Portfolio

For 18 years DE Design Works has been in the business of Product Design. We have a  professional design process in place for development of hardware, firmware, testing, and prototype production. This includes a proven management process, an in-house team focused on advanced technology design efforts, an efficient and realistic management team leading expectations built on experience. Our team has an aptitude for communication of voice of the customer and delivering a design that meets the goals of the vision for the product. We have a low overhead highly technical work force, efficient and effective work environment, a state of the art R&D lab, and a full tool set enabling efficient collaboration with customers, vendors, and partners, to provide an echo system to support a complete turn-key successful and effective vertical napkin sketch to production product development journey.

Product design is hard, right? We help make it easier. The result is a collaborative learning experience for our business and yours. If you are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in any market - let DE Design Works be the missing part of your team to help guide and fill technical expert gaps in your workforce. We will successfully guide you through the landscape of pit-falls and rabbit holes that so may companies fall in along the journey of crossing the chasm into production.

We respect the confidentiality of our customer's identity and the unique IP creation we deliver. We have done our best to hide our customer's names in confidence. Below are just a few samples of projects we have been involved in:

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Traditional automobile audio systems require a large amount of cabling. Analog Devices’ A2B is capable of audio and control data with clock and power with a single and unshielded low-cost wire.

A2B uses a daisy chain sequence to connect. This significantly reduces redundant cabling units. This results in few and far lighter cable harnesses, along with lower design costs and a less complex cord systems. Design, installation, and maintenance becomes much cheaper for the customer. A2B technology also supplies power to other devices through its daisy chain. This eliminates the need for local power supplies and further reduces the total system cost and weight.

However, A2B does not have to stop at the automobile industry. The daisy chain system can be implemented into many other products to improve efficiency and lessen cost. DE Design Works is working to make the technology available across all industries.

Traditional automobile audio systems require a large amount of cabling. Analog Devices’ A2B is capable of audio and control data with clock and power with a single and unshielded low-cost wire.

A2B uses a daisy chain sequence to connect. This significantly reduces redundant cabling units. This results in few and far lighter cable harnesses, along with lower design costs and a less complex cord systems. Design, installation, and maintenance becomes much cheaper for the customer. A2B technology also supplies power to other devices through its daisy chain. This eliminates the need for local power supplies and further reduces the total system cost and weight.

However, A2B does not have to stop at the automobile industry. The daisy chain system can be implemented into many other products to improve efficiency and lessen cost. DE Design Works is working to make the technology available across all industries.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) solutions custom hardware and firmware options - what is the right choice?

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

DE Design Works programmers are experts in motor control programming. We develop custom motor control solutions for medical products, commercial HVAC motor drives, industrial pumps and drives. We have experience in radar system servo controllers, PID controllers for thermal process control systems,  Profibus and Modbus interfaces for custom waste water treatment control products, after market race car fuel pumps, wireless BLDC motor controllers (pictured above), and even commercial all electric lawn mower products (pictured below). We are equipped with racks of in-house high voltage power supplies, a dynamometer, and pre-Certification equipment to test and develop motor and power solutions up to 3,000 Watts (3kW).

The example dual drive motor controller on the right provides CANbus and 2-axis F.O.C. for a dual permanent magnet synchronous motor system (PMSM) for an all electric mowing application. The product that this was designed for was selected as one of Popular Mechanics 10 Most Brilliant Products.

Motor Topologies:

  • Custom AC Induction (ACI) Controller Design
  • Custom Brushless DC (BLDC) Controller Design
  • Custom Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMSM) Controller Design
  • Custom Brush Drive (Full & Half Bridge) Controller Design
  • Custom Reluctance Controller Design
  • Custom Stepper Controller Design

Control Techniques and Offerings:

  • Custom Field Oriented Control (FOC) Software Implementation
  • Sensorless FOC Software Expert Staff
  • Space Vector PWM (SVPWM/6 state) Drive Control Experience
  • Volts per Hertz (VPF/FPHz) Product Development
  • Sine PWM drive algorithms
  • Power Efficiency Improvement Expert
  • EMI/EMC Reduction (conducted, susceptibility, radiated emissions)
  • pre-Certification for MIL UL CE CSA ISO SAE standards
  • Servo Control Design Expert

We have designed motor controls for many industries. These products include commercial BLDC & ACI HVAC controllers, industrial pump drive controllers, electric scooter motor controllers, military nuclear reactor air cooling controllers, after market automotive and race car fuel injectors, adjustable beds, medical motor control beds. Please contact us today to discuss your motor control needs!

