manufacturers: greater integration of sensors, more processing, connectivity, security, data warehousing, analytics, interoperability, and apps.
This session will explain the Samsung ARTIK IOT Platform and discuss how it, STM Sensors and other collaborations can be used by enterprises to pivot their brand to the new reality of IOT businesses.
The way people – and Things – access and use the Internet has significantly changed since its inception, requiring a transformation in the Data Center architecture.
ST’s 100Gbs (and beyond) Silicon Photonics technology leverages the economy of scale, quality, and repeatability of the Semiconductor industry to offer an integrated monolithic 3D electro-optical engine for next generation SMF transceivers, and to reduce the total cost of ownership of the new Data Center and its evolution.
Bluetooth 4.x, also known as Low-Energy, or Smart, is the latest version of the Bluetooth standard, that has been thoroughly redesigned to support ultra-low power communication of low data-rate signals coming from everyday gadgets ranging from fitness trackers to medical devices, and even home lighting. The success of BLE, witnessed by its widespread adoption in all smartphone platforms, has relegated plain old BT 3.0 to a legacy that is needed, as of today, just to support voice and music communication on top of the BLE supported functionalities. With the ever growing importance of Voice and audio in IoT and wearable applications this leaves clearly a gap that may hinder advanced designs. The ST firmware implementation of Music and Voice over BLE, based on an all ST architecture, fills such a gap offering an effective, efficient and highly optimized solution that exploits all the advantages of the BLE while enabling high-quality implementation of all the key Speech and Audio functionalities.
Time : 11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
Speaker: Roberto Sannino, Sensor Platforms Manager, STMicroelectronics
Natural spoken language user interfaces are gaining a prominent position in the architecture of smart living environments. Their speed and ease of use empower in fact the non tech savvy user to immediately deploy complex applications, ranging from internet search to home control or office automation. In order to enable advanced designs to support at best voice interaction functionalities ST has produced a number of HW development tools and optimized FW libraries which may dramatically shorten time to market.
This class will present the ST development environment for embedded audio and will discuss the Open.Audio libraries for STM32 optimized for ST digital MEMS microphones.
Today’s IoT technology can transform any city object – luminaires, meters, parking lots, solid waste bins, and others - into an urban network serving many city needs and applications. From lighting to parking, from energy distribution to video surveillance, from public WiFi to public safety, cities large and small have already implemented this approach.
In this session, Climatec will focus on approach and the technology avenue these cities have chosen start their smart evolution.
In this talk a unique system will be presented where environmental and motion MEMS sensors are coupled with an ultra low-power microcontroller; NFC is used both for communication and energy harvesting; a safe and robust thin-film lithium polymer battery can be added for energy storage to enable continuous monitoring. Applications can range from smart packaging (cold supply chain), asset tracking (fragile items, perishable goods), access control, industrial sensor networks, environmental monitoring, smart buildings, etc.
Adoption of wireless charging enabled mobile devices, in particular smart phones, is growing rapidly. As a result, wireless charging infrastructure roll-out is also accelerating, creating access to wireless charging for consumers in multiple locations and scenarios throughout their typical day and after the home, consumers second choice for where they would most like access to wireless charging is in the car. The presentation focus is, in accordance with the QiAxx topology, the STEVAL-ISB028V1 for the transmitter that works at 12 V input and a half bridge stage with bridge voltage control based on the STWBC controller, which integrates all the functions required to drive and monitor the transmitter and on the received based on STWLC03.
The smart city ecosystem, with its new wave of innovative applications, is emerging as a key strategy for a more efficient and sustainable society. Smart cities make use of application and technologies such as smart street lighting, smart metering, smart parking, e-mobility, smart garbage, smart sensor nodes and smart buildings to improve the citizen quality of the life.
This session will discuss the challenges facing the smart city and how companies like STMicroelectronics are well positioned thanks to state-of-the-art technologies becoming widely available combined with a deep understanding of the building blocks of utility ecosystems.
