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The Things Conference Series - Virtual

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The Things Conference - Amsterdam

Jan 28, 2022 | 10:30am - 11:30am CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 01:30am - 02:30am PT

Keynote

Welcome to The Things Conference Embedded
Find out what The Things Conference Embedded has prepared for you, all the way from edge machine learning solutions to LoRaWAN device design choices. What can you expect: Learn how to build a competitive LoRaWAN® end-device. From crucial design decisions to expanding connectivity and increasing durability of a LoRaWAN device. Find your development partner. Meet 1000 LoRaWAN enthusiasts at The Things Conference Embedded and connect with them during the networking session. Become a part of history. Watch the world's first 8-hour live LoRaWAN soldering session and see how Generic Node Sensor Edition is built from start to finish through the developer's eyes. Join a live conversation, listen to analyst commentary, and ask your questions about LoRaWAN device development in real-time.

by Wienke Giezeman
CEO - The Things Industries

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 10:30am Jan 28, 2022 11:30am Europe/Paris Welcome to The Things Conference Embedded Find out what The Things Conference Embedded has prepared for you, all the way from edge machine learning solutions to LoRaWAN device design choices. What can you expect: Learn how to build a competitive LoRaWAN® end-device. From crucial design decisions to expanding connectivity and increasing durability of a LoRaWAN device. Find your development partner. Meet 1000 LoRaWAN enthusiasts at The Things Conference Embedded and connect with them during the networking session. Become a part of history. Watch the world's first 8-hour live LoRaWAN soldering session and see how Generic Node Sensor Edition is built from start to finish through the developer's eyes. Join a live conversation, listen to analyst commentary, and ask your questions about LoRaWAN device development in real-time.

Jan 28, 2022 | 10:35am - 10:50am CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 01:35am - 01:50am PT

Keynote

5 reasons to choose the STM32WL MCU for designing the Generic Node
In this session, Anicet Giaimo tells you more about the STM32WL, the world’s first LoRa-enabled SoC, which is at the heart of the Generic Node. Highly integrated, the STM32WL embeds a multi-modulation radio and an MCU, offering multiple IoT possibilities, faster time to market, and significant economies of scale when deploying an application that runs on a device like the Generic Node. The STM32WL comes with a free development ecosystem to tailor the device to your needs.

by Anicet Giaimo
Product Line Marketing Manager for Wireless Microcontrollers - STMicroelectronics

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 10:35am Jan 28, 2022 10:50am Europe/Paris 5 reasons to choose the STM32WL MCU for designing the Generic Node In this session, Anicet Giaimo tells you more about the STM32WL, the world’s first LoRa-enabled SoC, which is at the heart of the Generic Node. Highly integrated, the STM32WL embeds a multi-modulation radio and an MCU, offering multiple IoT possibilities, faster time to market, and significant economies of scale when deploying an application that runs on a device like the Generic Node. The STM32WL comes with a free development ecosystem to tailor the device to your needs.

Jan 28, 2022 | 10:55am - 11:10am CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 01:55am - 02:10am PT

Keynote

Build a custom Edge Machine Learning solution to monitor your shipments conditions (with Edge Impulse and Generic Node)
Whether you want to create smart insurance contracts, know how long your belongings have traveled, by what means of transport or if they have suffered any shocks, you can now develop embedded machine learning models with breathtaking precision.
Before the arrival of machine learning, recognition and classification of movements were very hard and time-consuming tasks for embedded developers. It was necessary to go through complex decision-tree algorithms based on the activation of specific thresholds at different time intervals. Now it is a completely different story, we can create custom solutions with only a small amount of data in a record time. We will see how to do that with Edge Impulse and the Generic Node.

by Louis Moreau
Senior DevRel Engineer - Edge Impulse

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 10:55am Jan 28, 2022 11:10am Europe/Paris Build a custom Edge Machine Learning solution to monitor your shipments conditions (with Edge Impulse and Generic Node)
Whether you want to create smart insurance contracts, know how long your belongings have traveled, by what means of transport or if they have suffered any shocks, you can now develop embedded machine learning models with breathtaking precision.
Before the arrival of machine learning, recognition and classification of movements were very hard and time-consuming tasks for embedded developers. It was necessary to go through complex decision-tree algorithms based on the activation of specific thresholds at different time intervals. Now it is a completely different story, we can create custom solutions with only a small amount of data in a record time. We will see how to do that with Edge Impulse and the Generic Node.