Microsoft has a fantastic IDE and .NET is a powerful suite of languages. DEDW’s focus is centered on product design, so why do we offer .NET programming?

Because we actually use .NET a lot. Not only is it a platform for connectivity at the heart of the internet of things (IoT) it is an excellent platform for implementing production quality solutions that require testing, analytics, quality assurance verification, and production tracking capabilities, making .NET is a great tool for the toolbox.

We can create many PC-based, tablet based solutions to support your team and initiatives.

Imagine having a programming team that has a library of 15 years of software solutions to leverage. Imagine going to market with software solutions in 3 months instead of 2 years. Imagine meeting face-to-face with an English speaking programmer working on your project and getting results in hours not weeks when you need to make a change or have a field issue. Imagine not having to have conference calls in the middle of the night. Welcome to DE Design Works. Our programming team integrates with your software and management team. Everyone learns from each other and a better product is the result.

We have custom enclosure design capabilities, or we can specify off-the-shelf enclosures to meet your environmental specifications. We can also provide CAD work for tooling as well as system diagrams, custom cable designs, work instructions, and wiring diagrams for your system needs. We have low volume component and enclosure tooling and prototyping capabilities as well.

The internet of things (IoT) is projected to be a trillion dollar industry. DE Design Works turns IoT buzz from hype into real products.

So what is IoT and how do you get a piece of it?

We live in IoT. To us IoT means connecting hardware to the world. This can be using our Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) API with Android and iOS SDK solutions to connect and control a motor or display flow rate and temperature to a user. Or it can be connecting your BBQ grill or office building water heater system to Amazon Web Services (AWS) database to post data for an analytics program to compare usage and send an email to a support person and order a replacement part.

We help make those connections and make your existing products a thing on the internet.

BLE is fantastic for low power and low data rate and simple connectivity to phone Apps.

Not sure if Bluetooth or BLE is right for you? Are you also looking at Wifi or Zigbee or Zwave or Flat Mesh or BT 5.0 or Bluetooth Mesh or Sub GHZ or a Custom radio?

No worries, we can explain all those trade-offs and help you navigate. Oh, and we are Bluetooth SIG members, in case you want to know too much about BLE.

DE Design Works can provide a turnkey Android and iOS App solution or an SDK and API to your developer to work with our BLE solution and hardware design. We have multiple paths and proven experience. If your production volumes are sure to be over 100,000 units per year or you have unique packaging needs, we can create a chip down PCB solution offering the lowest cost and smallest foot print area and help you through FCC testing.

If your volumes are lower, we can design in a module. We have partnerships with multiple vendors who sell FCC pre-certified modules that we have designed into many products. You will have little to no FCC testing cost and get to market quickly because we know Bluetooth, PCB design, and firmware.

With over 30 years of power electronics design experience we have designed many power products. We have the capabilities in our lab to test all kinds of power and motor control designs up to 3,000 Watts and build pilot-ready quality prototypes lighting fast. We are great at low power mobile too and architecting solutions for extreme low power and high power configurable state machines and power sequencing. For example, we designed a 3kW UPS that has a quiescent sleep current at 900nA (nano-amps is not a typo.)

We have designed multiple products in the consumer market space such as light duty all electric riding zero turn lawn mower deck blade FOC PMSM motor controllers with CANbus as well as adjustable bed motor controls that control massage motors and positions with your phone.

LED lighting is a vast sea of technology from bulbs to beyond. We have solutions ready to wrap your brand around, and if it doesn’t fit we are confident we can design what you need. We are constantly working closely with component vendors to keep up with new products to meet the needs of various LED lighting applications such as growing plants, architectural lighting, concert lighting, smart home automation, and even water proof applications.

We offer a Bluetooth Low energy (BLE) Android and iOS SDK and firmware API ready and proven, as well as Wireless Mesh radio interfaces and DMX experience for lighting control applications. We have our own wireless LED lighting engine controller solutions that can be paralleled and are intended for B2B and branding. We can help customers achieve ETL, UL, CE, CSA, FCC regulations.

We have solutions ready for your tough problems and cutting edge market niche needs.

