Electronic & System Engineering

Our Approach: Following the Agile approach, we use rapid iterative design / review / build / test cycles to develop electronics. Capitalizing on experience with multiple hardware platforms, we design systems where selected components work well together and meet product mission and life cycle. Whether this means an off-the-shelf or custom made-to-spec parts, we will choose the best path for your project.Skills:

    Most DeviceLab projects include electronics. Our extensive team includes Electronic Engineers, Systems Engineers, FPGA Engineers, Firmware and Software Engineers, Test Engineers, and Compliance Engineers. Specific areas of expertise include:

  • System architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Embedded systems design
  • PCB design
  • Micro-processors
  • (FPGA)
  • Wireless (Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, Zigbee, NFC)
  • System integration
  • Safety Standard Compliance
  • LabVIEW (user interface design, control systems, test and measurement prototyping)
  • Test and Diagnostic Equipment
  • Isolation and patient protection
  • Battery powered / portable products
  • Cabling and connections
  • Electro-optics
  • Shielding & EMC
  • Motion systems / robotics
  • ESD protection
  • Radio frequency (RF) design
  • Digital/analog systems
  • All kinds of sensors

Tools & Links: We use Altium for schematic design and PCB layout. We develop FPGA designs using Xilinx, and use best-of-breed tools for programming of embedded systems. A close link to Mechanical Engineering is provided with 3D STEP exports fully-populated PCBAs to SolidWorks.

Testing: The quality of electronic components and systems cannot be assured without testing. In Medical Devices, the testing is formalized and required for product approval. Understanding these things, DeviceLab designs products that can demonstrate compliance easily in tests, by including test points, sensible connection designs, and robust grounding, shielding, and ESD protection. Once designed, we test prototypes initially in-house, and manage testing at outside labs.

Manufacturing: Most electronic manufacturing (PCBAs) is outsourced by our clients, often to the same shops we use in prototyping. We provide liaison to these firms and do all of the prototype assembly and integration in-house. We also provide help with transferring assembly, test, and integration operations to our customers’ plants or vendors.

Documentation: A DeviceLab documentation package means you can take your work to any qualified vendor because all of the needed information is there in a clear and organized way. All BOM components are sourced, PCB designs are fully detailed, and a full system block diagram and shielding/isolation diagram (if required) are provided.