2017 Roundup of Robotics & AR/VR Meetups

Nothing beats face-to-face meetings for keeping one’s finger on the industry pulse and staying abreast of new developments. We’ve created a roundup of robotic meetups around Silicon Valley. We always look forward to establishing new and growing existing relationships via networking at events like these.   One event, we will attend is on Sept 14: [...]

August 16th, 2017|Categories: IoT, Newsletters, V2017|

Getting Data into the Cloud

The challenge of IoT and connected devices is getting data from the device sensor to the cloud, that is, getting access through the internet to where that data is used, processed, and stored. The ubiquitous use of WiFi and Bluetooth through smartphones, along with the widespread availability of cell towers and public WiFi access points, [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

LoRaWAN

Cost, power, IP, and latency issues are driving IoT designers away from current standards like Zigbee and toward an emerging set of long-range wireless solutions. LoRa, an abbreviation of "Long Range", is one such technology that is gaining traction. LoRaWAN™ (Long Range WAN) is an emerging LPWAN specification developed by the LoRa® Alliance (www.lora-alliance.org). Like all [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wireless|

5x Battery Life for Electric IMP based Product

Recently, we worked with a startup to improve the battery life for their connected product. It was based on the Murata's impModule™ module with an ARM processor and WiFi transceiver. They needed a battery life of many weeks, and it was less than one week. First, we looked at various parts of the circuit and [...]

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Batteries, IoT, Recent Projects, Ultra Low Power, V2017|

Walt Maclay Speaks to a USAsia Venture Group

Walt Maclay was delighted to be an invited speaker at a USAsia Venture Group  meeting concerned with commercialization of early-stage technologies. These IoT case studies illustrate the different ways that smart, connected devices are being leveraged for competitive advantage. He presented design trends and challenges for Sensors, IoT, Wearable Devices, and Home Health. Here is [...]

November 14th, 2016|Categories: IoT, News, Trends|

Partnership Provides Home Health Solutions

Voler Systems and V2Solutions recently partnered to develop the hardware, embedded software, mobile app and website for a home health product. It required a small battery-powered device to transmit data to a mobile phone and website. The biggest challenge in this project was the battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: IoT, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, Ultra Low Power, V2016, Wearable Devices|

Voler Systems and V2 Solutions Partner to Provide IoT and Home Health Solutions

Voler Systems and V2Solutions partner to provide high-quality IoT and home health solutions. They can draw upon team members with decades of experience in each of the areas of expertise: electronic design, web and mobile software. V2Solutions delivers cutting-edge solutions for real-time web and mobile applications. Voler Systems provides electronic product development services. "We're thrilled [...]

July 14th, 2016|Categories: IoT, News, Partners|

IoT based on ARM processor and TI CC32000 Wifi Module

We recently delivered two different IoT projects that were both based on the TI CC32000 Wifi Module with an ARM Cortex-M4 processor. We selected the ARM Cortex-M4 because it's low-power 16-bit processor was ideal for our real-time application.  The TI module nicely integrates the ARM processor, wifi block, timers, the Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels, and [...]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Embedded Systems, IoT, Recent Projects, Ultra Low Power, V2016, Wireless|Tags: |

Smart IoT devices – Fix, Replace or Ignore

Over the past few years we have been told of the advantages of the ever-increasing Internet of Things; how smart devices will solve our problems by meeting, and even anticipating, our needs. How amazing to have a clock that automatically changes with Daylight Savings Time or laundry room webcam to see how many machines are empty [...]

October 16th, 2015|Categories: IoT, Trends, V2015|

What does the IoT Explosion Mean to Engineering Managers?

The idea of connecting devices to the internet (IoT) has been popularized and is seen as the next big thing with projections of massive growth. Every company seems to be jumping on board with new IoT devices and systems. Is the IoT just hype? While some of the talk of "IoT explosion" might be hype, a [...]

October 16th, 2015|Categories: IoT, Management, V2015|