Jan 28, 2022 | 11:15am - 11:30am CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 02:15am - 02:30am PT

Keynote

Why Virtual Antenna™ is preferred by embedded developers

by Johan Pedersen
Senior Director of Business Development - Ignion

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 11:15am Jan 28, 2022 11:30am Europe/Paris Why Virtual Antenna™ is preferred by embedded developers

Jan 28, 2022 | 11:35am - 11:50am CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 02:35am - 02:50am PT

Keynote

How to Increase Durability and Lifetime of your Sensor Devices
Harsh environments influence the performance, reliability and lifespan of outdoor sensing devices. High-performance venting will rapidly equalize pressure differentials caused by environmental temperature changes and effectively manage condensation. It also reliably protects outdoor electronics against water, dust, salts and other contaminants, increases their service life and is the key to improve profitability and product value.

by Timo Seybel
Application Engineer - Gore

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 11:35am Jan 28, 2022 11:50am Europe/Paris How to Increase Durability and Lifetime of your Sensor Devices Harsh environments influence the performance, reliability and lifespan of outdoor sensing devices. High-performance venting will rapidly equalize pressure differentials caused by environmental temperature changes and effectively manage condensation. It also reliably protects outdoor electronics against water, dust, salts and other contaminants, increases their service life and is the key to improve profitability and product value.

Jan 28, 2022 | 11:55am - 12:10pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 02:55am - 03:10am PT

Keynote

Embedded Rust and LoRaWAN
Writing efficient embedded applications are traditionally written using C or C++ and adopting a specific Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for your application. Moreover, writing safe code is hard when the compiler cannot detect data races or other unsafe situations in your code. Rust has the potential to revolutionize embedded programming. Not only because it allows you to write efficient and safe code with compile time checks to prevent a wide range of bugs, but also because the tooling and rich ecosystem of libraries allows you to write embedded applications similar to how you would write other types of software. This talk will give a short introduction to the Rust embedded ecosystem and why it is a great alternative for embedded. After the introduction, we will explore the current state of LoRaWAN support in Rust.

by Ulf Lilleengen
Principal Software Engineer - Red Hat

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 11:55am Jan 28, 2022 12:10pm Europe/Paris Embedded Rust and LoRaWAN Writing efficient embedded applications are traditionally written using C or C++ and adopting a specific Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for your application. Moreover, writing safe code is hard when the compiler cannot detect data races or other unsafe situations in your code. Rust has the potential to revolutionize embedded programming. Not only because it allows you to write efficient and safe code with compile time checks to prevent a wide range of bugs, but also because the tooling and rich ecosystem of libraries allows you to write embedded applications similar to how you would write other types of software. This talk will give a short introduction to the Rust embedded ecosystem and why it is a great alternative for embedded. After the introduction, we will explore the current state of LoRaWAN support in Rust.

Jan 28, 2022 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 03:00am - 10:00am PT

Side-session

World's First Live Soldering of Generic Node with Orkhan
Orkhan AmirAslan is a hardware developer at The Things Industries and one of the designers of the Generic Node. He will attempt to set a world record by live soldering one of the first PCBs, with coverage and interviews in realtime.

by Orkhan AmirAslan
Hardware Developer - The Things Industries

by Wienke Giezeman
CEO - The Things Industries

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 12:00pm Jan 28, 2022 7:00pm Europe/Paris World's First Live Soldering of Generic Node with Orkhan Orkhan AmirAslan is a hardware developer at The Things Industries and one of the designers of the Generic Node. He will attempt to set a world record by live soldering one of the first PCBs, with coverage and interviews in realtime.

Jan 28, 2022 | 12:15pm - 12:30pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 03:15am - 03:30am PT

Keynote

TinyGo on Generic Node
TinyGo brings the Go programming language to embedded systems. In this talk, we will discuss the advantages of using TinyGo for your next application. Specific focus will be placed on current efforts to support LoraWan protocol and Generic Node/STM32WL hardware in TinyGo.

by Olivier Fauchon
System Engineer, Embedded developer, TinyGo contributor

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 12:15pm Jan 28, 2022 12:30pm Europe/Paris TinyGo on Generic Node TinyGo brings the Go programming language to embedded systems. In this talk, we will discuss the advantages of using TinyGo for your next application. Specific focus will be placed on current efforts to support LoraWan protocol and Generic Node/STM32WL hardware in TinyGo.

