Product development through "class A" surface modeling, CAD engineering, functional prototypes and in-house electronics development is our recipe for first-class design.

Electronics Design

Our focus is on pcb design for medical products, sports products and electronic solutions for professional equipment, like measuring devices or professional tools.
The pcb's we design are in most cases manufactured in small to mid-sized series, from 10 up to a few thousands and can be found in wearables, medical devices and professional tools.

Our electronics design is first of all driven by the need to design a good experience for the user, which is both extremely important in a medical, sports or professional context.

The basis of our pcb development is always obtained by short user research, quick iterations with prototypes and development boards and testing functionality and interaction with users. In many case we design both the product housing, mechanical solutions, the electronics and interface all in-house, so that we can reach a high level of design integration.
 

Projects

pcb board, dslr, ARM

DSLR Imaging Board

Allwinner A13 ARM cortex A8 processor board for image processing in a DSLR camera.
pcb design, bluetooth, wireless

Bluetooth Handset Board

Bluetooth 4.0 based handset pcb board for a consumer communication solution.
medical tablet, pcb design

5G Tablet Computer Board

Medical tablet computer, running on 1.6Ghz Intel Atom processor, with capacitive touch controller, high quality audio and 13" HD display.
digital measuring device, pcb design

Tensio+ Measuring Device Board

New digital measuring device for the paper industry. The instrument measures the tension in felts on the paper production machine, stores and analyses data.
pcb board, docking

5G docking power board

Small switching power solution for a medical docking station.
pcb design, Intel, communication

5G building entrance solution

Communication board with streaming video solution, based on Intel Atom technology for care-home buildling entrance management.
pcb design, intercom, audio, power over ethernet

Bloom Intercom

Medical intercom system with power over ethernet and audio solutions.
power extractor, pcb design

PoE power extractor

Add-on product to give power over ethernet functionality to a standard industrial touchpanel.


 
 

Lab for electronics development

We have many years of experience in building smart electronic solutions and have a fully equipped lab with high quality pcb design software to quickly and efficiently design, build and test new electronic solutions.

We always build prototypes of the newly designed PCB boards in house, so that we can directly test every sub-circuit on the board and apply quick iterations. A network of manufacturing partners helps to transfer towards production smoothly, including support and advice in organizing the assembly of the total product, certifications and quality assurance.



 
 

Process

In most cases the electronics will be designed in parallel with the other parts of the product. A typical electronics development project would have the following stages:
  • selection of the main components for the system, like processor, micro-controllers, displays, camera, battery, touch panels, etc.
  • evaluation of the main components with development boards, to test functionality and efficiently design the system.
  • design of the schematics of power management solutions, I/O, EEPROM, memory, DC/DC converters, drivers, interfaces and passive components.
  • design of the pcb layout version 1.0 and assembly of a prototype, running test-firmware to test basic functions of the board.
  • optimizations of the schematics, optimizing the board layout leading to pcb version 1.1, ordering a new pcb prototype and run tests & evaluations.
  • upgrade of the schematics and PCB layout design with improvements for EMC / ESD regulations and manufacturing, leading towards a board version 2.0.
  • creation of a BOM (bill of materials) with corresponding choice of suppliers and purchasing data.
  • design of the first firmware to be able to test all functionality of the board.
  • assembly of prototype board 2.0, testing functionality, testing user experience, testing firmware, testing performance of the board in the total product.
  • adding minor improvements and upgrading the board towards version 2.1, ready to transfer to a manufacturing company for final engineering.
  • support regarding certifications in cooperation with partners (CE, EMC / ESD, LVD, UL)
 

Solutions

Typical technologies and solutions that we designed and applied:
  • TFT display drivers
  • Power over Ethernet solutions according to PoE IEEE 802.3af and PoE+ IEEE 802.3at
  • multi-touch capacitive touch solutions
  • Battery power management with lithium polymer or li-ion
  • Switching power solutions, AC/DC convertions
  • Processors and microcontrollers like Atmel, PIC, ARM Cortex A9, Microchip, FPGA
  • Memory solutions like DDR-RAM, DDR2, NAND Flash, NOR Flash, EEPROM
  • Interface ports like SDHC memory card slot, serial, USB host and device, Ethernet
  • Image sensors and image data processing
  • Audio solutions, like internal microphone and speaker solutions in medical tablets, audio amps, etc.
  • Wireless communication modules with GSM/GPRS/UMTS, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, iBeacon, WiFi / WLAN
 
 
 

Applications

The electronics we develop will be used in many cases in a total product design that we develop, being it a sports product, a wearable, a medical device, a home automation system or a professional instrument. Mostly we integrate power management systems, communication systems, imaging systems, controllers and I/O solutions in the products.


Call us to discuss your project:

T: +31 20 820 2211 Andreas Knol
T: +31 20 820 2211 Javier Marco Estruc

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You find our products in Europe, the USA and Asia in many different places like care homes, paper manufacturing facilities, sport courts, construction sites, hospitals and dentists practices.

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