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The internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
— "Internet of Things Global Standards Initiative". ITU. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

Every device that makes up the internet of things needs hardware to connect to the internet. Today's connectivity hardware is costly and high power. This seriously limits the addressable IoT applications. To date IoT devices have been restricted to high cost products, and while the internet connection can be wireless the power supply usually is not.

At Morse Micro we are developing the technology to allow the internet of things to deliver on its hype. We are developing wireless connectivity silicon chips which will enable a robust internet connection to be powered for many years from a single battery.

 

 
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Team

ANDY TERRY - THE RF & ANALOGUE EXPERT

Andy has over 15 years chip design experience. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters degree he worked at Wolfson Microelectronics and led many projects including the audio chips found in MP3 players and early smart phones. He then moved to Dialog Semiconductor to start an Edinburgh based audio design team. At Dialog he designed ultra low power audio circuits to dramatically extended the playback time achievable from a single battery charge, and was instrumental in growing the team from three to over thirty.

For the past six years Andy has been at Broadcom Sydney.  At Broadcom he was a circuit designer and the lead designer for the radio IP that powers the Wi-Fi in most modern smart phones. He was a master engineer and recipient of the Broadcom President's award for his pioneering work resolving many on-chip signal integrity problems. 

DR DAVE GOODALL - THE MAC & STANDARDS EXPERT

Dave has over 20 years experience in campus area networks and 802.11 wireless networks. After completing a PhD at the University of New South Wales he joined Radiata in 2000 to work on the 802.11 MAC layer. Radiata successfully implemented the first 802.11a PHY and radio chips and was aquired by Cisco in 2001. After five years with Cisco working on 802.11 MAC protocol conformance and related areas in 2006 Dave joined G2 Microsystems, which was developing low power 802.11 chips for use in battery powered IoT applications such as location tags, call buttons and health pendants. He implemented the Cisco CCX-Tag protocol for G2 and was responsible for 802.11 standards and Wi-Fi Alliance standards and certification.

The G2 engineering team moved to Broadcom in 2010 and Dave continued to work in the IoT area via the Wiced project, which originated in Broadcom’s Sydney office. Wiced, along with Broadcom’s IoT division, was aquired by Cypress Semiconductor in 2016.

Dave has contributed to various 802.11 standards and the Wi-Fi Alliance WPS 2.0 and Wi-Fi Direct specifications and test plans.

MICHAEL DE NIL - THE DIGITAL & Software EXPERT

Michael has over 10 years experience in low power digital chip design and has Masters degree in Electrical Engineering / Embedded Systems from the Eindhoven University of Technology. After graduating Michael joined imec as a researcher in ultra low power digital signal processing where he designed application specific instruction set processors for biomedical and ultra-wide band wireless chips. 

In 2010 Michael moved to Australia to join Broadcom Sydney. There he worked on the PHY development of the 802.11n WiFi+BT combo chip found in the Apple Watch, iPhone 5, iPad 4 and Samsung Galaxy S3. Next Michael played a key role in the top level chip development of the 802.11ac WiFi+BT combo chip found in the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Michael was also heavily involved in the design and verification of Broadcom's first low power WiFi chip for IoT.


prof NEIL WESTE - ADVISOR

Founder of Radiata where the world's first WiFi (802.11a) chip was produced. Prior to Radiata Neil worked at numerous technology firms, including Bell Labs, Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, Symbolics, Agile Systems, and TLW.

Neil wrote the preeminent text book on integrated circuit design : Principles of CMOS VLSI Design.

 

 
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KEN XIAODONG ZHANG

Ken is an MEng student at UNSW. His research interests focus on FPGA implementations of digital filters for communications applications.

dr Gilbert matig-a

Gilbert has over three years industry experience designing analogue communications circuitry. He has recently completed his PhD and has numerous publications.

 

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