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Embedded Hardware Design & Development Services

Integra is a hardware design company with a decade of experience. We can undertake both the full cycle of embedded product development and separate parts of a project. We’ll estimate your task, create hardware and firmware, and test the prototype.
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What we do

Integra provides embedded product design for a wide range of systems. We can implement small-scale projects based on 32-bit microcontrollers, design SoC-powered electronics, and build solutions based on 32- and 64-bit single-board computers (SBCs). We create sophisticated electronics with increased security requirements and a rich collection of peripherals and I/O capabilities. Our engineers build safe, cost-effective, and easy-to-operate embedded solutions for various industries: consumer market, retail, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, entertainment, manufacturing, and more.
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What’s included

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PCB Design & Layout

We can create different types of printed circuit boards: rigid, flexible, multilayer, high-speed, and HDI boards. The team will select components, design schematics and layout, and run DFM/DFA analysis to minimize development costs and reduce time to market. We use professional tools such as Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro, Eagle Cad, OrCad, and KiCad. If necessary, we’ll also take into account various certification requirements in our embedded hardware design.
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FPGA Design

The team can use FPGA and CPLD for high-performance embedded product design. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are used in high gate count designs, while Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD) are suitable for simpler logic applications with low gate count designs. We use IP cores to save time but can design specific building blocks within FPGA logic designs from scratch.
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Prototyping and Testing

Integra always creates one or several prototypes to prove the concept and test how it performs. We have all the required equipment in-house. If we find any faults in the prototype, we rework the board and firmware. Embedded computer design usually requires two or three iterations to reveal and fix the most critical errors. The final step in embedded hardware design is testing and validation. We perform functional verification tests, product safety tests, and environmental tests on the prototype.
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Preparation for Manufacturing

Although Integra’s embedded design services do not include manufacturing, we can assist you in finding a reliable manufacturer and placing an order. The team will provide all the necessary design documents: Gerber files of the PCB, bill of materials (BOM), 3D models, and testing instructions. If necessary, we can also develop testing software.
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Warranty Period

After completing the project, we set a warranty period during which we will fix any bugs and provide other technical support. After the warranty period ends, we stay in touch with our customers and provide consultations when needed.
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Our projects

Check Integra’s previous embedded product development projects.

Aircraft Towing Protection System

The system helps airport ground personnel carry out aircraft towing safely. It consists of parking sensors, a mobile app, and a web portal.
  • Aircraft
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Firmware development
  • Mobile app development
  • Web development
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Wi-Fi-Enabled Controller for Hot Tubs

Integra Sources developed a device for controlling the equipment of hot tubs. We also created a mobile app for communicating with the device.
  • Custom software development
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Firmware development
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile app development

IoT Device Development for Oil & Gas Sensors

The project aimed to develop a connected device for various sensors used in the oil and gas industry. There are many options for using the IoT.
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Firmware development
  • Web development

Battery Management System Development

Integra Sources reviewed the hardware and software of the battery management system. We provided PCB, firmware, app, and server development.
  • Custom software development
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Firmware development
  • Web development

Awards

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Why choose Integra Sources

Innovative problem-solving skills, in-depth expertise, and enthusiasm make us a strong partner for hardware and software development.
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Integration

  • Adaptation to customers’ management systems
  • Integration into customers’ development processes

Flexibility

  • Flexibility in development
  • Flexibility in communication

Communication

  • High level of communication
  • Personal account management
  • Legal security guarantee

Transparency

  • Transparency in development processes
  • Customer’s dashboard
  • Clear timelines
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Industries

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Consumer Electronics

Consumer devices, wearables, smart home solutions, desktop, mobile, and web applications.
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Power Electronics

BESS and BMS solutions, charging systems, electric motor controllers, power conversion.
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Extractive Industry & Manufacturing

Industrial automation, industrial IoT, computer vision, tracking solutions, wearables, industrial UAVs.
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Healthcare

HMIs for medical equipment, wearables, computer vision and AI-based diagnostics solutions.
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Logistics & Transportation

Location and status tracking for freight and vehicles, warehouse robotics, order and warehouse management systems.
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Science & Education

Measuring and testing equipment, programmable robots, e-learning solutions, curriculum management systems.
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Agriculture

UAVs and autonomous robots, soil analysis and climate control systems, solutions for precision agriculture, asset tracking.
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Entertainment

Multimedia solutions, video streaming systems, desktop and mobile applications, drones.
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Robotics

Hardware and software, electric motor controllers, computer vision algorithms, AI solutions.
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Consumer Electronics

Consumer devices, wearables, smart home solutions, desktop, mobile, and web applications.
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Power Electronics

BESS and BMS solutions, charging systems, electric motor controllers, power conversion.
Mining machinery underground.

Extractive Industry & Manufacturing

Industrial automation, industrial IoT, computer vision, tracking solutions, wearables, industrial UAVs.
Two doctors are working with medical equipment.

Healthcare

HMIs for medical equipment, wearables, computer vision and AI-based diagnostics solutions.
A man sitting in a truck cabin.