Wired communication can be anything from a simple board to board I2C, SPI, or UART single-ended medium to a differential protocol bus such as J1939, CANbus, CANOpen, Profibus, or Modbus built on an RS485 medium and onward to a more complicated but much more powerful and isolated such as Ethernet. No problem- we have seen them all. USB, accelerometers, Gyros ….no problem.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

We can provide extremely low cost, low data rate, close range subGHz chip down RF solutions for point to point operation or modular pre-FCC certified SubGHz wireless solutions.

We have experience in creating products that have highly sensitive real world position orientation detection systems in integrating accelerometers, gyrometers, magnometers, and compass data to correlate relative position. We also can’t forget the tried and true legacy interfaces such as I2C, SPI, RS232, RS485. These are drop and go in our library at this point. Temperature sensing, accelerators, gyros, non-volatile memory, all require basic drivers so why re-invent the wheel, we already have the hooks.

We have custom enclosure design capabilities, or we can specify off-the-shelf enclosures to meet your environmental specifications. We can also provide CAD work for tooling as well as system diagrams, custom cable designs, work instructions, and wiring diagrams for your system needs. We have low volume component and enclosure tooling and prototyping capabilities as well.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) solutions custom hardware and firmware options - what is the right choice?

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

Here at DE Design Works we offer solutions for you to easily meet Energy Star requirements. Our Energy Star power relay solutions offer many wake options, including proximity, fetching switches, and a push button.

Features & Specifications:

  • nA sleep power- easily meets Energy star requirements
  • Low cost
  • Easy integration
  • 10-100A relay power options

DE Design Works offers advanced PCB & artwork design services. We specialize in power systemsmotor control, EMI/RFI, analog systems, high speed digital, and radio frequency (RF). We work in militarymedical , and broad market commercial and industrial areas and are sensitive to the cost target and environmental requirements for each market need.

Rodney was famous for saying “It’s not my first Rodeo”. This is absolutely true of DE Design Works. We have been designing products for decades. We have seen a lot – spy satellites, beds with motors, sewer robots, credit card readers, fire trucks, police cars, and Ebola evacuation gear. If it’s circuit boards and software it is in our wheel house – its not our first rodeo.

Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is also known as Printed Circuit Wiring Board (PCBW), Circuit Card Design, Artwork, or Layout. The compiled design outputs Gerber files that are universally used to then fabricate what is known as a "raw" printed circuit board. After the raw circuit board is created, often of FR4 insulator and copper laminates,  next, board is "stuffed" with Integrated Circuits (ICs) and passives. This completed board is called a PCBA or printed circuit board assembly. This manufacturing process is guided by ISO-9001 for traceability and quality control during production. Other fields build on this, for example, ISO-13485 for medical an AS-9100 for military.

How do you reduce risk in a project?

It’s easy: Work with engineers who have experience. We have world class engineers and project managers at DE Design Works. We have invested in libraries of hardware and software building blocks to get you to market quickly with the best solution.

Our deep breadth of product design experience, quick-to-market prototyping, proven turnkey design methods, testing capabilities, quality management, and production support offer a suite of value services in product development ending with the right product designed for the market at the fastest possible rate.

Our professional management and first rate engineering teams provide quality designs quickly. We have a trusted ecosystem of production partners to offer your customers an escalator to get from ground floor napkin sketch up into production at the highest level as fast as possible. In addition, our teams have a core competency in PCB layout for power and high precision analog applications.

If you are looking for an engineering consultant who is an expert at integrating technology DE Design Works is the answer.

Custom Metal Enclosure Design

We have custom enclosure design capabilities, or we can specify off-the-shelf enclosures to meet your environmental specifications. We create  production ready CAD drawings for tooling as well as system diagrams, custom cable designs, work instructions, and wiring diagrams for your system needs. We even have low volume component and enclosure tooling and prototyping capabilities as well to provide complete turn key enclosures to meet certification standards and your environmental challenges. In addition we have Industrial Plastics and 3D Printing Capabilities.

We are masters in GUI/HMI graphics development and authors of platform object oriented re-usable code for ARM, Microchip Harmony, and Linux.

When choosing an LCD platform it is important to understand the support strengths, tools, total product and system cost targets, use case, language support requirements and environmental and certification requirements before choosing a platform. We can help you navigate those choices.

We have developed GUIs for the simplest embedded firmware targets like AVR, MSP430, and PIC, mid-tier-featured graphics libraries on PIC32, ST32, ARM A9, and Atmel M5, and SBC targets running Windows IOT, Windows CE, and Linux using Qt, as well as multiple iOS and Android App Platforms and SDKs to connect to hardware.

