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What makes a great project manager?

Project manager

by Walt Maclay, President of Voler Systems, a leading provider for electronic design and embedded firmware. A great project manager is able to work with internal resources, vendors, and ultimately the client to deliver requirements that are on schedule, on budget, and to specification. Before starting a project, there should be a well-defined scope of […]

Long range low power wireless communication for IoT

Long range low power wireless

With wide-scale IoT solutions being implemented, we are seeing an emerging set of new long-range low-power wireless technologies being developed. The focus of much IoT innovation is on low power protocols that support remote battery-operated devices which send small amounts of data for a duration from months to years. This talk will provide an overview […]

Subcontracting: Do’s and Don’ts

subcontracting

Whether you are looking for a new consulting assignment by subcontracting to a larger firm or looking to use subcontractors to expand your business, our panel with outline some important tips and considerations that will help grow your business. Learn: How to identify subcontracting opportunities and build relationships that lead to them Best practices for […]

Full-Stack Web Application Development

Full-Stack Development

Building websites has changed a lot in the last 10 years. In the past, websites were primarily informational, ran off in-house hardware, and required hiring an IT specialist to maintain. Today, websites have replaced entire desktop applications, and allow you to store all of your data in the cloud. Cloud services provide software we used […]

Startups: What’s Hot, What’s Not

startups

Startups play an important role in the Silicon Valley economy. Startup expert Sean Murphy weighs in on technology startups to give us his verdict on which technologies will have a major impact and which ones are stagnating. He will summarize startup trends and explore how they connect to the Silicon Valley ecosystem including consultants and […]

Trends in Wearable Medical Devices

Voler Systems develops wearable medical devices

Wearable fitness devices are influencing today’s medical devices that target clinical and everyday applications. Some of the innovation involves new modalities of measurement: for example an iPhone that analyzes your eyeball to determine blood pressure. But fundamentally the challenge has shifted from determining how to make accurate and precise measurements to how to enable a […]

An Overview of Reliability

Reliability BathTub Curve

Abstract An overview of reliability engineering is presented here to serve as an introductory piece for some, or perhaps as a refresher. Much of the discussion here is general in coverage, and may suggest topics for further investigation. The perspective here is at the electronic product or module level, which typically includes printed circuit board […]