Experience

Feature Project
Real Time OS:
Real-time Linux BSP

Combine real-time Linux patches with vendor BSP and custom BSP changes on a custom board with a Freescale MPC 8306 and Freescale Kinetis K10 co-processor.

Real-time Linux BSP
Real-time Linux BSP
Real Time OS Applications

Combine real-time Linux patches with vendor BSP and custom BSP changes on a custom board with a Freescale MPC 8306 and Freescale Kinetis K10 co-processor.

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Computer Vision

Remote Asset Monitoring Smart Cam

Remote Asset Monitoring Smart Cam

Project Overview:

Proof of Concept smart camera developed to evaluate the practicality and effectiveness of using advanced imaging technologies, computer vision techniques and onboard analytics to intelligently monitor high value assets for preventive maintenance and event driven notifications.

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Streaming Infrared Camera

Streaming Infrared Camera

Project Overview:

Development of a Proof of Concept camera to validate the effectiveness and visual usefulness of fusing low resolution infrared thermal data with high resolution video from a standard CMOS sensor in a standalone IP camera.

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Vector Graphics on embedded GPU

Vector Graphics on embedded GPU

Project Overview:

Custom embedded software developed to support EGL (OpenGL/ES OpenVG) graphics generation on i.MX6 platforms with Vivante GPU

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Traffic Flow Smart Cam

Traffic Flow Smart Cam

Project Overview:

Development of a lab bench proof of concept smart camera capable of monitoring traffic flow and count through an intersection and capturing detailed analytics data on board.

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Consumer Products

SOHO Conferencing Endpoint

SOHO Conferencing Endpoint

Project Overview:

Development of two custom video cameras that were integrated into a larger system designed to provide a video conferencing capabilities and residential surveillance to the consumer market.

The cameras supported H.264 video codecs and Linux 2.6. The project included F/W, H/W and a custom enclosure development.

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Wireless EEG Monitor

Wireless EEG Monitor

Project Overview:

Development of a wireless EEG monitor for sleep research applications.

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Miniature Projector

Miniature Projector

Project Overview:

Technology investigation, engineering analysis and prototyping of a low cost, high volume custom pico projection engine for the consumer market.

This program was undertaken prior to the advent of the LED projection systems available today and included an exploration of then available technologies (LCD, LCOS, DLP, LED), system design and prototyping of custom projector solution. The application had extremely aggressive cost-performance targets within very constrained package and heat parameters.  In addition to the integration of the electronics, the prototype also required detailed optics modelling and the design & fabrication of a custom 3 element lens

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Industrial Solutions

Industrial Tablet

Industrial Tablet

Project Overview:

Responsible for complete H/W design and low level F/W development for new PDA platform. Included early system architectural decisions, design implementation, proto builds, NPI, and regulatory approvals.

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Wireless Flow Meter

Wireless Flow Meter

Project Overview:

Development of an embedded Bluetooth and USB interface for an industrial flow meter.

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Automated Flight Information Reporting System

Automated Flight Information Reporting System

Project Overview:

As part of a large, multi-site development team, Au-Zone assisted our client with the full product development cycle of a satellite based real-time monitoring and communications system for use aboard commercial aircraft.  The product was developed in accordance with DO-178B process guidelines to DAL D.

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Heavy Oil Tank Monitor

Heavy Oil Tank Monitor

Project Overview:

Development of a complete turnkey system to monitor the fluid levels in a heavy oil tanks.

Custom sensor arrays were developed for generating a temperature profile of the tank, and interface hardware and software to gather the array data, process the data, and determine the tank levels. The field installed software designed to be installed in hazardous locations, and are certified to Class I div 2.  Included H/W and F/W architecture, design implementation, F/W development, proto builds and design verification, transition to manufacturing, and certification.

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Handheld Meter

Handheld Meter

Project Overview:

Hardware design and implementation of a new high performance, low power system processor design, power supply, and TFT LCD display for a hand held test meter.

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GPS Receiver Co-Processor Card

GPS Receiver Co-Processor Card

Project Overview:

Design, prototyping and introduction into manufacturing of an application processor companion card for an existing GNSS GPS Receiver.  Project focused primarily on hardware design and BSP development.

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Power Substation Monitor & Data Concentrator

Power Substation Monitor & Data Concentrator

Project Overview:

Development of the primary processor card to provide automatic polling and retrieval of data from end devices on the power substation or distribution network.

Included H/W and F/W architectural decisions, design implementation, F/W development, proto builds and design verification.

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Low Power Wireless Network Investigation

Low Power Wireless Network Investigation

Project Overview:

Technical research and investigation of practical, low power networking modules and firmware for implementation of a real time, low bandwidth network.

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USB Downloader

USB Downloader

Project Overview:

The device extends the functionality of existing gas flow meters to support USB flash drives for data capture. Data collection tasks that previously required a PC with serial port and custom software, now require the operator to have only an inexpensive USB flash drive. Data collection is now quicker and easier, and automated - reducing the need for operator training

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GPS Application S/W Development

GPS Application S/W Development

Project Overview:

Development of a custom, embedded software application and object avoidance logic for controlling large gantry cranes at major US rail terminal.

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LynxOS-178 BSP

LynxOS-178 BSP

Project Overview:

Development and testing of a full LynxOS-178 BSP and device drivers for a custom board based on the AMCC PowerPC 440 processor.  All developed was performed in such a way so as to maintain the underlying DO-178B pre-cert on the OS.

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Custom Linux BSP

Custom Linux BSP

Project Overview:

  • Custom development of a complete Linux OS BSP and custom device drivers for a new avionics data acquisition and satellite communications solution.
  • System architecture included AMCC PowerPC 440 processor along with custom FPGA, DSP co-processor and numerous peripheral devices

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Video & Imaging

Downhole Camera

Downhole Camera

Project Overview:

Turnkey design of a high resolution video camera used to visually inspect Oil & Gas wells.  The camera was developed to address the need for quick, safe, and reliable means of retrieving high quality visual data from the wellbore without the hassle, cost, and logistical constraints of deploying an electric line unit.

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IP Camera reference design

IP Camera reference design

Project Overview:

Turnkey design, manufacturing and fulfillment of a complete IP camera reference design based on the i.MX27 SOC

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High Resolution Document Camera

High Resolution Document Camera

Project Overview:

Development of a compact, HD document camera for use as a peripheral with an electronic white board.

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iCamera

iCamera

Project Overview:

Engineering and custom driver development for a dual imager day/night camera targeted for cost sensitive, residential security systems.

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Animal Tracker

Animal Tracker

Project Overview:

Development of a proof of concept, animal tracking and behavior monitoring device.  Device is placed around the neck of large mammals for several months and then retrieved for review of animals behavior such such as migration routes, feeding habits and day to day activities.

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