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Hardware, PCB Layout & IC Packaging

You imagine it. We build it.

Our design experts bring years of hands-on experience to deliver creative solutions that meet both performance and cost goals.

Fidus brings a range of FPGAs, microprocessors, 100Gbps ASSPs, high-end data converters, high-speed memory interfaces and complex power sub-systems experience.

Whether you need complex technologies such as blind/buried/micro vias, buried capacitance, precisely controlled impedance, fiber-weave direction control, multi-laminate and mixed technology stacks or you need a simple and cost-effective solution, our experts know how to get the job done.

Take advantage of an AMD Premier Partnership

As the inaugural AMD Adaptive Computing Premier Partner, Fidus receives exclusive training, certification and early-access to tools, IP, and new silicon. This means you get knowledge and insights at the forefront of AMD’s roadmap, experience with up-to-date tool flows and top preference within the AMD support network.

Hardware Services

Example hardware projects we’ve worked on include:

  • ACDC 8K/4K video development system
  • Speech recognition microphone PMC
  • 4K platform
  • ZigBee module
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  • High-speed, high complexity designs
  • FPGAs (CPLD, SoC, MPSoC, RFSoC), DSPs, microprocessors, discrete designs
  • Complex designs combining analog, digital, RF, power
  • Memory interfaces (e.g., DDR3, DDR4, QDR)
  • Analog, digital, wireless, mixed signal design and simulation
  • 32Gbps+ designs built with robust signal integrity strategies
  • System bring-up, debug, and verification
  • Schematic capture
  • Power system design, low-power, battery systems/chargers
  • Timing budget calculations and analysis
  • Component obsolescence analysis and re-design
  • Cost reduction analysis and re-design
  • EMI, EMC, ESD, RoHS compliance
  • Regulatory approval identification and design strategies
  • Cadence® OrCAD (Capture CIS)
  • Design Entry HDL
  • Mentor Graphics ® DxDesigner®
  • Altium Designer ®
  • Agilent ADS
  • MATLAB® and Simulink®
  • Cadence® PSpice®
  • Linear Technology LTspice®

PCB Layout & IC Packaging

Example PCB Layout and IC Packaging projects we’ve worked on include:

  • Full CCA and mechanical integration
  • RF/wireless design and routing
  • High-speed memory layout DDR3/4/5, EMI, etc.
  • Conscientious power placement, fan-out and routing
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  • IPC CID/CID+ accredited designers
  • Signal integrity-driven layer stacks and constraint driven placement and routing
  • Experienced with various DFM/DFA/DFT rules
  • High Density Interconnect (HDI): Microvia, blind and buried, via-in-pad, fine-line, buried capacitance
  • High-speed: 28Gbps+ serdes, wide memory interfaces (DDR3/4/5)
  • RF/wireless/analog: 24GHz+, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz, printed antennas, other printed elements, sensitive signal handling
  • Impedance and fiber weave direction control
  • Printed antennas and complex wireless routing, including guard trace signal protection
  • Types: Rigid, Flex, Rigid-Flex
  • Materials: FR4, Polyimide, high speed/low loss dielectrics, hybrid constructions (e.g., FR4/Rogers), RoHS
  • Layer counts: 2 to 40+
  • Constraint driven placement and routing: Net topology and scheduling, absolute and relative propagation delay matching, limiting parallelism to avoid crosstalk, package pin delays, phase matching and back drilling
  • Signal Integrity: Pre-and post-route analysis and simulations to increase timing margins, reduce reflections, and reduce EMI, fiber weave effect mitigation
  • Power Integrity: Capacitor placement, plane assignment, dielectric thickness, and simultaneous switching noise (SSN) optimizations, current carrying and thermal analysis/strategies
  • Layout/Mechanical integration: Component interference checking
  • Cadence® Allegro PCB Design XL
  • Cadence OrCAD® Layout
  • Altium PCAD®
  • Altium Protel®
  • Mentor Graphics® PADS®
  • Mentor Graphics® Blaze Route
  • Agilent ADS
  • Cadence® Allegro PCB (SI SPECCTRAQuest)
  • Cadence PSPICE®
  • Synopsys HSPICE®

Experience has taught us how to solve problems on any scale

Trust us to deliver on time. That’s why 95% of our customers come back.

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