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|

ReadWrite: How Does Sensor Data Go From Device To Cloud?

With so many multiple wireless standards available,  it is sometimes difficult for people to decide which approach is the best for their application, device, or business.  At the beginning of each new project, we spend a lot of time understanding the context of the design to identify the important tradeoffs and parameters.  This helps us to understand the [...]

October 16th, 2015|Categories: IoT, News, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

The Challenge of Mobile Phone and IoT Antennas Featured in Design News Sept 13, 2015

We are excited to be featured in Design News.  Our technical editor, Larry Burgess discusses choosing the right antenna for an IoT application. Read the full article at http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=278566

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Design Tips, IoT, News|Tags: |

Batteries Holding Back Wearable Devices Article Featured on ReadWrite

As the number of wearable devices increases, the demand for smaller and longer-lasting devices, remote transmitters and transponders, and higher device intelligence will drive the quest for higher energy efficiency and capacity in the power sources of these devices. If we don't continuously improve our batteries, the wearable industry will power down. We are excited [...]

August 18th, 2015|Categories: IoT, News, Ultra Low Power, Wearable Devices, Wireless|