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June 2017: Quick Update

No better way to start the day than by receiving a thank you from a client! I want to thank you for your work on this project. Voler’s approach from quoting the project to completing the work was a rewarding experience, particularly the way risk is built into the proposed budget. I have let others within the [...]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: News|

Happy with their effectiveness and professionalism

"I appreciate the great work that Voler has been performing. Voler's team has assisted us with many problems, fixed code from an outside consultant, added features that were required by the company and aided in the training of company employees on the current code. We have been very happy with their effectiveness and professionalism." - [...]

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Customer References, News, Testimonials, V2017|

Volume 2017, Issue 2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Biosensors: Avoiding errors measuring physiological functions like EKG, heart rate, and temperature Wearable medical devices are biosensors attached to the human body to detect and monitor changes and capture biological / physiological data. These devices are usually non-invasive devices that function autonomously. Monitoring older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2017|

New Regulations for CE: Changing Landscape for Medical Devices in Europe

by Walt Maclay At the 10x Medical Device Conference, which was held in San Diego the first week of May, I learned that major changes have been made in CE requirements for medical devices. After a long delay, the new rules were finally adopted in April of this year. The requirements are becoming more stringent, [...]

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News|

MDT: Testing Error Conditions in Control Software for a Heart Pump

In a recent medical device project, we designed the control software and wrote the verification protocol for a class III heart pump. Our client submitted to the FDA and we are very happy to say that it was approved without any conditions or comments. It was quite unusual that the FDA had no comments on [...]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2017|

Ultra Low-Power Design Techniques

If you missed Walt Maclay's talk on "Ultra Low-Power Design Techniques", he shared design techniques to overcome battery limitations often required for IoT, home health, mhealth, and implantable medical and/or wearable devices. It takes a combination of system design, circuit design, and software to achieve an ultra low-power solution. Walt covers the key power saving techniques [...]

March 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Ultra Low Power, V2017|

Volume 2017, Issue 1 Newsletter

In This Issue: We Love Design Challenges We love hard problems, good design, good coffee, and cool hardware gadgets. We love to design! Sometimes the hardest design problems are the most interesting. Here's how we approach the hard design challenges Engineering Manager: Are You a Boss or a Leader? Learning to be a leader to [...]

February 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2017|

Walt Maclay Speaking at HardwareCon 2017

Walt Maclay will be speaking at HardwareCon 2017. A two-day conference exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs, and is structured to help founders catapult their businesses to the next levels of success. Walt will be sharing ultra low-power design techniques. We hope to see you there! Ultra Low-power design techniques Gone are the days when laptops drive the definition of [...]

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Batteries, News, 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|

Volume 2016, Issue 4 Newsletter

In This Issue: The Engineering Manager's Journey For engineering managers who want to create workplace environments for high performance and engineering excellence, learning from peers is a great way to become a better manager. Check out some lessons learned from peer engineering leaders. John Dring: Vice President of Engineering John Dring is our Vice President [...]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|