As electronics product designers we know that the compliance process in electronics product development can appear intricate and precarious, if rules or regulations are misinterpreted.
While working on Apple HomeKit projects, we have found that some challenges crop up again and again. This guide helps new Homekit developers climb the ladder to smart home success.
Visit ByteSnap Design at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2019 show next month and find out how our we can accelerate your product design projects.
FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus In FPGA design, interfacing over AXI (ARM eXtensible Interface) is an increasingly popular choice due to its status as the most widespread AMBA interface, enabling the connection of potentially hundreds of Masters and Slaves in complex SoCs. However, it does add in an additional layer to managing IP. Time has to be spent supervising and generating IP outputs before they can be incorporated into the mainline project, and simulating the design can be a challenge in itself! One option that [...]
New EU Radio Equipment Directive: 5 key things you need to know New EU Radio Equipment Directive: 5 key things you need to know We have updated this post if you want to know what's new in 2019: https://www.bytesnap.com/eu-red-2019/ As electronics product designers we know that the compliance process in electronics product development can appear intricate and precarious, if rules or regulations are misinterpreted. Now, our community has the European Union’s new Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) to grapple with. The RED came into force on 13th June 2016, replacing the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC). With a significant bearing on how manufacturers gain a CE Mark, due to changes between the two frameworks, it’s crucial to fully understand [...]
ByteSnap showcases remote monitoring solution and electronics product designs at Southern 17 Visit us at Stand L80 at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show this week in Hampshire - discover how ByteSnap's electronics product design accelerates time to market for embedded systems projects. Meet our Directors Dunstan and Graeme, who’ll be on hand to show you how we can innovate and expedite your electronics developments. See how our remote monitoring demo with ground movement sensors can help improve maintenance response times. The Bridge Bash demo shows how LoRa can be deployed for status monitoring / reporting. It simulates a collision event between a train and a stationary object, such as a bridge or barricade. Acceleration data is collected from the stationary object and transmitted wirelessly to a receiving module. [...]
13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software 13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software Read our guide to 13 top free electronics design tools and PCB design software including freeware. Our embedded systems engineers have been looking at some of the most useful free electronics design tools available today. If you are looking to predict PCB characteristics, manipulate screens or some other embedded systems task - check out our handy list. Hopefully, you’ll find something to add to your toolkit that will help improve your workflow… 1. Audacity - audio editing Audacity is a comprehensive software kit for editing audio files and adding sound effects. It works with several file types, including OGG, WMA, MP3, and WAV for [...]
Latest release of SnapUI brings Linux development to speedy business-class interface design for embedded systems ByteSnap Design, www.bytesnap.co.uk, a specialist in electronics hardware and software development, will be launching its new Linux OpenGL SnapUI user interface framework amongst its exciting developments on Stand L22 at this year’s Electronic Design Show. Rewritten from the ground up, this new design is focused on supporting the iMX6 processor to leverage graphical performance, whilst including core features that have made SnapUI so successful for end customers. ByteSnap has concentrated on Linux support for this new release of Snap UI, its application development toolkit for embedded systems. Now Linux developers can create interfaces that meet user expectations for great-looking apps in industrial and other business settings. “ByteSnap Design has a growing portfolio of clients [...]
ByteSnap Design will be showcasing its latest innovative projects, and discussing industry developments and trends at the UK's premier trade exhibition for electronic design, EDS 2015, in October. Organisers are bracing themselves for their biggest ever show, and are expecting record visitor numbers. Here's a sneak peak at some of what you'll see from ByteSnap on Stand L22... New SnapUI Aids Faster Prototyping We'll be launching the newest release of SnapUI - our user interface development framework - at the Electronic Design Show, at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. It's a great opportunity for you to get a closer look at this lightweight user interface (UI) customisation tool, which has been built to simplify the Linux design process. This latest upgrade offers new performance improvements including: Open GL hardware acceleration smaller [...]
Five Advantages of Pre-compliance EMC Testing You have built a great product that meets market demands. You are confident that it radiates little energy and is not susceptible to outside interference, yet when you reach final EMC testing stage, your product fails. This is the nightmare scenario for most of us product designers. The cost of testing was already high, but re-testing will stretch the planned budget and slow down the entire project. The misplaced confidence that has led to a failed compliance test, means that design engineers need to find out why the product failed and how to fix it. To avoid this scenario, pre-compliance testing should not be considered as an add-on to the end of a project. Instead pre-compliance EMC [...]