A dual-accelerometer milling-machine tool
breakage prevention monitor -- used in the automobile manufacturing industry.
Internal technology uses TI- TMS 320 DSP and isolated interfaces. A companion custom RS485
multidrop network interface box assures over 80 volts of common mode for large machines on
an expansive factory floor.
...... a wireless remote entry and security system for
Bonanza aircraft (300MHz):
.... and a service truck monitoring system for
job-tracking and driver auto-mileage tracking in service fleets. Up to three weeks of
collected data is automatically and wirelessly uploaded to the host site without air-time
fees using custom-designed short-range FCC-ISM frequency-band binary FM radios. Custom
designed drive-shaft and door sensors provided raw vehicle information.
a sixteen Channel EMG system designed for Motion Lab Systems, Inc. for use in hospital gait labs. A close
up of the custom dry-electrodes with internal active pre-amplifier is adjacent. A single
miniature coaxial cable connects the patient-carried "backpack". This cable
carries both power and multiplexed high-speed EMG data on a multi-MegaHertz carrier
prototype oximeter's 1/4 VGA LCD main screen displays: Pulse Rate, SpO2
and Respiration Rate. Associated with each variable is a
five-minute trend line. The selectable Trend Screen displays SpO2 ,
Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate and the two vertical, thirteen segment bar graphs. The core
processor is a Pentium class card.
... and an example of a larger medical instrument to control endoscopic
surgery motor-tools. It had voice prompting and status reporting with six selectable
.... A nautical industry product combined a GPS receiver and wireless
signaling inside of water-proof wrist-radio cases to immediately sound an alarm when a
"man-over-board" event occurred. The system would log the GPS coordinates at the
time of the "event" and sound a horn alarm. Unused wrist-radios recharged while
in the wall-unit.
Custom plastic packaging can be modeled in a CAD package and then
prototyped using Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA). An example of a remote controlled
lamp dimmer switch prototype follows:
EDA can design into your product custom LCD displays and keyboards using
snap dome switches, membranes or silicone rubber keypads. An example of custom LCD
displays and a magnetic (Hall effect) keyboard is this prototype battery operated
electronic bingo game. Proximity coupling was used to both charge its battery and download