Design Services

Sapphire Computers has developed many products over the years for companies all over the country.

We are experts taking your design specifications and integrating the latest high-speed processors, memory and programmable logic, with firmware and software to make boards that work right the first time, on schedule, and on budget. We have close relationships with all our manufacturing subcontractors that allow us to cut through typical project delays and deliver quality designs in a fraction of the time.

We develop state-of-the-art electronics using the latest processors, FPGAs, DSPs and for projects for which Space, Weight and Power (SWaP) along with the highest performance are top design requirements. Our technical expertise is particularly well-suited for serving customers in the commercial, defense, aerospace, industrial, and medical industries.

Our electronics design team can take your product from concept through hardware prototypes and into production providing all or part of the entire design process. Our electrical design engineers work in conjunction with our PCB layout and software design partners to coordinate full-product integration. We can support you during production testing and have experience in helping our customers to achieve agency certification.

Electrical Hardware Capabilities

  • Hardware requirements specification
  • System architecture and design
  • Schematic capture and printed circuit board design
  • FPGA VHDL firmware development with Xilinx, Actel and Altera FPGAs
  • Quick-turn Prototype assembly with turn times in weeks instead of months
  • Board bring-up, design verification and test including built-in self test and full test vector fault verification
  • Agency Approval and Certification including experience with UL, TUV, FCC and Mil Stds approval
  • Production support

Partner Analog Hardware Design Capabilities

  • Product power supply transient and inrush protection
  • Over-voltage and over-current protection
  • Power ORing and switching functions
  • Precision and low noise analog design

Partner PCB Layout Capabilities

  • 35 years PCB design experience
  • Cadence Allegro, Altium Designer Software tools
  • Conform to ANIPC-2221, IPC-6012, IPC-A-600 and MIL equivalents
  • Experienced in Fine-line technology, Microvia and Via-in-Pad, Signal Integrity