[Electronic Hardware and Software Design Solutions]

Our Focus

To provide robust, high performance, on-time solutions for the needs of technology driven companies in the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas. Areas of expertise include the design of hardware, firmware and software for ATE, Networking, Embedded Systems, Storage Peripherals, Medical Instruments & Professional Audio.

Hardware Expertise

Specialties include high-speed digital FPGA and ASIC design utilizing Verilog simulation and synthesis. We also excel in board-level design of digital and analog circuits optimized for low-cost, and manufacturability. With over 15 years of experience in getting electronic products from initial idea to the customer, we have successfully dealt with potentially problematic issues such as FCC EMI/RFI certification and design for testability.

Electronic products designed by Idea Consulting have directly generated more than $100 million dollars in revenues for the client companies listed below. We always strive for Rev 1 success instead of assuming that the product can be fixed through an endless stream of revisions.

Software Expertise

Software in some form is an integral component of most electronic products today. We have been developing robust firmware and software in C, assembly language, and now C++ for over 15 years as well. Firmware projects have included everything from an 8031 controlling the screen parameters for an LCD monitor, to high performance redundancy algorithms executing on arrays of Intel i960 processors.

We are typically called on to develop software running on both PC and Unix based platforms. One of our specialties is performance tuning software and firmware using a combination of assembly language and C to achieve maximum performance while retaining readability for the majority of the code.

Client Companies

  • Intel Corporation (Santa Clara)
  • Abbott Laboratories (Santa Clara)
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation (Santa Clara)
  • Teradyne Corporation (San Jose)
  • LTX Corp. (San Jose)
  • Gadzoox Corp. (San Jose)
  • Symyx Corp.
  • ARTI Inc. (Cupertino)
  • Jim Gamble Associates (Tahoe City)
  • Kinetix Corporation (Milpitas)
  • Megatest Corporation (San Jose)
  • Reach Technology, Inc. (Fremont)
  • Ventek International (Petaluma)

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