Jan 28, 2022 | 12:35pm - 1:35pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 03:35am - 04:35am PT

Workshop

Expand the connectivity of your LoRa Generic Node sensor with Virtual Antenna™
- Experience why Virtual Antenna ™ accelerates the growth of your IoT products - Learn why and how Virtual Antenna™ optimizes the design process: o How a 10-times smaller antenna component can operate at multiple frequency bands o How it supports multiple radios such as LoRa+GPS+Wi-Fi o How an off-the-shelf component fits seamlessly in any printed-circuit board. - Showcase the Generic Node sensor development platform combining STM32WL LoRa SoC embedding Virtual Antenna™.

by Dr. Jaume Anguera
CTO and Founder - Ignion

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 12:35pm Jan 28, 2022 1:35pm Europe/Paris Expand the connectivity of your LoRa Generic Node sensor with Virtual Antenna™ - Experience why Virtual Antenna ™ accelerates the growth of your IoT products - Learn why and how Virtual Antenna™ optimizes the design process: o How a 10-times smaller antenna component can operate at multiple frequency bands o How it supports multiple radios such as LoRa+GPS+Wi-Fi o How an off-the-shelf component fits seamlessly in any printed-circuit board. - Showcase the Generic Node sensor development platform combining STM32WL LoRa SoC embedding Virtual Antenna™.

Jan 28, 2022 | 1:15pm - 1:30pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 04:15am - 04:30am PT

Keynote

RISC-V: The Open Era of Computing
Learn why, how, and where RISC-V is catapulting to the forefront as a leader in open hardware collaboration. RISC-V is an open standard approach to Microprocessor design that unleashes incredible technical and business opportunity as the world finds microprocessors growing in proliferation from data centers to automobiles, from toothbrushes to high performance computers.

by Calista Redmond
CEO - RISC-V International

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 1:15pm Jan 28, 2022 1:30pm Europe/Paris RISC-V: The Open Era of Computing Learn why, how, and where RISC-V is catapulting to the forefront as a leader in open hardware collaboration. RISC-V is an open standard approach to Microprocessor design that unleashes incredible technical and business opportunity as the world finds microprocessors growing in proliferation from data centers to automobiles, from toothbrushes to high performance computers.

Jan 28, 2022 | 1:35pm - 1:50pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 04:35am - 04:50am PT

Keynote

The hardware partner for pioneering LoRa devices
IoT market fragmentation and global component shortages plague companies, hence how to find a reliable hardware partner to achieve on-time and finest hardware project delivery is becoming an urgent problem to be solved.
This presentation will lay emphasis on how Seeed, with its a decade of hardware and manufacturing expertise, and backed by Shenzhen’s extensive and flexible supply chain, succeeded in delivering the Generic Node to The Things Network timely under such background.
It is worth mentioning that as the Generic Node is open-source, it will be the outstanding foundation to inspire the ecosystem bring more LoRa hardware powered by Seeed’s best-in-class customization and manufacturing services.

by Eric Pan
Founder and CEO - Seeed Studio, Chaihuo Maker Space

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 1:35pm Jan 28, 2022 1:50pm Europe/Paris The hardware partner for pioneering LoRa devices
IoT market fragmentation and global component shortages plague companies, hence how to find a reliable hardware partner to achieve on-time and finest hardware project delivery is becoming an urgent problem to be solved.
This presentation will lay emphasis on how Seeed, with its a decade of hardware and manufacturing expertise, and backed by Shenzhen’s extensive and flexible supply chain, succeeded in delivering the Generic Node to The Things Network timely under such background.
It is worth mentioning that as the Generic Node is open-source, it will be the outstanding foundation to inspire the ecosystem bring more LoRa hardware powered by Seeed’s best-in-class customization and manufacturing services.

Jan 28, 2022 | 1:55pm - 2:10pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 04:55am - 05:10am PT

Keynote

Regulatory Approval in the EU with the Generic Node
An Introduction to EU regulatory approval scheme with the Generic Node by The Things Network. This presentation will deal with the regulatory approval of short-Range-Devices with the example of the Generic Node by The Things Network. It will start with general introduction of the applicable directive (RED) and then cover the necessary testing of
  • Radio Test EN 300 220-2, LoRa 868 MHz
  • MPE calculation acc. to EN 62311
  • Electrical Safety Test EN 62368-1
  • EMC Test EN 301 489, Portable use equipment
Whenever possible the different tests will be shown with measurement diagrams to go into detail and explanation. In a perspective, this  can be used to deal with such tests with your own device, learning from already done and performed tests.

by Markus Ridder
CEO - Cetecom

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 1:55pm Jan 28, 2022 2:10pm Europe/Paris Regulatory Approval in the EU with the Generic Node An Introduction to EU regulatory approval scheme with the Generic Node by The Things Network. This presentation will deal with the regulatory approval of short-Range-Devices with the example of the Generic Node by The Things Network. It will start with general introduction of the applicable directive (RED) and then cover the necessary testing of
  • Radio Test EN 300 220-2, LoRa 868 MHz
  • MPE calculation acc. to EN 62311
  • Electrical Safety Test EN 62368-1
  • EMC Test EN 301 489, Portable use equipment
Whenever possible the different tests will be shown with measurement diagrams to go into detail and explanation. In a perspective, this  can be used to deal with such tests with your own device, learning from already done and performed tests.

