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  • Precision GPS Drone Landing

    Precision GPS for NZ... on it's way

    Background Back in September 2017, we wrote a Blog on New Zealand Trialling Centimetre Level GNSS . We are excited that the New Zealand government have now announced that they have budgeted nearly $2m to support the development of a...

    Jul. 30. 2019

  • Outsourcing Benefits

    Why Outsource Your Electronic Product Design?

    Introduction Outsourcing involves the contracting out of a business process to another party.  To outsource is primarily a business decision for companies because it can reduce their overhead to produce a product, thereby...

    Mar. 28. 2019

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence - A Closer Look

    Introduction Believe it or not, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for quite a while. The first digital computer was developed in the 1940s, and with medicine at the time having discovered that the brain is...

    Feb. 28. 2019

  • 20 Things to Consider When Planning an IoT Solution - Part 2

    20 Things to Consider When Planning an IoT Solution - Part 2

    Part 2  This post is Part 2 of a 2-part series on what to consider when planning an Internet of Things (IoT) solution.  As we discovered in Part 1, IoT is a complex subject which crosses many disciplines ranging...

    Jan. 17. 2019

  • 20 Things to Consider When Planning an IoT Solution - Part 1

    20 Things to Consider When Planning an IoT Solution - Part 1

    Part 1:  You have heard of IoT and can see the benefit of sensors and data collection, but don't know where to start... You are not alone, many entrepreneurs feel this way, so this post is part 1 of a 2 part Blog series on what to...

    Nov. 15. 2018

  • Formula E - Racing into the future

    Formula E - Racing into the future

    Introduction Motor racing with the absence of screaming engines and grid girls would have been a recipe for catastrophe only 20 years ago. But here we are, 2018, and this is exactly what Formula E (FE) offers and it seems be...

    Oct. 18. 2018

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution blends the physica, digital and biological worlds.

    The 4th Industrial Revolution

    “The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology...

    Sep. 06. 2018

  • Firmware Design Patterns in Embedded Systems

    Firmware Design Patterns in Embedded Systems

    Introduction This article discusses firmware development in embedded systems, specifically common design patterns implemented today. The article defines what a design pattern is, why it should be used in firmware development, and outlines...

    Aug. 15. 2018

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    So you've got an idea for a brilliant new product that you want to develop and then put to market? And you've heard about this thing called 'EMC' but you don't know exactly what it is or why it should matter to you? Or how long will it take?...

    May. 31. 2018

  • 3D Printing to Mass Production

    3D Printing - The Move to Mass Production?

    Introduction: The core technology of “3D Printing” or “Additive Manufacturing” has been around for almost four decades (the early 1980s), but it wasn’t until the advent of low cost Fused Deposition Modelling...

    May. 04. 2018

  • Sigfox Network for IoT Connectivity

    Sigfox Technology Review

    In this blog we take a closer look at the Sigfox technology that was first introduced in our December Blog: "LPWAN Benefits for IoT Connectivity". To recap, LPWAN - which stands for Low Power Wide Area Network - is a communication protocol...

    Mar. 29. 2018

  • Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN)

    LPWAN Benefits for IoT Connectivity

    Due to an increasing demand for an “interconnected world”, by the year 20301 it is predicted that 130,000,000,000 (or if you prefer words: one hundred and thirty billion) devices will be connected to the internet. This...

    Dec. 01. 2017

  • The New Bluetooth Mesh in an Indusrtial Setting

    A Closer Look at the New Bluetooth Mesh

    After a few years of being "around the corner" Bluetooth Mesh is finally here. Several product designers and developers have made their own meshes based on Bluetooth LE in the long wait for a standard (indeed we have also developed our own)....

    Oct. 27. 2017

  • Electronic Product Compliance

    Electronic Product Compliance - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    What is compliance? Inventing and developing the next big electronic product is a significant step but is not the last step before that product can go to market. New Zealand, and most overseas markets have laws and regulations which...

    Oct. 05. 2017

  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems - GNSS

    New Zealand Trialling Centimetre Level GNSS

    Since the Global Positing System (GPS) was launched by the United States in the late 1970s, modern civilisation has developed an ever increasing dependence on global navigation systems. Think of the many GPS equipped devices and applications...

    Sep. 08. 2017

  • Coding standards for firmware

    Test Driven Development

    There are a multitude of coding standards and methods available for writing modern day firmware and software. One of the more popular approaches that has been floating around for us and in the wider coding community is Test Driven Development...

    May. 29. 2017