New EVX-Micro Business Unit Develops Custom Sensors and Systems

Evigia Systems has established EVX-Micro, a new business unit focused on the design and development of custom sensing micro-systems and MEMS-based custom sensors for specialized applications.

EVX-Micro draws upon Evigia’s 10+ years of experience in meeting customers’ needs for high-performance, high-functionality, energy-efficient sensors and systems. Designing and developing sensor system prototypes in an EVX-Micro specialty. The EVX-Micro team can deliver a fully turnkey development project and support its transfer to volume production by foundries or contract manufacturers, while acting as an extension of the customer’s own R&D team.

Four key advantages make EVX-Micro the preferred solution for custom sensors and systems:

(1) Proven Technology Modules

EVX-Micro delivers ultra-low-power micro-sensors in advanced and proprietary technology modules for producing high-quality sensor systems in any volume from small to large. These modules can be the micro-sensors themselves, or they can combine the micro-sensors with analog and digital ICs, wireless data, and micro-packaging. All modules are designed to help meet the most demanding application-specific sensing requirements.

(2) Standards-compatible Manufacturing

EVX-Micro’s sensor manufacturing processes are compatible with industry standards for producing semiconductors and electronics in volume, while supporting multiple integration paths. Readout and control electronics can be at chip-level, package-level, or wafer-level, depending on sensor application and performance requirements, production volumes, and unit cost targets.

(3) Faster Development with Increased ROI

The EVX-Micro team leverages decades of combined experience and unmatched know-how to support customers’ specialized needs in high-end sensing. Incorporating EVX-Micro’s proprietary technology modules into the design of next-generation sensing systems can significantly reduce development time and increase ROI, while building upon the technology’s proven performance.

(4) Complete Turnkey Sensing Solutions

EVX-Micro combines the technology, experience, and expertise to develop complete sensor systems. These include final sensor packaging for specific applications, sensor readout methodologies, and software for data recording and storage. The result is a turnkey solution that adds value by meeting high-end sensing needs completely, effectively, and cost-efficiently.

EVX-Micro sensors and systems offer these technology modules:

  • Micro-sensors
  • MEMS fabrication processes
  • Analog and digital ICs
  • Sensor and wireless electronic systems
  • Sensor systems embedded and network software modules
  • Wafer-level and micro-packaging, and rugged module packaging

EVX-Micro sensors and systems provide monitoring and alerts for:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Strain/stress
  • Acceleration
  • Mechanical shock
  • Rotation (gyroscope)

The EVX-Micro team has extensive experience and expertise in:

  • Proprietary high-performance sensors for defense and aerospace
  • Ultra-low-power multi-sensor data loggers
  • Sensor systems for machine health monitoring and predictive analytics
  • High-value asset condition and location tracking
  • Miniaturized precision sensors
  • Passive RFID sensors
  • Wireless multi-sensors
  • Wireless-powered sensor systems

Learn more at the EVX-Micro website »

Media inquiries regarding Evigia’s EVX-Micro business unit should be directed to Michael Young at +1-734-302-1140 or mjyoung@evigia.com.

ship in the Arctic ice

EVX1100 Satellite Tag Tests Successfully for Tracking Oil Spills Under Arctic Ice

Evigia’s EVX1100 satellite asset tracking tag and cloud gateway has been successfully tested within the Arctic Circle in a new system for marking and tracking spilled oil under ice floes.

Development of the system continues by partial support under a contract from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), through the Oil Spill Response Research (OSRR) Program. The system supports BSEE’s mission to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve offshore resources in all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Regions.

Evigia Systems has joined in the project with the global engineering firm AECOM, the internationally recognized specialists in software for oil spill modeling, planning, preparedness, and response, in partnership with Midstream Technologies, Inc.

Evigia has helped build the system and support it through its rigorous Arctic testing. The Evigia team has contributed expertise in low-power, energy-efficient, ruggedized sensors and global sensor data communications through the cloud.

The project’s goal is to develop a radio/GPS-driven marking device that can be left on or under an ice floe to mark the location of spilled oil after detection by human observation, an unmanned aerial vehicle, an unmanned underwater vehicle, or a remotely operated vehicle. The system then tracks the movement of the floe and the entrapped oil for a period of up to nine months.

Adaptive power management algorithms work with the interfaced EVX1100 sensors to automatically remain dormant, when needed, to conserve power. This adaptive system-level approach, along with the innovative ruggedized sensor material, packaging, and coating, mitigates the adverse effects of snow buildup and ice formation on the system’s wireless links.

To learn more about Evigia’s role in developing the new system for marking and tracking spoiled oil under ice floes, please contact Michael Young at +1-734-302-1140 or mjyoung@evigia.com.