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Experts Share Insights on 5G, Autonomous Sensing, and Edge Healthcare

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Be sure to attend the return of a classic electronics event where experts share insights on 5G, autonomous sensing, and edge healthcare.

Do you want to learn about the latest chip, board, and system technologies and implementations, plus see the latest exhibitions on the same? Then you’ll want to return to the gathering of technical professionals at DesignCon. Join engineers, technicians, managers, C-level executives, and exhibitors at this 14-track, 3-day conference and 2-day expo, now in its 26th year.

DesignCon hosts a variety of learning opportunities and engagements. Created by the event’s  Technical Program Committee (TPC) - an expert panel of more than 95 industry professionals - the DesignCon curriculum is reviewed and updated each year to meet the needs of a dynamic industry.

In addition to the technical sessions-tracks, boot camps, tutorials, and panels, the event brings together three keynote presentations with veteran speakers from Intel, Mayo Clinic, and AEye. On the first day of DesignCon, Mike Fitton, VP, Data Platforms Group & GM, Network Business Division, Intel, will speak on “Beyond 5G: The Need for End-to-End Programmability.” He’ll explain how 5G has tremendous potential to enable revolutionary services, and 6G will see the convergence of computing and communication. But this next-generation tech will stress our ability to deliver increasing performance within constrained power envelopes. Fitton will explore how these demands will drive the dual requirements of scalability and programmability.

Mark Wehde, Chair, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic, will kick off the second day of DesignCon with his topic: “The Future of Healthcare is at the Edge.” The recent pandemic accelerated the transition from traditional hospital-centric medical care systems to more virtual care. But this shift was only made possible with advances in computational power, communications, and data storage. Conventional wisdom implies that the cloud is the future of healthcare, but the future of medical device innovation is really at the edge.

“Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Sensing What Matters” is the intriguing title of the talk on the third day delivered by Indu Vijayan, Director of Product Management, AEye. She examines the current market for autonomous vehicles, the growth drivers, and how the industry solves the most challenging edge cases inhibiting broader rollouts? With a real-time, interactive driving demo, this keynote shows how AI-driven sensing is helping vehicles see smarter, respond faster, and accelerate the adoption of autonomous features.

Register now for DesignCon 2021!

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Mike Fitton, Intel; Mark Wehde, Mayo Clinic; Indu Vijayan, AEye.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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