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New Website

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 in News

Welcome to our new website! We have given it a fresh new look, and added plenty of new content, such as:- a Portfolio section showing some of the work we have done recently a Testimonials page so you can see what our clients think of us a News section to keep you abreast of what we’re up to Have a look around it, and let us know what you think. If you know of anyone who might be interested in our services, please pass on our details. We...

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More ARM Cortex M0s

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 in News

Following on from our post last September, we’re pleased to see more manufacturers getting on this bandwagon. Infineon have just announced their new XMC1000 range, aimed (like other Cortex M0 manufacturers) at the low-end 8-bit industrial applications, which is where many of our designs lie. They offer an interesting range of features and peripherals aimed at motor control, LED lighting, digital power conversion, etc. etc.. Nice to see an...

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The Internet of Things

Posted on 07 Jan 2013 in News

For techies like us, a tagline such as “the internet of things” can be rather irritating. We have been designing connected products for donkeys years, using ethernet and the internet simply as ways to extend and improve connectivity – it is not a new idea. Control systems need connectivity, not just for getting data to and from humans (the human-machine interface), but also between devices (machine-to-machine). How else does...

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The Designer Who Codes

Posted on 03 Jan 2013 in News

One of our principles is that the same engineers should design the hardware and the software. We believe this has big advantages over the more traditional approach where hardware engineers design the hardware, and software engineers design the software. The hardware can be designed to be “software friendly”, and the software can really make best use of the hardware. For example we do a lot of inferred sensing, where software can...

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