Holistic, Flexible Product Design Engineering Services

Product Design EngineeringEvery 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 product design and manufacturing engineers, we can support customers in all markets on everything from supply chain management to improving manufacturability and more.

Engineering Expertise

Sparton has expertise in product design engineering across a range of industries and specialties. Whether you need electrical or mechanical engineering or software design, we can help you stay ahead of the design curve with the latest technologies — while meeting compliance needs and certifications.

Electrical Engineering Capabilities

Whether you require digital and analog circuit design to PCB layout and design, we are skilled in the even the most challenging layout and programmatic issues and utilize the latest technologies on the market. Our electrical engineering expertise spans a wide range of technological areas, including:

  • Accurate and stable digital RF power control
  • Closed-loop control systems analysis and synthesis
  • Fluid metering
  • Motor and motion control
  • Optics integration
  • Pneumatic and pump control

Mechanical Engineering Capabilities

From initial concepts through product design and testing, our team can deliver the solutions you need to develop state-of-the-art products, while keeping you involved at every step.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • System concept and design
  • Precision fluidic systems
  • Microfluidic interfaces
  • Thermal control systems
  • Prototyping and pilot build

Software and Firmware Engineering Capabilities

Sparton’s comprehensive software and firmware product design and engineering expertise makes it easy for our customers to meet compliance and safety regulations while ensuring products meet all specified requirements. No matter your need, our engineers have the expertise to help get your product to market.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Embedded software and firmware development
  • Application software development
  • Mobile application software development
  • Software quality assurance

Product Design and Engineering Services 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

  • Code Construction
  • Verification & Validation
  • Code Reviews

Electrical Design

Mechanical Design

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

Interoperability & Connectivity

Manufacturing Tooling

Design Documentation

  • Design history File (DHF)
  • Artifact documentation

Device Master Record (DMR)

Alpha Builds

Beta Builds

Agency Approvals

  • FDA Submission Assistance including DHF, DMR and other required information
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Regulatory Submission Support
  • GAP Analysis & Remediation

Reliability Testing

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

Risk Management

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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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Product Design Capabilities & Expertise

Our product design and development teams have expertise in several key areas and have developed key technology platforms for customers with complex requirements. 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
 
  • 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
 

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

Software Quality Assurance

  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Design History File (DHF) Gap Analysis & Remediation
  • Artifact Documentation
  • Requirements Management & Traceability
  • Hazard Analysis & Risk Management
  • Code Reviews
  • Test Plan Development and Execution
  • Compliant SOP Implementation
  • Regulatory Submission Support