CPEIA White Papers Available to IEEE Members
Learn more about printable, flexible electronics through CPEIA white papers
As part of our valued partnership with the IEEE, the CPEIA is sharing these five white papers with IEEE members to raise awareness of printable and flexible electronics a variety of market verticals.
Community outreach and education is a core component of the CPEIA mandate, and an area with great potential for collaboration between the CPEIA and IEEE. Interested IEEE Members can download these white papers at no cost to learn about use cases and applications, using the code ieee!@$2016.
The papers are:
- Printable Electronics – Canada’s Opportunity
- Printable and Flexible Electronics Enabled Intelligent Buildings: New Functions, Improved Performance and Optimized Control
- Printable and Flexible Electronics Applications in the Connected Home
- Driving New Levels of Consumer Engagement through Intelligent Packaging
- The Future is Smart: The Internet of Things
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What is Printable and Flexible Electronics?
With PE, inks that can conduct electricity – made from materials such as graphite, silver, and copper – are printed on a substrate at high enough density to form a complete electronic circuit, but thin enough to have negligible impact on the substrate thickness.
The substrate can be rigid, flexible or even stretchable, such as paper, plastic, fabric or glass. These inks can be applied through traditional printing processes such as flexo, screen, inkjet, gravure, and offset, as well as through coatings.
This can be done through fast and inexpensive automated processes, such as those used in the commercial printing industry for newspapers and magazines. These electronic components can also be embedded though additive manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing or in-mold electronics.
PE can be used to create discreet components such as displays, conductors, transistors, sensors, light emitting diodes, photovoltaic energy capture cells, memory, logic processing, system clocks, antennas, batteries, and low-voltage electronic interconnects. These can be integrated into simple systems that, for example, can record, store, and then transmit temperature information.
Fully functional electronic systems can be created in this way, or discreet components and sub-systems can be produced to function as part of a hybrid solution with conventional silicon-based integrated circuits or components.
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