Wake-Up Circuits

Accelerometers are widely used in electronic products such as phones, gaming controllers and cars. Since they are cheap and ultra-low power, in many products they are part of the wake-up circuit. When they sense movement, they turn on the rest of the systems. However, if they are deployed incorrectly, they will cause intermittent problems with [...]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Motion Control, News, Sensors, V2017|

Volume 2017, Issue 4 Newsletter

In This Issue: User Interface for Chemical Analysis Voler Systems developed an instrument that measures turbidity (cloudiness) of water for industrial water processing. It uses the refractive index of the fluid to measure the volume of minute particles in the water. The user interface provided control for operational, diagnostic, and calibration functions. We provided a [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2017|

Advice for new engineering managers

If you recently stepped into the role from a developer position, here is some of our most popular resources that others have found helpful. Are you a boss or a leader? Team building: forming - storming - norming - performing The engineering manager’s journey for engineering excellence 10 questions to ask your electrical design engineer

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Management, V2017|

Inexpensive Low Data Rate Links for the Internet of Things

by Larry Burgess In the last few years, the smaller size and lower cost of radios has created opportunities for passing more and more information from place to place faster and cheaper.  Low data rate scenarios like soil monitoring and crop quality on farms, detection and instant notification of leaks on pipelines, availability of parking [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: IoT, Ultra Low Power, V2017, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

Overview of Wearable Device Sensors Slides 2017

Wearable fitness devices are influencing today’s medical devices that target clinical and everyday applications. Some of the innovation involves new modalities of measurement: for example an iPhone that analyzes your eyeball to determine blood pressure. But fundamentally the challenge has shifted from determining how to make accurate and precise measurements to how to enable a compact [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Sensors, V2017, Wearable Devices|

2017 Mentor at Stanford’s Health++

We are excited to be mentor at Stanford University's Health Hackathon. We will assess their technical feasibility and help provide guidance on product development.    

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2017|

User Interface for Chemical Analysis

Voler Systems developed an instrument that measures turbidity (cloudiness) of water for industrial water processing.  It uses the refractive index of the fluid to measure the volume of minute particles in the water.  The user interface provided control for operational, diagnostic, and calibration functions. We provided a clear and intuitive user interface for the instrument [...]

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Embedded Systems, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, Software and Firmware, V2017|

Machine Learning on GPUs and Embedded Devices

Deep nets are becoming pervasive in many desktop and mobile applications. However, running deep nets on small embedded devices remains a challenge. Some challenges include choosing the right implementation on the embedded device (cuDNN, TensorFlow, etc.) and using other tricks that can improve performance (for example: off-loading power hungry algorithms to the cloud while keeping [...]

October 5th, 2017|Categories: FPGA, V2017|

Low Data Rate Links for IoT Presentation

In case you missed Walt Maclay's "Low Data Rate Links for IoT" presentation, here is the video. Long range low power wireless communication for IoT With wide-scale IoT solutions being implemented, we are seeing an emerging set of new wireless technologies being developed. The focus of much IoT innovation is on low [...]

August 26th, 2017|Categories: IoT, News, V2017, Video, Wireless|

2017 Roundup of Robotics & AR/VR Meetups

Nothing beats face-to-face meetings for keeping one’s finger on the industry pulse and staying abreast of new developments. We’ve created a roundup of robotic meetups around Silicon Valley. We always look forward to establishing new and growing existing relationships via networking at events like these.   One event, we will attend is on Sept 14: [...]

August 16th, 2017|Categories: IoT, Newsletters, V2017|