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Nucleus Innovate Customer Highlight: Reliable Scale Corporation

“When profits hang in the balance, get a Reliable Scale”  That’s a great tagline for an industrial scale company! Since 1984, the folks at Reliable Scale Corporation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada have been producing a variety of scales for agriculture, oilfield and industrial applications; including live animal & bin weighing, force sensing for pumpjack and wireline applications as well as general purpose weighing and custom load cells. Like many small companies, Reliable Scale is a family business with family values serving customers all over the world.

The Nucleus Innovate Program was particularly interesting to Reliable Scale for several factors given their requirements for a proven RTOS with rich middleware support and available for the family of MCU devices that will be deployed in their products. Moreover, qualifying for the Nucleus Innovate Program provides access to the Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery CodeBench tools for free. And free access to quality embedded software is something small companies and startups can really appreciate!

Reliable Scale will be using the Nucleus RTOS and the Sourcery CodeBench IDE tools on an Atmel ARM based Cortex MCU device.   The Nucleus BSP for the Atmel MCU board includes rich peripheral support including serial, SPI, I2C, USB, display, touch panel and NAND flash.  Many of these drivers and middleware are important to Reliable Scale’s application requirements.  Leveraging a complete
Nucleus BSP means the Reliable Scale engineers spend less time on integrating RTOS components and driver development, which frees more time for developing cool features for their family of industrial scales. Reliable Scale offers several product families, such as Model 680AGSX Sorting Weight Indicator pictured below.

More information on Reliable Scale Corporation and their family industrial scale products can be found here: http://reliablescale.com/

The Nucleus Innovate Program continues to gain momentum in the small company, startup and entrepreneurial communities offering a stable
RTOS and provide IDE tools from Mentor Embedded.  For more information on the Nucleus Innovate Program and how to qualify today, please visit: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/nucleus/innovate/

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About Jamie Little

Jamie LittleI work in the Embedded Software Division (ESD) of Mentor Graphics. I have 20 years of experience in the embedded market with the first 17 being in Sales Management and the last four in Marketing/Business Development. During my career in the embedded market, I’ve enjoyed calling on worldwide accounts, engaging many customers, attending countless events and working with our partners. In my current role, I work closely with our Semiconductor Partners and Ecosystem Partners. I also manage Nucleus Innovate Program, which is a specialized program targeted to small companies. I have the unique opportunity to learn about current semiconductor devices, key market segments and customer use cases. Outside of work, I enjoy a number of outdoor hobbies on the Gulf Coast and spending time with my three kids. Visit Embedded Blog

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