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We specialize in Low Energy Bluetooth modules and providing custom electrical, software and mechanical design. Our modules and dynamic team will simplify your design and expedite time to market.
We turn your ideas into reality.
Our Five Step Process for Custom Engineering
Concept phase includes the conversations and exchange of product concept and basic requirements that enable Rigado to provide a proposal. Discussions typically include use cases, your target customers, project timeline, development budget, and projected annual production volume.
Rigado uses this time to learn what you want to do, how you want to do it, and if Rigado is a good fit for your project.
Design Architecture phase will give Rigado time to dive into the product requirements and derive a block diagram, BOM estimate, and functional test plan. This phase may include some rough prototypes that test a specific risk area or new technology for the project.
New information learned during the Design Architecture phase may change the scope or reveal unknown complexity. Rigado will use the new information to generate a Statement of Work (SOW) to define requirements, deliverables, and payment schedules for the development that follows.
Rigado takes the knowledge gained from the Design Architecture phase and synthesizes a design for manufacturing. Hardware prototypes are produced and basic firmware is developed to prove that the hardware is functional. This phase produces prototypes that are used during testing and firmware development.
Testing is a very important stage of development where the hardware and software are subjected to various performance and functional tests. The functional test plan developed in the Design Architecture phase is used to make sure the design meets the requirements and needs of the project.
Revisions to the design are often required to improve performance and another round of prototypes is produced and tested.
After designs are tested in the Engineering Prototype phase to determine if they meet the design requirements, they must go through Pre-Production testing to verify that the design is ready for mass production. Pre-Production prototypes (PP) are created at the manufacturing location that will be building the mass production units. This helps find any yield issues with the manufacturability of the design.
Device longevity testing (HALT/HASS) may also be performed at this time to determine product lifetime. Any compliance tests for emissions (FCC, IC, CE) or safety (UL) will be conducted in this phase since Pre-Production prototypes represent the Mass Production units.
Release to Manufacturing encompasses the tasks to setup and deliver the first production units. Test procedures are developed and optimized for use in a manufacturing environment.
Rigado supports a small Pilot Production build with onsite engineers as needed. All manufacturing files are then released for the factory to ramp up to Mass Production.