Birmingham 10K: ByteSnap Runners Among Record-Breaking Participants

2018-09-12T14:33:48+00:00

L-R: Calum, Chris and Ville at the end of the run Three ByteSnap engineers have vowed to take on the 2019 Birmingham 10K Run after a snap decision to join this year's event. Calum, Chris and Ville were among a record-breaking 8,000 runners participating in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k earlier this month, on May Bank Holiday Sunday.   The engineers were last minute entrants: "As an alumnus, a few weeks ago I got a letter from the University of Birmingham urging me to take part," explained Chris. "I'd done quite a bit of trail running, so I thought I'd try an official, timed run - and managed to get Calum and Ville to join in too!"   Calum, who ran a very respectable 1 hour 54 [...]

Birmingham 10K: ByteSnap Runners Among Record-Breaking Participants2018-09-12T14:33:48+00:00

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment

2018-10-09T09:20:21+00:00

    Our series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know examines the primary issues around planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices, as end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS beckon ever closer. We kicked off the series with Part 1 when we looked at key considerations such as platform longevity and security.   And Part 2 went into greater detail on OS migration, and developing your legacy WinCE environment for the future.  So - straight into the final instalment and how to migrate Windows CE...   Windows Embedded Compact Migration - What You Need to Know Part 3: Application Development: Migration of Windows CE to new embedded environment   Both Android and Linux present opportunities for handheld devices that will no longer be [...]

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment2018-10-09T09:20:21+00:00

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018

2018-10-09T09:46:07+00:00

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Christmas break. 2017 certainly was another eventful year in the embedded systems industry - 2017 saw far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the continuing forward momentum of driverless cars, with greater uptake of trials around the world; further mega-mergers of semiconductor companies and much more... So, what can we expect over the next twelve months? Our consultants have put together a list of what they forecast will be among the leading trends in the embedded systems industry this year…   ByteSnap's 10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018     Smart Metering An adjustment to the Smart meter roll-out simply has to be on the cards. It’s impossible that the roll-out will be met as planned by 2020 – it’s [...]

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 20182018-10-09T09:46:07+00:00

ELEKTRA Awards 2017: ByteSnap Design Team of the Year finalists

2018-10-09T09:59:36+00:00

ByteSnap Finalists at Elektra Awards 2017 - Top European Electronics Industry Awards We're excited to share that ByteSnap Design has made it to the finals of prestigious European electronics industry awards - the Elektra 2017 Awards. Our embedded systems engineers have made the shortlist in the Design Team of the Year category at the ELEKTRA Awards 2017. It's the 4th year running that ByteSnap has been recognised at leading European level for it's ingenuity and embedded systems design expertise. The ELEKTRAs celebrates the successes of both individuals and businesses in Europe, in areas such as innovation and growth. Smiles all round to have made the finals! We last won the Elektra Design team of the Year Award in 2011 - here's our director Graeme collecting the award “It’s a [...]

ELEKTRA Awards 2017: ByteSnap Design Team of the Year finalists2018-10-09T09:59:36+00:00

Green Tech: how soon could Vehicle to Grid become a reality?

2018-10-09T11:03:50+00:00

  With electric vehicles on the rise, how soon will vehicle to grid become the norm? The UK government recently announced that diesel and petrol car sales would be banned by 2040. While that's quite some time away, this announcement highlighted a simple fact. Electric cars are the future. Despite any issues electric vehicles might have, industry experts are now looking into the future to make them viable and practical for everyone. One of the most interesting concepts directly related to this viability is Vehicle to Grid (V2G).   V2G will benefit both customers and the grid While electric cars are almost always more economical and less taxing to the environment to run, there are some situations where their efficiency could be vastly improved. For instance, by combining a [...]

Green Tech: how soon could Vehicle to Grid become a reality?2018-10-09T11:03:50+00:00

New Low Currant SOC Module – Update

2018-10-09T11:34:51+00:00

We wanted to give you a quick update on our new Low Currant Soc Module. OK, OK....we realise that our SoC (System on Cake) Module story would probably have crumbled fairly quickly.... so we hope it raised a few chuckles for you over the April Fools weekend! Followers of our social media channels will know that the ByteSnap team is a very, very sweet-toothed bunch...so we couldn't help but combine problem-solving, electronics engineering and cake to conjour up our low currant component for April 1st. Master baker joined development team for Low Currant SOC Module project A very special thanks to Mary-Anne Boermans who engineered the mouthwatering masterpiece for us; a luscious almond and chocolate torte featuring equally yummy sugar resistors and transistors. Mary-Anne was a finalist [...]

New Low Currant SOC Module – Update2018-10-09T11:34:51+00:00

World Exclusive: New Low Currant Design for SoC Module

2018-10-09T11:36:10+00:00

ByteSnap Design unveils the latest microprocessor orientated in a unique new vertical market. Featuring low currant design, this microchip is about to send shock waves through the electronics industry. We’ve seen the migration of electronics - from gadgets used in the home/office, to tech you can travel with and even wear. The use of organic components in electronics such as OLEDs, batteries and solar cells, has become increasingly common in the last few years; the main drawback being the limit to the number of organic transistors that could fit on a chip. Until now. We can now reveal that our experts here at ByteSnap have discovered that by forming a suitable organic substrate into the form of a sponge, they can a vastly increase in the surface area on [...]

World Exclusive: New Low Currant Design for SoC Module2018-10-09T11:36:10+00:00

ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 2017

2018-10-09T12:15:14+00:00

With the new year now upon us, the award-winning consultants here at ByteSnap Design cast their eyes to the future - and share their thoughts on what may emerge as dominant trends in the months ahead. Check out their top six electronics industry predictions for 2017...   Top six electronics industry predictions for 2017 from ByteSnap Design   GPRS designs phased out in favour of LTE For decades GPRS has been the go-to communications choice for low cost, low bandwidth long-distance comms. But with GPRS shutdown now on the horizon in many territories, it makes sense for future product designs to use an alternative communications technology. Cat M is a new narrowband category of LTE [long term evolution] which is split between two releases - Cat M1 and M2. [...]

ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 20172018-10-09T12:15:14+00:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 3

2018-10-09T12:04:22+00:00

In part 1 of our series looking at secure boot on the iMX6, we examined the process itself in detail. Leveraging the hardware and authentication were covered extensively in part 2. And we have top tips on the procedure to help you get through it as smoothly as possible in this final instalment – so read on…   Top Tips for Secure Boot on the iMX6 Our top 5 tips for a successful secure boot on the iMX6 are:   (Sounds obvious, but) Make your process secure Keep your encryption strong Check your code Authenticate as much as possible Confirm the process is authenticating correctly Ok – let’s break this down step by step.   1. Make Your Process Secure Well, once you’ve decided you need to go boot; [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 32018-10-09T12:04:22+00:00

Why IoT Security Will Cost You More

2018-10-09T12:16:34+00:00

IoT security is an increasingly urgent issue, but is still in the early stages of resolution. We take a look at the “Cost to Care” ratio, and why it is set to dictate our responses to this trend for some time to come...   The Internet of Things has been a discussion point for years, but only recently has the security aspect become anything more than a concept. However, with recent record-breaking DDoS attacks being squarely blamed on insecure IoT devices, and the publication of the botnet source code (dubbed Mirai); it’s certain this is just a beginning. With an estimated 25 to 50 billion devices set to be connected through IoT by 2020, the scale of the problem is likely to increase. But as the technology to secure, [...]

Why IoT Security Will Cost You More2018-10-09T12:16:34+00:00