Image Circuits Capabilities and Equipment
Image Circuits is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the design of digital video equipment for clients in the broadcasting and image processing industries.
Our goal is to provide the functions of a complete engineering department to our clients. We can:
· Develop a concept to satisfy a customer's need.
· Research technology to validate the concept.
· Study the marketplace to specify the product.
· Formalize the specification to a system design.
· Perform the detailed design work.
· Build prototypes of the design.
· Test and refine the design.
· Document the product through manuals and procedures.
· Explain to customers how to apply the product.
...on a fixed-price, guaranteed-delivery project basis or on an hourly billing.
Product Design - Expert knowledge of digital video system design for time-base correction, image enhancement, and computer manipulation. Extensive experience in NTSC, PAL, CAV standards, as well as 1050 and 1125 line HDTV formats. Thorough knowledge of heterodyne and direct-mode video recording systems. Full library of competitive product literature, standards and component data.
Circuit Design - semi-custom logic design through ABEL and Xilinx design software. PSPICE analog circuit simulation. Digital and finite-Q analog design of filters and equalizers using proprietary software and techniques. Schematic capture using ORCAD and Synario. Timing analysis using Timing Designer.
Full Video Laboratory - Complete bench of top-grade Tektronix NTSC and PAL test equipment, professional picture monitors, 400 MHz oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, computers, chip programmers, video-specific bridges and test fixtures. RF impedance bridges, sweep generators, spectrum analyzers.
Prototype Shop - Full inventory of electronic and mechanical components for building prototypes. PACE desoldering, CSW wire-wrapping in an ESD-controlled environment. Mechanical QC bench with surface plate, height gages, dial indicators, angle blocks for inspecting mechanical components.
Printed Circuit Design Workstation - fully integrated PCB layout system to support development through design of multi-layer, surface-mount PC boards. MAXROUTE autorouting using analog and ECL design rules.
Manufacturing Alliances - working relationship with PCB fabricators, PCB assemblers, sheet metal fabricators, graphic designers, screen printers and component distributors. Close relationship with PCB assembly house permits one-day loading of through-hole or surface-mount PCBs. Ability to act as manufacturer for prototypes or pilot runs of designs.
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