Freescale Coldfire

Freescale Coldfire – Whitepaper Overview Applied Sciences Group (ASG) was contracted by an electronics manufacturer to develop the board support package (BSP) for a Freescale Coldfire-based single board computer. The embedded Linux solution had to support multiple peripherals as well as a high-speed monitoring application running on top of the Linux operating system. Customer’s Challenge Our client had developed an embedded single board computer based on the Freeescale Coldfire MCF5484 CPU. The board was to…

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GI Motility/Smartpill

GI Motility/Smartpill Overview Applied Sciences Group, Inc. has been under contract to develop the software for an ingestible, wireless capsule that measures pressure, pH and temperature as it traverses the gastrointestinal tract.  The information is used to provide gastric emptying time, combined small and large bowel transit time, total transit time, pressure contraction patterns from the antrum and duodenum, and motility indices.  This capsule will aid in the diagnosis of Crone’s Disease, gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome…

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Custom Software Development

Custom Software Development MINERAL EXPLORATION Overview: ASG has supported projects requiring knowledge of gravity measuring techniques used in mineral and oil exploration. ASG has been involved in all software aspects of these projects: real-time instrument monitoring, calibration and stabilization software, data communications, data analysis, operator interfaces, data collection and archiving, failsafe operation, low-level interrupt services, and critical timing algorithms. These very extensive projects have involved several staff members with diverse backgrounds, programming requirements that included…

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Information Portal Recipe Management System

Real-Time Information Portal and Recipe Management System Customer’s Manufacturing Challenges Applied Sciences Group (ASG) was contracted by a medical manufacturer that produces slides for medical diagnostics. The slides have a proprietary coating placed on a substrate film material. Processes at the facility include formulation (batch processing), coating (continuous web processing), slitting and chopping (packaging). The entire process must comply with 21 CFR Part 11 for any records it chooses to store electronically about products produced…

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Custom Mobile Software

Custom Mobile Software ASG Mobile Software Development Projects: An industrial gas company requested a mobile app to track their Gas Distribution. Gas Tank tracking is handled from various distribution centers around the country. The app works by allowing their truck drivers collect information when they are loading and unloading.  The gas truck driver uses a Windows mobile app ASG developed with an integrated barcode reader and GPS location service. A headwear manufacture contracted ASG to develop…

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Anesthesia System

Anesthesia System Overview Applied Sciences Group was contracted to provide the project management, software design, testing and lead all engineering efforts for development of a system that automates the administration of “fresh gas” and anesthetic drugs to patients more efficiently and with less medical staff. The project was a collaborative effort between four corporate teams with specific skill sets to contribute to the product development process.  Although the teams were separated geographically, coordination of many of…

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USB Development

USB Development Overview ASG has developed a number of USB solutions for several clients. USB drivers are typically developed and configured to run in either device (“gadget”) or host mode. ASG has developed drivers for both modes of USB. Customers’ Challenges The typical client technology hurdle was to develop a custom driver to support a specific USB chip or processor with integrated USB interface in an embedded computer system. Development of a USB driver is…

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Cardiac Monitoring System

Cardiac Monitoring System Overview Applied Sciences Group is under contract to develop a Cardiac Monitoring System (CMS) using a dual balloon esophageal catheter to measure cardiac performance. A medically trained operator inserts the catheter through the nose into the esophagus, and uses an Electronics Unit (EU) attached to the catheter to position and inflate the balloons behind the left atrium and aorta.  Pressure, audio and ECG measurements are taken and physiological parameters are derived from them.…

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Analytical Instrument Development

Analytical Instrument Development Overview An Analytical Instrument Company asked us to develop a fully integrated product. The Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a highly specialized optical technique for determining refractive index changes at surfaces. This surface is typically an interface between a solid support phase and a liquid phase.   Problem Statement As part of their comprehensive business process for their product line, the client wanted to incorporate the functionalities of their existing auto sampler…

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