Jan 28, 2022 | 2:15pm - 2:30pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 05:15am - 05:30am PT

Keynote

Energy harvesting and batteries for Generic Node - how to test and pick the right energy source for your application
Join us for a walk & talk through different energy sources for Generic Node applications. Learn about battery life estimation, what you can expect from energy harvesters and how to evaluate the energy sources in your own product development.

by Björn Rosqvist
Head of Product Development - Qoitech

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 2:15pm Jan 28, 2022 2:30pm Europe/Paris Energy harvesting and batteries for Generic Node - how to test and pick the right energy source for your application Join us for a walk & talk through different energy sources for Generic Node applications. Learn about battery life estimation, what you can expect from energy harvesters and how to evaluate the energy sources in your own product development.

Jan 28, 2022 | 2:35pm - 2:55pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 05:35am - 05:55am PT

Keynote

How to decide between off-the-shelf, generic design with modifications or new LoRaWAN product development to solve a digital transformation problem
Exploring process of solving a digital transformation problem with various approaches to developing LoRaWAN hardware. Why choose off-the-shelf products, how tho best approach customization of a generic design and when to develop a fully custom product optimized for a particular application. We shall discuss timelines, risk and the overall evaluation process to make a decision over the lifetime of a digital transformation project.

by Luka Mustafa
Founder - IRNAS

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 2:35pm Jan 28, 2022 2:55pm Europe/Paris How to decide between off-the-shelf, generic design with modifications or new LoRaWAN product development to solve a digital transformation problem Exploring process of solving a digital transformation problem with various approaches to developing LoRaWAN hardware. Why choose off-the-shelf products, how tho best approach customization of a generic design and when to develop a fully custom product optimized for a particular application. We shall discuss timelines, risk and the overall evaluation process to make a decision over the lifetime of a digital transformation project.

Jan 28, 2022 | 3:00pm - 3:30pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 06:00am - 06:30am PT

Workshop

Porting the STM32CubeWL firmware library to the Generic Node Sensor Edition
Join Alec Bath for this hands-on workshop session and learn how to create a LoRaWAN End-Node project from scratch, using ST’s STM32CubeMX configuration tool.  We will also show you how to code, compile, program, and debug your Generic Node project on STM32CubeIDE, and how to add GPIO, timer and I2C-based sensor code to customize your application. Finally, you will learn how to commission your Generic Node onto The Things Stack-V3 LoRaWAN network.

by Alec Bath
Applications Manager for Wireless Microcontrollers - STMicroelectronics

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 3:00pm Jan 28, 2022 3:30pm Europe/Paris Porting the STM32CubeWL firmware library to the Generic Node Sensor Edition Join Alec Bath for this hands-on workshop session and learn how to create a LoRaWAN End-Node project from scratch, using ST’s STM32CubeMX configuration tool.  We will also show you how to code, compile, program, and debug your Generic Node project on STM32CubeIDE, and how to add GPIO, timer and I2C-based sensor code to customize your application. Finally, you will learn how to commission your Generic Node onto The Things Stack-V3 LoRaWAN network.

Jan 28, 2022 | 3:55pm - 4:15pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 06:55am - 07:15am PT

Keynote

Predictive Maintenance with an Arduino-based LoRa solution
A demo on how to implement predictive maintenance by measuring equipment vibration patterns to prevent damage in advance and mitigating the risk of downtime and improving profitability

by Sebastian Romero
Lead Interaction Designer & Creative Technologist - Arduino

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 3:55pm Jan 28, 2022 4:15pm Europe/Paris Predictive Maintenance with an Arduino-based LoRa solution A demo on how to implement predictive maintenance by measuring equipment vibration patterns to prevent damage in advance and mitigating the risk of downtime and improving profitability

Jan 28, 2022 | 4:15pm - 4:35pm CEST
Jan 28, 2022 | 07:15am - 07:35am PT

Keynote

Ultra-low Supply Current Devices to Power the Future of IoT
An introduction to the RIOT. We created RIOT as a reference for everybody who is interested in energy harvesting and ultra low power consumption sensing devices. This product should provide a lead to designers how to design energy harvesters and sensing devices.

by Andrew Bortlik
Overseas Sales Rep - Nisshinbo Micro Devices

Add to Calendar Jan 28, 2022 4:15pm Jan 28, 2022 4:35pm Europe/Paris Ultra-low Supply Current Devices to Power the Future of IoT An introduction to the RIOT. We created RIOT as a reference for everybody who is interested in energy harvesting and ultra low power consumption sensing devices. This product should provide a lead to designers how to design energy harvesters and sensing devices.

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