Holistic, Flexible Design and Engineering Services

Every project is different, but our mindset is consistent. Our holistic approach allows us to be flexible, partnering with customers from start-to-finish programs or applying our expertise into certain points along the way. With more than 100 design and manufacturing engineers, we can support customers in all markets on everything from supply chain management to improving manufacturability.

Product Lifecycle Process:

Project Planning

  • Risk Management
  • Requirements

System Concept Development

  • Prototypes

Specification Development

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System Design

  • Systems Risk Analysis
  • Detailed Requirement Specifications for software, hardware and mechanical components
  • GUI Requirements
  • System Hazard Analysis

Software Design

Electrical Design

Mechanical Design

  • Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) Development
  • Mechanical Layout
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Hardware Verification
  • Prototype Testing

Manufacturing Tooling

Design Documentation

Device Master Record (DMR)

Alpha Builds

Beta Builds

Agency Approvals

  • FDA Submission Assistance including DHF, DMR and other required information

Reliability Testing

  • Unit Testing
  • Code Inspections
  • Integration Testing
  • Design Reviews
  • Code Walkthroughs
  • Validation Testing

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  • Manufacturing Readiness Review
  • Test Strategy Development
  • Test Verification
  • Sustaining Engineering
  • Pilot Production
  • Manufacturing Verification
  • Manufacturing Review
  • Release for Sale

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Medical Product Design and Development Expertise

Our medical product design group has developed proprietary technology platforms and expertise in several key areas. By leveraging these platforms, we can help clients get their products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Our expertise is expansive across several disciplines with depth of knowledge and experience.

Analog Circuit Design

  • RF power generators for surgery and therapy
  • Accurate and stable digital RF power control
  • Signal conditioning of low-level signals from transducers
  • Electrochemistry support circuits
  • Thermometric circuits
  • Video and audio circuits
  • Power supplies and battery charging and management systems
  • Motor and motion control
  • MEMS accelerometer and inertial measurement system
  • Pneumatic control
  • PCB design

Digital Circuit Design

  • Microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs
  • Programmable logic design (FPGA/CPLD)
  • User interface devices, such as LCDs, touch screens
  • All types of memory devices, SRAMs, SDRAMs, Flash
  • Communications interfaces, such as Ethernet, USB, etc.
  • Wireless RF communications such as Bluetooth, RFID, WiFi

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  • 3D CAD
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D analysis
  • Chassis/enclosure design
  • Cast metal components design
  • Optical systems design
  • Fluidics systems design
  • Thermal management design
  • Robotics and mechanical systems design
  • Pumps design
  • Disposables design
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Design for test
  • Product tooling design
  • Product simulation analysis
  • Prototype design and manufacturing

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Embedded Software Development

  • Microcontrollers and DSPs
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, RF Communications

Application Software Development

  • .NET, Java, C++/C#, Linux, Qt
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Databases
  • Web applications
  • LabVIEW

Mobile Application Software Development

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Mobile

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