Test & Measurement
SCT products help address numerous challenges engineers are facing in research, development, characterization, and production test. They bridge the gap between commercially available test and measurement instruments and your application.
Long-term business-to-business relationships are key to our success. OEM products are collaboratively designed and enhance the capabilities of our partners while expanding their product portfolio.
SCT values and fosters technical excellence. Leveraging 20 years of product development experience, SCT’s multi-disciplinary team is well equipped to deliver complex solutions on tight schedules.
Test & Measurement Products
In addition to SCT branded products, we supply OEM solutions to Tier 1 and 2 partner companies. OEM products are branded by our partners and typically available exclusively through their supply channels.
Combined with our demonstrated microwave and high-speed digital expertise, our PXI design capability makes SCT well positioned to deliver innovative products into the wireless test market.
- Designer Verification Test
- Automated Production Test
- New Product Development
Microwave products help extend the frequency range of your existing instruments for operation to 26.5 GHz. These systems provide an economical path for upgrading your test setup, allowing you to leverage existing automated test environments (ATEs).
Serial Bus Controllers
SCOUT is a fast and flexible serial bus and GPIO controller for lab and production test applications. The FPGA-based architecture differentiates SCOUT from other USB controllers in that it can provide fast deterministic timing on all output signals. Protocol-critical timing is controlled to meet specifications.
Cohda has engaged SCT for RF PCB designs on three generations of our products and assistance for a fourth RF PCB design. I personally have been involved in the Cohda Wireless / SCT projects for two years now. The first project ended up with a best-in-class 802.11p RF circuit (both Rx and Tx), and the second RF project (a follow-on) managed to improve even further. The second project also involved a complete digital microprocessor element, which SCT comfortably managed to get working without major rework. The first prototype units were already mature enough to be shipped to customers for their software validation. SCT has proven time-and-again that they are a highly competent design house. The in-house experience that SCT brings to the table is visible from the word go. I can highly recommend using SCT as a design house, and would prefer to use them again on future products.
David de Haaij, Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd, Australia
SignalCraft came strongly recommended to me by an industry-leading wireless design firm. Although our product lines are outside the norm of wireless communications systems, SignalCraft’s breadth and depth of expertise and their willingness to work with us to resolve challenging technical issues allowed us to achieve performance beyond what we thought possible within our constraints of size, time, and money. SignalCraft worked closely with our hardware, firmware, and FPGA designers each week to track progress and implement design changes where necessary. From the outset of our three projects through to board manufacture, SignalCraft’s staff and management supported us and showed steady commitment to our firm’s success even under very challenging circumstances. All aspects of our projects – right through to delivery of design documentation and support through manufacture – were completed on-budget and on-time. I would recommend SignalCraft highly to firms with complex board design needs.
Trevor Moat, Director of New Product Development, ESI Environmental Sensors Inc.
I have used Signalcraft’s services twice now over two companies. In a previous company, I used Signalcraft to perform a lot of RF and Complex Power Supply design and analysis. The Engineers at SCT were able to perform the work in short order and in a quality manner. When I moved to OnRampWireless, and I needed a lot of varied Engineering resources quickly, I turned to SCT. As a startup we had many demands for fast turn development and updates on many product fronts. SCT was able to do extensive RF/digital design, RF/digital/analogue ATE development, drive FCC/ETSI certification, and perform detailed schematic capture and tight RF PCB layout. SCT was able to parachute in and quickly act on any, or all of these disciplines, depending on the product of the day. SCT Engineers have always given good reliable advice that has stood the test of time. Even though we are separated by distance, SCT was always able to keep the communications flowing and deliver to tight schedules. Good project management on their side has been a cornerstone of our successful product co-development.
Dennis Espey, Director of Hardware Engineering, OnRamp Wireless
We contracted SignalCraft to develop an RFID board for one of our products. They dedicated resources to the project and worked with other technology vendors to provide an optimized and timely solution. SignalCraft’s project management was as good as its engineering. We had constant feedback on all issues and accurate estimates of project costs. I would be glad work with them again and I heartily recommend them.
Joel Hartley, VP Engineering, Procon Inc.
Bluechiip approached SignalCraft to help with a proof of concept platform to help with the validation and demonstration of its MEMS-based tracking solution. A key objectives was to design a flexible platform that would allow the Bluechiip team to explore new concepts for future products. Time was critical as demonstrations had been scheduled with key customers. The demonstration platform required RF-analog, FPGA and embedded controller expertise. The short term project was successfully realized by SignalCraft while the Bluechiip team focused on core IP development. The platform created by SignalCraft continues to provide an essential ingredient for successful customer demonstrations and the development of Bluechiip commercial opportunities, while at the same time providing a flexible environment for the development and testing of rapidly-evolving core IP in multiple markets.
Adam Dickson, Principal Engineer, Interrogator Systems, Bluechiip Pty Ltd
Our relationship with SignalCraft allows us to access a wide variety of RF capabilities as needed. They are large enough to provide the expertise we need, but not so large that we worry about continuity. NovAtel has worked with RF consultants before, but none had the expertise with volume production or experience with working offshore. Once into the project, SignalCraft exceeded our expectations in both technical quality and commitment to meeting our deliverables. They were able to quickly supply us with high-caliber documents and reports. We are looking forward to a long-term strategic relationship with SignalCraft.
Curtis Anderson, Director OEM / Sensors, NovAtel Inc.
SOMA Networks chose to work with SignalCraft based on a referral from an internal source. We came to them with a difficult problem that required a real partnership. This was a large project over multiple locations and SignalCraft was able to work within these constraints very well. Although we have a small radio group internally, radio design is not our key area of expertise. Outsourcing allowed us to focus on our core technologies. SignalCraft’s ability to get into our internal organization was beyond what I would normally expect, it was a seamless relationship. Simply put, our expectations were high. SignalCraft met and exceeded them. We would definitely work with SignalCraft again