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Flex Stack Rapid Prototyping System


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Flex Stack Rapid Prototyping System

  1. 1. FlexStackTM – Modular Embedded Electronics Development Platform February 2009 Boston Engineering Corporation 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 114, Waltham, MA 02452 Tel: 781-466-8010
  2. 2. Boston Engineering’s Value Add to Embedded Device Developers? Modularity Small Form Factor Low Power Applications LabVIEW Embedded and C Operating Systems -- VDK and Linux Advanced Capability/Performance (FPGA) Presentable Prototypes 2
  3. 3. Developing Embedded Electronics MEDICAL DEFENSE PATIENT CARE ONR - NAVY IV Infusion Pump INDUSTRIAL Autonomous Material Underwater Analysis Vehicle (AUV) CONSUMER Digital High End Radio FlexStackTM Your Fast Track to Homeland Security INDUSTRIAL Embedded Electronics Monitoring System Ultrasonic Flow Meter Development 3
  4. 4. Modular Development Platform 16 Bit Multifunction I/O 3-Port Comm 2.5 inches Bluetooth Comm CPU (Blackfin 537) Breakout Board Hi Speed FPGA Battery Power 4
  5. 5. Flexible Development Platform C Visual Embedded Programming Programming ADI VisualDSP++ (VDK) ARM7 537 Coming Soon! Linux 5
  6. 6. LabVIEW Development Environment LabVIEW Embedded LabVIEW Embedded for ADI Blackfin Development Module Top down graphical system design Bottom up I/O design and debug 3rd party toolchain Analog Component Blackfin Optimized 3rd party OS Drivers Libraries 32-bit based SBC Generated C Code and External Code Real-Time VisualDSP++ Kernel (VDK) 6
  7. 7. Leveraging FlexStackTM MEDICAL – IV INFUSION PUMP Battery Powered Real Time DAQ (T, p) Fast Solenoid / Pump Control Vision – IV Pump High Speed FPGA Optical Measurement (Linear CCD) Bluetooth Communications PRESENTABLE FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPES! 7
  8. 8. Leveraging FlexStackTM TM DEFENSE – NAVY – UUV – “GhostSwimmer” MASTER CONTROL TAIL CONTROL ONR Phase I STTR LabVIEW Embedded -- -- C Programming Vision DAQ -- -- Motor Control Ethernet Bluetooth -- -- CAN OpenTM Sensor Integration -- FlexStack IMU -- On Board! Genetic Algorithm -- Robotics Expertise 8