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- Electronic Circuit Design
- Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout
- CAD Layout
- Software and Firmware Testing
- Rigid, Rigid-Flex, Flex Designs
- Backplane and Daughter Cards
- PC peripheral interfaces (PCI bus, USB, and Ethernet), Serial (HDLC, I2C, SPI, JTAG, RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, Modbus, etc.)
- Wireless (BlueTooth, Zigbee, RFID, CDMA, GPRS, GSM, and GPS)
- Sensors (temperature, pressure, flow, vibration, force, strain, distance, and machine vision)
- Signal conditioning and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs and DACs)
- Analog circuit design (low current (picoamps) and high speed (to 100 MHz) )
- Power supplies
- Data acquisition systems
- Motion control systems
- Test equipment
Succeed in planning your product’s electronic approach and cost structure.
When you sell your product will you succeed, or fail? Here are three numbers you must know to succeed:
1) Retail Price- Retailers mark-up the wholesale price to reach the Retail Price for the end customer.
2) Wholesale Price- The price Retailers BUY your product from you at to put on their shelves.
3) Unit Cost - The cost to make one of your products (you multiply Unit Cost x 4 to estimate the Retail Price of your product).
Ensuring that your Unit Cost-to-Retail Price relationship will actually let you sell product as expected, is one of your MOST critical business planning tasks. Ever! Yet, it is commonly overlooked...
Since Retailers are in the business of knowing how price-sensitive their customers are, they also know what retail price people will not pay for your product.
Let’s look at an example. Say your product will NOT sell at a Retail Price of $12 dollars, but it will sell at a Retail price of $4 dollars.
Imagine, that during your Electronics Research, our engineers find that the Unit Cost to build your idea is $3 dollars? Then multiplying by $3 x 4 = a Retail Price of $12 dollars. Sorry, YOU LOSE!
Here is how the Focus Product Design engineering team will help you: By reducing features, changing engineering approaches, lowering the cost of components, etc. your Unit Cost can be adjusted to a level where you can expect to sell!
Now your new Unit Cost is lowered to $1 dollar? Then multiplying by $1 x 4 = a Retail price of $4 dollars. YOU WIN!
That’s why in our very first phase with you, in addition to helping you define the look and feel of your product (the Industrial Design), you get all your engineering specifications, product features, and researching all components to plan your unit cost, BEFORE jumping into CAD Design (where changes are expensive to make).