Raptor-Dev videos make learning Raptor easy

Want to learn more about our Raptor platform? Our extensive video library has all the demos and tutorials you’ll need to take you in-depth into Raptor. Explore it now and see how Raptor helps you take control of your system, software and supply chain.

Not sure where to begin? Here three great featured videos to get you started with Raptor:

1. Check out the Raptor-Dev Getting Started Guide. This will give you a brief overview of the product.

2. Next, dive into this tutorial on programming a Raptor Display using Raptor-Dev.

3. Finally, learn how to program a Raptor controller with this short video tutorial.

Make sure you check out more great Raptor-Dev offerings in our web store.

Remember, our store requires a login. If you don’t already have a store login, you can create one here – it only takes a minute!

Eva Hakansson: the world’s fastest woman?

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This is Eva Hakansson, the fastest female motorcyclist in the world. As a self-proclaimed speed-junkie and and tree-hugger, Hakansson set out to combine her passions for engineering, racing and the environment by building the KillaJoule, a three-wheeled electric streamlined motorcycle capable of reaching a record-holding 248.7 mph.

Hakansson calls the KillaJoule eco-activism in disguise, as it pairs the sex-factor of high-speed racing with the progressive science and technology backing emerging zero-emission, electric vehicles.

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Eva Hakansson and her KillaJoule, a record-holding three-wheeled electric streamlined motorcycle that she built and races.

The KillaJoule was built using some of New Eagle’s control system components, like the VeeCAN data logger and Raptor software. With these data logging solutions, Håkansson claims that her days of data darkness are finally over.

“I have a nice 2-channel data logger on the KillaJoule that logs CAN data from the two Rinehart motor controllers, which includes everything worth knowing like speed, battery voltage, motor temperature, field weakening, and modes of operating,” remarked Hakansson.

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Eva Håkansson installing New Eagle’s VeeCAN data logger (top left) in the KillaJoule motorcycle in her development garage

With this data logger and Raptor software, Hakansson was able to take control of her data and get the KillaJoule out of her development garage and onto the salt flats in Bonneville, Utah to race quickly and easily.

“Installation was simple, and [the data logger]  worked right out of the box…unusual for anything CAN-related!” jokes Hakansson.

In August 2017, she raced the Killejoule at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, where she reached a top speed of 255.122 mph and claimed first place, topping her internal-combustion competition.

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Eva Hakansson and her husband, Bill Hakansson, with the KillaJoule at the salt flats in Bonneville, Utah.

While Hakansson admits that going fast and breaking records is a thrill, she explains that her ultimate goal is to show the world that engineering is a great career for women, and that an eco-friendly vehicle is not necessarily a slow vehicle.

As she begins her next project–building the the Green Envy motorcycle (the successor to the KillaJoule)–she has set her sights on a new goal: to be the world’s fastest woman. Period.

New Eagle is proud to support women in STEM like Eva Hakansson and is excited to play a role in advancing zero-emission electric machines with fast, efficient and proven control system solutions. See if the Raptor control platform is right for you by visiting our webstore or signing up for the monthly informational Raptor newsletter.

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January 2018 Raptor Updates

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The New Eagle team wishes you a happy and prosperous 2018! As a reminder, the current version of Raptor is the 2017b release. To review details or to gain access to Raptor 2017b, visit our product wiki.  If you have not already done so, you may need to register for a New Eagle Wiki account in order to access information on Raptor 2017b.

Introducing Raptor Lite

Raptor Lite is a free, trial-version of Raptor that does not require a license.  It lets you build limited-size Simulink models for any ECU or display target and use complementary tools like Raptor-Cal to work with the software produced by the build.

Get started with Raptor Lite by visiting our Wiki.

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New Eagle is an official MathWorks Connection Partner

We’re excited to share with you that New Eagle’s Raptor is now an official MathWorks Connection Partner!  It’s now easier to find information on how New Eagle’s Raptor Control Platform can help you take control of your system development time, costs and hardware supply.

Easy, Online Raptor Training

Did you know we have plenty of resources available to help you learn more about Raptor? Check out our Raptor training videos on our product wiki. You can also check out our youtube channel for more helpful videos.

We also offer a university program and on-site training for business. To learn more about these personalized training courses, email [email protected].

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Winter 2017 Company News

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2017’s fourth quarter has come to a close, and we’re excited to share a quick recap of the year as we move into 2018.  Here’s our winter 2017 company news. 

We’ve Released Raptor 2017B 

We’ve added the ECM196 and GCM70 electronic control units (ECUs) to the family of Raptor products, and have made improvements to the Raptor platform so it’s even easier to use. If you’re interested in being among the first to know about new Raptor software updates, subscribe to our Raptor News. You can read more about these new updates in our recent blog post!

 

New Hardware and Software Tools are here

We’ve been hard at work developing and improving our product and tool offerings.  Here’s what’s new:

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We’ve also improved how you can learn how to use Raptor.  Our improved Online Raptor™ training video series gives you the step-by-step instruction you’ll need to learn Raptor anywhere, and at your own pace.

We won an award for excellence

New Eagle was awarded the 2017 MichBusiness Award for Technology. The award was earned based on New Eagle’s growth and success in impacting industry, the Michigan community, and the world. You can read more about the MichBusiness award here.best of michbusinxss 2017 award logo

There are now more ways to connect with New Eagle

Did you know that New Eagle is on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube? Connect with us on social media for important company updates, events, and projects.

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December 2017 Raptor Updates

It’s 2018, and we’re hard at work keeping our New Year’s resolution: making Raptor better. Here’s what you can expect from our latest round of December 2017 Raptor Updates.

