We are experts at designing for microcontroller-based applications, as well as designing creative analog front ends such as SONAR transceiver or motion controller. Wireless technology has become a mainstay of our designs and we work frequently with power efficient protocols such as Bluetooth as well as low power cellular and LoRa.
We can support all stages from simulation, to breadboarding, to layout. EDA packages that we routinely use include:
Early-stage mechanical design is often done without thinking about the manufacturing or assembly process that the final product requires. We emphasize Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/DFA) at an early stage, providing cost estimates as early in the design process as possible. In addition, we can perform in-house Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for static and dynamic stress, heat transfer, and fluid flow.
CAD packages we commonly use include:
As wireless, mobile, and IoT have become more prevalent, most of our projects now require an “app” software layer as well as backend web support. At HatchPoint, we amplify “Full Stack Development”, building everything from the system firmware, to the user’s mobile app, to the backend that manages and collects the data.
A few languages and frameworks that we like to use include:
HatchPoint doesn’t stop at simulation or design. We can build your first units as well. Whether a one-off to show investors or a short-run for user testing and evaluation, we work to get the product you imagined into your hands. Tools that are often used are:
Working with manufacturers who have the knowledge and capabilities to meet your needs is key to getting your product to market. We are happy to connect you to preferred vendors who can fully support your manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs, and we can manage the process of transitioning your product from prototype to production. We have experience designing Quality Assurance (QA) plans as well as designing programming and test fixtures.
Properly maintaining control over your intellectual property (IP) not just protects your innovation, but also adds value to your product and company. We can help in the patent process by supplying invention disclosure documents, patent drawings and referral to trusted patent attorneys.