PSMA Announces APEC 2017 Industry Session on Energy Harvesting

At APEC 2017, the PSMA's (Power Sources Manufacturers Association’s) Energy Harvesting Committee will host an Industry Session featuring five industry experts who will cover such topics as real-world applications, conditional monitoring, energy harvesting systems, PMICs (Power Management ICs) and low-power IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The Energy Harvesting Session (IS16) will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Tampa Convention Center. 

The key message of the session is that energy harvesting has moved out of the lab and into real life. Energy harvesting presents a major opportunity for the power electronics industry, from components (batteries, ICs, magnetics, semiconductors, etc.) to systems (e.g., wearable devices, building energy management, assisted living, environmental monitoring, security, transportation). But to fully exploit this opportunity, and to make energy harvesting more mainstream, stakeholders need to work more closely to get energy harvesting solutions working reliably in actual applications.

This industry session attempts to accelerate such engagement by providing an overview of the considerations, applications, constraints and trade-offs that need to be taken into account. The session will include a 30-minute slot for live and hands-on demonstrations, many of which will relate to the speaker presentations.