Touch Screen requirement?

No problem, we’ve seen everything from bread ovens to fire hoses. We even developed custom embedded capacitive touch drivers to run in Microchip Harmony.

Video application?

We have written drivers to stream video from SD via USB chips into low cost embedded platforms and our team has created fitness equipment with live streaming video in Linux.

We are masters in GUI/HMI graphics development and authors of platform object oriented re-usable code for ARM, Microchip Harmony, and Linux.

When choosing an LCD platform it is important to understand the support strengths, tools, total product and system cost targets, use case, language support requirements and environmental and certification requirements before choosing a platform. We can help you navigate those choices.

We have developed GUIs for the simplest embedded firmware targets like AVR, MSP430, and PIC, mid-tier-featured graphics libraries on PIC32, ST32, ARM A9, and Atmel M5, and SBC targets running Windows IOT, Windows CE, and Linux using Qt, as well as multiple iOS and Android App Platforms and SDKs to connect to hardware.

Touch Screen requirement?

No problem, we’ve seen everything from bread ovens to fire hoses. We even developed custom embedded capacitive touch drivers to run in Microchip Harmony.

Video application?

We have written drivers to stream video from SD via USB chips into low cost embedded platforms and our team has created fitness equipment with live streaming video in Linux.

What is a single board computer? To us that means everything from an iMX NXP/Freescale/Qualcom SOM loaded in a carrier board designed by DE Design Works to an Industrial Raspberry PI to a custom Military Grade Quad Core ARM9.

Pick your OS and go: Real RTOS, VxWorks, WinCE, Win IOT, Linux, or Android. Let us be your integrator.
Having the right interface is a key to a successful product. We know the boring stuff well like ESD protection, power supplies, and testing and the boring stuff makes all the difference. A single board computer is a complicated system and OS software commonly assumes that it is hardware agnostic. This sounds great, and can be great but it is important to have a strong board support package (BSP) and solid carrier board design.We understand the hardware and the software so having a strong partner like DEDW is the best of both worlds. Let us design your next carrier board – Yes, we like all SOM manufacturers that make good SOMs.

We offer ready-to-go and custom solutions that contain resistive and capacitive touch screen embedded interfaces. Screen sizes supported are 1.4” to 7” in portrait and landscape mounts. We have graphics library and vibrant bitmap-based graphics, SD card USB video streaming, TCP/IP web, Bluetooth, and IoT AWS interfaces as well as bootloaders for field updates.

Our platforms are cost competitive alternatives to our Linux based carrier board solution offerings and more feature-rich than a low cost display offering.

Our GUI kits are customized and offered for production through our CM partners. We offer many choices in licensing of our software and these fees are often waived for large projects and customers.  Our GUI kit has been customized and licensed by major players in white good appliance applications, advertising media, and restaurant equipment.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

With over 30 years of power electronics design experience we have designed many power products. We have the capabilities in our lab to test all kinds of power and motor control designs up to 3,000 Watts and build pilot-ready quality prototypes lighting fast. We are great at low power mobile too and architecting solutions for extreme low power and high power configurable state machines and power sequencing. For example, we designed a 3kW UPS that has a quiescent sleep current at 900nA (nano-amps is not a typo.)

To us, Android and iOS Apps represent a magical GUI in your customer’s pocket waiting to connect to your product and bring value added dollars to your organization.

We are not video game programmers and we don’t make business Apps for events or even Apps that give you whiskers and snap chat your friends. Instead, we make Apps that connect to real products and provide the foundation for connectivity to hardware and products. We offer a streamlined quick-to-market solution for Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). We make Apps with your name on it that offer diagnostics and control of your product.

Imagine having a programming team that has a library of 15 years of software solutions to leverage. Imagine going to market with software solutions in 3 months instead of 2 years. Imagine meeting face-to-face with an English speaking programmer working on your project and getting results in hours not weeks when you need to make a change or have a field issue. Imagine not having to have conference calls in the middle of the night. Welcome to DE Design Works. Our programming team integrates with your software and management team. Everyone learns from each other and a better product is the result.

At DE Design Works we have the capability to create fully featured mobile applications for both Android and iOS. These applications can be used to control our Modulo Controls systems via a Blue or WiFighter motherboard, or any other integrated system we create.

