Wireless/RF Design 

In this age of pervasive wireless communications with offers of “free” cellular phones every day, WiFi hotspots at every coffee shop, and cordless phones in every home, consumers now take radio technology for granted.  In today's market a large percentage of electronic products use radio technology to eliminate wires and maintain connectivity with the outside world.  Despite the complex engineering and physics involved the public expects new electronic products to incorporate radio communications that simply work.

Due to the complexities of radio propagation, high frequency circuit design, and regulatory issues, there are many hurdles on the way to getting radio connectivity into your products.  Developing a wireless product requires specialized expertise and equipment and involves many challenges, such as radio interference issues and integrating the antenna into the package.

 

Whether you need a simple short-range wireless link or a complex radio network designed, PDE has the expertise, experience and equipment to make your wireless project a success.  We have many years experience designing radio systems for a wide range of products – from simple, low cost 27MHz radios for wireless computer peripherals to very complex 2.4GHz spread spectrum systems.

Along with our other in-house capabilities such as embedded microcontroller design, mechanical design and printed circuit board design we provide a complete solution for your wireless product design and we can take it all the way from concept through regulatory testing into production.

“We were looking for a product design subcontractor that would assume responsibility for multiple aspects of our project.  PDE took charge and developed a good understanding of all the elements of the project.  They were committed to the product and integrated very well with the other consultants on my team.

PDE’s comprehensive capabilities and expertise in Mechanical, Electrical, Wireless and Firmware design were a major factor in achieving a successful outcome for our product, which differentiated them from other design firms. I am very satisfied!"


     Vishal Panchasara; Product Development Manager, Westeel

Applications

  • ISM band license -free radios

  • Radio remote control and sensing

  • Wireless networking 

  • Spread Spectrum radios

  • High accuracy radio ranging

  • Wireless computer peripherals

High Frequency Test Lab 

  • Well equipped for work up to 6 GHz

  • Modern, high quality RF test equipment 

  • Equipped for pre- compliance testing 

  • Antenna measurement system

Sample Projects

  • 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM band wireless network radios

  • 900 MHz spread spectrum ranging system

  • 2.4 GHz spread spectrum geo-positioning system

  • Integration of wireless modem into handheld computer

  • Antenna design and testing for various products 

  • Automated production test systems for radio products

Design  Challenges

  • ​What frequency band to use 

  • Regulatory requirements 

  • Compliance testing 

  • Radio interference problems 

  • Antenna design and testing

  • Integration of antenna into package 

  • Production testing 

 

Pacific Design Engineering

8505 Eastlake Drive

Burnaby, BC
CANADA V5A 4T7