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#635 – Low Power Connected Devices with Andrea Longobardi

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Welcome Andrea Longobardi of AL2tech!

  • Andrea is a consultant in the HW / FW space, based out of Italy.
  • Chris met Andrea when he was transitioning to consulting and he joined the consulting forum.
  • Andrea comes from a family of engineerhing, His father is an EE who made PCBs at home but kept it from the kids
  • He worked at ST Micro designing drivers for server disk drives
  • If you lose power, the arm will crash into the platen. So when power fails, you use the energy in the motor to backpower the arm.
  • Didn’t like being pigeonholed and he wanted to get into apps engineering
  • Moved to Maxim, which he knew about because of their sample program
  • Working in automotive space: harsh environment and dealing with things like:
    • Load dump
    • Cold crank
    • Low power during shutdown
  • Dealing with customers on last minute basis
  • Went abroad to the UK and worked for ARM/PA Consulting
  • Chris asked about the engineering culture in Italy/UK
  • Lot of focus on theory
  • “With the internet you can become an expert very quickly”
  • AL2Tech is Andrea, his brother Allessandro and a lab assistant
  • Had been back at Maxim focused on low power, connected devices
  • What’s it like working with a sibling?
  • Finding first client as a consultant:
    • Networking with people on linkedin
    • Looking at job openings and offering part time work
    • Did it while building up the company
    • Showing side projects (air quality sensor + BLE) since he couldn’t talk about his work at chip companies
  • It worked when a small company took a chance on him
  • FAEs were big companies, didn’t get access to the smaller company engs
  • Building test boards to learn new things (for the Joulescope), like a custom front panel
  • Gas monitoring is an area of focus for AL2tech
  • The device is battery powered, sitting on the meter.
  • Certification is critical: the certifying body is looking at schematic / layout and making sure nothing heats past the point of igniting gas.
  • Zone 0, 1, 2
  • Conformal coating
  • Why not put everything in Resin? Cost
  • Volume correctors for gas monitoring
  • For billing, they lean on PV=nRT
  • Internal product at AL2Tech is the Elektra
  • There is a CO sensor that caches data and sends over NFC and BLE
  • It detaches from a shirt with battery, but a reed switch disables power when not connected (so it can be washed)
  • Using the shirt to attract people and talk about capabilities
  • Embedded World helped expand outside of Italy
  • Other proejcts
  • Find Andrea on LinkedIn
  • Check out al2tech.com to learn more about the company
  continue reading

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Welcome Andrea Longobardi of AL2tech!

  • Andrea is a consultant in the HW / FW space, based out of Italy.
  • Chris met Andrea when he was transitioning to consulting and he joined the consulting forum.
  • Andrea comes from a family of engineerhing, His father is an EE who made PCBs at home but kept it from the kids
  • He worked at ST Micro designing drivers for server disk drives
  • If you lose power, the arm will crash into the platen. So when power fails, you use the energy in the motor to backpower the arm.
  • Didn’t like being pigeonholed and he wanted to get into apps engineering
  • Moved to Maxim, which he knew about because of their sample program
  • Working in automotive space: harsh environment and dealing with things like:
    • Load dump
    • Cold crank
    • Low power during shutdown
  • Dealing with customers on last minute basis
  • Went abroad to the UK and worked for ARM/PA Consulting
  • Chris asked about the engineering culture in Italy/UK
  • Lot of focus on theory
  • “With the internet you can become an expert very quickly”
  • AL2Tech is Andrea, his brother Allessandro and a lab assistant
  • Had been back at Maxim focused on low power, connected devices
  • What’s it like working with a sibling?
  • Finding first client as a consultant:
    • Networking with people on linkedin
    • Looking at job openings and offering part time work
    • Did it while building up the company
    • Showing side projects (air quality sensor + BLE) since he couldn’t talk about his work at chip companies
  • It worked when a small company took a chance on him
  • FAEs were big companies, didn’t get access to the smaller company engs
  • Building test boards to learn new things (for the Joulescope), like a custom front panel
  • Gas monitoring is an area of focus for AL2tech
  • The device is battery powered, sitting on the meter.
  • Certification is critical: the certifying body is looking at schematic / layout and making sure nothing heats past the point of igniting gas.
  • Zone 0, 1, 2
  • Conformal coating
  • Why not put everything in Resin? Cost
  • Volume correctors for gas monitoring
  • For billing, they lean on PV=nRT
  • Internal product at AL2Tech is the Elektra
  • There is a CO sensor that caches data and sends over NFC and BLE
  • It detaches from a shirt with battery, but a reed switch disables power when not connected (so it can be washed)
  • Using the shirt to attract people and talk about capabilities
  • Embedded World helped expand outside of Italy
  • Other proejcts
  • Find Andrea on LinkedIn
  • Check out al2tech.com to learn more about the company
  continue reading

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