Expertise

Electronics and Hardware Engineering

Porticos hardware engineers are familiar with numerous families of microprocessors and FPGAs, and their associated Integrated Development Environments, or IDEs.

Circuit Design
Development of schematic and Bill Of Materials for one or more PCB assemblies.
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IoT and Wireless Communication
Internet of Things broadly describes those devices capable of communicating with the internet. The modes include WiFi, bluetooth, LoRa, etc.
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MEMS Transducers & Strain Gauges
Repeatable measurement of strain; often in the context of measuring weight or pressure.
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Optics and Optronics
Dealing with the transmission or reception of light, or the integration of cameras.
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PCB Layout
Placement and routing of the components of a circuit on a custom PCB assembly.
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Bare-Metal Firmware
Bare-metal firmware runs directly on a microprocessor or FPGA with no operating system between the compiled code and the machine on which it runs.
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RTOS Firmware
RTOS stands for Real-Time Operating System, a primitive OS that provides a bit of structure resource-management.
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Software
Software runs on an Operating System (OS) such as Linux, Android, or iOS.
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Embedded Software

Porticos has the expertise and vision to help you source a software solution to control your custom product or device.

Mechanical Engineering

Porticos has experience with a multitude of mechanical engineering concepts, and we know when to put that expertise to work for your project.

Acoustic Interface
Dealing with the transmission or reception of sound; usually speakers or microphones.
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Antenna Integration
Design or selection, placement, and electrical connection of an antenna; often in the context of communications & IoT.
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Die Casting
Mass-produced “net-shape” metal parts; usually aluminum or zinc.
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Electronics Packaging
The mechanical engineering of a product that is, fundamentally, an electronic device.
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Fluid Dynamics & CFD
Prediction and optimization of flow; both air or liquid. Often related to electronics cooling.
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Harmonic Analysis & Vibration Control
Predication, control, and mitigation of vibration in mechanical systems. Often related to acoustics.
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Harsh Environments
Rugged design of products that will experience submersion, shock, vibration, abuse, and temperature extremes.
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Mechanisms & Motion
Linkages, gearing, lead-screws, pneumatic cylinders, and other methods of inducing and controlling motion.
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Sheet Metal
From high-volume drawn parts to low-volume formed parts, and everything in between.
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Structural Analysis & FEA
Prediction and optimization of stress and deflection in rigid parts.
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Thermal Design & Cooling
Dissipation of heat, usually related to electronics packaging. Often informed by CFD.
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Tolerance Analysis
Optimization of fits and clearances between parts in an assembly..
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Regulatory Compliance
Many devices must comply with safety standards. Medical devices, especially, require extensive documentation to demonstrate compliance.
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Test & Validation
Empirical evaluation of performance, often in the context of regulatory requirements.
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DFM/DFA
Design For Manufacturing and Design For Assembly. A set of tools for optimizing a product for high-volume production.
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Cost Engineering
Rational evaluation of the opportunity to reduce production cost within technical or performance constraints.
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Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Identification and evaluation of potential problems, accounting for both risk and severity.
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Project Management

Porticos staff ensures that all aspects of a project are considered and managed holistically.

Industrial Design

Porticos has experience with aesthetic and ergonomic design, and can focus on optimizing the overall User Experience (UX) of your product.

Prototype Development
Design of a one-of-a-kind apparatus to demonstrate appearance and/or function.
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Concept Generation
Structured approach to developing multiple, innovative solutions to a problem or challenge.
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User Interface
The visual, auditory, and tactile means by which a person interacts with a product.
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Injection Molding

Mass-produced “net-shape” plastic components.

Production & Sustaining Engineering

Engineering support during initial and continuing production.

Overmolding

Molding one polymer, usually an elastomer, onto another plastic part.