Award-winning embedded systems consultancy ByteSnap Design will be showcasing Vehicle-to-Grid and electric vehicle charge point solutions, including an early look at RAY: Smart Charge Point Communications Controller at the Engineering Design Show 2019.

RAY supports both AC charge points and DC chargers using the latest communication standards. The controller and a dumb charger will be on display on Stand L22 at EDS 2019 – one of the UK’s biggest electronics design industry trade shows.

RAY has been developed to meet specific new regulations. “The UK government says that any charge point eligible for an OLEV [Office for Low Emission Vehicles] grant must be “smart”. This regulatory requirement has only just come into force and means that charge points must be controllable to help load balance the electricity supply network and prevent overload and permanent damage,” says ByteSnap Director Dunstan Power.

“In addition to meeting the government’s latest regulations, our robust, new products will help charge point manufacturers and installers effectively develop competitive charge points whilst meeting customer demand.  They’ll also work well within the existing power infrastructure.”

ByteSnap’s consultants will be on hand to discuss their recent project experience, including the innovative VIGIL initiative, as well as their technical skills in developing products for the electric vehicle market.

ByteSnap, together with a consortium of partners, has undertaken a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control) through Innovate UK, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The VIGIL project is focussing on developing a new communication and control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid/Building (V2G/V2B) systems: an off-vehicle system that controls how, when and the rate at which electric vehicle batteries are charged/discharged with respect to local substation constraints and EV/building energy requirements.

Senior Software Engineer at ByteSnap, Julian Skidmore will also be presenting The EV Charge Point Journey: What’s the Final Destination? The session takes place from 11.15 am – 12.00 pm on 16 October 2019 in the New Electronics Conference. It will explore the electric vehicle revolution, covering both technical and market developments, and provide some future gazing.

Also, among the technical demonstrations on stand, will be 1.8 m tall traffic sign running on SnapUI, ByteSnap’s OpenGL framework. Displaying the flexibility of SnapUI, the demo will be driving a bank of 160 x 64 LEDs in the road sign. SnapUI can be used for prototyping and production use and the demo shows how easy SnapUI is to work with on challenging output devices.  

ByteSnap’s flagship SnapUI user interface development tool is available on Linux, MAC, Windows Desktop, Windows CE and QNX operating systems and hardware platforms including Raspberry Pi, NXP’s i.MX processors and ST’s new applications processor. The SnapUI User Interface Development Framework offers benefits including rapid prototyping on embedded systems running Open GL hardware. Using hardware acceleration and a smaller memory footprint, it achieves fast load times and blistering performance.

ByteSnap consultants will be on hand to discuss a number of recent projects including DSP development to create a rich sound for a tracking microphone, a project where testing devices were significantly upgraded with a firmware update and curing a lab monitoring headache with a low cost Bluetooth solution.

The company has also built strong traction in the IoT sector, both for industrial and consumer IoT, with BEEA Design Team of the Year 2016 recognition for Cocoon, an IoT smart home security product design. Other IoT work includes:

  • heating control systems
  • home storage and sensing products

Meet ByteSnap’s consultants on Stand L22 to discuss how its expertise across the embedded systems stack can optimise your product development time and budget.

Why ByteSnap Design?

ByteSnap is a specialist in innovative embedded systems development, encompassing hardware and software design, with an international client list.

With over 85% repeat business (2+ projects), the company has built a strong and loyal client base from the UK, Europe and the US. 

ISO 9001:2015 certified, ByteSnap is an NXP Gold Partner and an ARM Connected Community Partner. The team’s experience ranges from electronic design through to BSP porting and mobile app development.

ByteSnap won 2016 Design Team of the Year and Consultancy of the Year in 2013 at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA). The team was ‘Highly Commended’ for design work on electric vehicle charging posts for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BEEA 2012. ByteSnap Design also won ‘European Design Team of the Year’ 2011 in the Elektra awards.

The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, microcontroller design, Linux and embedded software development, designing hardware products from wireless sensors to ruggedized tablets with multiple software projects such as developing Android BSPs through to video processing applications.

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