Volume 2009, Issue4 Newsletter

In This Issue: A Fun & Interesting Project: Anti-Gravity Treadmill AlterG is the creator of a customized Anti-Gravity Treadmill for athletic training and medical rehabilitation that enables elite athletes or those who are recovering from injury or surgery to improve mobility and health. AlterG uses air to lift a person and reduce their body weight [...]

A Fun & Interesting Project: Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Voler Systems provided two broad services to AlterG: debug and re-design of the main controller board and providing guidance and advice on how to get FDA approval to enter the medical market.

During the development process AlterG was having difficulty with static electricity causing system resets. Voler Systems was quickly able to solve the problem. By optically isolating the control buttons and providing enhanced shielding and grounding, we eliminated the failures because any static discharge would not couple into the board where the microprocessor was located. We provided the controller circuit board design and tested working prototype boards.

November 2nd, 2009|Categories: Medical Devices, Motion Control, Recent Projects, V2009|

Calibration of Disposable Catheters

Calibration and Test System Recently Voler Systems designed and built production test equipment to test a disposable cardiac ablation catheter and calibrate thermocouples embedded in it. Previously Voler Systems performed accuracy calculations for the system including the catheter, the console it plugs into, and the calibration of the catheter. Following this accuracy calculation, [...]

Fuel Leak Detection

An aging system triggered system engineers to search for an updated leak monitoring system for fuel storage tanks at Vandenberg AFB. The system engineers needed to replace the equipment that was obsolete and expensive to maintain. Voler was chosen to design, manufacture and install a new reliable system.

October 25th, 2009|Categories: Recent Projects, Sensors, V2009|

Risk Management For Component Selection

Voler provided component selection and evaluation, prototype and production board design for an innovative webcam design. Voler partnered with a client in finding a solution to transfer the design to an overseas manufacturer that produces the production board inexpensively and with high quality.

October 25th, 2009|Categories: Design Tips, Management, Project Management, V2009|

Prototype Catheter Measures Heart Muscle

Voler developed a circuit to measure the impedance of tissue inside the heart to determine which part of the tissue is infarcted (dead) for use in a prototype cardiac catheter. We worked with a medical device start-up to implement an innovative method to reliably detect the minute differences between healthy and infarcted heart tissue.

October 25th, 2009|Categories: Analog Circuit Design, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, V2009|

Microprocessor Design

Microprocessor Design Our embedded microprocessor design consultants have developed dozens of embedded designs with microprocessors and digital logic circuit design. We have used microprocessors from Intel, Renesas, PIC, etc. What Are Microprocessors? Embedded design is generally considered to be a dedicated function built into a device, as opposed to a general purpose PC. [...]

October 21st, 2009|Categories: Embedded Systems, FPGA, Recent Projects, V2009|

USB Design

Past Projects Whether designing new projects or extending the product cycle of old ones, Voler delivers quality products on time and on budget. USB Camera Interface Embedded USB Design Our embedded design expertise includes USB design. We have developed USB products using Cypress and other manufacturer's ICs. We are a CYPros Certified Developer [...]

October 21st, 2009|Categories: Recent Projects, V2009|

Example Device Design Proposal

Voler Systems div. of Strawberry Tree Inc. Example Device Design Proposal   Date: February 12, 2009 Proposal No.: V-XXX Key Customer Contact: John Doe XYZ Corp 123 Main St. San Jose, CA 94000 Phone: 408-123-4567 Email: john.doe @ xyzcorp. com Key Voler Systems Contact: Walt Maclay President and Chief Engineer, Voler Systems Email: waltermaclay @ [...]

October 21st, 2009|Categories: Management, Project Management, V2009|

Digital Circuit Design Engineers for USB, FPGA, and Microprocessors

Our engineering design consultants are highly experienced with a wide range of technologies, which enables us to create innovative designs for a wide variety of products, always with the highest quality. Our digital circuit design engineers have developed: FPGA designs (field programmable gate array) USB designs embedded microprocessor designs memory designs Ethernet and serial interfaces [...]

September 10th, 2009|Categories: Embedded Systems, FPGA, Recent Projects, V2009|