The ethical implications of tech, and why it matters for engineersThrough the Ford School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, ECE PhD student Trevor Odelberg is studying how engineers can take better responsibility for the way their research impacts society.
Batteryless next-generation cellular devices could empower a more sustainable futurePhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.
Business Wire: December 16, 2021
ABB Recognizes Everactive As Top Technological Solution for its Always-On Self-Powered Industrial IoT technologyEveractive (co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff), maker of category-defining self-powered IoT systems, has been declared the winner of the prestigious ABB Measurement and Analytics Open Innovation Challenge for Technology Solution.
Business Wire: December 2, 2021
Everactive’s Batteryless Technology Will Influence 6G Roadmap Through Next G AllianceThe vision of Everactive, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, is to use hundreds of billions of batteryless devices connected over a future worldwide 6G cellular network.
Business Wire: November 10, 2021
Everactive Wins Innovation Award for Batteryless Sensor Solutions In Food and Beverage IndustryOrganizers of Process Expo announced that Everactive, the category-defining batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) company, is a 2021 Innovation Showcase winner. The company was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
Business Wire: September 1, 2021
Everactive and Armstrong International Partner on Smart Steam Trap Management With Real-Time Batteryless MonitoringSteam Trap Management Industrial IoT Solution Combines Everactive’s Batteryless Sensors and Armstrong’s Deep Thermal Energy Expertise. Everactive was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
MIT News: June 3, 2021
The future of the IoT (batteries not required)MIT News profiles Everactive, a startup co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, working to develop batteryless IoT
DBusiness Magazine: February 2, 2021
U-M Spinoff Everactive Closes $35M Funding Round on Battery Monitoring TechEveractive is an IoT company co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff. The company makes battery-free monitoring solutions
Smart Industry: October 2, 2020
Product News: Everactive’s Evernet protocol to accelerate IoT deploymentsEveractive, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, announced improvements to its proprietary wireless networking protocol, a key enabler in the technology company’s batteryless IoT solutions.
Business Wire: September 9, 2020
Fluke Leads Series C Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT SolutionsFluke Corporation (“Fluke”) announced today that it led an investment in Everactive, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that sells category-defining batteryless, wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Everactive will raise up to $35M as part of its Series C funding round. Everactive was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
MIT News: August 21, 2020
The factory of the future, batteries not includedEveractive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.
Trevor Odelberg receives NDSEG Fellowship to help run the world with low power batteryless circuits
PhD student Trevor Odelberg’s low power circuits help us make sense of our environment while reducing battery waste.
DBusiness Magazine: June 9, 2020
Batteryless Machine Health Monitoring Solution Debuted by Ann Arbor’s EveractiveEveractive, which has an office in Ann Arbor, launched its machine health monitoring solution, which is designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, and compressors.
SupplyChain Management: May 14, 2020
Everactive Machine Health Monitoring May Address COVID-19 Supply Chain ConcernsSupplyChain Management profiles the work of Everactive, a U-M startup co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, and their Machine Health Monitoring (MHM) solution, designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment.
Battery-free sensor startup takes aim at industrial efficiency
Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present.
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Communicating with the world’s smallest computers
Researchers built the first millimeter-scale transmitter and antenna that can talk Bluetooth Low Energy with ease.
Transformative approach to 5G funded by new Innovator program
Nine technologies competed for $75k in the ECE Innovator Program, which emphasizes a team approach to entrepreneurial success.
Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects
DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
Enabling anyone to design hardware with a new open-source tool
Six-month hardware design process will be turned into 24-hour automated task.
Seed-sized U-M computers pumped into oil wells featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Millimeter-sized computers log the temperature and pressure from deep within oil wells.
CubeWorks: Solving problems with the world’s smallest and lowest-power computersCubeworks receives its first external funding to manufacture millimeter-scale computing devices
Alum startup wins $25,000 at Accelerate Michigan Competition
Movellus Circuits won $25,000 in the University Research Highlight and People’s Choice categories
Injectable computers can broadcast from inside the body
This platform has enabled a variety of sensors that can fit inside the human body, made possible by several breakthroughs in ultra-low power computing.
With a radio specifically designed to communicate through tissue, researchers from the Electrical and Computer Engineering are adding another level to a computer platform small enough to fit inside a medical grade syringe.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
Googling the physical world
IoT applications are the next wave of computing and the next driving force of the semiconductor industry. The startup PsiKick [now Everactive] is helping shape this future.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
David Wentzloff receives Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is presented annually to a faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in acknowledgement of exceptional achievements in the education of our students.
Eta Kappa Nu Awards Professors of the Year at St. George’s Day FeastProf. David Wentzloff (CSE) and David Paoletti (CSE) were selected by students as Professors of the Year.
Michigan Micro Mote (M3) makes history as the world’s smallest computerA brief history of what led to the technical feat known as the Michigan Micro Mote, a tiny speck of a computer that does it all.
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Forbes: September 17, 2014
These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things
Student Spotlight: Nathan Roberts – Enabling the Internet of Things
Instead of a battery, the chip Nathan is engineering uses two solar cells that look like they belong on a calculator.
PsiKick startup attracts financing for its Internet of Things technology
The chips’ extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from harvested energy sources like vibration, thermal gradients, and more.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Making the Internet of Things happen
Wentzloff aims to remove the necessity of a power outlet or even a battery to power miniature sensors.
2013 Promotions of our Faculty
Congratulations to these Professors on the next step of their careers!
David Wentzloff receives CAREER Award for research in energy-autonomous systems
His research addresses critical needs in the area of wireless communication for the growing field of ubiquitous, energy-autonomous sensing devices.
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
Developing the wireless component for personalized health devices
The program aims to create wearable systems that monitor a person’s environment and health in search of connections between pollutants and chronic diseases.
Making smart dust a reality
This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era
U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.
Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest
The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.
Awards and slaying of the dragon at St. George’s Day feast
St. George’s Day was initiated in 1987 as a tribute to our students from the faculty.
Prof. David Wentzloff awarded Young Faculty Award (YFA) by DARPA
Wentzloff is working to develop a wireless 3D interconnection fabric that can provide communication channels and crossbar routing.