Design Note #97
High volume applications benefit from the long term cost savings of a custom i.MX controller design. Running at ten thousand units annually, a custom hardware design saves significant cost over a seven to ten year product life-cycle. The custom i.MX controller shown below has been highly tuned for the application at hand. Circuit board size, peripheral placement, peripheral selection, power control, security services, display and user input services have been designed specifically for the end application. Custom hardware design realizes the lowest cost, high quality electronic sub-assembly design for high volume applications.
Custom electronic product design is a detailed oriented, highly technical discipline. Orchid Technologies has performed numerous designs that perform correctly right from the start. Orchid can incorporate an existing COTS module into a semi- custom design, or we can realize additional savings with a fully custom design; placing the i.MX processor down on the product itself. Applications where annual volume exceeds 5,000 units reap real benefit from a fully custom design approach.
Custom i.MX hardware design can include the following peripherals:
The development of custom electronic products for our OEM clients is Orchid’s entire business. The design of custom i.MX-Based systems with rapid design cycles, demanding technical requirements, and unforgiving schedules sets us apart.