Welcome to Darnell's Third Annual nanoPower Forum
Up to a quarter of all portable electronic devices, including mobile phone handsets, MP3 players and laptop computers as well as wireless networking devices, will employ some form of energy harvesting within the next few years. Depending on the application, energy harvesting devices will provide the primary power source or will be used to supplement on-board batteries. Energy harvesting and related power management technologies are the “next big thing” for the power electronics industry and will be the focus of the Third Annual nanoPower Forum (nPF ’09).
“The latest energy harvesting devices and thin-film batteries are enabling exciting new wireless system architectures in automotive, aerospace, building automation, medical and other systems. This year, several companies will be making technical presentations for the first time in a public forum. In addition to learning about new powering technologies, delegates will learn about optimizing the design of systems employing energy harvesting and thin-film batteries.” – Jeff Shepard, President, Darnell Group
The third annual nanoPower Forum will be a focused three-day international conference that will serve an audience of decision makers who are interested in learning about and contributing to the latest practical advancements related to the emerging area of “ultra-low power” (ULP) systems. ULP devices are being deployed for wireless applications such as mesh networks, wireless sensor and control systems, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), radio frequency identification (RFID) devices, and so on. Energy harvesting, energy storage and power management are some of the major issues in terms of the commercial rollout of next-generation ULP systems. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals in the fields of advanced batteries, power management, ultra-low power RF technologies, energy harvesting, networking protocols, and related fields.
nPF '09 is expected to attract over 200 delegates including: