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Battery Free Wireless Sensor Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase used to describe a network of connected devices. As the IoT continues to evolve, there will be a greater demand for data to be collected and shared between devices. A large percentage of data that is shared through the IoT is generated by electronic sensors. Traditional electronic sensors are composed of three primary functions: A power source to power the electronics in the sensor, a sensing element to convert a physical parameter (pressure, moisture, etc.) into digital data, and a processing block for data formatting, analysis, and communication between the sensor and the IoT network. As the demand for additional sensing nodes increases, the cost to scale using traditional electronic sensors limits the deployment of sensors in some applications. A new type of wireless sensor is available that untethers the sensing function from the power and processing functions. These wireless, battery free electronic sensors collect data using new energy harvesting technology and a shared power and processing component. This type of sensor architecture is a complement to existing electronic sensors, and reduces the cost to scale to large numbers of sensors in certain applications. A shared sensor “hub” is used to aggregate data from multiple wireless data, and provide connectivity to the cloud for continuous monitoring, analytics, and action. Applications for battery free wireless sensors include industrial preventative maintenance, smart healthcare, digital farming, data center thermal management, and more.
--- Date: 27.02.2018 Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost