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Five advantages of pre-compliance EMC testing

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 […]
Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 2

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 2

As Microsoft turns 40 this month, we’ve put Windows Embedded Compact 6.0, and its enduring popularity, under the microscope at  a Win CE 6 open forum. The first post examined some of the differences between Win CE 5 and Win CE 6; CE 6′s rather reluctant start in 2008, and MSDN licensing – amongst other Windows […]
Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0

It started with a vision. A computer on every desktop in every home. Thus, on 4th April 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started Since then, this PC colossus has seen its share of changes in markets and user expectations; its operating systems moving from desktop to gaming, smartphone, PDA, tablet, and embedded devices. This […]
IoT Security and the Cost-to-Care Ratio

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 […]
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Electronics news round-up March 2015

Electronics news round-up March 2015

March 2015 was an exciting month in terms of happenings in the electronics sector, so we thought we’d do a quick round-up for you: 1. Europe’s electronics industry still strong Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: […]
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Extra Terrestrial Spotted

Strange Goings-On In the Skies… The ByteSnap team were going through the many solar eclipse shots we captured a few days ago – when we spotted something rather perplexing in one of the photos… See that speck on the picture from our thermal imaging camera? Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?   Now – […]
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ByteSnap’s Custom Electronic Design Team at Railtex 2015

ByteSnap’s Custom Electronic Design Team at Railtex 2015

ByteSnap will unveil a high reliability, low power remedy to the rail industry’s remote monitoring headache at Railtex 2015 in May. Custom Electronic Design The demonstration consists of two units; a remote monitoring station and a rugged waterproof data logger.  The solar-powered station transmits weather data via a 10 kilometre low-power radio link.  The practical […]
ByteSnap Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

ByteSnap Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

We are pleased to announce that ByteSnap Design has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the provision of electronic design of circuit boards and microcontroller software development. “This achievement underlines ByteSnap’s position as a leading UK embedded electronics consultancy; our company ethos of embedded design excellence, and also our continuing commitment to first-class customer care,” says Director […]
ByteSnap logistics app helps to track vehicles

ByteSnap logistics app helps to track vehicles

As part of our mobile application development work, we have worked across a number of industries, including the automotive sector. When a major UK car manufacturer came to us asking for help to develop an app to track vehicle distribution in the UK, we knew that we had the right team for the job. We […]
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UK Eclipse Fever Hits Electronic Design Engineers

Despite the rather cloudy Midland skies, the excited ByteSnap team managed to capture the much-anticipated UK eclipse in its various guises today. At our offices in South Birmingham, our electronic design engineers experienced the phenomenon for about an hour and a half from around 8.30am this morning. As well as wheeling out our thermal imaging camera (normally […]