Using a robust set of 3D design tools (Solidworks), system design and thermal design expertise, ADL Embedded Solutions designs and manufactures full-custom systems for a range of applications ranging from rugged MIL-STD avionics and ground vehicle applications to industrial systems using hyperspectral imaging for security, agriculture, leak detection, etc. and everything in-between.
Custom Embedded System Development Process
Driven by the product lifecycle requirements of our military and industrial customers, ADL Embedded Solutions has developed a robust System Development Process designed to capture the myriad of requirements, specifications and changes that can arise during a system development…front initial consultation through prototyping and production release.
All system electrical, I/O, mechanical and environmental requirements are fully documented, design reviewed and customer approved and form the foundation for all current and future iterations of a customer’s design throughout their lifecycle.
Working from customer requirements and concepts, ADL Embedded Solutions can help refine customer concepts to develop agreed upon critical design requirements. From these requirements, ADL Embedded Solutions can develop implementation strategies, while our Sales engineers generate options quotes to help guide the NRE process. This collaborative process is the key to developing workable solutions that meet both cost and technical constraints. Often, an intervening “proof of concept” stage will follow prior to committing NRE design resources.
Tools like Solidworks® 3D CAD design software not only aid in rapid development of enclosure and system concepts, but also make for efficient communication of design concepts with customers to minimize development time and time to market. Once approved, Solidworks® 3D CAD design software also becomes the primary communication vehicle for documenting the system for customer SCDs (Source Control Drawings) as well as for follow-on manufacturing steps.
Using our strong relationships with metalwork, milling, coating, and component vendors, ADL Embedded Solutions can make even the most complex system a reality. Typically, small quantity prototypes are built to review manufacturing quality and mechanical specifications. Fully integrated systems are built up to validate ease of integration by production personnel, confirm electrical specifications, and shipped to the end-customer for system verification testing as well as any specialty tests such as vibration or EMI compliance testing.