Custom electronic designs typically utilize an InHand single board computer (SBC) as a baseline design, and modified for the specific application and use case via a process called Modified COTS. By utilizing Modified COTS, InHand can deliver a custom electronic design with lower cost and risk, and quicker time-to-market.
InHand’s design process takes a system engineering approach. An intensive technical kickoff meeting investigates product use cases, environments, and high level specifications, which are distilled into a set of implementable product requirements. Price/performance trade-offs are made where necessary. Once the product requirements are settled, the product implementation process commences. Through the wide variety of custom designs delivered, InHand has successfully fulfilled a vast array of difficult design specifications. More extreme examples include:
- Operation in an unpressurized bay of a military fighter aircraft at high altitude, located directly behind a high powered gun
- Intrinsically safe circuitry (meeting UL and ATEX requirements), operating in explosive atmospheres
- Remote control in high-EMI military environments including high powered radar systems
- Man-worn and handheld devices that withstand battlefield conditions, including wide temperature swings, drops, impact, vibration, dust, salt, water submersion, gunshots, and more.
- Multi-antenna devices that include cellular, Wi-Fi, ZigBee/802.15.4, Bluetooth, GPS, and military bands.
InHand designed products have been certified for FCC Part 15, IC, and CE regulations; a variety of challenging MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F specifications; FIPS Level 2 security; PTCRB and GFC cellular; ATEX and UL explosive atmosphere; and more. Browse the InHand InSights blog and our case studies for a sampling of our technical and product successes.
Contact InHand for an assessment of your requirements and ROM quote for a custom electronic design.