Radio Frequency Design Services and IoT

VPI offers customized Radio Frequency (RF) design services for clients in commercial, industrial, government, and military applications. VPI has enabled many products with wireless communication capabilities by designing new, custom radios/modems into product designs and integrating off-the-shelf modules with existing products.

Wireless/RF customization and design services offered by VPI include but are not limited to:

  • Custom RF transmitter/receiver designs
  • Design and implementation of proprietary communication protocols
  • Optimization of RF designs for challenging RF environments
  • Standard, commercial protocol designs including:
    • Wireless Systems
    • ZigBee®
    • Bluetooth®
    • WiFi (802.11 b,g,n,ac)
    • Radio Devices with Non-Standard Frequencies
    • Military RF Applications
    • GPS
    • RFID
    • Custom Integration of Wireless Radio Modules
    • RF Amplifier Design
    • Wireless Command and Control Systems
    • Narrow Band
    • Wide Band
    • Low Noise Design and Filtering
     

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the exponentially increasing number of devices being connected to other devices and the internet, VPI stays on top of the latest wireless technologies, radios, sensors, software, electronics and connectivity. This allows VPI to design and develop cutting-edge and new age products year after year.

Capabilities

The following lists VPI's capabilities for RF Engineering and supporting engineering and design capabilities:

Electrical Systems

  • Digital Systems
  • Analog Systems
  • Analog to Digital Designs
  • Digital to Analog Designs
  • A/D & D/A Real World Sampling
  • Low EMI/RFI Design
  • High Voltage Systems

PCB Design and Layout

  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout Services
  • Multiple PCB Layout Software Capabilities
    • ORCAD
    • Altium Designer
    • PCAD
    • PADS
    • Protel
  • Complex Design Capabilities
    • Blind Vias
    • Buried Traces
  • Design Capabilities for Multiple Layer Boards

RoHS Compliance Design

  • Lead-Free Electronics Design
  • WEE Compliance
  • Product Redesign/Re-engineering for Pb-Free Components

Wireless Communication

  • Wireless Systems
  • Wi-Fi (802.11x)
  • Bluetooth®
  • Zigbee®
  • Radio Devices with Non-Standard Frequencies
  • Military RF Applications
  • GPS
  • RFID
  • Custom Integration of Wireless Radio Modules
  • RF Amplifier Design
  • Wireless Command and Control Systems
  • Contiki
  • Narrow Band
  • Wide Band
  • Low Noise Design and Filtering

Antenna Design

  • Chip Antenna Integration
  • External Antenna Integration
  • Custom Antenna Designs

Infrared (IR) Systems

  • Military Applications - Surveillance, Targeting, Tracking
  • Temperature Sensing
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Short-Range Wireless Communication Design

Communication Interfaces

  • USB
  • PS/2
  • Serial-Port
  • Parallel-Port
  • ISA Bus
  • PCI Bus
  • CAN Bus
  • I2C
  • RS232
  • RS485