Suggestions for the IoT Online Conference

Started by stephaneb 3 weeks ago4 replieslatest reply 2 weeks ago38 views

The IoT Online Conference is only two months away and Jacob Beningo and I are very happy with the way it is shaping up.  At the moment of writing this, there are already 19 talks listed and a few more in the pipeline.

We still have room for a few more talks/speakers and are looking for suggestions of topics and/or speakers that in your opinion, would make the conference even more interesting to you and other IoT developers.  Any idea?

Many thanks in advance for any insight you can provide!


[ - ]
Reply by MaxMaxfieldOctober 14, 2020

Hi Stephane, Jim Turley and I have covered some interesting companies on EEJournal recently -- maybe you could get them to talk about their technologies -- I know it's always a challenge to get companies to cut the marketing BS -- but maybe you could make it clear you want a techno-weenie AE to present just the technology. A couple of suggestions off the top of my head are as follows:

Ambiq have a unique sub-threshold voltage technology (I think their core voltage is 0.3V) that allows them to create MCUs that run in the microwatt range (

The folks at Immervision have some interesting stuff going on regarding giving robots human-like perception (

Lattice Semiconductor has a very exciting new radiation tolerant SRAM-based FPGA technology (

The guys and gals as Aspinity are doing some wibbly-wobbly stuff on the Analog Artificial Neural Network (AANN) front (

And the chaps and chapesses at Cartesiam have some awesome artificial intelligence / machine learning technology that allows you to deploy AI/ML on the edge in any Arm Cortex M0, M3, M4, M7 processor -- in fact, I recently created my very own AI/ML app! (

Hey -- MATLAB has some really interesting stuff going on with regards to predictive maintenance (

I have more if you are interested :-)

[ - ]
Reply by stephanebOctober 14, 2020

Hi Max,

this is great.  Yes, more would be appreciated!  Very useful, thanks a lot.

[ - ]
Reply by MaxMaxfieldOctober 15, 2020

Well, you asked LOL:

There's a relatively new FPGA company on the block called Efinix that have some very tasty devices for embedded applications (

If any of your audience is involved in designing System-on-Chip (SoC) devices, then Menta has some very interesting embedded FPGA (eFPGA) fabric (

Although we talk a lot about moving processing to the edge, in some cases we need to bring large amounts of video data away from the edge for more extreme processing, like working with really high resolution uncompressed video at 600 frames per second. In this case, Microchip Technology's new CoaXPress 2.0 Chips can move serious amounts of video data over serious distances — like 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) or more over 100 meters or more (

If any of your audience is working on hearables (technically advanced electronic in-ear-devices), then they may be interested hearding from the folks at xMEMS who have just created the World’s First Monolithic MEMS Speaker (

Similarly, if any of your audience is involved in designing AI/ML computer vision systems, they may be interested in hearing from the guys and gals at Algolux who have developed the first set of machine-learning tools that can automatically optimize camera architectures intended for computer vision applications (

[ - ]
Reply by MaxMaxfieldOctober 15, 2020
I was just thinking about Digilent -- in addition to their Digital Discovery and Analog Discovery 2 tools, they recently entered the embedded measurement world with their Eclypse Z7 -- again, you'd have to make sure this was an AE showing how to use the board rather than a marketing presentation, but if you can get that I think this would be very interesting to certain members of your audience (