New Product Development
Research & Development
Proof of Concept/Rapid Prototypes
Turnkey Project Management
Human Factors Design
Commercialization Strategy & Leadership
IP Management, Prosecution & Strategy (US & International)
Certifications (US & International)
New Product Line Innovation
Product Specification Development
Cost Reduction Re-designs
Electrical and PCB Design
System Design: Technology analysis, architectures, block diagrams and standards conformity
Circuit Design: Analog, digital, RF, schematics, simulations, BOMs, USB, battery, low-power and low-noise, instrumentation and control systems, DDR3, PSTN, memory interfaces, video, audio, CODECs, linear/switching power supplies, microcontroller, ARM® DSPs, memory and touchscreen displays.
Programmable Logic Devices: FPGA and CPLD design and development. Design techniques include – VHDL, Verilog, and device schematic capture using Altera and Xilinx
Factory Interfaces and Documentation: Design for manufacturability and testability with documentation for production including schematics, BOMs, printed circuit board, assembly instructions
Embedded Software Design
System Design: Architecture and development of firmware systems using assembly, C, C++, Java, etc..
Microcontroller Firmware/RTOS: 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit Systems / Windows® Embedded OS, Embedded Linux, Android, mbedTM, ARM®, etc..
DSP Firmware: Texas Instruments C5000, C6000, DaVinci, Analog Devices Blackfin
USB Firmware: Audio, Video, HID, CDC, PHDC
Microcontroller Applications: Operating systems, low-power operation, display drivers, touch screens, capacitive touch interfaces, in-application programming, VoIP, embedded Internet, hardware drivers, memory management, serial buses, motor control, accelerometers environmental services
DSP Algorithms/Applications: Audio, video, voice, speakerphone, echo cancellation, AGC, EQ filters, FIR/IIR filters, etc..
Proprietary Radios: Design of custom hardware and software protocols up to 5.0 GHz; low latency, antenna/frequency diversity, extreme low error rates, low-cost, long-life on small batteries, miniature size, modular designs
Standards-Based Radios: ZigBee®/802.15.4, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), Bluetooth Smart Ready (Dual Mode), 6LoWPAN, MiWi, Zwave, Wi-Fi, GPRS/GSM, many others…
Antennas: Design of custom antennas, PCB antenna design, path loss measurements, link budget analysis, RFID, NFC
RF/Wireless Firmware: Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, GPS, custom radio protocol, design and evaluation
Applications: M2M, audio, voice, video and data communications, NFC, RFID
Compliance: Thorough understanding of FCC part 15 and CE for intentional and unintentional radiators, prescreening
Requirements Documentation and Management
Cost Reduction/Value Engineering
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Manufacturing Cycle Time/Yield Rate Improvements
Project Planning and Scope Management
Scheduling change control, budget tracking and control
Project Risk Assessment and Management
Pro-Active Client Communication: Status reports, weekly calls, web based meetings, time logs, screen shares, cloud file sharing
Project Resource Planning & Management
Design Verification and Validation
Requirements Based Testing
Software Unit and Integration Testing: “White Box”
Functional Testing: “Black Box”
RF Testing: Range, performance, and protocol validation
ESD and EMC Verification
FCC, UL and CE Prescreening
Compliance Testing Coordination
*ZigBee is a registered trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hallsten Innovations under license.
*Bluetooth, Apple, Windows, HomeKit, Nest, ARM, mbed are registered trademarks owned by their proprietors.