About iP Solutions

iP Solu­tions’ founders brought their exten­sive expe­ri­ence in Auto­matic Test Equip­ment (ATE), Elec­tronic Design Automa­tion (EDA), and Embed­ded Sys­tems devel­op­ment together to form a con­sul­tancy com­pany that offers unsur­passed ser­vice and prod­ucts to meet the most demand­ing tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment, prod­uct design, and con­sult­ing projects.


iP solu­tions formed in 1997 to pro­vide IP to the EDA mar­ket.  By 1999, iP Solu­tions was spe­cial­iz­ing in embed­ded Inter­net IP and design ser­vices.  The embed­ded Inter­net exper­tise was lever­aged into the gen­eral remote data acqui­si­tion and con­trol markets.

In 2002, iP Solu­tions was asked to bring their past exper­tise in device test to solve some high-speed high-current switch­ing prob­lems in the test envi­ron­ment.  iP Solu­tions devel­oped sev­eral high di/dt load-board reg­u­la­tor mod­ules as part of the solu­tion.  The cus­tomer, a man­u­fac­turer of high-speed net­work proces­sors and content-addressable mem­o­ries (CAM), con­tracted iP Solu­tions’ con­sult­ing and design ser­vices for their cus­tomer ref­er­ence boards.

In 2005, iP Solu­tions part­nered with sev­eral other cor­po­ra­tions to form Iris Con­nec­tion, Inc., which pro­vided remote water sys­tem man­age­ment solu­tions for small pub­lic water sys­tems.  Even­tu­ally, Iris Con­nec­tion moved into remote irri­ga­tion pump man­age­ment and envi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems for agri­cul­ture.  iP Solu­tions pro­vided all the intel­lec­tual con­tent and tech­ni­cal ser­vice for Iris Connection.

iP Solu­tions’ work in agri­cul­tural irri­ga­tion and pub­lic water pump con­trols led to work on the Water-Energy NexusGary Marks of iP Solu­tions authored sev­eral papers on elec­tri­cal energy con­sump­tion, energy effi­ciency and demand response in Cal­i­for­nia indus­trial, agri­cul­tural, and water appli­ca­tions.  iP Solu­tions is a mem­ber of Ope­nADR Alliance.

Most recently iP Solu­tions devel­oped sev­eral embed­ded Linux solu­tions for clients, includ­ing a sys­tem for detect­ing trace chem­i­cal and radi­a­tion threats.

As part of iP Solu­tions con­tin­ued efforts in remote data acqui­si­tion and con­trols, they are col­lab­o­rat­ing with UC Davis on a sys­tem is used for crop frost pro­tec­tion.