Motion Control for Medical Devices

Today, motion control has moved well beyond its traditional uses in manufacturing. Medical devices, automotive, robotics and personal tools like smartphones and tablets have all benefited from motion control subsystems with lower cost, lower power, and smaller footprints and packaging due to better miniaturization. The key to harnessing the complexity of the electronics and embedded [...]

Liquid Biopsy Platform – A Challenging Design

We have completed a challenging project that started with a referral from a partner. The liquid biopsy platform project was the design of a complex medical instrument and it required a combination of skills that we are known for: analog circuitry, FPGA, microprocessors, and firmware. The instrument is used for non-invasive liquid biopsies and requires the [...]

Driving Innovation – Internet of Things

There is a massive shift happening in tech, everything is getting connected to the Internet. The convenience and power of the Internet makes these products much more valuable, so clients are rushing to get their IoT (Internet of Things) products to market. They rely on Voler expertise in sensors, wireless communication and data collection technology to [...]

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Data Acquisition, IoT, Sensors, Trends, V2014, Wireless|

Your Voice is Your Password

Latest trends with voice and other biometric passwords Traditional access control has been based on token identification systems, like passwords, driver's license, or passport. However, the trend is that devices are getting smarter about determining who you are by adding more sensors like cameras and microphones. Increasingly sensors are being used to identify biometric markers of a person, [...]

July 16th, 2013|Categories: Data Acquisition, Trends, V2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Compressed Sensing – The Latest Advances

Recently MIT announced the latest research in compressed sensing that may soon be saving us money for a wide range of imaging and signal-processing applications. Compressed sensing is a new technique in signal processing and imaging that takes a weighted linear combination of samples. Using simple linear equations, these few samples can represent the complete signal. [...]

April 1st, 2013|Categories: Data Acquisition, Sensors, Trends, V2013|Tags: , |

Data Acquisition Basics

Download DataAcquisitionBasic.pdf Data acquisition is the sampling of continuous real world information to generate data that can be manipulated by a computer. Acquired data can be displayed, analyzed, and stored on a computer. A PC can be used to provide data acquisition of real world information such as voltage, current, temperature, pressure, or sound. The [...]

July 9th, 2011|Categories: Data Acquisition, Design Tips, V2010|Tags: , , , |

Signal Conditioning Demystified

What Is Signal Conditioning? Signal conditioning is the part of a data acquisition system that interfaces to a sensor. Most sensors require some type of accommodation to turn their input into a linear voltage that can be measured by a data acquisition computer. Often, the signal is too "small" and must be changed to a [...]

Data Acquisition and Control

Past Projects Voler delivers quality products on time and on budget. Our data acquisition system experience is enhanced with our knowledge of digital circuits, analog circuits, and sensors. Voler's knowledge of all these disciplines when combined with our software expertise and experience has made it possible to produce sophisticated systems that work well including: Monitoring [...]

October 21st, 2009|Categories: Data Acquisition|