Electrical Engineering Services
Advantage Electronic Product Development offers a variety of electrical engineering services selected to provide fortification of our clients’ bandwidth in the most flexible manner possible.
The reality in most companies today is that development teams rarely have all of the bandwidth that they need to be successful. Electrical engineers are saturated with their own tasks, and working with outside electrical engineering services to form reliable and expert teams has become a necessity. The specially selected services we provide support a range of these needs; from tasks as simple as signal integrity simulation for a high speed board to expertise for an unfamiliar technology all of the way to full electronic product development. This means you can trust your project to electrical engineering experts in the services you need.
Projects Completed by Our Electrical Engineering Services Team
- Wireless Smart Home Device
- Professional Sporting Event Timer
- Board and System Level Signal Integrity Evaluation
- Telecom FCC Agency Approval
- Real Time Operating Systems
- Maritime Computer
Apple Compatible Peripherals Development Services for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Looking for someone to provide you with an exciting means to leap-frog your competition, placing you out front at the competitive edge like never before? We develop Apple compatible devices that truly stretch the boundaries, keeping our clients at the forefront of electronic product capabilities.
The tremendous growth of mobile devices and their applications has taken the world by storm. Excited by the opportunities of facilitating our clients’ needs we have developed proficiency at designing Apple compatible peripherals.
We are not a game developer. We are a domestic hardware and software developer with real world experience. We design and build devices and fully understand the value of intellectual property. Leveraging the frameworks Apple provides we design the electronic hardware that connects to and leverages these product platforms and operating systems.
Electrical Engineering Services: Embedded Processor Design
Our Electrical Engineering Team has extensive experience with the services we offer; designing hardware and firmware concurrently, from the ground up to ensure interoperability and an efficient design. Embedded and microcontroller designs are a particular strength for Advantage’s team. We use mainly C/C++ and assembly language for a variety of platforms in both traditional environments and Real Time Operating Systems.
Firmware Development Electrical Engineering Services
Hardware description languages such as Verilog HDL and VHDL (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language) were originally designed to simulate digital circuits and enable designers to formalize the model of their designs. Today, they are used by our electrical engineering services team and others as a complete solution providing a means to define digital designs, model, simulate and then implement these designs by programming them directly into a Programmable Logic Device (PLD).
At Advantage, our electrical engineering services team excels at FPGA and CPLD development which we offer both as part of a full project or a as stand alone service to support our clients with their internal projects. With solid experience in firmware development for FPGAs and CPLDs from Altera and Xilinx our electrical engineering services team programs in the VHDL or Verilog code and uses the Altera Quartus II or Xilinx ISE toolsets to model, synthesize, simulate, and program programmable logic device designs.
RoHS Conversions Pb Free Electrical Engineering Services
As a result of the European Union requirement that most electronics be lead free and RoHS compliant by July 2006 many existing electronics designs will require conversion. Even for those who do not have to be RoHS compliant there will be issues with parts availability that must be addressed. The Advantage electrical engineering team can convert current products to lead free, RoHS designs with our RoHS Conversion services. We are encouraging our electrical engineering services clients to use this as an opportunity to not only convert their existing design but to also have us make a cost reduction or feature enhancement pass on these products.
Size and/or Cost-Reduction Redesign Electrical Engineering Services
A core competency in our repertoire of electrical engineering services, for many years Advantage Electronic Product Development has specialized in reducing product size and cost. Utilizing high reliability engineering techniques and firmware media such as FPGAs and PLDs in combination with high density PCB layout techniques and chip scale packaging, we are able to reduce the size of a product by as much as 80%. With these highly integrated solutions our electrical engineering team can effectively reduce parts count, board size, manufacturing and product costs for our clients requesting these services.
By employing the latest embedded control processors, CPLD/FPGA solutions and low power electronics in our electrical engineering services approach to product design we reduce gate count, increase flexibility and create in-circuit programmability that ultimately reduces the number of board turns required over the life of the product.
When our electrical engineering services team executes cost reduction redesign they typically reduce the BOM and manufacturing costs by a large enough percentage that it commonly pays for the project NRE in less than one year. The second order advantages that result from this process, lower power, higher reliability and lower warranty/return costs, which considerably reduces the time necessary to realize project return on investment makes these particular services our “most in demand”.
At the foundation of our electrical engineering services team’ s unique approach to lowering parts count and overall product costs while simultaneously increasing product reliability is a combination of techniques they have amalgamated from the strict space and weight requirements of the aerospace industry and the cost models driving commercial industry.
Agency Approvals Electrical Engineering Support Services
Utilizing our electrical engineering team or stand alone services for your own design team, our NARTE certified EMI/EMC Engineer will review products at the full system or the individual pcb level. Applying his 30 years of experience we have successfully passed FCC, UL, CSA and CE mark with our clients’ products. At the end of the review and correction process we are available to go to the labs with your team to facilitate.
A recent FCC passes: Electrical Engineering Examples.
Signal Integrity Analysis Electrical Engineering Services
Please see our PCB Layout page for information and examples.
Signal Integrity Analysis Electrical Engineering Services
Electrical engineering services that we perform include:
- Circuit Timing Analysis
- Circuit Margin Analysis
- Power Analysis
- Power Margin Analysis
- EMC/EMI Evaluation
- Failure Analysis
- Heat Dissipation
- ESD Susceptibility
- Component Engineering (determining the correct and best parts for the application)
- Component Reliability Analysis
- Obsolescence Analysis
- Cost Trade-offs
- Single Event Upset Analysis
- Firmware/Software Timing Analysis
- Functional Performance Analysis
- Memory Utilization
- Functional Performance Analysis (determine if the firmware/software work as expected)