NXP India had organized the eighth edition of its flagship Mega tech event series, titled ‘Sensing and Ranging Week 2020’ from November 24-27. The flagship event comprised of the four-day long exhilarating regime of keynotes and technical & thought leadership sessions by key industry and academia veterans around how sensing and ranging solutions will shape up a smarter world.
A highlight of the event was the panel discussion on ‘How Sense & Ranging technologies will shape up a smarter world’ which saw wide participation from some of the key voices. They expressed their thoughts about how various technologies are enabling smart devices to sense their surroundings to create a smarter environment.
Sanjay Gupta, Vice President and India Country Manager, NXP Semiconductors said “The world we now know has transformed rapidly due to the disruptions caused by the novel COVID-19. On the brighter side, it has unlocked a whole new world of opportunities for us to make our world smarter and secure. Sensing and ranging technologies can help us to do that. The transformative and cutting-edge tech-enabled by advanced sensors is expected to bring more relevant use cases into practice in the times to come.”
Broadly, the panel discussed next-generation smart sensing technologies using Radar, Vision, LiDAR and UWB based ranging technologies for both IoT devices as well as for Automobile applications.
Furthermore, the four-day long event emphasized how the sensing technologies and sensors will be leveraged in the world for social welfare in a post-COVID scenario and will equip governments across the world better to fight future pandemics.
The panel discussion was followed by a session on ‘VC investments in Semiconductor Startups of India – Opportunities & Challenges’ by Sateesh Andra, MD Endiya Partners wherein he talked about the technological and infrastructure challenges in India, and the need to become a manufacturing hub of semiconductors.
The event also covered the Technical Tutorial sessions, giving deep insights on topics like Analog Sensors, Smart Sensing in Radar and Imaging, Sensor interfaces and Ranging based on Ultra-Wideband technologies by the NXP experts. It concluded with a poster competition and award ceremony that saw some cutting-edge ideas to create a smarter ecosystem, leveraging sensing and ranging technologies.