IoT Seminars: Innovations in Smart Home and Buildings

Session Descriptions

Introduction
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, is pleased to announce a new series of Technical Seminars on IoT for engineers, product designers and system architects. The seminars will be hosted in key locations worldwide and feature leading experts sharing their knowledge through technically rich and practical presentations and demonstrations.

Innovations in Smart Homes and Buildings’ will focus on the technologies transforming and digitizing homes and buildings, a rapidly growing segment within the Internet of Things (IoT). The seminars will explore and address key challenges facing manufacturers of various smart home and building automation devices including connected lighting, access control, voice assistants, gateways, etc. System solutions that help realize energy savings, occupant safety and comfort will be presented. Key solutions from ON Semiconductor and partners, including sensing computing, connectivity, actuation, and extending from node-to-cloud will be discussed.


Vision IoT
In addition to traditional security and surveillance cameras, image sensors are increasingly being incorporated in various connected appliances and devices. The wide variety of vision based applications and varied lighting conditions encountered in these applications requires advanced image sensing technologies. The rising number of battery-powered devices has also made energy efficiency or low-power operation a key factor in selecting system-level components. This session will review the latest imaging technologies including scalable frame rate ultra-low power image sensors, on-sensor HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Motion detection, NIR+ (Near Infrared), and tools to aid in integrating vision in IoT devices.

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Smart Home Hubs and Gateways
Wi-Fi is ubiquitous within homes and buildings. With tremendous growth in connected devices that stream high bandwidth data to/from the cloud and the desire for wider in-home coverage, the need for high performance Wi-Fi is great. The Wi-Fi router/Access Point also serves as a hub that smart devices and large wireless sensor networks connect to. This session will cover the latest developments such as MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Wave 3 and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and discuss distinguishing features including adaptive and background DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) and concurrent multi-band operation. We will provide an overview of the industry leading Wi-Fi products and platforms, ideal for Wi-Fi gateways, routers and smart hubs, from the recently- acquired Quantenna Communications Systems.

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Connected Lighting
In the United States, it was estimated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration that 279 billion kWh were consumed for lighting in the residential and industrial/commercial sectors. This was around 10% of the total energy consumed by both sectors, and approximately 7% of total U.S. energy consumption. Some estimates suggest that LED adoption could be saving 40% of electricity use for lighting by 2030. In addition to inherent improved energy efficiency, LED lighting also lends itself to use in connected lighting applications. These applications are rapidly gaining popularity because of their ability to save more energy and provide solutions that are flexible, and can be tailored to specific needs. Connected lighting offers the highest potential growth for both smart homes and buildings. Our industry experts will review available options for connectivity, power and energy efficiency of LED lighting. This session will also explore trends including lighting as a service and how connected lighting serves as a foundational platform for smart buildings and homes.

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Bosch Sensors
Helping to deliver enhanced sensor technology and low-power wireless, Bosch Sensortec and ON Semiconductor have joined forces on a number of sensor development platforms including the RSL10 Sensor Kit and RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor platform. Bosch Sensortec GmbH offers a complete portfolio of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based sensors and solutions that enable mobile devices to feel and sense the world around them. Bosch will review their vast sensor portfolio for various smart home applications, including the family of inertial and environmental sensors featured in ON Semiconductor’s sensor development platforms. These platforms provide near-turnkey solutions for worker safety and elderly care wearable devices.

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Maintenance-Free Sensor Nodes
To support the billions of sensor nodes expected by 2020, more manufacturers are exploring non-traditional methods of powering their applications (e.g., solar, mechanical, vibrations). Enabled by ultra-low-power connectivity (Bluetooth® Low Energy and Zigbee™ GreenPower), the flexibility provided by battery-less designs, alongside longer operation time and sustainability, opens a realm of new possibilities from temperature and air quality monitoring to easy-to-implement asset management. This session profiles a few energy harvesting technologies and discusses some of the sensor platforms from ON Semiconductor that incorporate the industry’s most energy efficient connectivity SoCs and partner energy harvester devices.

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Audio/Voice User Interface
Popularized by smart speakers, audio or voice-based user interfaces are being implemented in a variety of new applications including household and building automation devices. This session will review local and cloud-based audio and voice recognition systems including trigger word recognition, music playback and various audio processing algorithms. A smart speaker reference design, featuring ON Semiconductor’s low-power audio processors, class-D amplifiers and USB Type-C™ solutions, will also be reviewed.

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Node-to-Cloud Platforms
We’ll wrap up the seminars by discussing options available to build end-to-end IoT applications. IoT systems are a notoriously complex area so providing complete node-to-cloud solutions with connectivity, sensing and control that designers can easily build upon is an invaluable tool. Offering a wide range of choices including configurable hardware, multiple cloud connectivity, easy-to-use development software, and application examples, these platforms reduce time-to-market and allow rapid deployment of IoT-enabled products. This session will highlight several end-to-end application platforms, mobile apps, and options for secure cloud connectivity with providers including Mircosoft® Azure, Amazon® Web Services and IBM Watson™.

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Agenda
8:30am – 9:00am - Registration & Coffee
9:00am – 9:15am - Welcome and Introduction
9:15am – 10:15am - Vision IoT
10:15am – 10:45am - Break/Demos/Networking
10:45am – 11:15am - Smart Home Hubs and Gateways
12:00pm – 1:00pm - Lunch & Demos
1:00pm – 1:45pm - Bosch Sensors
1:45pm – 2:30pm - Maintenance-Free Sensor Nodes
2:30pm – 3:00pm - Break/Demos/Networking
3:00pm – 3:45pm - Audio/Voice User Interface
3:45pm – 4:30pm - Node-to-Cloud Platforms

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