Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

By Greg Curry | Jan 15, 2020

Prototyping includes initial product testing, design optimization, and problem identification and resolution prior to volume production. Rapid prototyping can significantly shorten a new product’s time-to-market, but certain trade-off decisions must be made and production challenges anticipated.
Nuvation Engineering built Mr. Tipsy, an automated drink pouring machine that can make 22 different cocktails. Mr. Tipsy has access to 10 ingredients that are stored in a bar fridge, which uses stepper motors that dispense the prescribed amount for the given drink.


By Mark Bingeman | Jul 22, 2019

An emerging issue is the bandwidth gap between the major communication interfaces (PCIe, Ethernet, USB, etc.), and the external memory interfaces (typically DDR3/4). FPGAs are becoming more capable with the integration of higher-level functional blocks.
Simulating Embedded Devices
Simulations are widely used to study and come up with solutions to possible problems that could occur in certain systems. If a simulation accurately models an embedded device, it can effectively be used to masquerade in place of the embedded device itself.

Meet eRex

Jul 16, 2018

eRex is an electric vehicle that Nuvation Engineering started building for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. When we could not find a suitable battery management system (BMS) to use in the vehicle, we decided to make one ourselves.
When Freescale Semiconductor asked for our help building a marketing demo, we never imagined what the outcome would be. We expected it to be a tough project, having only nine short weeks to form a concept and build the system.
Ever wonder what’s involved in sending a rocket to outer space? We designed and built a data acquisition system for Space Systems Loral (SSL). The system was used to measure the shock and vibrations that occur when a spacecraft separates on its way into space.