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Intelligent Sensors

Intelligent Sensors
by Paul McLellan on 03-10-2014 at 3:48 pm

 Wearables are clearly one of the hot areas of the Internet of Things (IoT). A big part of that market is sensors of one sort or another. Andes low power microprocessors are a good fit for this market which requires both 32 bit performance and ultra low power. Performance is needed since IoT by definition has internet access in some way (perhaps piggy backing on your phone or wireless hub) which requires enough performance to run a network stack. Low power is required since many IoT applications need to last for a very long time and, perhaps, never have their battery replaced.

Intelligent sensors are the fusion of a microprocessor, sensor, and communications interface into a single physical unit. Fueled by the automotive, wearables, medical equipment, and industrial automation markets, innovative new intelligent sensors are expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% from 2012-2018 with sales to reach $6.9 billion by 2018.

On March 22nd at 10am Pacific Andes Technology is presenting a webinar entitled Intelligent Sensors. It will be presented by Dr. Emerson Hsiao, Director Field Application Engineering.

Andes, one of EE Times’ Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch, is a leading provider of embedded microprocessor IP for intelligent sensor vendors and SoC developers. In this webinar, they will discuss the processing, power consumption, security, and cost requirements for integrating an embedded microprocessor core into an intelligent sensor. Andes provides a portfolio of cores ranging from a low-end 8051 upgrade 32-bit MCU to a high-end 1 GHz 32-bit microprocessor to address all the needs of the intelligent sensor design community. Attendees will learn how to use the complete Andes embedded microprocessor design solution including a graphical SW development tool (IDE), rich operating system and application software stack, easy-to-use debugging tools, and convenient in-circuit evaluation and simulation platforms.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The breadth of processing requirements for intelligent sensors in product applications ranging from wearables to automotive to medical equipment to industrial automation.
  • The tradeoffs of power and performance in selecting a microprocessor core.
  • How to implement security features in an embedded microprocessor core.
  • The complete embedded microprocessor design solution from Andes.

Dr. Hsiao has an extensive background in the ASIC and IP industry. Prior to Andes, he worked at Kilopass Technology as the VP of Marketing. Dr. Hsiao previously held the General Manager position for Faraday Technology USA, where he spent several years in field application in various locations including Taiwan, Japan and USA. Dr. Hsiao worked at UC Santa Barbara as a visiting scholar prior to Faraday. He received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Register for the webinar here.


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