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We have over 30 years of experience designing everything from analog millivolt sensors to high speed digital to high power offline power supplies. We are constantly working to stay up with the latest technology. We use the most advanced tools available to design and verify your product. The list below illustrates our experience from projects we have completed. We have developed many patented technologies for our customers in these areas.

Hardware Services Include:

  • Product, analog, and digital designs
  • Feasibility study
  • Proof of concept
  • Bread boarding/Prototype assembly
  • Design verification
  • Schematic capture (Viewlogic / OrCAD)
  • BOM generation
  • Netlist generation
  • PCB layout
  • Signal Integrity (Via HyperLynx SI)
  • Power Integrity (Via HyperLynx PI)
  • Design for Manufacturing

PCB Development:

  • PCB design and layout using Zuken Cadstar
  • PCB timing verification using Hyperlynx
  • Gerber File generation
  • Schematic capture (Viewlogic/ Orcad)
  • High speed PCB design verification with Hyperlynx

Reverse Engineering:

  • Analysis of existing circuitry
  • Generate schematic from analysis
  • Verify functionality with simulation

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Proof of Concept Models
  • Low noise / Low signal level analog design Custom/Semi-Custom voltage regulators and power supplies Analog, digital and hybrid designs
  • DDR memory
  • Microcontrollers:
    • 32/64 bit processors, x86, ARM, MIPS
    • 16 bit processors MSP430, 80C186,
    • Intel-Atom
    • 8 bit processors, PIC, 8051, AVR
    • DSPs processors, TI Video processor
    • Analog Devices Black Fin
  • ASIC & FPGA Design/Verify:
    • VHDL/Verilog design entry
    • Standard Cell technology
    • ModelSim
    • Test vector generation
    • Automated test bench design
    • Altera, Xilinx, Microsemi FPGA
    • Robotic / Motion Control

Tools:

  • HyperLynx SI
  • HyperLynx PI
  • ModelSim
  • Aldec HDL
  • DX Designer (ViewDraw)
  • Altium
  • CadStar
  • Vivado Design Suite Xilinx
  • Microsemi Libero
  • Lattice Radiant
  • Intel Quartus (Altera)

Embedded Products - Areas Of Technology:

  • Process controllers Process control I/O
  • Machine control
  • Stepper motor control
  • Medical monitoring devices
  • Educational devices
  • Communications products
  • Light system control
  • HVAC control
  • Security systems
  • Camera control and image processing
  • Speech recognition and generation
  • Multi-Media entertainment
  • HDMI/DVI, Component, SVIDEO
  • PAL/NTSC video
  • Offline Power Supplies
  • Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Electronic Interfaces:

  • A/D & D/A Converters
  • Communications:
    • Ethernet
    • Bluetooth
    • SPI
    • USB
    • I2C/SMBus
    • RS-232/RS-485
    • JTAG
  • HDMI/DVI, Component, SVIDEO, PAL/NTSC video
  • Sensor Interfaces:
    • Custom/Semi Custom
    • Temperature: RTD, Thermocouple,
    • Thermistor
    • Magnetostrictive Level sensing
    • Ultrasonic
    • TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry)
    • Piezo electric sensors
    • 4-20 ma
    • Wi-Fi
    • Zigbee
    • CAN

Where ever your project fits on these charts, we can design it.

Analog Design

Slide High Power Thermocouple/RTD Inputs
mV Sensors
Loop Powered Sensors
Low Voltage High Voltage Low Power LED Lighting Supplies
Inductive Power Supplies
Flyback Power Supplies
ZVS Power Supplies
AC Inverter
Li+ UPS
FPGA Power
Processor Power
Multicore Processor Power

Digital Design

Slide Fast SPI/I2C
Discrete Logic
UART




Simple Complex Slow Digital Phase Locked Loop
Finite State Machine
AXI bus
ASIC
Multicore Processor
FPGA
Serdes
Gigabit Ethernet
DDRAM 3 and 4
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