CoAutomation develops microcontroller-based electronics from customer specification for research, medical, commercial and consumer products. The customer supplies the idea and application expertise; we provide the technology. In recent years, CoAutomation has focussed on creating battery-powered systems for acquiring data from sensors, recording the data or transmitting the data to a host. In some cases, the electronics processes the data and uses the resulting information to control motors, heaters or other devices. Examples include: water meters, medical monitoring, home thermostats, industrial temperature control, and small motor control. The company has extensive experience in designing systems that operate under strict power specifications. These situations require careful attention to hardware organization and firmware functionality. CoAutomation has work with customers to successfully create electronics that will periodically gather data and transmit the results for over 15 years using an “AA”-size lithium battery.