Posted on Dec 16, 2011

MEMS energy harvester suitable for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires

Holst Centre and imec announce that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

Demonstrating the versatility of electrochemical sensors

Holst Centre has demonstrated two new electrochemical sensors that enable considerable miniaturization in monitoring equipment, opening the door to novel smart packaging and body area network (BAN) applications. A miniature ethylene sensor could help monitor and control fruit ripening, p...

Posted on Dec 1, 2011

Holst Centre hosts first PhD Day

With its wide range of research interests, Holst Centre is the center of extensive network of researchers covering universities across the Netherlands and beyond. On November 9th 2011, doctoral students from many of these universities came together at Holst Centre's first PhD Day. ...

Posted on Nov 9, 2011

Holst Centre extends wireless research capabilities

As research is its purpose, Holst Centre continues to invest in new tools to increase analysis capabilities and accelerate development of new technologies. Two of its most significant acquisitions for the research on wireless sensor technologies in 2011 have been an advanced, highly flexible net...

Posted on Nov 3, 2011

EU project IMOLA starts R&D on large-area, intelligent OLED lighting

All project partners announce the launch of IMOLA (Intelligent light Management for OLED on foil Applications), a project under the EU's 7th framework program for ICT (FP7). The project's goal is to make large-area OLED-based lighting modules with built-in intelligent light management....

Posted on Oct 28, 2011

Wireless vibration monitoring enables predictive maintenance of machinery

Holst Centre, imec and Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) have reported the development of an energy-autonomous, wireless vibration sensor node for industrial machinery. The install-and-forget node could enable manufacturing companies to schedule condition-based maintenance f...

Posted on Oct 27, 2011

Office-style shirt with hidden thermoelectric generator to power low-energy wearable electronics

Holst Centre and imec present a new shirt with completely hidden integrated thermoelectric generator (TEG). The TEG produces an average power of 1mW when sitting in the office at 22

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

Innovative technology for an ECG patch, combining an ultralow-power ECG SoC with Bluetooth Low Energy

Holst Centre, imec and DELTA announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. This unique combination fuses power-efficient electronics and standardized communication, opening new perspectives for lo...

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

State-of-the-art integrated IR-UWB enabling global high-quality low-power mobile applications

Holst Centre and imec present a fully chip-integrated ultralow-power IR-UWB (impulse-radio ultra-wideband) solution for use in the worldwide available 6-10GHz band. The radio delivers high-quality communication for battery-operated mobile and sensing applications. It operates fade-resili...

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Record-breaking energy efficiency for SRAM

Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven) have demonstrated the world's most energy efficient 64kbit SRAM operating at 90MHz. At just 2.65pJ per access, the new SRAM consumes 5-20 times less energy than the previous state of the art...

Posted on Aug 24, 2011

Ultralow-power readout architecture for MEMS/NEMS sensors

Holst Centre and imec report an ultralow-power readout ASIC for capacitive MEMS/NEMS-based sensors. The readout architecture has the lowest reported equivalent acceleration noise level and the highest bandwidth. It offers a unique tradeoff between signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), bandwidth, ...

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

First wireless energy transport and harvesting forum a success

On June 28, Holst Centre hosted the first ever conference dedicated to wireless energy transport and harvesting. The International Workshop on Wireless Energy Transport and Harvesting (IWWETH 2011) proved such a success that participants asked for it to be repeated in 2012. As a result, ...

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