Blue Sources LLC, a veteran-owned small business founded in 2015 has a mission to protect our drinking water. The company bought licenses for a family of five patents for an aquatic biomonitor from the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, discovered at a technology transfer tradeshow, which can detect thousands of acutely toxic chemicals […]
ACDi Case Studies
NPI Program Requires Quick Reaction Time
The defense market has become exceedingly competitive and has created a demand for ultra-quick turns in the electronics manufacturing services industry. One of our clients has come to repeatedly depend on ACDi to deliver fast turn arounds for their critical circuit card assembly requirements. For our client, new product introduction (NPI) success requires that: They receive […]
Design Solutions for Fine Pitch BGA
ACDi’s engineering services team is constantly working with our customers to produce reliable PCB designs with the lowest fabrication costs for our customers. A recent design highlights ACDi’s expertise in the routing of fine pitch BGAs, and the extra effort to reduce a customer’s board costs by up to 20%. Problem: Our customer came back […]
ACDi partnered with a medical rehabilitation device firm to assist in the development of a controller used in conjunction with a monitor for Ergometers utilizing functional electrical stimulation (FES). The FES ergometer provides electrical impulses to stimulate muscles that have diminished nervous control and are at risk for atrophy, circulation issues, muscle spams, and […]
CompactPCI Test Fixture
The CompactPCI Test Fixture is a debug and test suite designed specifically for the development, integration and test of a customer developed CompactPCI card. The CompactPCI Test Fixture is used to verify power, interfaces, and all IO to the device under test. The CompactPCI Test Fixture also provides powerful processing platforms and integrated displays that aid the […]
Electronic Product Design: Prototype to Production
This highly capable Event Monitoring Device is for use in elevator and escalator systems. Not only does it monitor seismic events, but its added capability also allows for the addition of remote and auxiliary sensors. For seismic event monitoring this device uses sophisticated digital processing to trigger on events in accordance to the ASCE 25-97 […]
Engineering Tech Brief: Better PCB Design using Stacked Vias
As modern electronic product form factors continue to shrink at the same time as physical component geometries become increasingly dense, the demands of routing complex components become progressively more difficult. This is often observed in designs incorporating high pin count FPGAs and fine pitch BGAs which require that fanouts be designed to access all of the device’s pins. In high density designs, the popular use of through-hole vias may consume too much space to be practical. For many of the current designs, effective PCB trace routing requires the use of a new design approach… these designs required the use of a stacked via.
ACDi has successfully completed the migration of manufacturing from a local OEM into our state of the art electronics manufacturing facility in Frederick, MD. ACDi now builds all of the OEM’s printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA’s), performs functional test and / or flying probe test on the PCBA’s, assembles the boards into box level chassis products, performs top level calibration and functional test, and packages the products for shipment to the OEM’s customers.
ACDi Provides DFM Solutions for Medical Device Manufacturer
Providing proactive Design for Manufacturability (DFM) support is not at all unusual for ACDi’s manufacturing engineering team. In fact it is standard procedure.
Research & Development Firm Contracts ACDi to Fix an Un-Manufacturable Printed Circuit Board Design
ACDi’s design team was contracted by an industry-leading R&D firm to fix a faulty design after their fabrication supplier found the board to be un-manufacturable. The board fabrication house was familiar with ACDi’s design work, and recommended that the client contact ACDi to fix the design.