In This Issue:

Spotting a Gorilla Hiding in Plain Sight

by Susie Faries, SciMed Partners

Several years back an attention researcher at Harvard Medical School conducted a now famous study, The Invisible Gorilla Study. It was based on studying radiologists, who are often considered super human in finding even the slightest variation or detail that might mean life or death. Sometimes, they appear to see the things that would often appear to be invisible to others. But yet, the researchers wanted to find out how often these “super humans” missed things that were literally right in front of them. Read more

Compressed Sensing – the Latest Advances:

Recently MIT announced the latest research in compressed sensing that may soon be saving us money for a wide range of imaging and signal-processing applications. Compressed sensing is a new technique in signal processing and imaging that takes a weighted linear combination of samples. Using simple linear equations, these few samples can represent the complete signal. These advances may reshape the way we work with large data sets. Read more

Looking for a World-Class Embedded Engineer?

Voler is an expert in all types of measurements. Analog circuit design, digital circuit design, and mixed signal design, as well as measurement and control software. Specializing in sensors, motion control, wireless, and medical device design, my staff of senior engineers and I can design a new product rapidly that works the first time. Read more for a partial list of their skills.

NPI: 7 Most Common Problems and How to Solve Them

PRG’s NPI veterans have launched 100s of new products and they’ve developed this useful checklist. Like many of our clients, you might be struggling with developing or launching a new product. If so, I think you’ll find this interesting…

    • Do you experience any of these problems?
    • Does your team make last minute (read costly) design changes?
    • Worried that you’re overlooking regulations?
    • Are you addressing key risks – technology, supply chain, manufacturing?
    • Do you use Design for Excellence (DFX) tools?
    • Do your engineers collaborate well with other functional areas?
    • Have you designed for volume manufacturing?
    • Are you missing critical prototype feedback?

If you relate to these questions, you’ll want this checklist: 7 Most Common Problems of New Product Introduction (& How to Solve Them)

Upcoming Events

Hardware NPI SV event: Reshoring and emerging “Last Mile Supply Chain” trends

April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Extron in Milpitas CA

More Information:  http://www.meetup.com/Hardware-NPI-SV/events/107858642/

Silicon Valley Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME): “The New Industrial Revolution – Reshoring & Advanced Manufacturing”

Thursday, May 23, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

COST: Early-bird Nonmember pricing – $85, Register by May 8th

For PRG special discount of $20, use Promo Code – PRG – with nonmember registration.

http://i.sme.org/SMESiliconValley/Conference

Explore compelling reasons why manufacturers return to the U.S. Attend the exciting “New Industrial Revolution” 1-day conference. Discover how the Bay Area continues to innovate and respond to global competition. While the “Made in America” mantra has always been popular, the “reshoring” of manufacturing is gaining momentum.

Topics include new manufacturing technologies, reshoring/onshoring, product development, and workforce development.  Learn from 20+ speakers and panelists including serial entrepreneurs, company founders, R&D leaders, manufacturers, design firms, and colleges.

About Our Organization…

Voler Systems provides full-service R&D consulting from concept and design to production of electronic devices. Since 1979, clients have turned to us for reliable new products and test systems involving sensors and measurement electronics. Our multidisciplinary team delivers high quality products on time and on budget. We have developed hand-held equipment, web cameras, heart valve testers, RFID devices, and other specialized sensor based electronics and prototype circuits.