- Toroidion super car: a challenge for power electronics
”Electronics is all about signals, power electronics is all about energy. Power electronics is built on switches”, summarizes Heikki Mentula. He has got over 20 years of experience in designing power electronics.
- Electric super car Toroidion is Finnish design
Pasi Pennanen tells us about Toroidion, the ideas behind the 1MW Concept electric super car and his future insights. We got to meet him at his Finnish office in May. First, we ask him to tell us about his career as a designer for well-known car brands...
- Quality assurance with vibration measurements - case Sampo-Rosenlew
Vibration measurement system improves the quality assurance within the assembly of Sampo-Rosenlew harvesters. Faulty parts are exposed at the factory, before delivering the harvester to the customer.
- Embedded AC drive
Alternating current (AC) motors have over a century of history. During the last decades, they have dominated the market for motor drives. In the case of variable speed drives, there were some areas where DC motors were the only option for quite long...
- Powering up testing – getting a grip on software projects
Well designed and correctly carried out testing and testing automation help to keep projects on schedule. The maintainability and control of the system are improved, and even the product's financial life cycle is extended. The engineers at Etteplan have had good experiences with the Jenkins and Robot Framework systems.
- Renovating testing environment with Procket Rapid
Embedded system is a combination of both hardware and software, the testing and development of which calls also for other things than just software and the device itself.
- Satel enhances product development
Salo-based Satel develops and manufactures radio modems and other wireless communications systems. Satel’s mission critical wireless data connections are in use within over 70 countries.
- Case Rivender - Stores without salesclerks
Grocery stores will make a comeback in suburbs and small towns if entrepreneurs warm to the unmanned store solution ModulShop of Rivender Ltd. The invention is predicted to become a huge success in Finland and European export markets. The solution is based on Finnish leading-edge know-how.
- Case SKS – Wireless LoRa based sensor
SKS Automation needed a sensor suitable for industrial use that works wirelessly. The selected LoRa technology transmits measurement data wirelessly up to tens of kilometers, and it connects easily to Industrial Internet applications. ARM mbed technology significantly reduced the time needed to pull off the project.
- Yocto Project - Embedded systems easier and faster
Embedded Linux developers often have to create their own distribution to precisely define the contents of the operating system. Those who nowadays choose embedded Linux for a project have several alternatives, one of which is the Yocto Project. Yocto is not an embedded Linux distribution but a development environment with which one can quickly and easily create custom versions.