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Second time around – they came to us first

"Voler played a huge part in solving an electrical engineering problem that we'd run into with another firm. We needed a very specific form factor and feature set matched and it was handled perfectly. They moved incredibly quickly, which was another requirement. We can't recommend them highly enough, and have already moved forward with another [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Customer References, News, V2018|

Disruptive Startups

Let’s talk about disruptive startups in 2018. Entrepreneurs create more than six million new businesses in the United States. Every year, a small percentage of them are successful and put existing business out of business. So who are those companies that are disrupting old industries and creating new ones? Here is a look at some [...]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Recent Projects, V2018|

Where to Start When Developing Medical Devices

A good starting place for help when you want to develop a medical device for the US market is a short article by Rob Church for Voler Systems, Developing Product Requirements for Medical Devices. Write your Requirements Documents You must first define the market need, which is done in the MRD or "Market Requirements Document".  This [...]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, V2018|

Electronic Design: “These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2” by Chris DeMartino

We are excited to at MDTX 2018 and thrilled to be listing in Chris DeMartino's "These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2" article about the conference. Here is what Chris DeMartino, Technical Editor at Electronic Design, had to say about Walt Maclay's talk. "Walt Maclay of Voler Systems focused in on “Building a Better [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Batteries, Medical Devices, News, Sensors, V2018, Wearable Devices|

Audio system for conference rooms

Voler developed a prototype for an audio system with advanced digital signal processing for acoustic echo cancellation, ambient noise cancellation and equalization to maximize performance. The system gets its input through an analog front end that filters, amplifies, and powers microphones.  It can also drive multiple speakers through high quality, high performance DACs.  In addition, the [...]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Analog Circuit Design, Recent Projects, Sensors, V2018|

Farzad Zarrinfar, Semiconductor Executive, Joins Voler Systems Board

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 13 - Voler Systems, a leader in electronic design, is pleased to announce that Farzad Zarrinfar has joined their Board. Voler Systems is a growing electronic design consulting company that specializes in wearable and IoT devices for the medical and consumer industries. They are experts in sensors, wireless, motion control and power [...]

March 13th, 2018|Categories: News|

Wearable Devices from Idea to FDA Approval

Walt Maclay will be speaking on Wearable Devices from Idea to FDA Approval on March 13, 2018 to the Bio2Devices group. Wearable fitness devices are influencing today’s medical devices that target clinical and everyday applications. Walt Maclay will discuss the issues involved with bringing wearable medical devices from an idea to FDA approval based on [...]

March 8th, 2018|Categories: News|

Security is not a bolt-on feature, it needs to be built into your IoT and wearable devices

Security can not be an afterthought for IoT and wearable devices, it must be designed in from the very beginning. It must be addressed in all phases of the project, including system design, test and validation. Security tradeoffs and implementation will impact Hardware requirements and power consumption End-to-end connectivity Testing and validation Why is IoT [...]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Embedded Systems, IoT, V2018, Video, Wearable Devices|

Excited to be speaking at Smart Health 2018

Walt Maclay will be presenting on "Sensors and wearable devices for home health" on Friday, April 27, 2018. It looks like an amazing program and an extraordinary conference! We hope to see you there. https://www.smarthealth.tech/speaker/walter-maclaypresident-and-founder/

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018|

Volume 2018, Issue 1 Newsletter

In This Issue: Voice Activated Wake Up and Ultra Low Power Design Some applications use voice commands to “wake” the device from the low power detection mode and switch to the “recognition” mode, applying their algorithms to spoken words and phrases. This is ideal for many wearable devices as well as other battery operated devices. [...]

February 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2018|