Category Archives: Member Highlights

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Superhero Post-a-Project

PATCA has an easy way to expand your network – POST-A-PROJECT that will send your request out to its network of experts. Submit a project Our network of experts include: Embedded controller design Project management Data analytics Hardware design (analog, mixed-signal digital) design Optical design Machine vision systems Microcontroller design Coding and software development Embedded […]

Digital Biosensing for Wearable Devices

Digital Biosensing

Wearable devices are rapidly becoming widely accepted. Learn about the sensors that do physiological sensing and their challenges and limitations. Also learn about battery limitations in wearable devices and how to overcome them. Learn about the many options for wireless communication at very low power. Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is […]

The Camera: It’s Not for Photos Anymore

Camera - It's not just for pictures anymore

Cameras – we all have them. They used to be for taking pictures. Now, they are all around us and not just for taking pictures anymore. The actual and the forecasted growth in number of cameras is phenomenal. Most of the growth will be for uses we do not think about. This on-line presentation discusses […]

PATCA Featured Consultant: Omar Fahmi Khalid

Omar Khalid

  Omar Fahmi Khalid Company: Vortex Innovation Labs LLC located in Dublin CA Omar Fahmi Khalid provides cloud-native microservice architecture and development consulting for infrastructure servicing machine learning and intelligent systems. He has been a professional software developer for twenty years, an independent consultant for the last ten, and has been a PATCA member since […]

Network of Product Development Experts

PATCA is a network of design and product development consultants with experience in medical, life sciences, consumer products, energy, telecom, military, aerospace, commercial lighting, oil and gas, IoT, wearable, industrial processing, manufacturing automation, financial, semi-conductor, and mining industries. Our members have a solid track record of taking challenging projects from conception to production. Submit a […]

Featured Consultant: Beth Ann Hockey, Language based AI

Beth Ann Hockey

Beth Ann Hockey is an expert in language based AI. She uses her strong background in Computational Linguistics to enhance products with conversational interfaces. She develops systems architecture, algorithms, and data strategy for conversational AI, dialogue systems and intelligent agents. Beth Ann provides AI technical support, tech evaluation, and training for all sizes and stages […]

Featured Embedded and Electronic Design Engineer: Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles is an engineering consultant specializing in the design of embedded software and hardware. He has over 25 years of experience developing hand-held devices, networking switches, robotic manipulator and vehicle controls, motor controls and distributed control systems for his clients. Recent projects include a Bluetooth-enabled device for breath analysis, a Gamma-ray probe for Potassium […]

David Vieira: Analog, Mixed-Signal, & RF Expert — Newly Elected PATCA Board Member

David Vieira

Newly elected to the PATCA Board of Directors, David Vieira is an analog/mixed-signal/RF design engineering consultant. His company Vieira High Frequency specializes in analog semiconductors and RF/wireless electronics. He has experience with a variety of transceiver solutions in a range of frequencies and standards, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BTLE, RFID/NFC, Industrial-Scientific-Medical (ISM), and other frequency bands.  Located […]