In the era of Internet of Things (IoT) Develco leads the way with an extensive knowledge in the field of embedded software. With Develco you benefit from a strong team of embedded software developers working closely together with the hardware developers for making your great product idea come to life. Based on Develco’s many years of experience we select the best appropriate hardware and software platform for your product solution. Within the field of IoT Develco’s competences cover all elements in the communication chain between sensors and the Cloud.
A sensor device is typically a small battery powered device with a single chip integrating the CPU, memory and radio for wireless communication. Develco’s software developers have the expertise needed for meeting e.g. the challenges of restricted memory available in an embedded sensor or the requirements of years of lifetime for a battery powered device. You can read more about Develco’s competences within sensors.
In addition to strong competences within embedded software in optimized realtime systems Develco has substantial experience in using embedded Linux. Its flexibility makes it an ideal software platform to link the sensors and the Cloud together. It functions as a gateway for data communication with sensors using shorter range protocols such as Wi-Fi, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave and Wireless M-Bus. You can read more about Develco’s competences within protocols and wireless communication.
Develco has expertise in using the latest microcontrollers and wired as well as wireless communication protocols.Whether it is Sub-1 GHz, 2.4 GHz or other wireless technologies, Develco uses the most suitable modules or discrete radios with matching tuned antennas. The design is mechanically adapted to the final product, which can be a compact design with a flex-rigid PCB or a complex design with a multi-layer PCB. If the products are to be battery powered, Develco can advise you about choice of battery technology and design of power supply.
More and more products contain electronics and are used in all kinds of environments. This fact makes great demands on the electronics concerning both design and sturdiness as to temperature, vibration and EMC. Develco’s extensive experience within hardware development and quality focus ensure sturdy solutions that are designed for mass production and correspond to the environmental impacts and usage patterns to which the products are exposed.
Development of electronics often requires a meticulous integration with mechanics, partly in order to achieve an optimum assembly process and partly in order to be able to realize the customer’s design visions of the final product. Develco possesses many years of experience within integration of electronics and mechanics and works with 3D modulation of electronics in SolidWorks. Here you can see semi-transparent pictures with integration of mechanics and electronics. As a natural part of a development project, Develco also handles the mechanical design, either through management of external co-operation partners or participation of mechanical designers in the project group.
Product cabinets and other mechanical items governed by technical drawings can be machined or moulded aluminum items, injection moulded or machined plastic items, or 3D printed items, which are most commonly used during the development process or for smaller production series.
Design for Manufacturing
An important factor in product development of electronic solutions is to ensure that the developed products are ready for production at a co-operations partner within Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). In as early a phase of the development process as possible, Develco will involve one of our selected strategic EMS co-operation partners or the customer’s own production engineering department.