New EV Column – The EV Smart Charging rEVolution

2020-02-24T14:23:04+00:00

The EV Smart Charging rEVolution - new monthly column Welcome to the new EV Smart Charging rEVolution column! I’m Julian Skidmore, a senior software engineer at ByteSnap Design and helping to develop our EV - electric vehicle - charging solutions. We’re a progressive embedded consultancy with an interest in EVs going back to 2012 when we designed and supplied EV chargers for the London Olympics. I’ve had a 2016 Renault Zoe EV since 2017 and over 20% of us who drive into work use a BEV [Battery Electric Vehicle]. In this monthly series, we’ll be covering EV innovations and our experiences with EVs, particularly from the perspective of EV charging and the charging infrastructure, which we believe is the other half [...]

New EV Column – The EV Smart Charging rEVolution2020-02-24T14:23:04+00:00

See ByteSnap’s Demo at Embedded World 2019

2019-03-22T10:50:59+00:00

See ByteSnap's Demo at Embedded World 2019 SnapUI at Embedded World 2019 ByteSnap is back at the world's largest embedded electronics trade show this month - with a demonstration of our highly flexible UI framework. Our interactive cooker control demo will be running SnapUI Linux on NXP's much-anticipated i.MX7ULP processor at Embedded World 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. SnapUI is ByteSnap's high-efficiency graphic framework which allows you to create high performance user interfaces for low power devices. ByteSnap Director Graeme Wintle says “We are very excited showing SnapUI working on the 7ULP, it demonstrates the efficiency and versatility of the framework on such a low power device.” The demonstration uses the SnapUI framework to render using the OpenGL accelerated GPU of the i.MX7 [...]

See ByteSnap’s Demo at Embedded World 20192019-03-22T10:50:59+00:00

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology

2019-05-03T10:10:52+01:00

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology 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 [...]

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology2019-05-03T10:10:52+01:00

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps

2019-12-13T16:31:17+00:00

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps 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 - [...]

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps2019-12-13T16:31:17+00:00