Bringing a new electronic product to the market is known to be a tedious process requiring significant time and effort investment. Verifying your product idea is feasible is an essential step in untangling this complexity. Softeq’s tightly built squad of PCB designers, schematic engineers, system architects, QA engineers, embedded programmers, and 3D enclosure modelers employ a holistic approach to electronics creation. Drawing on our unprecedented full-stack development capabilities in hardware design resulting in complete ecosystem to underlie a bleeding-edge electronic solution, we’re set to take your whiteboard vision from concept to full-scale field trials.
Carefully Built Hardware Design Process
At Softeq, we employ a well-defined iterative hardware design process we’ve carefully built over years of dedicated engagement in electronics development for a wide range of commercial initiatives organized by our clients. From sketching and high-level product conceptualization to comprehensive documentation development through to prototyping and supervised mass production, we’re ready to walk you through each phase of the electronic product design.
1. Requirements Gathering
Assessing expectations of the product, its use cases, manufacturing options.
2. Hardware Architecture Design
Defining key functional features: technology, methods, manufacturers, ballpark design and production cost.
3. Schematic Design
Elaborating circuit design with actual electronic connections based on functional diagram using such tools as Altium Designer and Mentor Graphics’ Xpedition® Enterprise.
Bill of Materials
Selecting relevant electronic components based on required functions and available price.
4. PCB Design
PCB Component Library
Enabling component and reuse management by organizing a library tying together critical data: symbols, cells, padstack, parts.
Schematic Design Transfer
Transferring schematic diagram into a drawing of the printed circuit board and
PCB Stack-up Configuration
Arranging the copper and insulating layers of a PCB to ensure board’s reliability.
Verifying PCB’s thermal, signal, and power integrity, as well as electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility through various types of modeling.
5. Board Production
Softeq may provide support in supervising the production process with the manufacturer of client’s choice.
6. Enclosure Modeling
Softeq works with select 3D modeling service providers to ensure best possible enclosure options for the product-to-be.
7. Prototyping or Trial Production
Bringing together the prototype by soldering the electronic components identified in BOM. Extending support in supervising the trial production process.
Debugging and Evaluation
Identifying bugs and elaborating solutions for bug-fixing.
8. Ready for Mass Production
Once the board layout is optimized and verified for correct operation, the mass production can be launched. Softeq may provide support in supervising the production process with the manufacturer of client’s choice.
At Softeq, we’ll welcome you on board at any phase of the process, ready to pick up from any point in your development in progress. Just pull together all the available assets, define how you want your future product to pan out, and we’ll do the rest.
In-depth QA for Impeccable Operation (and Lower Costs)
Helping you minimize the production costs is our No. 1 priority. So by the time you approach the Sample Manufacturing phase, we make sure we’ve ironed out all the possible functional kinks by thoroughly testing each deliverable for workability using an in-depth QA process.