Logistics & Transportation

Location and status tracking for freight and vehicles, warehouse robotics, order and warehouse management systems.
A female professor in a classroom.

Science & Education

Measuring and testing equipment, programmable robots, e-learning solutions, curriculum management systems.
A girl with a tablet computer is standing on a crop field near a harvester.

Agriculture

UAVs and autonomous robots, soil analysis and climate control systems, solutions for precision agriculture, asset tracking.
A man is recording himself on a video camera.

Entertainment

Multimedia solutions, video streaming systems, desktop and mobile applications, drones.
Industrial robots at a plant.

Robotics

Hardware and software, electric motor controllers, computer vision algorithms, AI solutions.
We've worked with
enterprises
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from Europe, the USA, Australia, and Asia
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Our tech stack

Languages

Assembler logo. C++ logo. C# logo. Java logo. Python logo. Rust logo. Verilog logo. VHDL logo.

Cloud Platforms

ARM Mbed logo. AWS logo. Microsoft Azure logo. Google Cloud logo. Particle logo.

OS

Android logo. RTOS logo. Linux Embedded logo. ROS logo. watchOS logo. Wear OS logo. Windows CE logo. Zephyr logo.

Frameworks and Toolkits

Microsoft .NET logo. Asio logo. AWS IoT Device SDK logo. Boost logo. ESP-IDF logo. FreeRTOS Libraries logo. gRPC logo. OpenThreads logo. Machine Learning AWS logo. nRF Connect SDK logo. Qt logo. TensorFlow logo. Windows Driver Kit logo. Windows SDK logo.

Processor Architectures

ARM 7/9/11, AVR, Cortex M0/M3/M4/A8/A7/A9, MIPS, MSP430, PIC, RISC-V, x86/x86-64.

IDE

Clion logo. Code Composer Studio logo. Crossworks logo. Cube IDE logo. Eclipse logo. IAR Systems logo. Intel Quartus Prime logo. Keil logo. Microchip Studio logo. Visual Studio logo. PyCharm logo. TrueSTUDIO logo. Vivado logo.

ECAD Software

Altium Designer logo. Cadence Design Systems logo. Eagle logo. KiCAD logo. OrCAD logo. P-CAD logo.

Interfaces

CF/MMC/SD, DVI, Ethernet, HDMI, I2S, LAN, LCD, LPC, PCI, PCI-E, SATA, USB, SPI, RS-232, RS-485, CAN, I2C, UART, MIPI, DSI, MODBUS.

Wireless Technologies

3G logo. 4G logo. BLE logo. Bluetooth logo. LTE-M logo. LoRaWAN logo. LoWPAN logo. NB-IoT logo. NFC logo. RFID logo. Thread logo. Wi-Fi logo. Zigbee logo.

Math and Simulation Tools

MATLAB Simulink logo. GNU Octave Scilab logo.

Data Communications Protocols

AMQP logo. Can logo. Custom Protocols logo. HTTP logo. Modbus logo. Modbus TCP/IP logo. MQTT logo. REST logo. SOAP logo. SSL logo. WebSocket logo.

Vendors

HiSilicon logo. ON Semiconductor logo. Allwinner Technology logo. Amlogic logo. Samsung logo. Silicon Labs logo. Analog Devices logo. Lattice Semiconductors logo. Microchip logo. Microsemi logo. Nordic Semiconductor logo. NXP logo. ST logo. Texas Instruments logo. Xilinx logo. Espressif logo. Infineon logo. Cirrus Logic logo. Renesas logo. Micron logo. Realtek logo. Maxim Integrated logo.

Testing and certification

Integra’s services include thorough testing, debugging, and pre-certification steps. Our experts carefully review the certification requirements applied to the product and stick to them at all development stages. We provide all the necessary documentation for further electronics certification and software audits.
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Explore our workflow

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We get acquainted with the concept of the future device and sign a non-disclosure agreement. The team gathers project requirements, studies relevant documents, and analyzes rival products on the market. At this phase, a preliminary project evaluation is made.

2

We contact the customer to confirm the project requirements. Then we create a technical specification and set a budget and deadlines.

3

We make the final evaluation of the project, make up a team, and schedule its workload.

4

We sign a contract for embedded hardware design. The team gets to work.

5

We select components, design schematics and PCB layouts, and create one or more prototypes. The team identifies and eliminates bugs, and optimizes the performance of the devices. Customers receive daily reports on the progress. If necessary, the plan can be amended.

6

In parallel with hardware development or right after that, the team starts creating the necessary software. Depending on the project requirements, we create firmware, embedded software, applications, or server software.

7

The team tests all the functions of the device. We check its performance under corresponding operating conditions and run some tests required for product certification. If necessary, the device is then modified.

8

After the tests, we finalize the documentation necessary for mass manufacturing, including the bill of materials, Gerber files, etc. We can also prepare manuals if the product is designed for in-house use.

9

When the development process is finished, customers can enjoy a free warranty period. During this time, the team will fix any bugs and defects in the product.

