Design

Appian is happy to either start your new project with a clean piece of paper or pick up a current design and take it forward. We can pick up or assist your project during any stage of the design cycle, from the initial requirements capture, through the design, development, integration, test, qualification or validation.

We can even take on your old obsolete product and revive it, recreate it or upgrade it with modern technologies and methodologies. Using up to date design software, we deliver holistic packages of work, where you the customer can enjoy peace of mind, that you have a complete copy of all the required design and manufacture files for your project.

Whilst being expert providers of rapid prototyping we are also salient of the human factors, user interface and ergonomics of our design. We aim to design products that not only meet your technology needs but also those that are enjoyable to use.

We understand the importance of a design that is both technically accurate and space efficient. All of our designs consider the necessary thermal management and Ingress Protection rating. The planned operating location is carefully considered at all stages of the design process, including the enclosures / harnesses that we select. With all this in mind, we try and find the most cost effective solution for initial production and through life cost.

It is our mission to ensure that you recieve not only a product which meets your requirements but with the knowledge that the best possible solution has been delivered. We achieve this by engaging with you at the right level, any time, adapting and changing designs to ensure that the final product meets your expectations.

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Electronics

Appian design electronic circuits, from the simple to the complex.  We are happy to help at any stage of this process from developing the full item, reviewing your design or simply providing advice no matter how small or large your requirement is.  Our engineers have vast experience in all the main areas of electronics including analogue, high speed digital, FPGA, single / multi-core processors, microcontrollers, embedded systems power electronics and RF transmission.

Our engineers have designed circuit boards from just a single layer to fourteen layers, incorporating strict design rules for impedance matching, track length matching, creep and clearance constraints.

Appian’s up to date design software provides an integrated environment for schematic capture, PCB layout and generation of manufacturing data. We can also export three dimensional model files to import your mechanical design package to ensure that it fits in “the box” prior to manufacturing.

Our electronic designs are often placed into demanding environments, where they are subjected to large temperature variations, high levels of shock and vibration, whilst maintaining high levels of functionality and conforming to stringent EMC requirements.

We have provided electronics into consumer, commercial, industrial, automotive and defence sectors.  Each has their own set of demands and Appian strives to meet them all.

We do all sorts of clever technology things, but we have specific recognised expertise in the areas of mobile systems, video processing, wireless, connectivity, complex architectures and circuit board design.   These systems, often vehicle mounted or body worn, have to be optimised for low power battery operation, as not everything comes with a mains plug!

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Technologies

We can design one-off bespoke prototypes, undertake low volume production runs through to mass production to suit your needs.  We work independently, or as part of your team for either customer facing projects or your own internal research and development programmes.  It is our mission to ensure that you receive not only a product which meets your requirements but with the knowledge that the best possible solution has been delivered.  We achieve this by engaging with you at the right level, any time, adapting and changing designs to ensure that the final product meets your expectations.

We do all sorts of clever technology things, but we have specific recognised expertise in the areas of mobile systems, video processing, wireless, connectivity, complex architectures and circuit board design.   Below is a list of some of our capabilities:

  • Wireless including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Zigbee
  • mobile systems including man portable, body worn, vehicle mounted, power management, environmental, EMC, rugged, light weight, thermal management
  • video processing, compression, streaming, record/playback, low light, analytics, encryption, evidential quality
  • Connectivity, Ethernet, USB, firewire, 3g/4g, I2C / SPI, canbus
  • complex architectures, multi-processor design, soft core processors, digital signal processors, hardware accelerators
  • circuit board design, schematic capture & layout, flexi / flexi rigid, surface mount, BGA, EMC, ESD, multi-layers, high speed, impedance control

The list isn’t exhaustive so if there is something specific you require that’s not listed please call, and we can talk through your requirements

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Software

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