Today in a talk with Ulrich Muehlmann (NXP)

16 February, 2021

Today in a talk with Ulrich Muehlmann from NXP Semiconductors – Austria – 5 questions about himself and the REINDEER H2020 project:

Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background

My name is Ulrich Muehlmann, I am a senior principal engineer and group leader at NXP Semiconductors. We are developing system concepts, real-time processing algorithms and digital communication systems in the fields of RFID, NFC and UWB.

What is your title and/or role in the project?

In this project, I am representing the technical interface to NXP and I will also support the design and integration if energy neutral device to the RadioWeaves infrastructure.

What are your contributions to the project? (Specify what tasks you are responsible for)

NXP AT will analyse enhanced energy harvesting capabilities to operate zero energy devices with or without additional energy storage element. Moreover, NXP will support with off-the-shelf zero energy devices to complete demonstrators. As a task leader, NXP is responsible for the system design study for energy neutral devices interacting with the RadioWeaves infrastructure which will be carried out in task 4.1 and in Task 1.3 for the assessment of achievable gains in actual deployment scenarios. As an industrial partner, NXP will contribute its expertise to WP1, WP2, WP4, WP5, WP6.

What challenges can you foresee in the project?

Due to the high technical complexity of the REINDEER project, one foreseen challenge is to ensure that the research will be commercially applicable in the future.

How do you think the project outcome could affect our daily life?

The technologies developed in the REINDEER project will set a next milestone for future industry, health and smart homes connectivity technologies. To make them more secure, highly energy efficient and to enable new user experience.