Imec, 16 October 2014

Antennas for low-power electronic (sensor) systems

This workshop will give you insight in the importance of properly designed and  integrated antennas for low-power wireless (sensor) systems.
Join us and receive practical tips and tricks to optimise the communication range of your wireless product!
The workshop includes both oral presentations and demos, including:

  • a general introduction to antenna selection and integration, illustrated with several examples
  • RF power transfer over distances up to 10 meters and more
  • integration of wireless sensors in textile
  • design of a tunable antenna for mobile devices
  • antenna arrays for beam steering

Imec – Kapeldreef 75, Leuven

Preliminary programme
13:00 Registrations

Introduction, and presentation by our new members AboveRF, Quicksand and snapTonic

Kris Hermus, Coordinator Wireless Community, imec

13:55 Introduction to antenna design and integration for low power wireless systems
Steven Brebels, imec
14:30 A distributed body-worn textile-antenna wireless sensor network
Hendrik Rogier and Patrick Van Torre, UGent
15:00 Electronic beam steering arrays: a reality at ESAT-TELEMIC
Hantao Xu (presenter) and Guy Vandenbosch, KU Leuven – ESAT
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 ChipDesign’s tunable antenna for mobile devices
Laurena Lau, Transceive, NL (presenter), Sander Bronckers, TU/e, NL (presenter) and Koen Van Caekenberghe, ChipDesign, BE
16:25 Practical use of RF power transfer over larger distances
Huib Visser, Holst Centre and imec
16:55 Design of wireless power applications with moving receivers
Nobby Stevens and Bart Thoen, KU Leuven – KaHo Sint-Lieven
17:10 Conclusions + Demos
17:25 Reception with sandwiches