With so many wireless standards available for moving data from device to cloud, it can difficult understand the complex trade-offs involved and selects an approach that is best for a particular application, device, or business model. At the beginning of each new project, we spend a lot of time understanding the context of the design to identify the [...]
As the number of wearable devices increases, the demand for smaller and longer-lasting devices, remote transmitters and transponders, and higher device intelligence will drive the quest for higher energy efficiency and capacity in the power sources of these devices. If we don't continuously improve our batteries, the wearable industry will power down. We are excited [...]
The biggest challenge in wireless medical device is battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges given the anticipated level of use. One big factor is the power need to transmit the required data volume over the desired distance. To maximize battery life given a target form factor we conserve power by [...]
If you missed Voler Systems at Bay ACM's talk "Sensors, Wearable Devices and Internet of Things", Walt Maclay presented the latest trends and challenges he sees for sensors, wearable devices and IoT, he has a Wearable World News' article at http://wearableworldnews.com/2014/05/21/innovation-trends-sensors-wearable-devices/.
A modern smart phone has upward of a dozen different wireless options, this article explores the best wireless options for communicating with small devices from your smart phone based on the particulars of your application requirements. Overview The proliferation of clever apps for almost anything along with the availability of small, inexpensive radio modules and [...]
There is a massive shift happening in tech, everything is getting connected to the Internet. The convenience and power of the Internet makes these products much more valuable, so clients are rushing to get their IoT (Internet of Things) products to market. They rely on Voler expertise in sensors, wireless communication and data collection technology to [...]
Which wireless standard makes sense for your application?
Multiple standards exist for wireless: Bluetooth, Wireless USB, Zigbee and WiFi. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so depending on your application we would choose different technologies.