Electronics is undoubtedly the driving force behind the development of the modern world. Electronic devices surround us from all sides – they control the most important safety systems in modern cars, monitor the vital functions of patients in intensive care units, provide a daily dose of multimedia entertainment, and enable efficient real-time communication between people located even on different continents. It's no wonder that electronics is such a complex field of technology, and designing circuits and systems requires specialized knowledge, experience, and appropriate workshop facilities – software, measurement equipment, or other tools that enable efficient assembly and integration of devices. At Device Prototype, we provide support at all stages of the project – from idea to production.
Under the general definition of embedded systems, millions of modern devices fit – ranging from audio-video equipment, through network routers, to onboard car computers or controllers governing the operation of defibrillators. Embedded systems are also used in a broad sense in the military, space equipment, aviation devices, and many others – in short, wherever there is a need for rapid data processing, communication with other systems (e.g., via the Internet), and the implementation of less or more complex algorithms. Many modern embedded systems use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques or offer integration with the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure – usually via software stored and executed in the so-called cloud.
Depending on the application and expectations of the recipient (user or manager of the target system), devices falling into the embedded category can take the form of both small, portable body-worn devices (so-called wearables), and modules enabling, for example, remote monitoring and control of a vast energy network infrastructure. All this makes designing embedded systems require knowledge in both electronics (hardware) and software (firmware), and even operating systems – more advanced devices usually require the use of one of the Linux distributions, Windows system, or a specialized system providing excellent speed and predictable response, real-time operating system (RTOS).
The well-known saying that "if something serves every purpose, it's good for nothing" also applies in the world of new technologies. It's easy to see that it's not possible to design one universal electronic system that will meet the needs of all users. The reasons are many - each system requires different components, interfaces for communication with other devices, or even different limitations regarding dimensions or environmental conditions in which it will operate. Moreover, different categories of devices can drastically vary in terms of production costs. For example, while military, space, and medical systems are naturally among the most expensive solutions in the world of modern technology, electronics embedded in everyday appliances are usually designed to minimize unit costs, which is crucial for the profitability of mass production.
At Device Prototype, we offer electronic device design services tailored to user needs, taking into account all logistical aspects of the project and specific requirements for applied technologies. Furthermore, we also provide mechanical project support, delivering device enclosure designs that consider modern industrial design, environmental resilience, and usability. In the context of prototypes and small production runs, we also handle electronic assembly (soldering in THT and SMD technologies) and device integration (mechanical assembly, creating dedicated cable bundles), programming, and conducting the startup process and final tests.
Natural consequence of IoT developments is the increasing importance of modern web systems. These server-side software solutions enable data collection from devices, database storage, remote control, and oversight, as well as standard web features like secure login, user account management, and data visualization. At Device Prototype, we understand that efficient IoT applications require custom web systems. We offer support in design, installation, and ongoing administration of both back-end and front-end software. By working with us, you can be sure that we will address all crucial aspects of the project to deliver a complete, functional solution meeting your expectations and ensuring long-term reliability.
Electronics design is divided into stages. Each subsequent process is a continuation of the previous one. The first step involves a detailed definition of all project points and an analysis of their feasibility. In the next stage, we create a virtual sketch of the device, consisting of all the elements that affect its appearance. Then, electronics design moves into the stage of creating schematics, component placement, and connections on the PCB, as well as creating firmware.
The next stage includes designing the enclosure, whose dimensions, properties, and resistance to external factors are tailored to the place and manner of use. Building prototypes is combined with testing. After meeting all standards and project requirements, preparation for mass production follows.
At every stage of electronics design, we offer the opportunity to make changes and add new solutions. We handle the entire process, from design to mass production, ourselves. We do not use off-the-shelf solutions with limited modification options. We guarantee professionalism, full availability, and adherence to project completion deadlines.
For any additional questions, feel free to contact us through our contact form or by email. We offer free quotes and complimentary consultations with our experienced advisors.