The internet of things (IoT) is projected to be a trillion dollar industry. DE Design Works turns IoT buzz from hype into real products.

So what is IoT and how do you get a piece of it?

We live in IoT. To us IoT means connecting hardware to the world. This can be using our Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) API with Android and iOS SDK solutions to connect and control a motor or display flow rate and temperature to a user. Or it can be connecting your BBQ grill or office building water heater system to Amazon Web Services (AWS) database to post data for an analytics program to compare usage and send an email to a support person and order a replacement part.

We help make those connections and make your existing products a thing on the internet.

We believe in easy to use intuitive interfaces and icons no matter the product, no matter the hardware under the hood. A user interface touches Marketing and Engineering. It is the marriage of software and hardware. It provides the user experience and branding of your product.There are many technologies we can provide: LVDS or HDMI LCD interfaces, 4.3” LCD P-Cap touch screens that are designed for wet glove environments, 7 segment multi-color LED displays with Metal Over Cap for harsh and explosive environments. We can help you navigate those choices and provide a complete solution to your needs using cutting-edge looks and techniques while also designing for manufacturability, procurement, and certification.

SAE J1939 is a commonly used differential RS485 based bus similar to CANBus and legacy J1587.  J1939 is well adopted in heavy equipment implementations today. We are SAE members and we offer quick to market J1939 solutions as well as CANbusProfibusEthernet, and Modbus solutions.

Linux is an open source force and offers a hardware agnostic platform to build high value solutions quickly. There are many SOM providers, carrier boards, and commercial products. But what if you need customization, or have unique needs? Do you need a platform for industrial use? DE Design Works can help you navigate these choices and design a custom carrier board for your needs. When we are engaged on a platform project, we provide the BSP and offer long term support to you and your team.

When it comes to needing a simple low cost user interface we have fantastic designs. Not every device requires a Linux computer or the price tag to go with it, and not every environment makes sense for a touch screen. There is something we strive to give all of our customers: An up to date professional look to their product.

We design quality products at DEDW and we are proud engineers. Even our cost sensitive display designs look awesome. As a company we work in concert with vendors to orchestrate cutting edge product design but not just in looks and flare, but to the tune of new technology that offers low cost solutions as well, like LED displays with a beautiful price point.

We have designed chip down 5 Ghz solutions for interfacing embedded micro controllers and have implemented many module based Wifi solutions in products. We offer a library of XML, JSON, and HTML parsers, RESTful APIs, and custom WinSock and Java socket handlers for most major embedded processors such as Microchip, Atmel, NXP, Cypress, SiLabs, TI as well as Linux BSPs for our custom carrier board designs.

We overcome Wifi provisioning adHoc issues and can implement the use cases you are looking for to solve customer pain points using technology. We also offer custom bootloaders that allow over the air firmware updates.

DE Design Works can help connect you to the cloud. We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, and if you need a connection to an iPhone or iPad we can create an iOS App (we are MFI partners). Android? Yes we are Google partners as well.

In summary, yes, we provide lots of custom connectivity solutions including WiFi.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

Custom Metal Enclosure Design

We have custom enclosure design capabilities, or we can specify off-the-shelf enclosures to meet your environmental specifications. We create  production ready CAD drawings for tooling as well as system diagrams, custom cable designs, work instructions, and wiring diagrams for your system needs. We even have low volume component and enclosure tooling and prototyping capabilities as well to provide complete turn key enclosures to meet certification standards and your environmental challenges. In addition we have Industrial Plastics and 3D Printing Capabilities.

Custom Metal Enclosure Design

We have custom enclosure design capabilities, or we can specify off-the-shelf enclosures to meet your environmental specifications. We create  production ready CAD drawings for tooling as well as system diagrams, custom cable designs, work instructions, and wiring diagrams for your system needs. We even have low volume component and enclosure tooling and prototyping capabilities as well to provide complete turn key enclosures to meet certification standards and your environmental challenges. In addition we have Industrial Plastics and 3D Printing Capabilities.

DE Design Works offers advanced PCB & artwork design services. We specialize in power systemsmotor control, EMI/RFI, analog systems, high speed digital, and radio frequency (RF). We work in militarymedical , and broad market commercial and industrial areas and are sensitive to the cost target and environmental requirements for each market need.

