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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 […]
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 […]
CE marking – 20 things you need to know

CE marking – 20 things you need to know

Placed on several categories of products, CE marking is mandatory for machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, medical devices, personal protective equipment and toys. So if you are looking to sell an electronics product in the EU, you will need to affix a CE mark. Here’s a quick round up of interesting facts about CE marking: CE marking […]
Assessing technical design trade-offs – key criteria for the design engineer

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 […]
EMC Testing Services Now at ByteSnap

EMC Testing Services Now at ByteSnap

Compliance testing can be a sting in the tail of a project. Selling products within the European Union requires a CE mark, whilst other territories have their own strict protocols. EMC testing services don’t come cheap as the companies need to recoup the large investment they have made in capital equipment, as well as the […]
Design trade-offs in M2M product development

Design trade-offs in M2M product development

Long before the phrases M2M 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 […]
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ByteSnap on harvested energy in the IoT (Podcast)

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 […]
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Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps

Happy New Year! The Wandboard is a really great imx6 development system that allows easy comparison of the performance of three of the processor variants. Here is a guide on how to get it up and running with Android KitKat. For this (apart from your Wandboard!), you’ll need a PC running Linux, and a micro […]
Happy Christmas from ByteSnap’s Electronic Design Team

Happy Christmas from ByteSnap’s Electronic Design Team

 We’re now closed for Christmas until Monday 5th January. From the Electronic Design Consultants, Linux, Android, FPGA specialists and all the team here at ByteSnap have a very Merry Christmas…. ..and a happy, prosperous New Year in 2015!