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Updates & Interesting Stuff

Here at Touché we like to share information about some of our projects and also other interesting information that we have learned or come across during our work. Sometimes this is about really useful tools or helpful hints.

Dealing with post pandemic chip shortages

Dealing with post pandemic chip shortages

Over the last few years it has been all too easy to design new products and get them into the market quickly but all that changed in 2020. The onset of COVID-19 sent shockwaves around the world with country after country imposing lockdowns. At that time many...

Using LIN Bus for locker systems

Using LIN Bus for locker systems

LIN (Local Interconnect Network) is a serial network protocol used for communication between components in vehicles. LIN is a low cost communications solution as it requires only 3 connections; Ground, Power and signal. These same 3 connections can be daisy chained to...

Giving old equipment a face lift

Giving old equipment a face lift

There are many examples of industrial equipment that were designed may be 20 or 30 years ago that work perfectly well and do the job they were intended for efficiently but on which the user interface is very dated. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets most...

Low Power Card Detect – Friend or foe?

Low Power Card Detect – Friend or foe?

Historically if you were designing a contactless card reader then to detect cards you needed to poll periodically by turning the RF field on and sending out polling requests (REQA for ISO14443A for example). This is fine for USB or mains powered readers but for...

COLLABORATION LEADS TO SUCCESS FOR DYNAMIC NEW GAME

COLLABORATION LEADS TO SUCCESS FOR DYNAMIC NEW GAME

Nottingham based Near Field Solutions (now Touché Technology) are no strangers to facing obstacles in developing new products and services. The team are frequently challenged to design innovative solutions and are known as leaders in Near Field Communication (NFC),...

Bluetooth protocol testing

Bluetooth protocol testing

Most Bluetooth controllers have mature software stacks integrated which takes care of all the Bluetooth communications meaning that the application you are developing is relatively isolated from the data that actually gets transferred over the air and so you never...

 

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