Enabling the IoT/IIoT with Energy Harvesting

#iot #iiot #energy #harvesting

The many billions (perhaps even 1 T depending on how one is counting) of tiny power devices currently
being deployed for everything from conditional monitoring to making your toaster intelligent comprises
what is referred to as the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet of Things (IoT / IIoT). Most of these
wireless sensor networks (WSN) derive their power from batteries and even worse, from primary (non-
rechargeable) sources. These tiny system power budgets can be supplemented, and perhaps even
completely sourced, from ambient energy scavenging, also known as energy harvesting (EH).

This talk shall review the fundamentals of EH, discuss some of the tradeoffs with implementation, reveal
some universal design philosophies, and tie all these factors into design optimization
strategies/techniques in several, common use cases. Additionally, there will be discussion on common
misperceptions around EH (e.g. – negligible power, too expensive, no production ecosystem, etc.) and
how these factors are weighed against common, critical design requirements.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 03 Nov 2022
  • Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 110 Motor Parkway
  • Hauppauge, New York
  • United States
  • Building: Hauppauge Radisson

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  • Starts 01 November 2022 01:30 PM
  • Ends 03 November 2022 01:30 PM
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Brian Zahnstecher of PowerRox


Enabling the IoT/IIoT with Energy Harvesting



Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Chair (Emeritus) of IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS),
IEEE PELS North America Regional (R1-3) Chair, sits on Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)
Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Chair (Emeritus) of PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-chair of PSMA
Energy Harvesting Committee, Co-founder & Co-chair of the EnerHarv workshop, and is Principal of
PowerRox. He co-chairs IEEE Future Directions (formerly 5G) Initiative webinar series and is the founding
co-chair of IEEE 5G Roadmap Energy Efficiency Working Group and has lectured on this topic at major
industry conferences. He previously held positions in power electronics with Emerson Network Power,
Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard.