Electronics

BitSim NOW has specialists in both analogue and digital electronics. We have a long experience in programmable logic, PCI buses and embedded processors. Within the analogue area we are very familiar with power supplies, transmission technologies, EMC and CCD detectors.

BitSim NOW develops advanced electronic products that require tailor-made hardware. The demands for real-time properties and reliability are often high. We do everything from providing expertise advice to total responsibility for a product development from idea to serial product.

We use different schematic capture tools, simulation tools and programming languages on a daily basis, all according to customer demands. We also do the PCB layout for some of our PCBs. Besides electronic design, we also design the surrounding mechanics and device drivers.

To read more about some of our completed projects within electronics, scroll down!

We have a number of tools and instruments available to develop high-technological hardware with high quality. Examples of tools and instruments:

  • Schematic capture tools: Orcad, Protel, Altium, PADS
  • Layout tool: Altium
  • FPGA tools: Altera Quartus II, Altera QSys (System Integration Tool), ModelSim (vhdl simulation), Nios II (soft CPU core), Eclipse (C/C++)
  • Mechanical CAD tool: SOLIDWORKS
  • BitSim NOW has electronics lab areas, and has access to an EMC-lab
  • Oscilloscopes, logic analysers, frequency counters, pulse generators, video generators, spectrum analyzer, IR camera, climate chambers, et cetera

Camera projects

BitSim NOW has participated in the development of a number of cameras of different kinds. See more at our Digital Cameras page.

NIMSES – a platform for evaluation of image sensors and ROICs

NIMSES is a general purpose platform for test and evaluation of FPA/ROIC/image sensors, for example IR-sensors (LWIR, HWIR, SWIR). The system can be configured for ROIC-circuits and sensors from different manufacturers, e.g. FLIR and Xenics. NIMSES may be adapted to meet customer requirements, for example may the analog interface or the image processing be optimized. BitSim NOW has effective resources for these kind of customizations. See more in our pdf brochure.


Reference projects within electronics:

6 Sensors

12 HD camera sensors – 14 Gigabit/s

The design consists of 2 cards, each with an FPGA. Each FPGA receives 6 1280 x 800 HD camera sensors ...
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Test system for 6 PCBs

NOW has developed a test system with beds of needles for production test of six different PCBs in a product ...
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Wireless sensor unit

Development of hardware and software for a wireless sensor unit in a calibration tool. The project included Bluetooth Low Energy, ...
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High Resolution Thermal Cameras

We have developed several generations of boards to be used as design platforms in a line of security cameras. These ...
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19 inch rack emulator

NOW has developed hardware to two 19 inch racks, where the electronics emulates the functionality of another equipment. The racks ...
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Signal generator for a vector display

A signal generator for a vector display is designed. It creates the X, Y deflection signals, and all other signals ...
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Interface board for a ship system

An interface board for a ship system has been designed. The card has interfaces to other units – Ethernet, USB, ...
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Boresight Camera

Monochrome CMOS camera för Weapon Alignment Equipment and Target Tracking Evaluation Systems Sensor: Aptina MT9M021 Resolution 768×576 Max frame rate ...
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Stereo Camera

Digital Stereo Camera Module

In one of our camera projects we developed the electronics for an extremely compact digital camera, just 20 x 110 ...
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Video distribution with GigE Vision

NOW has systematized and developed a family of printed circuit boards that distribute video over the Ethernet standard GigE Vision ...
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CE certification

A CE certification study was made on a resistance meter used for quality measurements in production. Applicable directives and standards ...
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Flex-rigid PCB

A circuit board for evaluation of IR sensors, previously developed by NOW, was redesigned into a flex-rigid PCB. The board ...
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Burglar Alarm

We have designed a burglar alarm consisting of a glass-break detector and control unit. The alarm was developed from tough ...
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Small interface-board for noisy environments

A small interface-board for noisy environments has been developed. It has an RS485 interface where you can control termination and ...
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Test system

BitSim NOW has developed a test system with a bed of needles for final test and calibration of a circuit ...
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Chemical industry

BitSim NOW was contacted by a firm who had problems with one or their products, a measuring device in the ...
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X-RAY DETECTOR FOR IMAGES WITH EXTREME RESOLUTION

We have developed a high performance X-Ray camera. The camera reads in the X-ray information using hundreds of sensors in ...
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Seismic Detector

We have developed a high resolution digital seismic acquisition system with sensors collecting and storing geo data. The detector is ...
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GPS-tracking in Real Time

