Circuit board Design and Manufacturing

The design process starts with understanding the main goals of your project. In our initial and subsequent meetings, we refine the functionality that is desired in a new product. Often, we will make a quick model as a proof of concept before designing a fully functional prototype. The proof-of-concept model along with customer feedback gives us a good understanding of what is required and helps define the technical specifications. Below are the three steps we take from design to manufacturing when doing circuit design:

Circuit ARCHITECTURE & SCHEMATICS

First we have an in-depth meeting to understand all of the functionality required. After the specifications for the new product are understood and documented, we get to work on designing the schematic. The latter will outline the architecture of the electronic functionality and define the bill of materials (parts list) for the prototype.

Circuit Layout & PCB PrototypinG

Following the schematic design, we move towards a functional prototype. Most importantly, we design the layout that will then be produced in the form of a printed circuit board (PCB). After we have the PCB manufactured, we either populate the components manually or utilize one of our qualified partners to help assemble the prototype.

PCB Manufacturing, Assembly, & Testing

Once the prototype has been built and tested, we deliver it to our client for further evaluation in the field. After gathering feedback from users, we make iterative adjustments to the hardware and software as needed. Finally, we help set up a pilot run before the start of mass manufacturing.

Power systems design

Most electronics systems require a solid understanding of power conversion and handling. The operating conditions within power systems can cover a wide gamut of needed voltages and currents. In particular, the component selection such as MOSFETs, IGBTs, or bipolar transistors are highly dependent on the voltage, and the techniques LAVA LABS uses for developing low-and high-voltage systems are distinctly different and are specialized for the needs of each project. High-voltage circuits require a lot of experience to design reliably and evaluate safely. At LAVA LABS we design or redesign power circuits and program firmware to improve performance, optimize power consumption, or add new functionality to existing systems. Our careful choice of components, development tools, and techniques makes our PCB designs compliant with the requirements of FCC, UL, CE, and other necessary certifications for your project.

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Battery management system (BMS)

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Power conversion system development

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Charging system development

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Motor controller development

EMBEDDED Circuits system design

As part of our electronics design services, we provide embedded hardware development for a wide range of embedded systems. LAVA LABS works on a variety of chipsets and microcontrollers based on an 8-, 16-, or 32-bit architecture. Furthermore, we work with ARM-based processors and IoT (Internet of Things) system-on-chips (SoC) from preferred manufacturers such as U-Blox, Texas Instruments, Microchip, and others. We create sophisticated embedded systems with custom firmware for increased security requirements and a rich collection of peripherals and I/O capabilities. Our embedded system design allows for high- and low-level programming to achieve a variety of desired functionality and control. Whether you are looking for wireless connectivity such as WiFi, Bluetooth, or Cellular, and/or remote control via a phone or web application, our embedded systems can bridge the gap and be very scalable. They can also accommodate battery management systems (BMS) for portable hardware devices.

IOT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Verizon IoT Wireless Connectivity
  • Verizon ODN and ThingSpace
  • Verizon Testing and Certification
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Environmental Sensors
  • Processors and Microcontrollers
  • LED and Screen Integration
  • Embedded Firmware
  • AWS IoT Data Architecture
  • Alexa Skills and Voice Control

LEARN MORE (IoT Development Page)

REALTIME SENSORS INTEGRATION
  • 3D accelerometers and gyroscopes
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Light | Vision | LiDAR | ToF
  • Ultrasonic sound
  • Magnetic | Hall effect
  • Chemical and gas
AUDIO CIRCUIT DESIGN
  • Digital signal processing
  • Microphone arrays
  • Analog and digital signals
  • Bluetooth and WiFi audio
  • Audio filtering
  • Voice control
POWER SYSTEMS
  • Low and High-Voltage Systems
  • Top-Efficiency Inverters/Converters
  • Advanced Motor Controllers
  • Wireless Qi Charging
  • Renewables & EV Power Systems
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion circuits
  • Capacity Simulation/Evaluation
  • Charge/Temperature Management
  • Li-Poly | LFP | LTO | NiMH | NiCd

LEARN MORE (Power Systems Page)

CUSTOM CIRCUIT AND PCB DESIGN
  • Circuit prototyping and testing
  • FCC, UL, RoHS, CE certification
  • Hardware product development
  • FPGA design and testing
FIRMWARE + SOFTWARE
  • Web apps for realtime data 
  • Hardware control via apps
  • SaaS software development
  • Firmware and drivers
  • Point of contact for IoT
  • AWS | Lambda | IoT Core
  • Mobile iOS and Android

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