Reviews

"Integra Sources delivers to the highest standards, not only in the physical work they produce but also in their communication and documentation. It has by far exceeded our standards. They researched the project in-depth to better understand our goals - that really impressed us."
Richard Youden
Owner and CEO, Eau Rouge Engineering
“Integra Sources’ extensive preparaion beforhand helped give me confidence that we chose the right partner. Despite the time difference, they are able to stay in constant communication. Integra’s dedication to the project has led us to develop an ongoing relationship.”
Christophe Baudia
CEO at GeoMoby
“The database has satisfied all scope requirements. The upgrades have improved communication and performance. Team strengths include accessibility and problem-solving and they are unafraid to research problems and develop their own solutions. Integra demonstrated strong management skills when they manage our servers for a week during an important trade show; we showcased our product at the event. Communication channels are always fluid and straightforward.”
Eduardo Ruiz
Founder & CEO at Ruiz Aerospace Manufacturing
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Frequently Asked Questions

Read this information to better understand the process of embedded hardware design.

What do I get when the project is finished?

Upon project completion, the customer receives a fully functional device, a prototype or software, detailed technical documentation, source codes, and PCB design files in a CAD format. The customer will receive all the necessary instructions on how to use the product. We will also answer any questions and provide training if necessary.

Do you do receipt inspections of the components you receive?

Yes, we carefully select materials and components, trying to find a balance between their quality and price with consideration to the project requirements. All materials we use comply with the EN, IPC, and RoHS international standards. If required, we will use components that comply with the national regulations of your country.

What about intellectual property rights?

The cession of intellectual property rights is legislated in our contracts. We also sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect any sensitive information. We will mention your project on our website and other platforms only with your permission.

I want to test my idea. How can you do this?

If you want to test the idea on a proof-of-concept prototype before creating a fully functional solution, we can help. We create prototypes using DevKit devices and other methods to check your concept.

How can I speed up embedded product development?

To make the process twice as fast, we can build hardware and software simultaneously. This will involve the use of Development Kits for programming modules. As a result, you will get a prototype of your embedded system and can evaluate technical risks that might come up when creating a fully-fledged custom solution.

What does the process of embedded hardware design look like?

We start with defining the requirements – both functional and non-functional – choosing hardware components, and designing the system architecture. After that, we take the following steps:

  • Schematic design
  • PCB layout
  • Generating files for PCB manufacturers
  • Prototype PCB assembly
  • Hardware testing
  • Debugging
  • Certification
  • Preparation for manufacturing

What are the skills of your hardware engineers?

Our hardware development teams possess skills in a wide range of disciplines, including radio electronics, physics, and circuitry. We’re experts in the design and assembly of complex electronic devices and have certified specialists.

What types of microprocessors and microcontrollers do you use?

We work with microprocessors and microcontrollers provided by the following vendors:

  • Atmel (Microchip Technology)
  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Microchip Technology
  • Silicon Labs
  • Espressif Systems
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Freescale Semiconductor (NXP Semiconductors)
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Infineon
  • MediaTek
  • Allwinner Technology

What CAD software do you use?

The team is skilled in a variety of tools for PCB design, including Altium Designer, Eagle Cad, Cadence Allegro, OrCad, and KiCad. For FPGA design, we use Vivado, Quartus, Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro, or OrCad. Our preferred tool is Altium Designer. It's one of the best CAD design instruments that offers comprehensive capabilities for PCB design tasks.

What types of embedded hardware projects have you developed?

We’ve designed a wide range of embedded systems, including consumer electronic devices such as a battery management system, a telecommunications device for blocking fraudulent calls, an autonomous robotic lawn mower, a control panel for a smart home automation system, and a lot of others. You can see the full list of our projects in the “Projects” section.

Will you test my device?

We provide quality control at all stages of product development – at PCB design and assembly, when assembling modules, or when creating firmware and applications. If necessary, we develop software for testing standalone modules and the whole product. Finished devices are tested many times. We will also carry out additional tests at the customer's request.

Can you guarantee the quality of the product?

We pay great attention to the quality of our work. The customer receives a fully functional device or software and a detailed user manual. After finishing the project, we provide a free warranty period, during which the team will eliminate any discovered defects and bugs. During the post-warranty period, we can also provide advice on possible modernization and modification of your product.

Can you help me with certification?

If the project requires certification, we take this into account at the earliest stages of product development. We prepare documentation for mandatory and voluntary certification in Europe, the USA (FCC, CE, UL, RoHS, and REACH), and other countries.

What is the minimum completion time?

The timing of a project largely depends on its specifics, complexity, scale, choice of components, and logistics. For example, a project audit can take 1-2 months, while AI-based software development usually lasts much longer. We always set realistic deadlines when preparing the spec and stick to the schedule at all project stages.

Can you help me with enclosure design?

Integra Sources has long-lasting and successful relationships with trusted enclosure designers. We will provide consultation and help you place an order. If necessary, we can make minor modifications on-site. During the development process, we keep in touch with the industrial design studio to ensure that the enclosure and the board match each other.

Who are your customers?

We develop projects for private enterprises and public organizations: small, medium, and large businesses, mining and manufacturing enterprises, startups, healthcare organizations, and enterprises engaged in other industries.

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