Class A surface modeling, CAD engineering, in-house electronics design and functional prototypes help us to develop excellent products.

Electronics Design

From a simple battery charging circuit for a Bluetooth handset up to an ARM processor based motherboard for a digital single lens reflex camera, we design it in house.
Our electronics design is driven by the need to design a good experience for the user. Whether we design schematics, layouts, pcb's or prototypes, the basis is always obtained by user research and quick iterations with prototypes and development boards, so that we are sure about the functionality and interaction before going into detailed development.
 
 
 

In-house lab for electronics development

For electronics development we have our own electronics design engineer and a fully equipped lab 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 advise in organizing 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 product stack-up in 3D CAD blocks of the components, displays, battery and pcb.
  • design of the schematics of power management solutions, I/O, EEPROM, memory, DC/DC converters, drivers, interfaces and passive components.
  • design of the pcb board 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)
 

Projects

Typical solutions that we worked on in the past:
  • TFT display drivers
  • 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 is almost always used in a total product that we design, being it a sports product, a wearable, a medical device, a home automation system, a professional instrument or a consumer product. Mostly we integrate power management systems, communication systems, imaging systems, controllers and I/O solutions in the products.
 

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