Circuit Design

Definition - The science of analyzing and arranging electronic components, so as to perform a specific function.

Sound simple?

It certainly isn't if you don't have the specific expertise or appropriate experience level in all the disciplines required by your design task. That is not to say that you can't learn. Every new design has its challenges and continuously learning new things is what makes engineering so exciting. But if you're facing a schedule deadline, you may not have the time to tackle the "learning curve" for design tasks very far from your core design experience. This is where, with over fifty years of collective electronic design experience in many areas of electronics, we can apply the right talent to your design to insure a timely success.


  • Digital Design
    The world of electronics has indeed come a long way since "TTL" was synonymous with "digital" and flip-flops came two per DIP. We've experienced ECL, CMOS, GaAs, BiCMOS, and who knows what's next in the continuing evolution of logic families. We've gone from entire logic boards performing simple functions to millions of gates on a single chip or ASICs performing incredibly complex jobs. Computational speeds have gone from KHz to GHz and the definition of "digital" has become less distinct due mainly to the breadth of design issues involved. Programmable logic technologies such as FPGA and CPLD have drastically changed the approaches and the tools we use to implement digital designs of today. The ever increasing selections of processors and DSP components have bridged the worlds of hardware, firmware and software into one.
  • Analog Design
    Sometimes it seems like everything is digital. There are few designs however that have only digital interfaces to the rest of the world. The world of automation eventually requires an interface to electro-mechanical devices, displays, sensors or a myriad of other devices. This not only requires D/A and A/D conversions, but amplifiers, drivers, regulators, level shifters and any number of other discrete electronics circuits may be required.
  • Power System Design
    Of course, any type of electronics requires power to function. As circuitry complexities increase, so does the demand on power system design. The variety of different voltages often required to drive a complete digital/analog system are many. Digital circuits are falling from 5V to 3.3V, 2.5V and lower, while most analog drivers still require 12V, 15V, 28V and even higher for some applications. This multitude of power must be provided in a clean and highly efficient manner to support the ever increasing demands of highly integrated electronic systems.