A great way to start the day

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 [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Customer References, Testimonials, V2017|

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|

Designing Hardware is Hard

We often work with inexperienced teams at startup companies, and we try to advise them about not only the product design work that we do, but the manufacturing as well. The process of transferring designs to manufacturing is not simple, just like the process of designing a product is not simple. There are many things [...]

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Design Tips, V2017|

Diagnostic design works extremely well – met cost target

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Analog Circuit Design, Customer References, Medical Devices, 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|

We Love Design Challenges

At Voler Systems we specialize in sensors, motion control, wireless, and medical device product design. 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 ones. Understand the problem and the tools Electronic design [...]

February 12th, 2017|Categories: 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|

Engineering Manager: Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Learning to be a leader to your team, instead of being a boss, can be a challenge. This is true whether you have just transitioned from a product developer to a management position, or you have been a manager (or team leader) for a while. There are things you can do and ways you can behave [...]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Management, 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|