The NeoDesign team has amassed a collection of more than 75 years of experience in multiple engineering disciplines, which allows us to offer complete product realization. Whether you are starting from a napkin, or have a fully specified project, we can fill in those gaps and follow the project through building production. We would be happy to discuss your project and what we can do to help. Contact us here.
Product and Engineering Requirements Document (PRD/ERD) – These documents are what defines the product in every way possible. If your project is underdefined or not defined at all, we can you develop this to describe mechanical, electrical, software, regulatory, and other requirements.
Enclosure and Industrial Design – Our capabilities include: rack chassis, sheet metal design, set top box design, plastic injection part design, CNC machined part design, illumination and light pipe techniques.
Hardware Design – Low power and battery power design, analog circuits, power management, low and high speed digital design, RF, embedded antenna design, analog and digital video and audio, video encoders and transports, fiber optic communications, radiation hardened and space flight hardware.
Prototypes – We can prototype circuit designs, as well as mechanical parts with either CNC, 3D printing, short run molds and casting, documentation, packaging, and all parts of the finished product.
Embedded Software – This is what we call software that runs directly in microcontrollers embedded on the circuit board. We have collective experience on many popular micros from Atmel AVR, NXP, ST (STM32), ARM, Texas Instruments, Microchip, and in several languages such as Assembly, C and C++, and RTOS (real time operating systems).
Application Software – Some products will require a program that runs on top of an operating system, such as Windows/Mac/Linux. We have resources to develop this in addition to installers and documentation.
Web Based Applications – Some projects require a custom web based application and database. We’ve developed applications for internal and external customers such as customer management; employee timecards, material management, and can extend those solutions to include digital signage in work areas. We’ve also completed recent projects using Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing platform EC2.
Driver Development –Some products in the home automation industry will require drivers for popular control systems such as Control4, RTI, and others. We have in house experience and equipment to create and test drivers.
Telemetric Devices – ODBII, GPS, SMS, GSM/GPRS, Geofence, Whitelist roaming, Telit, uBlox
Design Verification Testing – This is the most critical step to engineering. This will not only test for flaws in the design that must be changed, but also tests the limits of the product. Some engineers will design based on specs on paper, and claim performance based on specs of the parts. Real engineering is testing it as a final product and proving the performance you are claiming.
Production Test Fixtures – Every product built needs a reliable method to test it to prevent failures from escaping the factory. This doesn’t necessarily need to be complex or expensive, just thought out well. In some case the test fixture does need to be somewhat complex and inject simulated signals and test for the desired response.
Production Test Instructions – These tasks are often never planned, but are absolutely necessary to ensure a quality product from the start.
Final Design Release and Output – The final output for the customer should never be a jumbled mess of files and un-maintainable designs. Our final output includes professional drawings, CAD files, parts lists and vendor source information, everything that your manufacturer needs to build the product exactly the same as it was designed.
Product Photography – Anyone can snap some pictures with a camera phone and call it good, but having the right photography equipment and knowledge how to use it will always produce far superior results, and make your product image stand out.
Literature and Print Ad Design – Customers may get their first impression of your entire company and product by an Ad or brochure. Many company’s blow this opportunity by not taking their creative work seriously. Understanding the customer and understanding the product is key for this task.
eCommerce Solutions – Part of the Neothings team also include web development and ecommerce systems. We’ve developed sites for others that can take orders on the web and deposit money into your account, leaving you to simply fill the order.
Marketing Ideas – Sometimes you just need some fresh ideas on how to get the word out. We understand traditional marketing methods, as well as guerilla and viral marketing, and can use modern tools such as web analytics and search engine optimization (SEO) to improve the results.