The Wireless IoT landscape is covered with many standards and chipsets that can address almost any application. Choosing the right implementation method so your product achieves the design goals can be challenging. Don Hawkins will give an overview of this space and describe some of the challenges that Syntronic has seen while working with clients looking for wireless IoT solutions. He’ll provide some examples of choosing a system design that addresses the product goals while keeping cost and time to market top of mind.
Don Hawkins is the RF Hardware Engineering Manager at Syntronic Research and Development Canada Inc. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1998, he worked in RF Systems, Hardware and Software teams in Nortel, DragonWave, and BlackBerry. Currently, in addition to managing a growing team of 50 RF designers and engineers, Don is actively involved with Syntronic’s soccer and curling teams.
Syntronic is a global engineering design house founded in Sweden in 1983. It has 16 locations worldwide and over 1,000 employees. The company specializes in the design and development of products/solutions and test systems including electronics, electro-mechanics, embedded and application software. Syntronic has active clients in various markets such as telecom, defence, automotive, industrial and medtech. All design centres offer services that cover the entire product life cycle, from the concept stage to the complete product or system. Their Ottawa office was established in 2014 as headquarters for the Americas and has rapidly grown to over 200 employees in Kanata North Technology Park. The new expanded location has an on-site anechoic chamber, as well as a variety of other lab equipment to perform RF, system, climate, digital, EMI, ESD, and other testing.
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and Networking
11:30 – 12:00 Lite Lunch and Welcoming Remarks
12:00 – 13:00 Seminar
13:00 – 13:30 Questions and Networking