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Posted on Jun 20, 2013

Long-range RF energy harvester with record sensitivity to power small sensor systems

Holst Centre, in collaboration with imec, the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy harvester. The device is capable of harvesting RF energy at lower input power levels than state-of-the-art solutions....

Posted on May 31, 2013

Ervaar het zelf: Holst Centre leest je emoties

Tijdens de maand juni zal Holst Centre tijdens verschillende publieksevenementen vrijwilligers kennis laten maken met de nieuwste technologie om hersenactiviteit te meten. Afhankelijk van het evenement, krijgen mensen daarbij inzicht in hun relaxatieniveau of zelfs hun emoties. Het begint ...

Posted on May 23, 2013

Meet Holst Centre at public events in June

In June, Holst Centre will be participating in a number of public events. It's an ideal opportunity to get more insight in how our technologies will possibly affect your life in the coming decade. June 1: High Tech Discovery Route (part of Dutch Technology Week) Togeth...

Posted on May 23, 2013

Eindhovenaar Johan van den Heuvel wint Vederprijs voor baanbrekend onderzoek in telecommunicatie

ENGLISH SUMMARY BELOW Dr.ir. J.H.C. (Johan) van den Heuvel heeft de Vederprijs ontvangen voor zijn proefschrift behaald in 2012 aan de TU Eindhoven en uitgevoerd in samenwerking met Philips. De in Oss opgegroeide Eindhovenaar, ondertussen werkzaam bij Holst Centre, kreeg ...

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

World's first single-chip indoor GPS solution

BlinkSight, a fabless semiconductor company in real-time location systems (RTLS), has released the first single-chip 'indoor GPS' solution for RTLS and wireless sensor network (WSN) applications. Based on ultra-low power impulse radio technology by Holst Centre and imec, the ne...

Posted on Apr 9, 2013

Shell Bachelor Master Prize

Eindhoven 14 March 2013 - Yesterday for the eighth time the Shell Bachelor Master Prize, an annual award for the best bachelor and master theses in the field of technology and innovation, was awarded. The prize for the best Master thesis went to Hans van Franeker from Solliance partner Eindhoven...

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

Hiflex - New Organic Photovoltaic technology promises flexible, cheaper, on-the-go charging for mobile electronics

A light-weight, flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) module, which can be used as a standalone charger or integrated with small electronic products such as mobile phones or electronic packaging and labels to give them their own solar energy supply, has been developed by the Hiflex researc...

Posted on Mar 14, 2013

Flexible RFID-sensor tag could reduce global food waste

The pan-European CATRENE-Pasteur project has demonstrated flexible tag that could be used to track and monitor the quality of food in the supply chain. Combining radio frequency identification (RFID) with multiple sensors, the tag attaches to bulk transportation containers and gives a re...

Posted on Mar 14, 2013

New energy-efficient interface IC to provide voltage regulation for energy harvesters

At ISSCC 2013, Holst Centre and imec have presented an innovative method for the power-management of piezoelectric energy harvesters. The proposed interface IC provides energy-aware supply voltage regulation from cold start with a power consumption of less than 140nW. A power efficiency ...

Posted on Feb 21, 2013

1.9nJ/b Ultra-low power 2.4GHz multi-standard radio compliant to Bluetooth

Holst Centre and imec presented at ISSCC an ultra-low power multi-standard 2.3/2.4GHz short range radio. The 1.9nJ/b radio is compliant with three wireless standards: Bluetooth

Posted on Feb 21, 2013

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

At this week's International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2013), Holst Centre and imec presented an ultra-low power processor that operates reliably at near-threshold voltages. The processor delivers clock speeds up to 1MHz at voltages down to 0.4 V. In tests based on a Fa...