Here are a few photo's of our workspace and also a few of our accomplishments:
DEVICE TESTING AND CHARACTERIZATIONS
Components reach end-of-life and replacements must be qualified. Here we are evaluating new optical isolator candidates.
SIGNAL EVALUATION FOR A MECHANICAL ENCODER
Here we are evaluating the performance of the optical quadrature output of a mechanical encoder.
CUSTOM MADE LINE VOLTAGE TESTER
We developed this tester to apply AC line voltages to the devices under test and report pass/fails.
TEST FIXTURE HARDWARE AND FIRMWARE DEVELOPMENT
Here we are developing another custom test fixture! We typically do the complete electronic and firmware design and development.
PRODUCT LIMITS TESTING
Let's load this new design to the limits and report on its performance!
CLEAN DESIGNS MAKE FOR EASY SERVICING
This photo shows the typical internals of one of our test fixtures. We design our fixtures for reliable long life and easy serviceability!
BATTERY POWER MANAGMENT REQUIRES CONSIDERABLE FIRMWARE SMARTS!
Here we are developing a battery powered device and optimizing the power management functions in firmware.
HIGH CURRENT LOAD TEST FIXTURE
We designed this test fixture to verify operations to greater than 10Amps. The devices to be tested had precision current measurement abilities that needed verification and calibration.
MULTI-CAVITY TEST FIXTURES
Here is one of our fully custom four cavity test fixtures being assembled, and tested.
Sometimes a simple bench test of a new prototype is not so simple. We are prepared!
MACHINING - SOMETIMES SIMPLE BUT ALWAYS PRECISE!
We have a collection of machining tools on site for quick and accurate prototype fabrications and adjustments.
EYES ON THE PROBLEMS
One of our test benches. If we can't "see" the problems, how can we find solutions for them?
SOME FRINGE SUPPORT SCIENCES
We have a good selection of chemistry labware and reagents that assist with various processes, formulations, and sensor tests.
CLIENT SUPPLIED SLA MODEL
Here we have a client's SLA model for which we designed the electronics, the PCB's, and wrote the code for the USB interface.
ANOTHER COMPLETED SUCCESSFUL DESIGN STORY
A client supplied plastics design but we did the electronic design, PCB design, and firmware development for this product.
ANOTHER FINISHED SUCCESSFUL DESIGN STORY
Our client supplied the industrial design and plastic parts and we provided the electronics design, PCB designs, and USB interface firmware.
YET ANOTHER FINISHED SUCCESS STORY
Client provided a well established product with an outdated interface. We updated the electronics, PCB's, and firmware to support a USB interface and give the product a few more years of lifetime!
ANOTHER FULLY CUSTOM 4 CAVITY FIXTURE.
This basic 4 cavity fixture executed a basic functional test before programming the device with its core firmware.
ANOTHER FINISHED HMI DESIGN SUCCESS STORY
With computer interface technologies constantly changing, we are regularly asked to upgrade existing products to be compatible with new interfaces. Sometimes, this means, new MCU circuit design, new firmware, and new PCB's.
A WIRELESS KEYBOARD/MOUSE COMBO
We have done many wireless keyboard and mouse designs: we did the electronics, PCB's and firmware. It was thought that USB would be the new standard then along comes Bluetooth! Then BLE.....
Sometimes a very simple fixture will make life on the production line so much easier and more reliable! We are requested to build many fixtures that are simply mechanical connectors.
A CLASSIC SUCCESS STORY
One of the first Apple iPod audio docking stations. This project was commissioned by a major accessory manufacturer; we designed the complete audio and IR remote control circuitry, the PCB's, and wrote the complete firmware for controlling the audio and remote control functions.
A BACnet TEST FIXTURE
We developed this fixture to fully exercise a BACnet product at the end station of an assembly line.
AN OLD FAVORITE! PLANAR SPEAKER TECHNOLOGY.
This was once a very popular planar, flat speaker, system. We were asked to redesign the audio filters, power amplifier, and PCB's, for lower noise levels and better frequency response. We also tested the final design for stability issues.
ANOTHER SIMPLE BUT TIME SAVING TEST FIXTURE
Don't try to test your products with hook-up wire and alligator clips; consider a simple fixture to make the connections for you! Easier, faster, and more reliable!
YET ANOTHER CLASSIC GAME CONTROLLER SUCCESS STORY
We redesigned the internals of this classic controller to support the new USB interface standards. We designed the MCU circuitry, PCB's and firmware!
A BIG TEST FIXTURE!
Sometimes a little bitty product has BIG test fixture requirements! We can help you with your test fixture requirements.
BLUETOOTH WIRELESS TRACKBALL PRODUCT
Our client provided the industrial design, plastic parts, and the requirements; we designed the schematic, PCB, and developed the firmware for the Bluetooth + Wireless USB interface.
ANOTHER HISTORIC SUCESS STORY
Does anyone remember the Palm Pilot? This design was commissioned by a major accessory manufacturer. Once again, we designed the complete circuitry, PCB's and firmware for this classic add-on, battery powered, keyboard product!
FROM PROTOTYPE TO FINISHED PRODUCT
We designed and built the functional prototype (top image) so that we could develop and prove the firmware before the plastics designs were even started. (Industrial Design and plastic parts were supplied by our client)
SIMPLE BUT CUSTOM INTERFACE PODS
Sometimes you will need robust adapters to survive on the production line. Simple flea clips just aren't practical! We can help!
ANOTHER TRACKBALL SUCCESS STORY
We designed the internal circuitry, the PCB, and wrote the firmware, for this popular trackball design.
MORE CUSTOM ADAPTORS
Need robust adapters? We have done many custom designs.
BASIC MECHANICAL PROOF OF CONCEPT MODEL.
Who knew that this basic prototype would prove the concepts for what became a patented technology with hundreds of thousands of units sold?