Project Archive

2014 to 2015

In association with L3 Warrior Systems of Manchester, NH, Quiet Software worked on the following project:

Develop BSP, drivers and firmware for setting up and managing encrypted wireless personal-area-networks using an STM32F103 ARM Cortex-M3 processor and a wireless-USB transceiver.

In association with Tyco International of Irvine, CA, Quiet Software worked on the following projects:

Design and implement a wideband / frequency-hopping 900MHz 802.15.4-2006 protocol stack running on a MSP430F5xxx processor interfaced to a TI CC1101 RF transceiver. Implement 6LoWPAN for TCP/IP gateway capability, MQTT-SN and CoAP clients/servers for data transport. Implement a custom protocol for an RS-232 cable-replacement application.

2010 - 2011

Research & development project for Corning Incorporated of Corning, NY.

Design and develop firmware for the radio-over-fiber project that will provide WiMAX data services to the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

2007 to 2009

In association with Signal-Fire Telemetry, Quiet Software worked on the following projects:

Design and implement a proprietary 900MHz wireless mesh network.

Create a gateway between the wireless network and Ethernet/Cellular networks. Adapt this network technology to parking meter monitoring and control applications.

2003 to 2007

In association with Venture Technologies of Billerica, MA, Quiet Software worked on the following projects:

Design and implement ARM7 and PIC18 firmware for a commercial-grade exercise treadmill control panel. This project presented a number of challenges: Short time frame: Four months from project kickoff to delivery of the first set of working prototypes. Limited power budget: The panel had almost 900 LED's, with a power supply that could only deliver enough current to illuminate approximately 60 LED's at a time. This was solved by developing high-speed firmware for the PIC18 that switched the LED's on and off 60 times a second, giving the appearance that all 900 LED's were running at the same time.

Develop a new generation of Venture's RFOS wireless technology using the Micrel RF505 900MHz digital wireless transceiver and the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller. Customize that technology for point-to-point communcations applications, and battery-powered data unicast applications.

2004 to 2006

For Nel-Tech Labs (now called PICA Product Development) of Derry, NH, Quiet Software worked on the following projects:

Investigate and resolve compatibility issues with a new model of CD-ROM drive for the Sonorous product. Optimize the 8051-based firmware to reduce music load time to 1/10th of the original design. Implement Sonocrypt encryption feature.

Design and implement the 8051 firmware for the Messager MP3 product, which is based on the Atmel AT89C51SND1 microprocessor.

Evaluate technology, design and implement the Messager USB product, which is a commercial-grade digital music player that uses standard USB flash memory sticks to store the music. ( This unit is based on USB technology from Cypress Semiconductor.

Enhance and extend the Digital Telink 1250i ATmega-based firmware to be able to play music while new content is being loaded from the Internet. Extend the flash memory driver to support wear levelling. Add playback scheduling features to allow complex playback scheduling of selected MP3 files.


For Affymetrix of Bedford, MA: Enhance the firmware of the Genetic Microsystems GMS417 Arrayer DNA sample slide preparation robot to support new hardware, ultimately leading to the creation of the new GMS427 Arrayer model which offered improved throughput and a more robust mechanical design.


For Bizland of Burlington, MA: Design and supervise the construction of a co-located Internet Data Center that ultimately supported over 20,000 web hosting customers and 40 megabit-per-second sustained data traffic.