Hardware Design

Systematic Consulting Group delivers quality hardware development services.

The Solution to Your
Hardware Design Service Challenges

We pair you with a hardware design engineer and project team who are well equipped with the professional expertise and hands-on skills to handle your entire hardware design project based on your specific requirements. Your dedicated engineer and team will work diligently with you from the conceptualization stage through testing to production.

Our hardware engineering services include programmable logic, PCB layout, and board design that integrates microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, and complicated RF, analog, and power systems, from the architecture phase through production support. At Systematic Consulting Group, hardware design specifications are our top priority. We guarantee that your next hardware design project will surpass your expectations.

Stages of Product Development Lifecycle

There are various stages in our hardware design process that ensure sophisticated and efficient product quality.

In the case when COTS (Common Off the Shelf) hardware designs do not meet customer needs, custom hardware may be the solution. At this stage marketing requirements of the new product will be outlined, defining who the user would be, the intended use of the product, what the regulatory requirements would be, and what legal requirements the device would need to meet.

When selecting hardware components, we determine not only what ICs and discrete components are needed for the design, but also we work to reduce sourcing and longevity risks. We capture the operational data of selected components as well as the size and 3D data to facilitate PCB layout. Study, experimentation, and simulation are used as needed throughout this stage to further eliminate risk.

We utilize state-of-the-art tools for schematic capture including Altium Designer. We lay out components in a structured way that is well commented and easy for even a novice circuit designer to follow.

After schematics, we use these same state-of-the-art tools to create the PCB layout with component arrangement that ensures tight routing, low electromagnetic interference, and a proper fit for the mechanical constraints of the project.

After completing the design process, we progress to the next key stage–hardware prototyping.

While the design may seem complete, hardware prototyping ensures the product is easy to use, providing an optimized user experience (UX). This stage involves building and testing a functional prototype, ultimately assuring that the designed product can perform as needed by the client.

Based on the type of hardware design, system integration may include some or all of the following: integration with firmware/software, verification of connectors and fit within an enclosure, testing the hardware with other systems it must communicate with, and verification that the hardware is performing as designed and expected.

Prior to larger runs of the boards, we perform DFMA (design for manufacturing/assembly) checks. DFMA is a combination of two methodologies, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA). This combination enables a product design to be efficiently manufactured and easily assembled with minimum labor cost. Through the use of DFM/A, a company can prevent, detect, quantify and eliminate waste and manufacturing inefficiency within a product design. DFM/A is a break from tradition. With DFM/A, the Design and Manufacturing Engineers work together as a team in developing the product’s manufacturing and assembly methods simultaneously with the design.

Stages of Product Development Lifecycle

There are various stages in our hardware design process that ensure sophisticated and efficient product quality.

In the case when COTS (Common Off the Shelf) hardware designs do not meet customer needs, custom hardware may be the solution. At this stage marketing requirements of the new product will be outlined, defining who the user would be, the intended use of the product, what the regulatory requirements would be, and what legal requirements the device would need to meet.

When selecting hardware components, we determine not only what ICs and discrete components are needed for the design, but also we work to reduce sourcing and longevity risks. We capture the operational data of selected components as well as the size and 3D data to facilitate PCB layout. Study, experimentation, and simulation are used as needed throughout this stage to further eliminate risk.

We utilize state-of-the-art tools for schematic capture including Altium Designer. We lay out components in a structured way that is well commented and easy for even a novice circuit designer to follow.

After schematics, we use these same state-of-the-art tools to create the PCB layout with component arrangement that ensures tight routing, low electromagnetic interference, and a proper fit for the mechanical constraints of the project.

After completing the design process, we progress to the next key stage–hardware prototyping.

While the design may seem complete, hardware prototyping ensures the product is easy to use, providing an optimized user experience (UX). This stage involves building and testing a functional prototype, ultimately assuring that the designed product can perform as needed by the client.

Based on the type of hardware design, system integration may include some or all of the following: integration with firmware/software, verification of connectors and fit within an enclosure, testing the hardware with other systems it must communicate with, and verification that the hardware is performing as designed and expected.

