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A guide to meeting key functional requirements for successful wearable designs

MIPI Wearables

By Ariel Lasry, member of the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors and chief engineer, Toshiba Electronics Europe, with contributions from Peter Lefkin, managing director of the MIPI Alliance

Wearables are opening up imaginative opportunities for product innovation. The market is new, different and exciting, but it will be extremely competitive and pose new challenges for product designers who must integrate very specific functionalities and performance capabilities into miniaturised form factors. The purpose of this article is to summarise design considerations that developers can use to conceptualise and produce successful wearable products.

Call for IEEE-ISTO Director Candidates


IEEE-ISTO is now accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the board of directors. The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of IEEE-ISTO. Candidates should have extensive experience in industry, preferably with the development of standards, or in research and development of technology. Directors also serve to promote the benefits of industry and government organizations partnering with IEEE-ISTO.

If you are interested in serving on the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors, or would like to nominate someone, please contact the IEEE-ISTO Nominations Committee with your name, telephone number, and email address.

OpenPOWER Summit Announces “Revolutionizing the Data Center” Speaker Lineup

OpenPOWER Summit 2016

The OpenPOWER Foundation recently announced the lineup of speakers for the OpenPOWER Summit 2016, taking place 5-8 April at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) at the San Jose Convention Center. The Summit will bring together dozens of technology leaders from the OpenPOWER Foundation to showcase the latest advancements in the OpenPOWER ecosystem, including collaborative hardware, software and application developments – all designed to revolutionize the data center.

At the event, attendees will have access to more than 50 member presentations and will hear from newly appointed OpenPOWER leadership, including Chairman John Zannos and President Calista Redmond.

Speakers and abstracts can be found on the OpenPOWER Summit website.

Automotive Industry Driving Wireless Charging into Mainstream Adoption

Wireless Charging Car Console

Drivers the world over are unlikely to plug in their phones to charge them, but are happy to place them on a charging surface to charge and integrate the phone into the driving experience. Ranking just behind in-home charging, in-car charging is the location consumers most value wireless charging. With the introduction of 15W fast-charging capability and advanced phone-integration features now being offered by the auto industry, Qi wireless charging is quickly becoming the latest “must-have” feature in new cars.

It’s ironic that the auto industry has adopted wireless charging so aggressively. After all, automotive engineers are late adopters of new technology. Their considered approach is for good reason as new technology must be thoroughly studied for value, safety and reliability before it is designed into a “consumer device” that has a 10-to 15-year lifetime. Auto makers want to know that a feature that occupies some of the most valuable real estate inside the cab, the center console, will continue to add value in five or ten years.

Read the full post on the Wireless Power Consortium website.

Satisfaction Survey Winners


Congratulations to Rob Marchand, VoiceXML Forum, and Simon den Uijl, The Connected Lighting Alliance on winning the IEEE-ISTO Satisfaction Survey drawing. Rob and Simon are the proud owners of a new iPad mini!

The Connected Lighting Alliance endorses ZigBee 3.0 for residential lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance

The Connected Lighting Alliance [TCLA] has announced the endorsement of ZigBee 3.0, as the preferred open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers.

With ZigBee Light Link, previously endorsed by TCLA, being merged in to the new ZigBee 3.0 standard, the TCLA member companies studied and evaluated the new proposition. The conclusion was that ZigBee 3.0 exceeds the benefits of ZigBee Light Link and that therefore the new ZigBee 3.0 better meets the requirements of the lighting industry in the residential market.

PWG Approved - IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification

Printer Working Group

IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.0

This document defines IPP Everywhere Printer self-certification test procedures and the process required for PWG Members to register the test results on the PWG web site in order to use the "IPP Everywhere" logo.

Sampling of IEEE-ISTO Programs

The Connected Lighting Alliance
The Fairhair Alliance
ICE Alliance
InLocation Alliance
Interconnect Modeling Technical Advisory Board (IMTAB)
Liberty Technical Advisory Board (LTAB)
MIPI® Alliance
Nexus 5001™ Forum

OpenPOWER Foundation
Printer Working Group (PWG)
TALQ Consortium
VoiceXML Forum
Wireless Power Consortium
Zhaga Consortium


IEEE-ISTO Program News

MIPI Alliance

OpenPOWER Foundation

Printer Working Group

TALQ Consortium

IEEE-ISTO Program Events

The Connected Lighting Alliance

24-26 May 2016 - Smart Lighting 2016

MIPI Alliance

2-4 May 2016 - Embedded Vision Summit

13-17 June 2016 - MIPI Member Meeting

OpenPOWER Foundation

5-8 April 2016 - OpenPOWER Summit 2016

Printer Working Group

26-28 April 2016 - PWG Face-to-Face Meeting

26-27 April 2016 - SWID Tag Implementation Workshop

TALQ Consortium

26-28 April 2016 - Lightfair International 2016

1-2 June 2016 - HanseLicht 2016



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