In This Issue: Electronic NoseIn much the same way as dogs with their keen sense of smell can be trained to detect odors, electronic devices can be built to perform this same task. “Electronic sensing” technology has applications in quality control, health care, crime and safety, and environmental monitoring.Check out these new sensorsInnovation Inside the CorporationDriving change can be difficult, but often “intrapreneurs” see a need and then gather limited resources to transform that vision into a new reality. These individuals need a fast, efficient way to jumpstart their idea and to start receiving feedback. Read moreTrends in Ultracapacitors Ultracapacitors, also referred to as supercapacitors or double-layer capacitors, are electrochemical capacitors that have an unusually high energy density when compared to common capacitors. Ultracapacitors are well suited to replace batteries in many applications.Can you replace your battery?Want to Learn More?Walt Maclay enjoys talking about the practical issues and trends that firms are facing in electronic system design. Walt is happy to speak at local Bay Area events including San Jose, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.Walt’s favorite topics for Lunch Events include:How to evaluate sensor accuracy and precisionTrends in Wearable devicesUltra low power designManaging design riskComponent selectionHardware/Software Where to draw the lineValue of ExpertiseInvite Walt to a lunch and learn.Upcoming EventsHardware Happy Hour – Aug 23Hardware Happy HourThursday, Aug 23, 2018, 6:00 PMTech Code1172 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 150 Hardwarians WentDear Hardwarians, Join us for our next Hardware Happy Hour! Unwind, share war stories, & connect with other hardware product professionals in a relaxed setting in Silicon Valley. Beer and appetizers are on us! Help spread the word 🙂 Warmly, Michael, Theresa, & Sue SV Hardware Product DevelopmentCheck out this Meetup → Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium Sept 20https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-silicon-valley-hardware-symposium-tickets-42718027771?discount=VOLER-15About Our Organization…Voler Systems offers expert engineering services for new product design, medical device design, instrumentation design, and data acquisition systems.We are experts in sensors, wireless, motion control, and power management.