Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and the UK
Microdex provides bespoke
electronics and software design services to all industries,
commercial, automotive, industrial, military and research. Offering
support for the full design cycle from concept, specification,
system level design, circuit design, PCB layout and embedded
software development. Microdex is the complete one stop solution to
bring your idea or product to fruition.
Microdex is unique in that it focus on utilising development
engineers who are experts across all domains of development such
that the design process is completely fluid between hardware and
software domains and designs can be optimized to ensure lowest cost
Development Pricing Models
Microdex offers development support in various pricing models
including fixed price and time plus materials. We are happy to
engage in fixed price develops where the specification is
quantifiable and the product is built around proven technology. Often
out clients are pushing the boundaries of existing design
solutions and chipsets, under these circumstances we would recommend
time plus materials due to the risk element of new R&D.
Complete confidentiality – your solution is secure, backed up with
mutual NDA’s. IPR (intellectual Property Rights) transfer to your
upon completion of the project. A fluid development process with
clear and concise communication along the way, if there’s a risk you
will know about it - all our engineers have great non-geeky
communication skills so you won’t feel like you’re talking to
Circuit Board Layout
With ‘Altium Designer’ Microdex can design PCB’s varying from simple
double sided boards to advanced multi-layer boards with blind and
buried via’s and complex track length tuning for high end processor
architectures. Microdex is one of the leading users of ‘Altium
Designer’ in the UK and all our PCB layouts utilize 3D component
integration to ensure you board fits seamlessly with the mechanics.
Microdex prides itself in harnessing the most ‘elite’ embedded
software designers in the UK. Our extensive in house reference code
is designed for re-use and to be easily portable across different
processor architecture’s allowing us to reduce development time when
building the basic low level system blocks. Producing code which is
well written, ‘simply’ and easy to understand provides clients with
a scalable platform to build on for future upgrades.
Board Manufacture & Assembly
To reduce development cycle time Microdex, in partnership with its
supply chain can build and assemble the first prototype systems,
with a small in house rework oven and hot air reflow we have the
capability to assembly SMT boards. This allows fast production of
prototypes ready for the software development team.
Compliance and Testing
Microdex can support you with product EMC compliance and testing,
working with the test house to understand any compliance issues
should they arise and work to resolutions for your product.
If you have a product idea but little or no experience of
electronics and software we can support you in the product
specification stage, advising on technology suitable to meet you
target product pricing and also helping you avoid the pitfalls
associated with over specification.
Once your product requirements have been identified Microdex can
produce a system level design which will help break down any
processing and real-time requirements of the system.
Microdex is a
specialist electronics design house with experience in helping
hardware start ups from initial concept and technology validation of
a product, all the way to aligning the design for mass production,
whether this needs to be performed in the UK or CHINA. Our success
and skills in the field are evident from the design work we have
completed for friends at MysteryVibe. This is now scaling up ready
for production volumes of 10K units per month. Whilst our focus is
primarily on the electronics design and embedded firmware, we are
able to work closely with partners such as Seymour Powell for
product concepts, visuals and industrial design styling and also
partners such as RPD international who can access the community in
China for scaling and mass production.
Capture and Hardware Design
Using our fully licensed
in house EDA toolset ‘Altium Designer’ – we shall design the
electronics hardware create the necessary schematics ready for
printed circuit board design. Our engineers shall select the best
components for your product based on our understanding of target
market whether that is cost driven or technology driven. Our
designers are experienced with the latest processors from ultra low
power 8 bit devices to 32-bit ARM and extending to advance FPGA and
DSP based systems. Selecting the right processor for the job can
yield significant cost savings in production.
development software solutions for video processing, battery
charging systems, advance 50 way USB hub systems, keyboard
interfaces, touchscreen panels including capacitive technology, LED
controllers, robotics systems, motor controllers, industrial
monitoring, video processing systems, audio compression and much
more. We can work on any application.
Based Application Development
In addition to embedded software development services, Microdex can
also develop test application for the Windows OS environment. Often
as part of product development our clients need a front end system
to communication with the product and PC based applications are
Microdex has been using Altium for over a decade now, if you need
support, tips or training we can help. Take a look at the website
and our youtube channel for some helpful videos.
Our technology evaluation service is available to clients who
haven’t really decided on the final product but wish to apply a new
technology – chipset or algorithm – to an existing problem and
evaluate the results. Microdex supports technology evaluation by
designing custom hardware and embedded software development as
Products often hit production with little thought given to test and
setup in the production phase. Microdex can design a build custom
test harnesses to automate you product ‘run up and test’ process.
At Microdex we believe if you have paid for the design material, it
should be good enough to enable you to transfer the design to
another entity or modify it in house. We pride ourselves in creating
documentation which can be easily read and understood so any
engineer can take on the project in later years.
Design and Mechanical Integration
Working with our
design partner companies specializing in mechanical design and CAD
we can support your product development with mechanical design and
fully integrate the electronics during the design phase using our 3D
Circuit Board outputs.
We used Microdex to carry out some component selection and schematic design. Following on from this work, we also used Microdex to provide the first prototype run of assembled printed circuit boards.
Microdex has good communication and quality of electronics design.
The quotation and invoice for the work prototype boards was very reasonable and I am sure we will be using Microdex for future design and prototype work.
Peter Comrie, PCM Electronics
We used Microdex to implement the embedded real-time code to control a high reliability battery charger for down-hole use. They have recently added additional modes to the charger including a logging function. In conjunction with this, Microdex have designed a bespoke USB based communication hardware and a Windows application to interrogate the charger, permit modification of operating parameters and to upload and interpret the logged information.
We really appreciated their no-nonsense approach, attention to detail and after-sales support. Supporting technical documentation is of the highest quality. I would, and have, recommended Microdex highly to my colleagues and former customers.
Our News & PR
QI CHARGING – LETS GO WIRELESS 08 Mar 2018
With the sales of Qi Charging bases expected to increase exponentially over the next couple of years...