Technical Innovation lab
The technical lab
The tech lab has traditional soldering equipment, a large array of precision tools, and a basic mechanical workshop to be able to manufacture prototypes and service equipment. In our lab we have prototyping kits for several different microcontroller families. We can produce prototypes with SMD technology (miniature electronic components) with reflow soldering or hot-air equipment.
Technologies that we work with: MEMS sensors
We develop devices with different kinds of environmental sensors, for example temperature, acceleration, gyro, magnetometers, light meters. Some of the more advanced sensors are based on MEMS technology (microelectromechanical systems). Thay are mechanical devices in the micrometer scale combined with semiconductor electronics. Many of the sensors we utilize are developed for cellphone or gaming console applications.
Technologies that we work with: GPS
GPS is a wellknown technology that offers possibilities to track animals with good accuracy and precision. The GPS receiver calculates its position by measuring the distance to the available GPS satellites. Since a normal GPS receiver system weighs more than 5g, it is not possible to use for tracking smaller animals. GPS devices are also quite energy consuming which means that a complete system needs relatively large batteries. New and promising technologies from the mobile phone- and pocket cam.
Technologies that we work with: Energy harvesting
Energy harvesting techniques makes it possible to build sensorsystems that collect the energy they need for operation, so the device can run “forever”! Small solar panels offer the most accessible source of energy for small devices, but many new techniques are being developed, harvesting the energy in vibrations, heat, electromagnetic fields and more.