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Raptor CAN

Simulation Enhancements: Now, you can use DCB initial value field to allow pre-built simulation scenarios.

Multichannel Support: We’ve fixed the issues with CAN2 on dual/multi-channel CAN cables.

Raptor CAN Lite: Use Raptor CAN without a license.  Raptor CAN Lite is the same as Raptor CAN, just with limitations in log size and reduced DBC message content. It’s a great way to try Raptor CAN! 

Usability Improvements: We listened to your feedback, and we’ve improved simulation settings, monitoring, and log manipulation to make Raptor CAN even easier.

Learn more about these Raptor CAN updates by visiting the New Eagle wiki.

Raptor Test

Raptor Test Lite: Use Raptor Test without a license. In this lite mode, you can work with the RPG files created on the lite version of Raptor-Dev.

Additional Target Support: We’ve added support for ECM196 and GCM70 variants.

You can read more about these Raptor Test updates on the New Eagle wiki.

Access the December 2017 Raptor Updates

Ready to get started with the new updates? If you have not already created an account at software.neweagle.net, do so. Once your account is set up, our team will add you to the Raptor™ project.  This will not only give you access to the latest downloads, but also grant you the ability to submit issues and make feature requests.

Remember, your license token will need to contain permissions to access the latest Raptor™ Test and Raptor-CAN™ updates. If your license is current on software maintenance, then this permission should already have been applied to your token.

You may use the New Eagle License Viewer to retrieve your updated license. Please contact us if you need help retrieving your updated license. If you need to purchase an updated license, please email [email protected].

Data Logging Made Easy

New Eagle has an in-vehicle data logging solution to make CAN data logging easy.

The VeeCAN 320 (VC320) data logger matched with Raptor-CAN allows a user to collect and view raw CAN or Analog data. The VC320 reads and – most importantly – displays data traffic, thereby allowing you to verify whether the device is wired correctly, or whether the sending unit is operating.

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Further highlights include:

  • Data stored on an easy to move USB memory stick that is transferred to your PC for viewing via Raptor-CAN or conversion to your favorite tool.
  • The rugged VC320 is now available with 2 CAN bus channels and optional analog inputs.

Download our Data Logging white paper here or contact us with your requirements.

More Ways to Connect with New Eagle

For anyone interested in our company eNewsletter, you can sign up to receive our eNews. We send out updates on company once per quarter…just enough to keep you current on happenings at New Eagle! You’ll receive information about software updates, product news, and application highlights.

Next, we want to let you know about our newest effort–a monthly Raptor Newsletter! Each month, we will be sending out an email with information about our Raptor platform, including updates, tips and tricks, and other Raptor-related news. If you want to learn how you can take control with Raptor, sign up for the newsletter.

New Eagle Wins the Best of MichBusiness Award

We’re thrilled to announce that New Eagle has been honored with an award from MichBusiness!

New Eagle Consulting has won the Best of MichBusiness award in the Technology Guru category for 2017! This award is part of the MichBusiness Milestone Series that “[honors] and [celebrates] the heroes throughout the statewide business community that are blazing trails of their own on their journey through business.” The industry-wide awards are given to businesses of varying sizes, from big to small, and are judged based on past year’s growth, community impact, and industry impact in Michigan and around the world.

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The meaning behind this award touches on the core of our values here at New Eagle. Teamwork, passion, excellence, charity, and integrity guide the work that we do and help us remain focused on our mission of helping clients take control of their project with our custom control systems and experienced engineering services. These values are what drive us in our mission to impact our community and industry not only in Michigan, but globally.

For those unfamiliar with MichBusiness, it is an organization powered by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. It hosts educational and networking events, as well as programs that have positively impacted over 150,000 businesses in Michigan in the last three decades. For more information about Michbusiness, visit its website.

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Engineering Tomorrow: How New Eagle is supporting Next-Gen EV Engineers

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The field of electric and hybrid systems engineering is a young and emerging one. At New Eagle, our team is proud to support the research and educational institutions that help develop both the next generation of technology in this field, and the next generation of engineers.

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Wisconsin Hybrid’s converted vehicle runs on clean, green electric power.

New Eagle’s sponsorship of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM)’s hybrid electric vehicle engineering team, Wisconsin Hybrid, is just one of the ways we honor our corporate commitment to our foundational values of charity and excellence, while supporting our vision of building a better world through efficient technology.

Wisconsin Hybrid modifies stock vehicles with innovative new technology to improve vehicle efficiency and demonstrate the application of advanced electric powertrains. They have been awarded five national championships and four runner-up titles in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Championship series.

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A New Eagle inverter helps Wisconsin Hybrid’s EV run efficiently and safely.

One of their most recent projects involves converting a 2009 Ford Escape into a two-mode electric vehicle capable of all-wheel drive operation for off-road driving and two-wheel drive operation that maximizes on-road efficiency.

New Eagle supplies key hardware components that help the team accomplish projects like this, and also also serves as a financial supporter of the team.  We are proud to help Wisconsin Hybrid drive innovation in the EV field while furthering the education of young engineers.

 

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Affordable Fuel Injection Wins SEMA Award, Iggy Makes Appearance

We’re excited to share that our friends at Affordable Fuel Injection won an award at the 2017 SEMA show!

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[Iggy] the eagle has landed!
Congratulations to Affordable Fuel Injection for winning the SEMA Global Media Award for their Optimum EFI Series Ford 3.3 Self-Tuning System!

According to AFI, their winning system “is specifically designed and built for the 60’s and 70’s level Ford I-6 engine…[it] features easy installation with minimal interruption to the stock set up.”

Stop by booth #23317 at the SEMA show in Vegas today or tomorrow to check them out – just like Iggy did!