Logic PD to Present on Wireless Battery Power Management at DESIGN West
MINNEAPOLIS – April 22, 2013 — Logic PD engineers will present at DESIGN West this week at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Logic PD leverages broad experience, use cases, and the latest technologies to design and develop battery-powered devices, helping their customers reduce the time-to-market for innovative products.
On April 23 at 9:15 a.m., Curt McNamara, principal electrical engineer, and Eugen Feraru, principal software engineer, will present, “Wireless Power Management for Battery Power.” During this session, McNamara and Feraru will discuss the basics of wireless interfaces in battery powered devices and address several factors including:
- The impact of the wireless type choice
- Trading distance for throughput for sake of battery life
- What is most critical: the chip type and manufacturer or the driver
- Putting a wireless interface to sleep
- The advantages of gathering data and transferring in batches
Recently, Logic PD introduced a free, interactive battery power design tool to help product designers and developers predetermine the battery power requirements for new products. The company also made a significant advancement toward meeting the demand for instant-on devices. Logic PD developed proprietary software that enables Logic PD’s System on Module (SOM) customers to reduce the boot time required for battery-powered devices to less than one second.
Logic PD also developed WattsonTM, a power measurement and performance monitoring application that delivers real-time graphical feedback and data logging capabilities without the need for external oscilloscopes and meters. Using this information guides designers to the lowest power and highest performance software combination for a particular product. Wattson is instrumental in helping to minimize power in all operational modes, which maximizes battery life in the end product.
To try Logic PD’s battery power design tool, visit: http://powerdesign.logicpd.com/.
To learn more about battery power design considerations, listen to this podcast featuring McNamara: http://www.logicpd.com/innovation/point-of-view/battery-powered-design-podcast/
About the Speakers
Curt McNamara, a principal electrical engineer at Logic PD, is a practicing designer with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial, medical and industrial markets. An active IEEE member, McNamara received the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 for his ongoing work in education. He teaches innovation and systems thinking and is an Education Fellow of the Biomimicry Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in engineering from Portland State University.
Eugen Feraru is a principal software engineer at Logic PD and has over 18 years of experience in software engineering and embedded programming. His areas of expertise include driver development, communications protocols, web architecture and development, and database programming and architecture. Feraru specializes in Windows CE, Android and embedded Linux. Before joining Logic PD in 2007, Feraru worked as a senior software architect for XATA Corporation. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering, controls and computers from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest.
About Logic PD
Logic PD is a product innovation expert with the ability to discover, design, develop and deliver market-leading products under one roof. Logic PD’s experienced team of creative problem solvers and cutting-edge modular technology products supported by its partner ecosystem enable companies to control costs, reduce risk and deliver innovative products to market faster. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Austin, Boston and San Diego. For more information, visit www.logicpd.com or follow us on Twitter @LogicPD.
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