Wireless power will offer new experiences that range from charging your smartphone to your electric car. WiTricity is the pioneer of wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global customers in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense industries, WiTricity continues to pioneer the wireless market. Are you ready to integrate wireless power into your roadmap? The rapid advances in magnetic resonance wireless charging will play an exciting role in enabling endless possibilities
Coyote is iDevices' lightweight IoT communication infrastructure deployed on bare metal servers at premium colocations, connected to the Internet backbone with multiple Tier-1 bandwidth providers. It enables both direct device-to-device and device to 3d party server connectivity with minimal overhead and memory/CPU footprints, with zero onboarding, end-to-end encryption with forward secrecy, and costs starting at $1 for device lifetime. Two communication models are supported - real-time Conduit and time-shifted EStorage. SDK, provisioning and debugging tools are provided.
The talk will cover introduction to Coyote, followed by overview and analysis of design pattern for a low duty-cycle sensor product device that sleeps most of the time, with multi-year battery life, while using WiFi for connectivity. Details for bearer-certificate authentication (Coins), service discovery and connection establishment will be discussed, and communication traces from both Wireshark and IoTranscript (our debugging framework) will be presented
Technology partners myDevices and Senet have collaborated to encourage innovation and enable rapid deployment of LoRa IoT applications. Senet currently has the largest deployment of LoRaWAN in the United States and provides its customers with an integration to myDevices Cayenne software to simplify the creation of IoT solutions. Cayenne is the first drag-and-drop IoT project builder with tools to rapidly prototype LoRa IoT solutions utilizing pre-packaged templates for a variety of industries.
VL53L0X is a new generation ST’s ToF laser ranging module sets a new benchmark in ranging performance levels. The device can measure distances up to 2 m, independent of target reflectance in less than 30 ms.
The VL53L0X is based on the ToF principle coupled with a Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) array and implementing ST’s second generation FlightSense™ patented technology.
The VL53L0X is used in numerous applications such as camera auto focus assist, presence detection, robotic and industrial control.
Time : 4 :20 – 5 :00 PM
Speaker: Natale Testa,Technical Marketing Engineer, STMicroelectronics
At ST we believe that “Smart Industry” is an (r)evolution that builds on the many different technology advances over the past decades but which will fundamentally changs the way factories and workplaces function. “Smart” means doing thing more efficiently, more flexibly and in a more environmentally friendly manner. It also means the manufacturing will be safer for people working there.
In this session we will look at the main directions of Smart Industry aligned with the various Industry initiatives like Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Thing (IIoT). We will show how ST’s solutions can be used to realize the key components required such as smart manufacturing machines, enhanced safety features, increased energy efficiency, machine to machine communication and data management. The session will cover both individual technical features for key products as well as the system level implementation leveraging from the tools available from ST.
Who needs IoT security anyway? A case study into IoT security and the need for product integrity for the real world.
With more and more connected devices entering our lives, what are the challenges to secure them, and why we need to rethink our approach to product design. Having established the case for product integrity, we will explore the fundamentals you will need to design, build and maintain secure solutions. We will provide insight into good engineering practices, cover some common mistakes, and walk through use-cases
How to build on good security practices to create a robust product that behaves as expected. Code integrity is an essential piece of the puzzle and we'll focus on some techniques for protecting code and establishing a secure platform to run applications.
How to develop and maintain a secure product that can stand up to the threats of today and be most prepared for the future? In this session we'll explore product integrity from "cradle to grave", the processes involved during development, pre-production through production and end-of-life / product revocation. Over-the-air updates, secure provisioning, tamper detection and access control will be presented.
STM32 Hands on Seminar- Simplifying Cloud Connectivity for Embedded Devices
Time: 1:50 – 5:00 PM
Our unique, engaging seminar format combines theory and hands-on exercises using deep technical content. At the seminar, meet with ST Technical specialists and marketing staff and get an inside view of STM32 microcontroller.
The workshop will use an ‘out of the box’ ready STM32 IoT board to demonstrate how simple it is to connect to the cloud and enable you to start exploring your own innovative IoT ideas! The board features wireless connectivity and an array of sensors showcasing our cloud connectivity features.
The hands on seminar is a working session – please bring your laptop either a Windows® Laptop (Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10) or MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc).
Note: Administrator rights is needed for software and driver installation.
An IOS or Android mobiles device supporting Bluetooth Low Energy is also required for some of the hands-on exercises.
We will provide the required STM32 development boards and software.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 80 PEOPLE FOR THIS SESSION – FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED.