Case Study - Gas Analyser

The Customer

A Japan-headquartered group of worldwide companies providing an array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology.

THE PROBLEM

The customer could not sell his product in South Asian markets against local competition.

THE ANALYSIS

  • High product cost compared to local competition
  • Not meeting feature expectations of local users

THE SOLUTION

  • Replaced some of the components through redesign and locally sourcing while retaining the core components
  • All electronics was redesigned
  • Identified and added features attractive to local users such as:
    • USB flash drive interface
    • Android app that acts as an extended UI over WiFi

THE OUTCOME

  • Reached new markets through product redesign
  • Kept product relevant

Technology Areas

  • Automotive Gas Analyzer
  • IoT
  • Mobile Applications

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Gas_Analyser

Hardware

  • Automotive Gas Analyser that can read CO, NO, O2, HC gas concentrations.
  • PIC32 series microcontroller
  • 5.7 “ Graphics LCD Interface
  • Inbuilt RPM counter taking signals directly from vehicle battery.
  • On-board USB, WiFi, RS232 printer, USB flash drive connectivity.

Software

  • C for ARM controller code.
  • Native Android (Android Phone) for Smart Phone Apps

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