Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "Reaching 10 Years Battery Life in IOT End Device," Xiaolin Lu

Friday, March 1, 2019
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
Kara Stamets
301 405 4471

Xiaolin Lu,
Fellow and Director of Texas Instruments Kilby Lab

Title: Reaching 10 years battery life in IOT end device – challenges and key technologies.  

Abstract: In this talk we describe methods to reach 10-years of battery life for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) wireless sensor network (WSN) using a platform called the I3Mote. I3Mote provides connected sensor nodes for tough industrial environment and a number of I3Motes can form a large-scale coverage of data collectors or actuators. The goal is to achieve 10-years network life time for all the connected battery powered nodes with a duty cycle of data collection (uplink traffic) in 10 seconds. Due to the ubiquitous optimization of hardware (sensors, connectivity, MCU, HMI and PM), protocol, localized data process, etc. we see a light through the tunnel. This talk will go through techniques of power optimization at device and network level to extend the battery life to industry standard of 10 years.

Bio: Xiaolin is Fellow and director of Texas Instruments Kilby Innovation Center responsible for driving industrial internet research activities. She is chartered to drive various differentiated industrial- and energy-related connected system level solutions using TI differentiated embedded processors, analog and power management devices.

Xiaolin has worked on various embedded system and software programs, including Industrial Internet Sensor Network Research Platform, Narrow Band Power Line Communication Systems, Narrow band and Broadband Wireless and Wired Communication Technologies, Wireless/wired hybrid Sensor Networks, Smart Power IPs, LTE/Wimax Prototypes, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth co-existence and digital mobile TV SoC, etc.

Xiaolin is well-known as an embedded system and software expert inside and outside TI and has given keynote and plenary talks at numerous technical conferences. In addition, she is the author/co-author of more than 60 U.S. issued patents and the recipient of the special recognition awards: 2016 Asian American Engineer of the Year, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and National Women of Color award in the Technical Innovation – Industry category. She is the first TIer to co-chair the Industrial Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Engineering School.  In her free time, Xiaolin enjoys yoga practice, piano classes with children, classical music and leisure travel.

Audience: Clark School  Graduate  Undergraduate  Faculty  Post-Docs  Alumni 


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