Dr. Karthik Vasanth
General Manager of the Medical, High-Reliability and Sensing businesses at Texas Instruments, US
Energy-Efficient System Design for Wearable Platforms
Dr. Karthik Vasanth
In a connected world there is a relentless drive to sense, measure, collect and interpret a large number of parameters. These parameters could be environmental or location based and used to enhance/assist every facet of our lives. Sensors and electronics form the parameter acquisition part of this new ecosystem. This talk will address the significant opportunities and the crucial role sensors and electronics have to play in this ecosystem. Power, size and performance of sensors need to be scaled to meet the needs of remote monitoring. The challenges could be as varied as weeklong battery operation for a wearable bio-sensing device or 10 year remote monitoring of an industrial facility. Wearable devices are getting sophisticated enough in their sensing technology and processing power to measure/interpret bio-signals and assist in collision avoidance for the visually impaired. This fusion between sensors, integrated circuits and processing power has the ability to impact so many aspects of our daily lives. The talk will also focus on the power / size challenges faced by sensors and integrated circuits and work being done to advance the state of the art in these areas
Karthik Vasanth is the General Manager of the Medical, High-Reliability and Sensing businesses at Texas Instruments. Karthik joined TI’s Silicon Technology Development group in 1995. He has worked on many product innovations in device modeling, high performance RF products and medical IC’s. Having worked on the compact process and device simulation models, Karthik was also involved in the development and validation of advanced SPICE models including BSIM4. Elected as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments in 2005, he managed the high performance RF circuit design team. Karthik received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He has published over 30 papers and authored/co-authored several patents.