In this customer driven project we were involved in developing the electronics for a tracker that is used to track ...
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Circuit board for communication

A circuit board for communication between different interfaces has been designed. The board has an ARM processor in the STM32F ...
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Rental Bike System

We developed all the electronics and embedded SW used for a new type of rental bike system. The design consists ...
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Controller board

Controller board with multiple interfaces for DC motors, stepper motors, encoders, and position and photo sensors. The board is controlled ...
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General I/O board

A small and compact general I/O board with outputs for power, analogue I/O:s for 0-20 mA or 0-28 V, digital ...
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Rear View Camera For Buses (own IP)

We have developed the graphics and video handling for a rear-view camera for buses, with our own IP, BADGE. A ...
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Safety Alarm for Elderly

We have developed a complete system for personal alarms for the elderly and others. What is unique about it is ...
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Microscope Camera

Camera for electron microscope Monochrome CCD Sensor: ON Semi KAI-04070 Resolution: 2048×2048 Frame rate: Max 25 fps Pixel depth: 14 ...
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Motor Driver PCB

An older relay armed motor driver PCB is replaced by a semiconductor one. Requirements from the customer was full compatibility ...
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RFID communication board

NOW has developed an RFID communication board, together with antennas. The board reads both half and full duplex RFID tags ...
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Read-out electronics

Read-out electronics for high-performance stirling cooled IR-sensor Compact electronic design Flex-rigid PCB with five rigid parts Sensitive analog electronics 16 ...
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Precision electronics

Development of analog and digital precision electronics for a measurement instrument. The system includes up to twelve 24-bit measurement channels, ...
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IR camera for vehicle night vision

IR camera for vehicle night vision Bolometer based sensor Resolution 320×240 Max 25 bps frame rate 14 bit pixel depth ...
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H.264 hardware encoding and decoding for full HD video

NOW has developed a platform with H.264 hardware encoding and decoding for full HD video. ·         Video streaming over IP/ethernet ...
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Data collection (HDLC, synchro-digital)

Redesign of a data collection device for weapons systems calibration. The device has both analog and digital (HDLC, synchro-digital) inputs ...
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Electrical safety and EMC problems

BitSim NOW helped with addressing electrical safety and EMC-related problems in a measuring instrument for industrial processes. The customer’s external ...
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High-voltage AC/DC power supply

BitSim NOW has developed a high-voltage AC/DC power supply. The unit is used to charge large capacitors, who are part ...
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Dashboard for Trucks

In this project we were asked to replace an old dashboard, with a traditional gauge, with a digital colour display ...
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Inspection of bending

Within a very short time frame, BitSim NOW developed a vision system for inspection of bending. The system with two ...
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Data communication

BitSim NOW has developed two circuit boards for the evaluation of data communication over a two-wire, superimposed on the supply ...
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Integrator for MEMS sensors

An integrator specially developed for MEMS sensors was included in a preliminary study in order to find a replacement for ...
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Fire alarm

Feasability studies for a robust fire alarm, for use in for example an engine house, have been made. The product ...
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Camera-Link converter boxes

BitSim NOW has developed a number of Camera-Link converter boxes, where video from different sources are converted to Camera-Link format ...
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Professional film camera with HD resolution

BitSim NOW has participated in the development of a professional film camera with full HD resolution (1920×1080) and 12-bit color ...
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Small Digital Movie Camera

The basic idea was to design the smallest and lightest movie camera with no compromising on movie quality or recording ...
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RF circuit board

Designed parts of an RF circuit board designed for a radar environment simulation 0.5 to 2 GHz. The PCB contains ...
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Data storage board

Development of hardware for a data storage board in ship systems. The board is controlled by an Atmel ARM9263 processor, ...
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Collecting data from GPS

PCB design for collecting data from GPS et cetera in ship systems. The circuit board follows the customer’s compact build ...
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Measuring cooling channels

BitSim NOW has developed vision functions for integration into the customer’s machine for measuring cooling channels etc. in tool steel ...
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Modular data collection

Development of hardware and software for video and audio collection systems in ships. The assignment involved multiple projects, since the ...
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Analog telephone

Design of an analog telephone (PSTN). The device is included in an audio/visual aid for persons with hearing loss. The ...
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Flow Meter

Design of a flow meter. The instrument measures the flow with the pressure-differential-method (linear plot). The user reads the flow ...
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Military CCD Camera with image processing

A complete CCD camera for military use, including mechanics, electronics and software, has been developed by BitSim NOW. The camera ...
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Controller board

