Incorporated is a design and manufacturing firm specializing in
electronic products containing some degree of intelligence.
Usually this intelligence is provided by an embedded
microcontroller, but sometimes analog
circuitry can provide some or all of the needed processing. We're
equally versed in digital, analog or mixed signal design, which
allows us to use the most appropriate technology to quickly and
cost effectively solve problems.
We provide solutions
that other companies will not pursue because the project is too
unusual or too cost sensitive. We seldom pursue projects where
a solution can be created by bolting together off-the-shelf
components. Our services and skills are best used for commercial
applications where there is a need for a high quality product
developed inexpensively, or for industrial applications where some
type of control or logic is required that is too specialized or
technical to be accomplished with PLCs
or commercially available PC control products. We don't apply
cookbook solutions. We start with a thorough understanding of a
problem and then apply the principles of science and engineering
to produce the most efficient solution.
We have totally
integrated design processes that lead to optimized solutions.
We don't develop the various portions of a design in isolation.
All aspects of our designs are simultaneously co-developed,
ensuring minimum component count and the ideal distribution of
development effort. There's an elegant synergy in these solutions
that approaches art, but even if your sense of the
aesthetic doesn't extend to the art of engineering you'll
still appreciate the optimized solution when you realize how much
money you saved.
We provide complete solutions. We
don't retain proprietary aspects of our designs. We deliver a
working solution that's completely documented. The customer owns
the entire design and receives everything needed to completely
describe the entire project. The documentation always includes the
printed circuit artwork files, thoroughly commented program
listings, and a complete bill of materials with supplier contact
information. The project documentation consists of a printed
manual or instructions as well as a CD containing all project
We focus on what we do best. We explore
solutions with our customer. We research concepts and propose new
ideas. We develop electronic hardware and microcontroller software
using a total system approach. We design all our printed circuits
in house. We have machining capabilities that allow us to
fabricate simple mechanical parts. We utilize strategic partners
for specialty work such as printed circuit manufacturing and high
tolerance or complex machining. We're always looking for new
processes we can add to our capabilities, but we avoid stretching
ourselves thin by attempting processes that require large and
complex equipment and specialized skills. We do what we do best,
and subcontract with others to do what they do best.
should be as simple as it can be, and no simpler. This quote
is attributed to Albert Einstein, and who are we to argue? This
philosophy is apparent in everything we do, from our first contact
with our customer and the exploration of the problem, to the
electronic design, to the microcontroller code, and to the user
manuals and technical documentation.
We want what you
want. There are no high pressure sales. We present technical
solutions and options, and encourage our customers to select the
method that best meets their needs. We're willing to work with our
customers at any level of involvement. We can best help if brought
in early and work closely with our customers to develop solutions
tailored to their exact needs, but we can also be a big help when
there is one tricky piece remaining that nobody knows how to
solve. If you have people signed up for all the blocks in your
project's block diagram except the one labeled “A Miracle
Occurs Here,” give us a call.
We don't believe in
cost overruns. It's become commonplace for
competitive bids to become something of a guessing game.
Some companies intentionally submit a low bid to get a job,
knowing they will tack on their profit margin as a cost overrun
near the end of the project. The price we quote is the price you
Thank you for investing the time to get to know a
little about who we are and how we do business. We look forward to
working with you and helping to solve your problems.
President & Senior Design Engineer