1 Oct 2010
Energy harvesting and wireless sensors ready for prime time
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to drive small or mobile electronic and electrical devices. Wireless sensors are particularly in need of energy harvesting because they are increasingly deployed in numbers and locations where hard wiring or battery changing are impracticable. We are at an exciting stage with both because harvesting is becoming better and electronics is demanding less power -so they meet in the middle.
9 Sep 2010
Broad Scope of Energy Harvesting Event
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy to electricity in order to power small or mobile devices. It is part of the green revolution in reducing the need for batteries, whether by harnessing heat, light, movement or other things. The unique event "Energy Harvesting USA " will look at this with an unusually broad lens, from the needs of soldiers, building controls, logistics, the process industry and satellites to rotorcraft.
31 Aug 2010
Progress with thermoelectric harvesting
At the forthcoming Energy Harvesting USA event in Boston Massachusetts, 16-17 November, Prof Gang Chen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk on "Power from temperature difference: thermoelectric technology for energy harvesting".
12 Aug 2010
Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances
In the past, too much use of RFID has involved sensing items and conveyances only when they pass very near to the occasional interrogator. Heroic assumptions are then made about what happened in between. Was it destroyed, perhaps by overheating? Is it still there? Is it intact?
3 Nov 2008
Wireless sensor networks 2009-2019 Part two
IDTechEx has just issued a report called Wireless Sensor Networks and we summarise the subject also known as Ubiquitous Sensor Networks in part two.
8 Feb 2008
RFID - Larger Orders and More of Them
The largest RFID orders - here comes China - huge advances coming in HF RFID - new vibrant technologies.
5 Oct 2006
RFID Smart Labels Breaks New Ground in London
The IDTechEx RFID Smart Labels Europe Conference and Exhibition on September 19-20 broke new ground, showing how the subject has moved on. Here are some highlights of the event.
27 Jun 2006
RFID Progress in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer, NHS, Stora Enso, LifeForce Immune System Bank and Siemens keynote RFID in Healthcare session at the seventh annual RFID Smart Labels Europe event in London on September on 19-20.
16 May 2006
Near Field UHF Versus HF
Item level tagging is going to be the biggest market for RFID. However, despite many companies wanting everything at one frequency - UHF - the limitations of far field UHF systems with water and metal have hindered this. Recently there have been big developments in near field UHF, with companies citing performance similar to that of HF tags. IDTechEx provides an independent analysis.
10 Apr 2006
Highlights from RFID Smart Labels USA 2006
The fifth - and largest - IDTechEx event RFID Smart Labels USA event
12 Dec 2005
Active RFID - A profitable business
Read the highlights from the IDTechEx Active RFID Summit which looked at the technologies and application of active RFID (tags with a battery) and how it is embracing other wireless technologies such as Wifi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, sensors and DSRC.
7 Nov 2005
RFID in the Postal and Courier service
The second biggest application of item level RFID after retail. 10 year forecasts.