Prior to larger runs of the boards, we perform DFMA (design for manufacturing/assembly) checks. DFMA is a combination of two methodologies, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA). This combination enables a product design to be efficiently manufactured and easily assembled with minimum labor cost. Through the use of DFM/A, a company can prevent, detect, quantify and eliminate waste and manufacturing inefficiency within a product design. DFM/A is a break from tradition. With DFM/A, the Design and Manufacturing Engineers work together as a team in developing the product’s manufacturing and assembly methods simultaneously with the design.

Key Elements Our Hardware Engineers
Keep In Mind During the Hardware Design Process

Key Elements Our Hardware Engineers Keep In Mind During the Hardware Design Process

Operational Environment

We build the system to tolerate the anticipated environmental requirements and conditions. Systems that operate indoors will possess different requirements and specifications than a system that operates outdoors in all weather conditions.

Operational Temperature

We take into consideration the operational temperature of the device at any given time and situation. Aside from temperature, we also put factors such as range, pressure, humidity, required ruggedness, and exposure to radiation in the design and validation phases.

Power Dissipation
and Thermal Analysis

Thermal dissipation is always a critical issue we watch out for while building our hardware devices, with proper analysis duly carried out during the design and simulation phases.

Provision for Feature Upgrade

While building embedded systems, we always keep in mind the possibilities of later feature upgrades. If we know a feature or upgrade may be coming soon, we create the channel through which it can be upgraded in the future.

Industries We Serve

Our hardware design services have applications in many industries.

Healthcare

Systematic Consulting Group provides hardware design services to support the healthcare industry. Through these partnerships, we have helped companies through the lengthy regulatory processes of bringing an FDA-approved product to market, including proof of concept, prototyping, risk management, product verification, clinical research, and production phases. Let us help bring novel features to your existing devices or build an entirely fresh component at a very affordable cost.

Sports and Gaming

We develop hardware devices and gadgets to power the gaming industry. Our work has helped athletes and hobby players alike improve their technique. Devices like our launch monitor product help players augment their skills for the field or course.

Food Retail

Both small and large companies in the food retail industry utilize our hardware design services at various levels of their business operations. We are strategically positioned to help all industries grow including this customer-facing industry.

Manufacturing

Systematic Consulting Group designs hardware for industrial line automation in cases where off-the-shelf PLCs or IO boards don’t suffice.

Law Enforcement Industry

Technology plays an increasingly significant role in the detection and prevention of crimes. From in-vehicle computers to speed up the data collection process to automatic license plate scanning technology to drones that allow officers to safely monitor an area, our hardware development services help the players in this industry keep their communities safe.

Our Proficiency

  • Single board and multi-board
  • Turn-key solutions
  • EMC and Safety Testing
  • Test Fixtures
  • Multimedia, Control, Monitoring, and RF designs
  • Small Form Factor
  • Flex-Rigid and Flexible PCBs Design

  • High-Speed Designs including DDR3, DDR4, and PCIe Bus Design
  • Low Power and Wearable Design
  • Design Validation and Compliance
  • Reference Platform Development
  • HDI PCB Design
  • Multi-core and Multi-Processor

Tools:

  • Altium Designer

  • Git
  • Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers

Our Partnerships

We partner with big brands to engineer innovative products that enhance the lives of our teeming customers across the globe. Here are just a few:

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Why Work with Systematic Consulting Group?

Many top brands prefer us for the following reasons and more:

  • Reliability
  • Authenticity and professionalism
  • Understanding our customers’ needs
  • Building bespoke devices to suit your specifications
  • Ability to quickly undertake end-to-end projects
  • Access to specialist knowledge with a full range of expertise
  • Improved efficiency and lower product development cost
  • Reduced time to market with high quality
  • Experience in handling global engagement
  • Years of experience with many satisfied clients
  • Transparent communication
  • Consistency
  • Dedication to keeping costs low
  • Meticulous testing phase to eliminate all possible hardware bugs or firmware errors
  • A highly professional, prompt, and friendly 24/7 customer support team

Let’s Talk

Tell us about your next computer hardware design project. We are eager to begin work on your hardware designs, and you can count on us for the best product efficiency and reliability.

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