Gartner is forecasting that by 2020 there will be 26 billion smart devices and 7.3 billion smartphones connected to the Internet. Other industry forecasts are calling for 66% Compounded Annual Growth (CAGR) in Internet data traffic between 2012 and 2016. But what does this mean?
For engineers and high tech industry leaders, it means more opportunity as well as more complex electronic system design. It means adopting advanced workflows and tools. It means addressing the challenges of electromagnetic interference, thermal management, antenna design, signal and power integrity, and high-speed circuit design while simultaneously addressing power, performance, size, and cost constraints.
Join us and hear from industry pioneers at Synapse, who will share their best practices for designing products that are making IoT a reality. Synapse first began engineering wearable technology in 2009, and are the masterminds behind some of the most advanced wearable devices on the market today. In this webinar, you will learn how Synapse used ANSYS to address simulation and solve issues related to Antenna Design, Design of Reliable Wireless Systems, and how you can use a similar approach in your work.
Based in Seattle (HQ), Synapse is a product development firm redefining what's technologically possible. Fueled by a desire to solve complex engineering challenges, Synapse's team of mechanical, electrical, software, and RF engineers develop products that transform brands and accelerate advances in technology. Working with the best companies in the world, Synapse drives innovation, bringing "what's next" in technology to life. Today the solutions Synapse delivers in the mobile payments, guest experience, and wearable device industries distinguish their clients as industry innovators.
Mike Schaaf, RF Manager, Synapse Product Development
Mike Schaaf is an electrical engineer with 17 years of experience in product design, test equipment and ASIC development. Mike attended UC Davis where he earned his BS in electrical engineering. Throughout his career he has developed expertise ranging from ASIC development, mixed signal PCB and chip design, RF circuits and antennas, MEMs and laser control as well as development of embedded process boards. He is currently the RF manager at Synapse Product Development where he and his team are designing antennas for wearable products for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike. In the past year alone, Mike and his team have squeezed 15 unique antennas into spaces designed for fashion, not RF performance. Synapse engineers' out-of-box thinking allows them to integrate antennas into small spaces, while keeping them robust / mass produce-able, and has led to some of the industries shining moments in wearable RF design.
Sudhir Sharma, Director of High Tech Industry and Strategy and Marketing, ANSYS, Inc.
Sudhir Sharma is the director of high tech industry strategy and marketing at ANSYS. Prior to joining ANSYS, he served in key managerial and technical roles at MathWorks, Texas Instruments, Cirrus Logic, and Compaq Computer Corp. Sudhir has designed more than a dozen ASICs and authored 19 U.S. patents that cover wireless communication, computer networking, video and image processing, and semiconductor memory design.
IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk” contributor Douglas McCormick is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in technology and life science. He has been editor or editorial director of such publications as PM360 (for healthcare marketers), BioTechniques (for molecular biology researchers), Pharmaceutical Technology, and Nature Publishing Company’s Bio/Technology (now called Nature Biotechnology). He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Physician Verification Services (an internet based healthcare marketing start-up) and, earlier, corporate director of scientific communications at SmithKline Beecham and computer science editor at Hayden Book Company.
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