Electronics Engineering

Designing cutting edge electronics to meet the performance, reliability and regulatory demands of medical devices.

PI’s electronics team follows a well-structured and collaborative process to deliver robust, sustainable, and innovative designs. With a team of more than 20 engineers and technicians from a range of industry backgrounds, we have expertise across all aspects of electronics development. Our well-established library of proven design solutions will help get your product to market faster.

Architecture Definition

Our team is experienced in designing electronics architectures to achieve the optimum balance between performance, technical risk, development effort and cost-of-goods. There is an early focus on design reuse, Design for Excellence (DFX), design for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)/safety, and key component selection for long-term product sustainment.

Detailed Design for PCBs

We employ various tools such as Altium/Nexus, SPICE, and Polar Si8000 to design, simulate and accurately specify outputs for PCB fabrication, assembly and testing. We have expert capabilities in the following areas:

  • Analog circuit design
  • RF design
  • High-speed digital design
  • Circuit simulation
  • High-density mixed signal PCB layout
  • PCB and system level design for EMC & safety compliance

Build and Integration

In the early stages of development, our team of highly skilled technicians define interconnection strategies and custom cable designs with a focus on Design for Manufacture (DFM), product safety and EMC. As development progresses, we work in a cross-functional team to integrate electronics within prototypes and early production units, while contributing to manufacturing work instructions to ensure a seamless transition to production.

Electronics Lab and EMC Chamber

We have a large, well-equipped electronics laboratory for small-scale prototype builds, rework and testing. In addition, we have the capability and equipment to perform the following EMC pre-compliance testing in-house:

  • Radiated emissions (within radio frequency (RF) chamber)
  • Near-field RF/troubleshooting
  • Conducted emissions (AC mains)
  • Electro-static Discharge

Compliance Engineering

We are experts in developing medical and laboratory instruments to meet global safety and EMC requirements. Our team specializes in the following aspects of compliance engineering:

  • Design for safety to meet IEC 61010 and IEC 60601
  • Design for EMC to meet IEC 60601-1-2, IEC 61326-1 and IEC 61326-2-6 (IVD)
  • EMC test plan preparation for global approvals
  • Wireless/radio certification for global markets
  • EMC testing and troubleshooting