ByteSnap: 1st UK-based Approved Engineering Consultant for NXP Semiconductors


Press Release: ByteSnap Design becomes first UK-based Approved Engineering Consultant for NXP Semiconductors Birmingham, UK 28 September 2017: Award-winning embedded electronics consultancy, ByteSnap Design, has become the first and only UK-based Approved Engineering Consultant for global embedded systems leader NXP Semiconductors. NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets. NXP Approved Engineering Consultants are trusted design contractors, software service providers, and training centres that offer experienced consulting or design services to implement NXP technology solutions.   Embedded Systems Consultants ByteSnap Design have a long and successful track [...]

ByteSnap: 1st UK-based Approved Engineering Consultant for NXP Semiconductors2018-10-09T11:21:05+00:00

Fast UI Prototyping for Raspberry Pi: ByteSnap Launch New UI Builder


Winner of BEEAs 2016 Design Team of the Year, ByteSnap Design, is launching the latest iteration of SnapUI at this year’s EDS on stand L22. Developers can now use SnapUI for accelerated development of production-ready code Faster UI Prototyping: ByteSnap Design’s user interface development framework SnapUI has now been extended to support Raspberry Pi and i.MX6-based embedded devices.  SnapUI already allows Windows embedded and Linux developers to build and test user interfaces before hardware development of the target device is complete. When designing new hardware devices, keeping the user interface design in step with hardware development can be difficult; worse, when the user interface is overlooked or is the last consideration in the design process, projects can suffer significant delays in getting product to market. SnapUI mitigates [...]

Fast UI Prototyping for Raspberry Pi: ByteSnap Launch New UI Builder2016-10-19T08:48:01+00:00

World’s 1st Dog Translation App: DingoLingo by ByteSnap


Here at ByteSnap Design, we are excited to have taken the bond between Man and Dog to an unprecedented level, with our new, groundbreaking Android app: DingoLingo. We believe our DingoLingo dog translation app is a world first.  It follows extensive work and research, and is the brainchild of our Director – and resident dog whisperer - Dunstan Power.  See the World's First Dog Translation App DingoLingo in Action “It’s taken a few years to get it to this stage and we’re very proud of DingoLingo. It is part of the major Internet of Things phenomenon, and our speciality in developing smart devices has come to the fore in this innovative project,” says Dunstan, who firmly rejects criticism that the app is little more than a gimmick. “My staff [...]

World’s 1st Dog Translation App: DingoLingo by ByteSnap2018-10-09T12:20:27+00:00

ByteSnap unveils low-power monitoring for rail industry


ByteSnap Unveils Low Power Monitoring for Rail Industry Features Rugged Data Logger Fully submersible rugged data logger debuts at Railtex 2015 Custom electronic design team exhibits at Railtex 2015 on stand V90 ByteSnap Design, an embedded electronics consultancy with strong rail industry expertise, will unveil its high-reliability, low-power remedy to the rail industry’s remote monitoring headache at Railtex 2015. The company will also be highlighting its experience within the electronic display and diagnostics sectors. As the rail industry undergoes the largest expansion for over a century, rail companies are looking for innovative ways to collect and transmit data about every section of line to ensure highest levels of safety, security and reliability. ByteSnap custom designs low-power wireless monitoring equipment that [...]

ByteSnap unveils low-power monitoring for rail industry2019-02-12T11:52:23+00:00

IoT Security and the Cost-to-Care Ratio


Here, we take a closer look at IoT security in terms of the "Care-to-Cost" ratio - e.g. are manufacturers and product developers prepared to pay more (at least 25% more) to increase security in their offerings and are consumers willing to shell out for enhanced security? The further we travel into IoT territory, the more the potential for innovation becomes apparent. According to latest estimates, 25 to 50 billion devices will be connected through IoT by 20201,2. This journey isn’t without its challenges – particularly in terms of security.  There can be no denying the need to tackle spiralling data and privacy concerns.  But – as always – the bottom line is cost and demand; the “Cost to Care” ratio, if you will. This term came to prominence when Boston-based information services [...]

IoT Security and the Cost-to-Care Ratio2018-10-09T12:10:35+00:00

Assessing technical design trade-offs – key criteria for the design engineer


Dunstan Power, Director of ByteSnap Design, on the critical factors for a winning design. How does the design engineer balance all three factors of technical specification, development cost and unit price? While fast time-to-market, low product cost and high-quality technical specification are all key factors when launching new products, the process of making design decisions usually involves a trade-off between software and hardware. Electronics is an art. Give multiple engineers the same specification and they will often create multiple different solutions that meet the specification perfectly. One design engineer may have considered unit cost as the most important factor while another will have designed the product to minimise development cost. For a winning design that meets all its requirements, the design engineer needs to balance all three factors of technical specification, development cost and [...]

Assessing technical design trade-offs – key criteria for the design engineer2018-10-09T12:30:24+00:00

Design trade-offs in M2M product design and development


Long before the phrases M2M product design and the Internet of Things came to wider attention, we were already making machines talk to each other, says Dunstan Power of ByteSnap Design. Early adopters like General Motors and Hughes Electronics Corporation could see the benefits that machine-to-machine communications (M2M) offered forward-thinking businesses as far back as 1995 but when M2M via cellular communication took off in 1996, M2M wireless technology became far more popular. Combined with embedded electronics, machine-to-machine communications offer consumers a wide range of sophisticated everyday devices. Businesses of all sorts are approaching us to capitalise on M2M opportunities. Whether they want to deliver a product to control home heating or monitor health, there are so many different hardware and software considerations. The innovative business with M2M ideas doesn’t necessarily know exactly what [...]

Design trade-offs in M2M product design and development2018-10-09T09:36:53+00:00

ByteSnap on harvested energy in the IoT (Podcast)


Dunstan Power, Director of ByteSnap Design, talks to Alix Paultre about embedded systems and the challenges the demand for functionality presents to the design community. Harvested and other advanced energy storage and management technologies can directly impact the success or failure of a design, so this podcast provides examples and product design considerations for electronics engineers. To listen to the podcast go to: Power Design podcast.

ByteSnap on harvested energy in the IoT (Podcast)2018-10-09T09:33:20+00:00