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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|

Voler Systems hires Vice President of Engineering

Voler Systems, a leading full-service product development consulting firm, has hired John Dring to be its Vice President of Engineering. He will be responsible for the development of complex board based systems which require hardware and firmware experience and knowledge. John is an accomplished leader and engineer of innovative, high-technology products. Most recently serving as [...]

October 16th, 2016|Categories: News, V2016|

Volume 2016, Issue 3 Newsletter

In This Issue: Optimized for Long Battery Life 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 [...]

August 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|

Walt Maclay Selected as Reviewer for SBIR/STTR Programs

Walt Maclay is honored to be selected as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. As a reviewer, Walt will be asked to assess the merits of grant applications for their technical feasibility. The SBIR program accepts applications from small businesses across a broad [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

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|