RF Product Design & Engineering Services
Epec offers full mechanical and electrical design services for a range of custom proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) components based on scientific approach, years of experience, and an extensive library of designs for the most demanding applications.
For RF products, our technical expertise in RF design allows for us to fulfill all stages of product development from circuit design to a turn-key solution. With over sixty years of experience and knowledge across diverse industries, we have the ability to think outside the box and create innovative designs and solid manufacturing solutions.
Printed circuit boards are in our blood, which gives us a significant competitive advantage when creating custom designs as we can move from design to first prototype PCB within 48-hours.
The process starts with our RF design team in finding creative solutions to determine the best technology to fit your required specifications. In all cases we provide RF DFM (Design for Manufacturability) at low and high volume, design engineering for test fixtures, test software, and all phases of RF Manufacturing.
Using the latest in electrical design software (Keysight Genesys and AWR Microwave Office) we can provide all of the following and much more.
- Designing microstrip circuits, along with impedance matching.
- Microstrip filters, hybrids, directional couplers, diplexers, etc.
- RF lineup analysis, including transmit upconverters, receive downconverters, cascaded noise figure, gain, and IP3 calculations.
- 2.5 or 3D simulation, such as HFSS, Axiem (AWR), or Momentum.
- Knowledge of digital communication schemes such as BPSK, QPSK, GMSK, PCM/FM, etc.
Epec's experienced mechanical design team utilizes SolidWorks to help ensure the mechanical design is optimized to fit within the smallest possible footprints across the most demanding (size constrained) designs. Miniaturization, including in size, weight, and power is critical in many military applications and our team uses world class tools to meet even the strictest specification.
A lot of these RF designs will be subject to harsh environments. Epec's mechanical design team will coordinate the specifics of a shock and vibration study in the design prior to hardware being design. They will also spearhead the RF shielding and thermal analysis components to ensure that our design meets whatever combination of specifications that we are faced with.
All of these tools allow us to transform a customer's concept into a production ready, cost effective end product that is delivered quickly and of high reliably.