Design services

RedWave Labs’ in-house design capability covers high precision analog electronics including power supplies, embedded control electronics, GPS and many more.

Capabilities:

RedWave Labs can satisfy  a wide range of customer requirements from our standard range of drivers and controllers to highly complex custom designs and prototypes for the most demanding environments. We range from high precision analog design to fully integrated embedded systems with multiple DSP non-volatile memory. Many of our products can operate at temperatures down to -70°C.

We are ISO9001-2008/EN29000 certified and follow Design For Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines from the very early design stages. This results in robust products that have been successfully deployed in the field for many years.

Design Approach:

  • Analysis:  We will visit you or arrange a telephone conference to fully understand your requirements and suggest approaches to solve your problem. We have done this many times in the past and majority of our business is from returning clients.
  • Design: We will produce an outline design for comment and then run this through several iterations until the design has been optimized. We usually aim to have manufactured operational prototypes in under 4 weeks from our initial discussion with clients, but can manage this in days where necessary.
  • Supply: We will manufacture prototypes, and small to medium runs in-house. We outsource longer runs to our trusted manufacturing partner.

Extreme environments:

We have designed, manufactured and deployed systems exposed to -70°C, 30 km altitude and that have survived 30km free fall back to Earth. We can design electronics to survive the rough ascend and descent while collecting viable data all way. We apply similar principles to all of our products.

Low power consumption and high efficiency:

Wasted and mismanaged  power can be very detrimental when you have overheated and damaged your device or when the battery lifetime is too short due to the poor efficiency of your power supply.  RedWave Labs has designed and developed balloon sensor with lasers and necessary thermal management running from single Li-ion battery for several hours continuously. Our custom designed power supply have typical efficiency well over 90% across various loads.

Practical Designs:

We take a pragmatic approach to design.  Not only must our products perform robustly in the field, but they must also perform at the highest level. When our clients’ requirements dictate, we will design using actual component performance levels, rather than constrain our designs to the component manufacturer’s published performance capability.

Direct Contact with the design engineer:

We offer our clients direct access to the design engineer who will manage your project from inception to delivery. This reduces the overhead on our clients by offering more direct communication and significantly decreases development time.