Rodney was famous for saying “It’s not my first Rodeo”. This is absolutely true of DE Design Works. We have been designing products for decades. We have seen a lot – spy satellites, beds with motors, sewer robots, credit card readers, fire trucks, police cars, and Ebola evacuation gear. If it’s circuit boards and software it is in our wheel house – its not our first rodeo.

Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is also known as Printed Circuit Wiring Board (PCBW), Circuit Card Design, Artwork, or Layout. The compiled design outputs Gerber files that are universally used to then fabricate what is known as a "raw" printed circuit board. After the raw circuit board is created, often of FR4 insulator and copper laminates,  next, board is "stuffed" with Integrated Circuits (ICs) and passives. This completed board is called a PCBA or printed circuit board assembly. This manufacturing process is guided by ISO-9001 for traceability and quality control during production. Other fields build on this, for example, ISO-13485 for medical an AS-9100 for military.

What is a single board computer? To us that means everything from an iMX NXP/Freescale/Qualcom SOM loaded in a carrier board designed by DE Design Works to an Industrial Raspberry PI to a custom Military Grade Quad Core ARM9.

Pick your OS and go: Real RTOS, VxWorks, WinCE, Win IOT, Linux, or Android. Let us be your integrator.
Having the right interface is a key to a successful product. We know the boring stuff well like ESD protection, power supplies, and testing and the boring stuff makes all the difference. A single board computer is a complicated system and OS software commonly assumes that it is hardware agnostic. This sounds great, and can be great but it is important to have a strong board support package (BSP) and solid carrier board design.We understand the hardware and the software so having a strong partner like DEDW is the best of both worlds. Let us design your next carrier board – Yes, we like all SOM manufacturers that make good SOMs.

We offer ready-to-go and custom solutions that contain resistive and capacitive touch screen embedded interfaces. Screen sizes supported are 1.4” to 7” in portrait and landscape mounts. We have graphics library and vibrant bitmap-based graphics, SD card USB video streaming, TCP/IP web, Bluetooth, and IoT AWS interfaces as well as bootloaders for field updates.

Our platforms are cost competitive alternatives to our Linux based carrier board solution offerings and more feature-rich than a low cost display offering.

Our GUI kits are customized and offered for production through our CM partners. We offer many choices in licensing of our software and these fees are often waived for large projects and customers.  Our GUI kit has been customized and licensed by major players in white good appliance applications, advertising media, and restaurant equipment.

We have designed chip down 5 Ghz solutions for interfacing embedded micro controllers and have implemented many module based Wifi solutions in products. We offer a library of XML, JSON, and HTML parsers, RESTful APIs, and custom WinSock and Java socket handlers for most major embedded processors such as Microchip, Atmel, NXP, Cypress, SiLabs, TI as well as Linux BSPs for our custom carrier board designs.

We overcome Wifi provisioning adHoc issues and can implement the use cases you are looking for to solve customer pain points using technology. We also offer custom bootloaders that allow over the air firmware updates.

DE Design Works can help connect you to the cloud. We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, and if you need a connection to an iPhone or iPad we can create an iOS App (we are MFI partners). Android? Yes we are Google partners as well.

In summary, yes, we provide lots of custom connectivity solutions including WiFi.

We believe in easy to use intuitive interfaces and icons no matter the product, no matter the hardware under the hood. A user interface touches Marketing and Engineering. It is the marriage of software and hardware. It provides the user experience and branding of your product.There are many technologies we can provide: LVDS or HDMI LCD interfaces, 4.3” LCD P-Cap touch screens that are designed for wet glove environments, 7 segment multi-color LED displays with Metal Over Cap for harsh and explosive environments. We can help you navigate those choices and provide a complete solution to your needs using cutting-edge looks and techniques while also designing for manufacturability, procurement, and certification.

DE Design Works offers advanced PCB & artwork design services. We specialize in power systemsmotor control, EMI/RFI, analog systems, high speed digital, and radio frequency (RF). We work in militarymedical , and broad market commercial and industrial areas and are sensitive to the cost target and environmental requirements for each market need.

Rodney was famous for saying “It’s not my first Rodeo”. This is absolutely true of DE Design Works. We have been designing products for decades. We have seen a lot – spy satellites, beds with motors, sewer robots, credit card readers, fire trucks, police cars, and Ebola evacuation gear. If it’s circuit boards and software it is in our wheel house – its not our first rodeo.

Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is also known as Printed Circuit Wiring Board (PCBW), Circuit Card Design, Artwork, or Layout. The compiled design outputs Gerber files that are universally used to then fabricate what is known as a "raw" printed circuit board. After the raw circuit board is created, often of FR4 insulator and copper laminates,  next, board is "stuffed" with Integrated Circuits (ICs) and passives. This completed board is called a PCBA or printed circuit board assembly. This manufacturing process is guided by ISO-9001 for traceability and quality control during production. Other fields build on this, for example, ISO-13485 for medical an AS-9100 for military.

It’s an art to get high-precision analog circuits to get good signal to noise ratio (SNR) results. It takes an understanding of PCB layout techniques and attention to grounding details as well as choosing the correct components. For example, understanding what a slew-rate is on an Operational amplifier specification.

Op Amp design and understanding of bandwidth requirements and Bode plots and filters are art forms that are not lost at DE Design Works. Sensor interfaces and ESD protection cannot be overlooked and low power applications require design considerations from day one.

At DE Design Works we have a family legacy of designing analog and power. Let us solve your toughest analog problems.

At DE Design Works, we excel at quick turn prototypes. We are not a PCB house or a CM; we are a design services company. When we design a product we turn complete professional prototypes in days to weeks, not months. This accelerates your time to market drastically.

DE Design Works programmers are experts in motor control programming. We develop custom motor control solutions for medical products, commercial HVAC motor drives, industrial pumps and drives. We have experience in radar system servo controllers, PID controllers for thermal process control systems,  Profibus and Modbus interfaces for custom waste water treatment control products, after market race car fuel pumps, wireless BLDC motor controllers (pictured above), and even commercial all electric lawn mower products (pictured below). We are equipped with racks of in-house high voltage power supplies, a dynamometer, and pre-Certification equipment to test and develop motor and power solutions up to 3,000 Watts (3kW).

The example dual drive motor controller on the right provides CANbus and 2-axis F.O.C. for a dual permanent magnet synchronous motor system (PMSM) for an all electric mowing application. The product that this was designed for was selected as one of Popular Mechanics 10 Most Brilliant Products.

Motor Topologies:

  • Custom AC Induction (ACI) Controller Design
  • Custom Brushless DC (BLDC) Controller Design
  • Custom Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMSM) Controller Design
  • Custom Brush Drive (Full & Half Bridge) Controller Design
  • Custom Reluctance Controller Design
  • Custom Stepper Controller Design

Control Techniques and Offerings:

  • Custom Field Oriented Control (FOC) Software Implementation
  • Sensorless FOC Software Expert Staff
  • Space Vector PWM (SVPWM/6 state) Drive Control Experience
  • Volts per Hertz (VPF/FPHz) Product Development
  • Sine PWM drive algorithms
  • Power Efficiency Improvement Expert
  • EMI/EMC Reduction (conducted, susceptibility, radiated emissions)
  • pre-Certification for MIL UL CE CSA ISO SAE standards
  • Servo Control Design Expert

We have designed motor controls for many industries. These products include commercial BLDC & ACI HVAC controllers, industrial pump drive controllers, electric scooter motor controllers, military nuclear reactor air cooling controllers, after market automotive and race car fuel injectors, adjustable beds, medical motor control beds. Please contact us today to discuss your motor control needs!

The internet of things (IoT) is projected to be a trillion dollar industry. DE Design Works turns IoT buzz from hype into real products.

So what is IoT and how do you get a piece of it?

We live in IoT. To us IoT means connecting hardware to the world. This can be using our Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) API with Android and iOS SDK solutions to connect and control a motor or display flow rate and temperature to a user. Or it can be connecting your BBQ grill or office building water heater system to Amazon Web Services (AWS) database to post data for an analytics program to compare usage and send an email to a support person and order a replacement part.

We help make those connections and make your existing products a thing on the internet.

When it comes to new products, testing is expensive and failure is always a risk to getting a product to market quickly.

Why work with DE Design Works? Because we have great layout, grounding, and experience in designing products to meet certification that drastically lowers risk. Our internal lab can pre-test for conditions that will save you time and money in the long run.

Our lab has complete AC and DC power testing capability for nano Amp low power analysis through 3,000 Watts. We can inject power fluctuations, noise conditions, and brown out conditions to simulate noise concerns in the field. We have environmental chambers as well as shake and vibration testing capabilities. We can scan your system for EMI radiated emissions issues and evaluate your designs with recommendations from improvement as well as support ETL, CE, CSA, UL, MIL-STD-461 RE102, etc.

