HardwareDesign
Hardware design is performed through a formalised development cycle that includes the following main activities
  • Definition of hardware requirements starting from system requirements, with allocation of functionality to be implemented in hardware
  • Hardware architecture design, including block diagram and selection of electronic components
  • Detailed design of the individual circuit sections, including component dimensioning and, where necessary, simulations and/or experiments
  • Unit testing on prototype of individual circuit sections, under all operating conditions, including fault conditions
  • Hardware – software and system integration verifications
  • Traceability of requirements throughout the development cycle
  • Configuration management and versioning of all design items

    Technologies and architectures

    System architecture design

    • functional blocks and corresponding electronic boards
    • functional requirements of each blocks, and input/output characteristics
    • logic and physical connections among blocks/boards and external environment. Example: communication signal type/cables and connectors

    Block/board design

    Use of optimized circuital solutions for each application. The optimization is obtained maximizing the sum of the following elements, according to their weights assigned for each design

    • safety
    • performances
    • price
    • reliability
    • miniaturization or conformity to specific physical dimensions
    • use of specific components

    Component selection, according to previous and following criteria

    • stability of feedback circuits, according to specified margins
    • respect of functional limits of each component, according to their mutual connection, to connection to external devices, to power source, and to environmental conditions

    Conformity with standards

    We can perform some preliminary tests for compliance to electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility standards. Moreover, we offer full support for test execution at accredited laboratories.

    Equipment

    Our laboratory includes the following main equipment

    Oscilloscopi

    TEKTRONIX DRT TDS2014
    TEKTRONIX THS720A
    TEKTRONIX DPO3034
    PicoScope 2205
    PicoScope 5444B

    Generatori di funzioni

    TTI waveform generator TG315 TTI waveform generator TG5011 PicoScope 5444B

    Multimetri

    FLUKE Digital multimeter 179 FLUKE Digital multimeter 287

    Trasduttori

    FLUKE Temperature probe 80T
    Delta Ohm Temperature Pressure transducer HD2304.0
    Delta Ohm Pressure probe TP704-2BAI
    Delta Ohm sicram module PP471
    LTL Electronic centesimal gauge
    Testo Termoigrometer 608-H1
    Chauvin Arnoux Current Probe E3N

    Emulatori

    IAR Systems I-jet
    Microchip ICD3
    Microchip ICD4
    Microcip REAL ICE
    Segger J-Link
    Freescale CodeWarrior USBTAP
    Renesas E8a

    Analizzatori di protocollo

    TRIDONIC PC interface for DALI systems 24138923
    Kvaser CAN analyzer CG150
    Picoscope 2205
    PicoScope 5444B

    Alimentatori da banco

    RND Power supply 320-KD3005D
    LYTRON Power supply NG-2500

    Strumenti per misura delle correnti di dispersione, resistenza di isolamento e continuità conduttore di terra

    BENDER Tester Unimet 810ST

    Trasformatori variabili

    Carroll & Meynell Variac CMV 3E-1

    Stazioni saldanti

    JBC CD2BB
    JBC CD2E

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