A controller board for a 30 inch DVI flat panel. An Atmel microprocessor manages the display control and serial port ...
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Vision system for inspecting dashboards

BitSim NOW has developed a vision system for inspecting dashboards. The system is built using DirectShow and Microsoft Visual Studio ...
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Video mixer

Development of a video mixer that mixes images from two cameras and a computer – a tool for the visually ...
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CMOS display

BitSim NOW participated in the development of a display for car dashboards. Requirements specification, selection of a custom made CMOS ...
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Temperature sensor

Evaluation of analogue electronics for a temperature sensor -40 to +100 degrees, 4-20 mA ...
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Quality control in 2D and 3D (TQC)

Vision system (Tile Quality Control, TQC) for difficult environments with Firewire cameras and audio analysis. The system is used for ...
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Vision systems for quality control of paper paths

BitSim NOW has developed a vision systems for quality control of paper paths in the paper industry. The system detects ...
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TFT Display

Embedded 8.4@ TFT display with software, mechanics and image processing. Used in military operator systems under harsh environments for displaying ...
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EMC improvements

BitSim NOW has simulated and implemented EMC improvements on an infrared camera to meet the requirements of the automotive environment ...
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Programming of FPGAs

Programming of FPGAs in the Xilinx 4000 series at the customer premises. The FPGAs were used for motor control and ...
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Inductive coupling to a power cable

Feasibility study where the ability to drive electronics via the inductive coupling to a power cable were examined. The difficulty ...
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Temperature regulation

Temperature regulation of heating jackets used for example in the semiconductor industry. Control boards with temperature measurement using thermocouples (K ...
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Power supply board

BitSim NOW has served as specialists help with a power supply board for a device in a German air fighter ...
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Frame grabber (Linux-based)

BitSim NOW has developed a Linux-based frame grabber for a measurement application. The frame grabber has two camera inputs with ...
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Controller board for an EL display

BitSim NOW has developed a controller board for an EL display. Among other things clock signals to the display are ...
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I/O board

BitSim NOW has developed an I/O board with several interfaces to solenoids, rotary encoders, linear position transducers and more. The ...
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Control PCB for sputtering aggregates

A control PCB for sputtering aggregates with monitoring of current, voltage, power and energy. The PCB contains a Spartan FPGA ...
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Frame grabber/image processor

BitSim NOW has developed an image processor for traffic tolls. It is a PCI board with two camera inputs for ...
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Integrator for laboratory use

Design of an integrator for laboratory use. The instrument integrates pulses down to 5 ns, this demands a high performance ...
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Display system

BitSim NOW has contributed with more than 20 man-years at a customers with developing of an advanced display system, including ...
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Checking of labels

A system for reading and checking of labels. A line-scan camera scans the label as it passes by, and a ...
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Testing of cell phones batteries

A system for testing of cell phones batteries. A test-head with spring pins connect to the battery, and a Windows ...
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Video conversion equipment

BitSim NOW has developed a video conversion equipment which performs conversions between different video formats, for a test station used ...
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CD inspection system

BitSim NOW has developed an CD inspection system, to be integrated in a machine for manufacturing CDs. BitSim NOW made ...
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Production test of air-driven hand tools

For production test of air-driven hand tools BitSim NOW has developed equipment for the measurement of torque and speed with ...
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Inverter for inductive heating

BitSim NOW has developed a 6 kW inverter for inductive heating. In the mission included simulation and calculations, design, schematic ...
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Line-scan Camera

BitSim NOW has designed all the electronics to a line-scan camera, four circuit boards. The CCD has eight outputs to ...
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Jitter attenuator to a military communication link

Development of a jitter attenuator to a military communication link. BitSim NOW designed the analog and digital electronics. Sampling, data ...
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Military memory module

Development of a portable military memory module and its holder, for use in a tank. The mechanical design is very ...
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Stimulus-generation equipment

BitSim NOW has developed several generations of a stimulus-generation equipment, for a test station used to test and develop printed ...
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Photodiode detectors in the NIR range

For personal protection in an assembly machine BitSim NOW has developed electronics working in the NIR range. Ten parallel channels ...
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PCBs to mounting machine

BitSim NOW has worked with a number of PCBs to an automatic mounting machine. The cooperation with the customer started ...
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CCD detector to spectrometer

BitSim NOW has participated in the development of a CCD detector to an Echelle-spectrometer, with drive electronics to a Mpixel ...
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Video generator for x-ray images

BitSim NOW has developed a video generator for showing x-ray images. Three PCBs with in total 90 PAL circuits, one ...
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