When it comes to new products, testing is expensive and failure is always a risk to getting a product to market quickly.

Why work with DE Design Works? Because we have great layout, grounding, and experience in designing products to meet certification that drastically lowers risk. Our internal lab can pre-test for conditions that will save you time and money in the long run.

Our lab has complete AC and DC power testing capability for nano Amp low power analysis through 3,000 Watts. We can inject power fluctuations, noise conditions, and brown out conditions to simulate noise concerns in the field. We have environmental chambers as well as shake and vibration testing capabilities. We can scan your system for EMI radiated emissions issues and evaluate your designs with recommendations from improvement as well as support ETL, CE, CSA, UL, MIL-STD-461 RE102, etc.

When it comes to new products, testing is expensive and failure is always a risk to getting a product to market quickly.

Why work with DE Design Works? Because we have great layout, grounding, and experience in designing products to meet certification that drastically lowers risk. Our internal lab can pre-test for conditions that will save you time and money in the long run.

Our lab has complete AC and DC power testing capability for nano Amp low power analysis through 3,000 Watts. We can inject power fluctuations, noise conditions, and brown out conditions to simulate noise concerns in the field. We have environmental chambers as well as shake and vibration testing capabilities. We can scan your system for EMI radiated emissions issues and evaluate your designs with recommendations from improvement as well as support ETL, CE, CSA, UL, MIL-STD-461 RE102, etc.

SAE J1939 is a commonly used differential RS485 based bus similar to CANBus and legacy J1587.  J1939 is well adopted in heavy equipment implementations today. We are SAE members and we offer quick to market J1939 solutions as well as CANbusProfibusEthernet, and Modbus solutions.

With over 30 years of power electronics design experience we have designed many power products. We have the capabilities in our lab to test all kinds of power and motor control designs up to 3,000 Watts and build pilot-ready quality prototypes lighting fast. We are great at low power mobile too and architecting solutions for extreme low power and high power configurable state machines and power sequencing. For example, we designed a 3kW UPS that has a quiescent sleep current at 900nA (nano-amps is not a typo.)

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) solutions custom hardware and firmware options - what is the right choice?

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are a marriage of the analog and digital worlds. Did you know one of our senior members was involved in the creation of one of the first DSPs (Texas Instruments and Emerson)? But don’t worry, we have the budding new technology expertise covered too!

We are:

  • Gold Level Analog Devices Alliance partners (SHARC, SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Griffin, etc.)
  • Platinum Microchip Design Partners (i.e. dsPIC33 offering)
  • Texas Instruments is in our bag (TMS320 including InstaSPIN for motor control)

If you are considering DSP and not sure if DSP is the right choice, or maybe you have an old DSP and want to consider an FPGA or ARM MPU implementation and want to better understand what architecture is the right choice for your next application then you are in the right place because we have designed products with them all!  - We can help contrast and compare the various choices with you to help make the correct choice for your next product development.

We believe in designing quality products that are simple to use and provide a premium user experience. Our focus is design for manufacturing. We can take your concepts and create 3D models or take your 3D model artist renderings and rework them to provide a complete package around a custom electronics design we create for you.

DE Design Works offers advanced PCB & artwork design services. We specialize in power systemsmotor control, EMI/RFI, analog systems, high speed digital, and radio frequency (RF). We work in militarymedical , and broad market commercial and industrial areas and are sensitive to the cost target and environmental requirements for each market need.

Rodney was famous for saying “It’s not my first Rodeo”. This is absolutely true of DE Design Works. We have been designing products for decades. We have seen a lot – spy satellites, beds with motors, sewer robots, credit card readers, fire trucks, police cars, and Ebola evacuation gear. If it’s circuit boards and software it is in our wheel house – its not our first rodeo.

Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is also known as Printed Circuit Wiring Board (PCBW), Circuit Card Design, Artwork, or Layout. The compiled design outputs Gerber files that are universally used to then fabricate what is known as a "raw" printed circuit board. After the raw circuit board is created, often of FR4 insulator and copper laminates,  next, board is "stuffed" with Integrated Circuits (ICs) and passives. This completed board is called a PCBA or printed circuit board assembly. This manufacturing process is guided by ISO-9001 for traceability and quality control during production. Other fields build on this, for example, ISO-13485 for medical an AS-9100 for military.

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