Slides on 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|

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|

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|

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|

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: |

ReadWrite: Why We Need Battery Innovation—Now

We are excited to have an article in ReadWrite (formerly WearableWorld).  In the article Larry Burgess explains the latest options for powering wearable devices. He highlights the quest for the development of smaller, more efficient, and longer-lasting energy sources. He covers battery size, shape, capacity, and reliability for a number of energy source options: Lithium [...]

August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power|

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|

Power, Power, Power

The biggest challenge in wireless medical device is battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges given the anticipated level of use. One big factor is the power need to transmit the required data volume over the desired distance. To maximize battery life given a target form factor we conserve power by [...]

May 29th, 2015|Categories: Medical Devices, News, Ultra Low Power, Wireless|

Future of Design: Low Power

Gone are the days when laptops drive the definition of low-power.  Suppliers rely more and more on consultants to provide specific skills needed to design today’s exploding array of battery operated devices including wearable devices, home health, mhealth and implantable devices.  The most challenging problem is to support wireless devices with sufficiently long range and [...]

March 11th, 2015|Categories: Batteries, News, Trends, Ultra Low Power|

Best Wireless Options for Communicating with Small Devices from your Smart Phone

Overview The proliferation of clever apps for almost anything along with the availability of small, inexpensive radio modules and SOC’s (System on a Chip) is enabling and even driving the Internet of Things (IoT).  This article deals with applications that require direct communication between the user’s mobile phone and  small devices that are a reasonable distance [...]

September 27th, 2014|Categories: Design Tips, Ultra Low Power, V2014, Wireless|Tags: , |