Developing Wearable Products: Talks by NXP, Silicon Labs and Dialog Semiconductor

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 18:30
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Hardware Pioneers is supported by some of the leading companies in the IoT sector: 

Mouser Electronics (Headline Sponsor)

Digi-Key and Cocoon Networks.

We start the new year exploring the latest technologies and the great opportunities the wearable sector offers today and will offer tomorrow. Join us on the 17th of January to learn from:

- The fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier and co-inventor of Near Field Communication technology (NXP).
- One of the leading providers of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets (Silicon Labs).
- The UK company who provides highly integrated standard and custom mixed-signal integrated circuits, optimised for smartphone, computing, IoT, and smart home applications (Dialog Semiconductor).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.

About the speakers

Gordon Padkin - Regional Marketing Manager, Microcontrollers at NXP

Talk title: How to select SW & HW platforms for wearable design

About the speaker: Gordon has been working in the semiconductor industry all through his career with a focus on microcontroller from 8- 16- to 32bit and has worked with a range of customers developing solutions for a wide variety of different end applications.

About the company: NXP is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier in 2016. NXP is the co-inventor of near field communication (NFC) technology along with Sony and supplies NFC chip sets that enable mobile phones to be used to pay for goods, and store and exchange data securely. The company's products are used in automotive, identification, wired and wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, consumer, mobile and computing applications.
Video: NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform
Video: NXP Wearable Technology CES

Anders Pettersson - Sr. Field Marketing Manager IoT Products at Silicon Labs

Talk title: Wireless for wearable

About the speaker: Anders has been in the semiconductor industry since 1999 and was part of the Cortex Mx adaptation and participated in making it a global standard. Today his focus is on wireless technologies (MESH, BLE, Proprietary wireless solutions).

About the company: Silicon Labs is worldwide fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, Texas, that develops silicon, software and tools for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Its products include microcontrollers, wireless SoCs, timing devices, low-power sensors, and broadcast solutions.
Video: Heart Rate Monitoring Demo from Silicon Labs.
Video: Engineering the IoT (Keynote by Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle).

Dipak Raval - Head of Sales EMEA at Dialog Semiconductor 

Talk title: Integration in the wearable space brings a number of benefits to the consumer in wearable and IoT applications

About the speaker:

About the company: Dialog Semiconductor is a UK-based manufacturer of semiconductor based system solutions. Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support together with world-class innovation. In 2011, Dialog announced that it had completed a transaction to acquire SiTel Semiconductor, a leader in short-range wireless, digital cordless and VoIP technology. In July 2013, Dialog completed another transaction to acquire iWatt, a leader in AC/DC power conversion and solid state lighting technologies.
Video: Dialog Smart Wearable Solution
Video: Dialog SmartBond, the smallest, lowest power integrated Bluetooth 5 SoC


6:30pm - Arrival and registration.

6:40pm - Drinks and networking.

6:50pm - Event opening.

7:00pm - Gordon Padkin - Regional Marketing Manager, Microcontrollers at NXP

7:20pm - Anders Pettersson - Sr. Field Marketing Manager IoT Products at Silicon Labs 

7:40pm - Dipak Raval - Head of Sales EMEA at Dialog Semiconductor 

8:00pm - Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

8:20pm - Drinks and networking.

9:30pm - Event ends.

Global partners

Electronic Specifier - Europe's premier publisher of information resources to the global electronics industry.

Publitek - The leading global marketing communications and PR agency for B2B electronics.

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