How Ultra Low Power Swiss Watch Technology and Know How from the 20th Century is Influencing Energy Harvesting in the 21st Century (Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2010)

Mr Ken Ball,
Microdul AG, Switzerland
May 27, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Wireless sensors spend most of the time doing nothing - so why waste power doing nothing.
  • Interchangeable energy harvesters and why identification may be required.
  • How Microdul's Mixed Signal semi-custom ASIC can simplify the design of energy harvesting conversion, storage and control.

Speaker Biography (Ken Ball)

Ken Ball is a graduate of Cambridge University in the U.K. and has worked within the specialist semiconductor backend, assembly and test industries for over 25 years. More recently he has been assisting Microdul AG in Switzerland to use their unique low-power ASIC technology in Energy Harvesting applications, in particular, for Wireless sensors. Ken has also been helping with the development of new standards within ISA100 Power Source Study Group, for which he is the subgroup leader for Power Management Systems.

Company Profile (Microdul AG)

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Microdul AG is a specialist for high quality microelectronics. Thanks to Microdul's three business lines Modules, Thick-film and Semiconductors there is a wide spectrum of choice with respect to electronic miniaturisation. Our core competence is the production of cutting edge individual solutions in close cooperation with the customer.
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