Customizable Low-Power NFC Products (Printed Electronics USA 2017)

Dr Jesse Cole, Systems Engineer
United States


USA 2017 Presentation - Molex*
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Presentation Summary

This talk introduces the main elements in a sensor system, options for low-power wireless communication in flexible electronics, and the impact of component selection on system performance. It also covers how device architectures can exploit opportunities for flexible printed hybrid electronics, including tradeoffs between functionality, form factor, and power.

Speaker Biography (Jesse J. Cole)

Dr. Cole is a Systems Engineer at Molex based in Savage, MN. His work involves collaborating with customers to develop printed electronic products from concept through prototype and up to pilot production. These efforts involve evaluating and applying new technologies towards flexible electronic applications. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he published six papers on additive manufacturing processes using inorganic micro and nanomaterials to bridge length scales from <100nm to >100um.

Company Profile (Molex Inc)

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Molex Printed Circuit Solutions(PCS) offers custom designed, high quality, copper and printed silver, flexible circuits and integrated flexible electronics. From flexible circuit solutions to low power wireless and sensor systems, Molex provides production capabilities serving diverse industries such as security and logistics, industrial, consumer, medical, smart packaging and defense. Molex offers flexible substrates and circuits along with component integration to provide creative solutions for form, fit, function and weight. Design possibilities can maximize three-dimensional space with greater density and functionality to enable customers to improve their end products and applications. For more information, please visit our website at
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