ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology


  ByteSnap and consortium partners begin breakthrough V2G development project   We’re pleased to announce that ByteSnap and a consortium of partners have been awarded a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control), under a Vehicle-to-Grid competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).   The other partners in the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) consortium are: Aston University Nortech Management Grid Edge   VIGIL – spearheading the UK’s smart energy market   The VIGIL project is focussed on developing a new communication and control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid/Building (V2G/V2B) systems: an off-vehicle system that controls how, when and the rate at which electric vehicle batteries are charged/discharged with respect to local substation constraints and EV/building energy requirements.   V2G consortium [...]

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps


Long battery lifetime is a frequent requirement in embedded product design - particularly in microcontroller design. For instance, we designed an animal tracking product that could run for four years using a 1/3 of an AA cell.  Microcontrollers are getting ever more meagre in their power demands. However, consumers’ expectations of features are growing in equal measure, frequently cancelling out the gains. This can best be seen in the battery life of mobile phones, which, currently, appears to be on the decline. The unsuspecting engineer faces traps and pitfalls aplenty when designing a low power circuit. Must-have tips to remember are always useful - read on for our design team’s top twelve... 12 Easy Steps to Optimising Power in Your Microcontroller Design 1.  Optimise Pull-Up Resistors When reducing the [...]

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps2018-10-09T12:12:53+00:00