EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review

2018-12-07T16:54:55+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review PlugFest 2018 - so what was it really like? An update now on our VIGIL Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) project! We’ve been busy working alongside our consortium partners on the foundation of our pioneering V2G platform. ByteSnap is developing the OCPP module and companion app for the V2G system. As part of our VIGIL project R&D, two ByteSnap engineers took part in an international EV testing symposium recently. They’re held at different destinations around the world each year and this was our first time at such an event. So, was it worth it…? Read our Q & A and find out… PlugFest 2018 Review – Q & A Where and when? The 10th International Testing Symposium was held on [...]

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review2018-12-07T16:54:55+00:00

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface

2018-10-09T12:48:31+00:00

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. Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus 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 significantly reduces the overhead is to choose BRAM, which helps interface to AXI without the need to handle the AXI bus directly and removes concerns about potential issues that are not related [...]

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface2018-10-09T12:48:31+00:00

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology

2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

  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

Smart Home Summit – was it worth going?

2018-10-09T12:19:19+00:00

The move of the Smart Home Summit to Olympia in 2016 from a hotel in 2015 is a sure indication that business opportunities are growing in the smart cities, smart home and industrial internet sectors. The Smart Home Summit took place last week in London - a two-day conference and an exhibition that hosted the leading players across the sector - and we'd say yes, it was worth attending. 160 speakers gathered to make predictions and offer insight into the expansion of the three key IoT sectors, with presentations such as “Where Do Real Industry of Things Opportunities Lie for Businesses and Consumers?” from Sascha Backhaus, from CTC Stade/Airbus. He included information about industrial IoT opportunities such as asset and material tracking, real time localisation and foreign object damage [...]

Smart Home Summit – was it worth going?2018-10-09T12:19:19+00:00

ByteSnap protects with smart home security

2018-10-09T11:44:40+00:00

ByteSnap has provided both electronics design and software expertise for award winning smart home security device Cocoon. Cocoon is a technology company transforming the home security market by designing beautiful products that help people feel safe. It won silver at the 2014 London Design awards and recently secured a £2 million investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Features of the innovative smart home security system include device side encryption and unique SUBSOUND™ technology to sense activity throughout a home. It even detects intruders through closed doors. Cocoon enlisted ByteSnap Design as experts in both electronics design and software on embedded platforms. Following an extensive investigation into the various system on chips (SoC) on the market, Cocoon’s in-house specialists chose NXP/Freescale iMX6 for its availability and technical support. [...]

ByteSnap protects with smart home security2018-10-09T11:44:40+00:00

Electronic Design Show 2015 – First Day Review

2018-10-09T11:50:32+00:00

ByteSnap's Linux User Interface Development Framework and Remote Monitoring System at L22 It's been a busy, brisk start to the Electronic Design Show for ByteSnap Design. On the ByteSnap stand - L22 - yesterday we had a very good response to the launch of our new, Linux-based SnapUI user interface development tool.   Following on the success of SnapUI for Windows CE, this iteration features several enhancements to the product development process for Linux developers, including low power, OpenGL hardware acceleration and rendering capability of 60 fps full HD. Also on display - ByteSnap's LoRa demonstration; a 10km remote monitor which sends information to a ruggedized, fully submersible data logger.  With various I/O terminals, the remote monitoring system is fully customisable, and has a minimum battery life of five [...]

Electronic Design Show 2015 – First Day Review2018-10-09T11:50:32+00:00

Lightning-fast Linux development with ByteSnap SnapUI user interface platform

2018-10-09T11:51:48+00:00

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 [...]

Lightning-fast Linux development with ByteSnap SnapUI user interface platform2018-10-09T11:51:48+00:00

Latest UI Customization Tool for Faster Prototyping at EDS 2015

2018-10-09T12:01:04+00:00

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 [...]

Latest UI Customization Tool for Faster Prototyping at EDS 20152018-10-09T12:01:04+00:00

Embedded Electronic Designers’ Trade Show Time Travel

2015-06-30T10:57:03+00:00

Catch our embedded electronic designers caught up in some trade show time travel - in this whistlestop tour of our stand at Railtex 2015. With remote monitoring a primary concern for the rail industry, we displayed our low power remote monitoring station and 10km data logger at last month’s rail exhibition, at Birmingham’s NEC. Watch 4 days in just over 1 minute It was our first time attending Railtex 2015 - the UK's biggest rail show - so a big thank you to the visitors and customers who stopped by our stand. Enjoy the video!

Embedded Electronic Designers’ Trade Show Time Travel2015-06-30T10:57:03+00:00

Innovative Remote Monitoring System at Railtex 2015

2015-10-27T09:51:01+00:00

Low Power Remote Monitoring System features among key themes at Railtex 2015 ByteSnap's debut at the UK's biggest rail show is underway at the NEC.  (Come and see us at stand V90!) Our remote monitoring system and data logger attracted  interest from visitors - as remote monitoring and asset management are of critical importance to the rail industry. With a huge, intricate asset portfolio, Network Rail says one of its main tasks is to continually maintain and refurbish it effectively, and be aware of any rapid wear and tear as early as possible. Remote monitoring systems help Network Rail address major infrastructure challenges, including: - Condition monitoring of buildings and assets - Bridge strike reduction - Remote monitoring of electrical and signalling assets - Remote condition monitoring of track [...]

Innovative Remote Monitoring System at Railtex 20152015-10-27T09:51:01+00:00