Hardware DESIGN

At Lava Labs, we create custom hardware designs and prototypes based on our customers’ needs. We design and integrate both hardware and software into functional prototypes that can then be transformed into real products. We specialize in integrating sensor, audio devices, kids’ toys, battery technology, and the Internet of Things(IoT) devices. When it comes to electrical design, we use our own in-house software, called ProtoCap and ProtoLay, to draw schematics and configure the components of a circuit. We also work with existing designs from popular programs like Altium and Eagle.

TESTING EQUIPMENT

To prototype professional circuits we use  state-of-the-art equipment.  Here are the machines we have available:

  • Rigol’s DSA815  spectrum analyzer
  • Instek APS-1102A programmable AC/DC power source
  • Instek GDS-820C 150 Mhz digital oscilloscope
  • Instek GPO-43036 power supply
  • Fluke 287 True-RMS electronics logging multi-meter

Design and manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs) up to 12 layers

From prototyping and testing functionality to mass production, we’re here to help you with your PCB design and development needs. We cover everything from prototyping, testing, and transition to volume production projects and more. With over 100 years in combined PCB-design experience, we truly know our way around circuits, from the design and prototyping to the actual assembly of the PCBs. With our expertise, together we can create a product from the ground up, on time and within the budget.

Sensors: | Microphones | Accelerometers | Touch | Proximity | Pressure | Temperature | Ultrasonic Sensors | IR |

BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR EXPERTISE WITH NEW AND EXISTING ELECTRONICS PROJECTS.

  • Wireless digital and/or analog communication between devices
  • Electromechanical devices
  • Audio circuits – analog/digital filter design, including state variable and other IIR/FIR filters, signal encoding/compression, RF/wireless products
  • Custom Wireless, including Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi signals
  • Agricultural technology circuit design
  • Battery storage technologies – Renewable/battery technology – photovoltaics, grid-tied/standalone inverters, multilevel inverter design, lithium battery management, wireless charging
  • GPS and tracking circuits
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integration
  • Solar technology
  • PCB with blind/buried vias, controlled impedance traces, space-minimized layouts, interfacing with assembly services
  • Embedded/logic systems – Microchip PICs, Atmel, and TI chips, C and assembly language, CPLDs/FPGAs, and many other processors
  • Control systems – PID with feedforward and state space control implementation and testing, galvanometers and EV drive motors, maximum powerpoint trackers
  • Instrumentation – microphones, bridge amplifiers, custom vacuum gauges, mass flow controllers, various electromechanical mechanisms
  • Certification standards such as UL60950/UL840, also particular experience with UL1741/UL1703/UL8703 and FCC/CISPR
  • PC software – development using Qt framework in C, complex algorithms, 3D graphics, multithreaded code, static compilation
  • Analysis – circuit stability simulation, magnetic FEA with “FEMM”, optical design, such as lenses and dielectric coatings, photovoltaic cell optimization
  • Whatever else you might want to throw at us. We’re always up for a challenge!

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