New electronics products from Windows CE consultancy on show at Southern Electronics and Manufacturing 2010

ByteSnap Design to premiere SnapUI demo and Rotalink Encoder at Southern Electronics 2010

Online PR News – 09-February-2010 – – Successful and award-winning electronics design projects to be showcased

Farnborough, 10 - 11 February 2010. ByteSnap Design (,an embedded electronics design consultancy, is to demonstrate a range of new products on Stand D12 at the Southern Electronics and Manufacturing Show 2010, including the Absolute Encoder, a newly launched real-time position measuring device and a new SnapUI demonstration.

ByteSnap Design will be showcasing its bespoke embedded electronics design, embedded firmware and electronic board design services including a SnapUI demonstration of a constricted space inspection camera for applications such as inspecting car engine internals. The company will also exhibit other acclaimed products such as working prototypes of a GSM based M2M device and the award-winning Zigbee and Bluetooth based Plogg smart energy meter.

ByteSnap Design specialises in embedded electronics design and build, and recently completed interface designs for an absolute encoder by Rotalink, a provider of miniature transmission and control solutions.

The Rotalink Absolute Encoder provides accurate positioning information regardless of power loss and is self correcting in the event of electronic interference. The encoder is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to potentiometers, having a longer operational life but similar per-unit costs and increased operational flexibility.

Industry applications include valves, lighting effects, antenna positioning, seat adjusters, curtain openers and instrumentation – a key differentiator of the new encoder is that it can be powered on even if it is half-way along a hoist, eliminating the need for hoists to 're-dock' before measurements can begin.

Dunstan Power, director of electronics design company ByteSnap Design, said, “We've worked on all the electronics design for the encoder and have produced an elegant solution that meets the challenging performance requirements and miniaturisation required.

The sophistication of the movement sampling sensors, their longer operational life when compared to potentiometers and the inclusion of an onboard battery makes this encoder an attractive choice for niche industry applications.”

The encoder uses contact-less magnetic technology to provide either linear analogue output updated at about 5kHz or reliable 10bit positional data sent via SSI (synchronous serial interface)where the interrogating clock can run at about 330kHz. This makes for updates at approx 5 k samples/s.

There are two versions, the single turn, which operates through 360 degrees of rotation, providing an output dependent on the current angle, and the multi-turn which gives a varying output depending on a pre-set number of turns – essentially measuring the number of turns as well as the current angle. The multi-turn encoder operates through 32,000 revolutions, and has an integrated rechargeable battery to provide position monitoring for 20 hours after main power has been removed.

The encoder can measure the angle of rotation to 0.18 degrees resolution with an accuracy margin of 1.5 degrees, at temperatures between minus 40 and plus 85 degrees Celsius.
To discuss your electronics design requirements, please contact Dunstan Power or Graeme Wintle at ByteSnap Design on 0121 222 5433, email or please visit us on stand D12.

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About ByteSnap Design (
ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded hardware and software design. Founded in 2008, ByteSnap Design has a client list spanning the UK, Europe and US. ByteSnap Design offers a team of experienced, talented and innovative Windows CE developers, Windows Mobile developers and electronics design engineers, who provide an award-winning blend of embedded systems services, from hardware design and engineering skills to Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded software development.

The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, electronic prototype design, designing hardware products from PDAs to digital audio mixers with multiple Board Support Packages and software projects such as developing Windows CE BSPs to real-time video mixing applications for Windows Mobile.

About Rotalink
Rotalink is a supplier of miniature power transmission systems and controls. Through the company’s website – – customers can access the widest range of motor / gearbox / control options for miniature power transmission requirements.

For more information, please contact:
ByteSnap Design, Dunstan Power or Graeme Wintle, ByteSnap Design, 0121 222 5433,

Rotalink, technical sales team, 01460 72000,

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