At APEC 2018, the PSMA (Power Sources Manufacturers Association) Energy Harvesting Committee will host an Industry Session featuring six industry experts who will cover such topics as real-world applications, conditional monitoring, energy harvesting systems, PMICs (Power Management ICs) and low-power IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The Energy Harvesting Session (IS05) will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m., at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex.
The key message of the session is that energy harvesting has moved out of the lab and into real life. Energy harvesting presents a major opportunity for the power electronics industry, from components (batteries, ICs, magnetics, semiconductors, etc.) to systems (e.g., wearable devices, building energy management, assisted living, environmental monitoring, security, and transportation). But to fully exploit this opportunity, and to make energy harvesting more mainstream, stakeholders need better coordination to get energy harvesting solutions working reliably in actual applications.
This industry session attempts to accelerate such engagement by providing an overview of the considerations, applications, constraints and trade-offs that need to be taken into account. The session will include a 30-minute slot for live and hands-on demonstrations, many of which will relate to the speaker presentations.
The PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee Chair Mike Hayes (Tyndall National Institute) and Co-Chair Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox) have geared the session for a wide audience, including potential collaborators and adopters of energy harvesting for the self-powering of ultra-low-power applications, as well as those who want to eliminate the need for a battery or storage device replacement in low-power devices. Industrial and academic developers of material and devices (both active and passive) also will find this session helpful in understanding application requirements.
In addition to registering for the Energy Harvesting session, APEC attendees are encouraged to participate in the many other informative and timely PSMA-sponsored Industry Sessions taking place during the show.