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Electronic Hardware Development

Electronic Hardware Development

We offer an experienced team of world–class engineers, rewarded designers, out-of-box thinkers, rule breakers, innovators and makers of first-of-a-kind devices at your service.

Our Engagement models are flexible ranging from turn–key project development (idea to mass production) to smaller projects like Strategic Design/portfolio design for 2025 roadmap, dedicated technology studies, back-up design, EOL design update, de-bugging of 3rd party designs and more.

ensures designs are optimized for efficient testing (DFT) and manufacturing (DFM), minimizing revisions during production transfer.
faster time-to-market for your product and reduced overall development costs.

All design is done especially with the requirements of the end customer in mind. When professionals from distinctive design areas work together seamlessly, the product becomes the best possible.

 

Why Meline

The PCB Layout Process

  • 01
    Requirement Gathering – Design Estimation & Optimization
  • 02
    Architecture Development, Component Selection, BOM Optimization
  • 03
    EVT board Development and Prototype Manufacturing
  • 04
    EVT Board Bringing, Functional & EDVT Testing, Hardware Rework List Preparation
  • 05
    Bug Fixing, DVT Board Design and Prototype Manufacturing
  • 06
    Pre-Scan Testing & Certification
  • 07
    Series Production

01 - Requirement Gathering – Design Estimation & Optimization

Requirement Gathering: This phase involves gathering all necessary requirements for the electronic product. This includes functional requirements (what the product must do) and non-functional requirements (such as size, power consumption, and environmental conditions).

Design Estimation & Optimization: Once requirements are gathered, the design phase begins. Engineers estimate the resources, time, and costs needed for the design. Optimization involves refining the design to meet requirements efficiently.

02 - Architecture Development, Component Selection, BOM Optimization

Architecture Development: This step involves creating the overall structure and functional blocks of the electronic system. It includes defining interfaces between different components and subsystems.


Component Selection: Engineers choose specific electronic components (ICs, sensors, connectors, etc.) that best fit the design requirements in terms of performance, cost, availability, and other factors.

BOM (Bill of Materials) Optimization: The BOM is a list of all components needed to manufacture the product. Optimization involves ensuring that components are cost-effective, available from reliable sources, and meet performance requirements.

03 - EVT Board Development and Prototype Manufacturing

EVT (Engineering Validation Testing) Board Development: Engineers design and manufacture the first iteration of the prototype board. This board is used to validate the overall design concept and functionality.

Prototype Manufacturing: Prototypes are typically manufactured in small quantities for testing and validation purposes.

04 - EVT Board Bringing, Functional & EDVT Testing, Hardware Rework List Preparation

EVT Board Bringing: This involves bringing up the EVT board for initial testing and debugging.

Functional Testing: Testing to ensure that the board performs its intended functions correctly.

EDVT (Engineering Design Validation Testing) Testing: Comprehensive testing to validate the design against all specified requirements.

Hardware Rework List Preparation: Identifying and documenting any hardware issues or design flaws that need to be corrected.

05 - Bug Fixing, DVT Board Design and Prototype Manufacturing

Bug Fixing: Addressing and fixing issues identified during EVT testing.

DVT (Design Validation Testing) Board Design: Based on lessons learned from EVT, engineers design an updated version of the board.

Prototype Manufacturing: Manufacturing the updated prototype board for further testing.

06 - Pre-Scan Testing & Certification

Pre-Scan Testing: Testing to ensure the product meets regulatory standards and certifications required for its intended market.

Certification: Obtaining official certifications (such as FCC for electromagnetic compatibility) necessary for legal sale and distribution.

07 - Series Production

Series Production: Once the design is validated, tested, and certified, mass production begins. This involves scaling up manufacturing to produce the electronic product in larger quantities.

PCB Design Software

Cadence Allegro

Mentor PADS

Altium Designer

Protel

AutoCAD

PCB Layout Capabilities

Maximum number of layers:

56

Maximum number of pins:

150,000+

Maximum number of connections:

120+

Minimum line width:

2.5mil

Minimum line spacing:

2.5mil

Minimum via hole:

4mil (3mil laser via)

Maximum number of BGAs:

120+

Minimum BGA pitch:

0.3mm

Maximum number of BGA pins:

8371。

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Industry & Field

Automotive

Delivering hardware development services for the automotive sector, our company helps clients drive the adoption of embedded systems, sensors, wireless, and wired technologies to address business goals.

Wearable Electronics

We support various business domains with implementation of lightweight and multifunctional wearable electronics made of sensors, network ports, data processors, and more to monitor required parameters.

Health and Wellness

Velvetech provides companies from the healthcare industry with sensors, microprocessors, and other digital hardware design services to enhance patient care, asset use, and staff productivity.

Industrial Automation

Through our hardware engineering services and domain expertise, we help manufacturing organizations automate production lines, control assets, and monitor equipment to achieve operational efficiency.

Top Questions

This term is used to describe the entire process of developing and producing physical components of electronic devices, from outlining specifications to testing and their further implementation. The range of these devices is rather wide. It includes but is not limited to IoT sensors, processors, circuit boards, and others.

We specialize in developing a wide range of hardware devices, including IoT devices, consumer electronics, healthcare, mobility, smart energy and industrial equipment.

Our team comprises experts in electronic design, rapid prototyping, PCB layout, firmware development, and manufacturing processes.