some examples of the experience and expertise available to you
through our services:
system prototyping and development
C/C++ application development
- Authored numerous and diverse programs written in C
and C++ spanning:
Microchip PIC Microcontroller domain
- Controller and actuator to
open and close greenhouse vents as directed by an
environmental management computer
- Controller to regulate the
speed of greenhouse circulation and exhaust fans as
directed by an environmental management computer
- Controller to collect
temperature data and control low-voltage devices as
directed by an environmental management computer
- Controller to animate
christmas light patterns as directed by a central
- Error injection module to induce single-bit
and line errors for serial communications
- Synchronous to asynchronous serial converter
to capture infrared data transmissions
Raspberry Pi domain
Greenhouse automation system that interacts with
microntroller-based devices to regulate a greenhouse
Christmas light animation system that interacts with
microntroller-based devices to control christmas
acquisition system for capturing water well performance
metrics utilizing the Raspberry Pi discrete I/O and
Serial Peripheral Interface resources
domain - Designed and prototyped an embedded 48K
sample/sec data acquisition system using PC/104 components. Created
all the data acquisition board drivers and system resource support using
interrupt driven assembly language routines. Developed a
high-performance TCP/IP stack (IP, ARP, SNMP, and UDP) for communication
support in this interrupt-critical environment.
8051 & Dallas DS225x soft/secure
microcontroller domain - Developed embedded systems for the Intel
8051 microcontroller (using assembly language) as well as the Dallas 225x
line of soft/secure microcontroller products (using the IAR integrated
development package for C). Software was developed from the ground up,
starting with the operating system boot routines, chip interfaces, keyboard,
display, communication, and I/O drivers, and extending through the control
application and user interface.
- National Instruments'
LabWindows/CVI domain - Designed and created a leading edge data
acquisition and information display product using NI's LW/CVI development
system. This included multi-threaded processes, as well as the development
of a custom instrument driver communicating with a remote data acquisition
unit via Ethernet.
(100K+ line) programs for multi-tasking operating systems employing
multi-threading and a variety
of inter-process communication resources
- Sophisticated communication engines
for protocol conversion, firewall tunneling,
multi-drop device control networks
- Embedded analytical
applications to characterize servo device dynamics, perform high-speed data
Automation and process control engines
- Neural network implementations
- And many more ...
- Design, prototype, and test
digital or analog electronic circuits in the DC to 100
- Equipped to lay out and produce
single or double-sided circuit boards in prototype
or few-of-a-kind quantities
- Microsoft SQL Server
implementations - Implemented complete databases for the acquisition of
process, production, and management data from a production enterprise
consisting of 50 PLC/MMI systems.
- Microsoft SQL Server stored
procedure development - Created stored procedures and extended stored
procedures to augment the Microsoft SQL Server capabilities and provide
- Microsoft Access development
- Created sophisticated Microsoft Access applications that employ ODBC table
links, native tables, parameterized queries, forms, reports, macros, and
Visual BASIC for Applications (VBA) procedures and functions. Applications
include a manufacturing SCADA system, a warehouse inventory system and a
complete animal shelter database.
Comprehensive project fulfillment -
Carried out all aspects of project implementation in a
variety of projects for multiple customers:
Rockwell Software SQL (RSSQL)
implementations - Implemented an advanced, 15,000 datapoint system using
RSSQL. Both unscheduled and scheduled transactions were used with data and
application triggers to place data in a MS SQL Server database.
Rockwell Software Linx (RSLinx)
custom interfaces - Applied RSLinx in support of commercial
applications, as a DDE server, and with direct API transactions.
Modicon PLC custom loadable
development - Our 'Products' section lists a number of custom loadables
that we have developed for our own use. Other loadables can be quickly
developed upon request.
Modicon Modbus Plus
Programmable Bridge / Multiplexer development - The Modicon Modbus Plus
Programmable Bridge / Multiplexer (BM85S) is an extremely versatile
communication and co-processing tool for the Modbus Plus enterprise. By
virtue of its substantial non-volatile program / data memory, 80188
processor and versatile communication hardware (one Modbus Plus port, four
advanced serial communication ports), the BM85S can accomplish substantial
computing and serial communication (115+ Kbps) tasks. Not only can this
device connect foreign protocols to Modbus Plus, but it can also serve as a
network co-processor to augment control algorithms. We have extensive
expertise in the development of foreign communication protocol drivers and
other advanced applications of the BM85S.
- Conducting initial end-user interviews to
establish design and scope criteria
- Workup of design requirements and specifications.
- Cost estimation.
- Development of bid proposal and list of deliverables.
- Establishing development
- Conducting interim and milestone reviews.
- Coordinating with other development centers.
- Producing the
- Delivering and installing the end product.
- Providing follow-up and support.
Commercial software and systems
(Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual C++), Assembler (80x86,
80188, 8051, Z80, PIC), SQL, BASIC (incl. VBA), Pascal, Lisp, Prologue, HTML,
Microsoft FrontPage, Unix tools: shell scripting, sed, awk, perl, python, expect
Windows 7/XP/NT/Server etc.,
Time Real-time Kernel, Modicon Embedded OS
Business Applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft
Office Professional Suite (incl. Project and Visio), Corel Office Professional Suite
Special training and certifications
Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks
Instruments' Real-time I and Real-time II training
Journeyman Certified Electronics Technician
General Radiotelephone Operator License, Ship Radar
Ham Radio License, Extra Class
Let us put these extensive
capabilities to work on your next project!