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Our expertise with rapid prototyping allows you to:
  • Accelerate market introduction
  • Attract continued venture capital support by demonstrating key project features
  • Close purchase orders prior to full manufacturing commitment
  • Discover conceptual errors early in the design cycle, thus saving your project valuable time and assets
Since we specialize in short-term development, your project benefits from a huge base of our proprietary intellectual property that can be licensed to you, in some cases for little or no cost. We are constantly performing in-house research to enable our client base to benefit from our having already discovered and overcome technical and logistical minefields.
Hardware design
Our hardware designs will involve the proper processor and peripheral selections based on the needs of your project. Our engineers excel in a wide variety of processor families, including all ARM Cortex derivatives, as well as older '51 derivatives, 68xx, PICs, and MSP430s (one of our specialties is converting MSP430 projects to better processors). And, ESD hardness and low power operation is integrated from the start, rather than as an emergent afterthought during qualification testing.
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Firmware
Depending on the selected processor, our firmware can be tight assembly, portable C, C++, or Java. Regardless of language, our application of highly disciplined modular techniques result in easily maintained and portable solutions. In addition to the source and executables, all of our firmware comes complete with a set of interaction diagrams, state machine diagrams, interface protocols, and API documentation.
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Programmable logic
Where appropriate, our designs will include programmable logic of the right size, drawing from Altera, Xilinx, Actel, Cypress, and Philips.
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Host test software
As a matter of course, most of our prototypes include host test software for ensuring proper functionality. These test software suites, hosted on PCs running Windows, Linux or Macs, often form the core for manufacturing tests and user applications, resulting in yet another significant schedule savings. Our host test software includes well-documented custom APIs, where appropriate, saving effort required to transition support of the project to your team. We typically use Python for these projects, especially for cross-platform projects.
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Optional ultra-low-power operation
If your project requires the maximum in battery life, we can help. We specialize in optimizing power consumption by using the latest ARM Cortex devices, but also by ensuring that the entire design appeals to power budgets through the selective use innovative power supply designs, low-power interfaces, and low-power logic. Often, our clients find that their other projects improve through the cross-pollination of the ideas derived from our low-power designs.
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Optional USB interfaces
As a USB vendor listed with usb.org, the USB vendor identification and standards organization, we can easily add USB capabilities to your project. Our deliverables include USB hardware, firmware, and host application software, including device drivers. This comprehensive approach to USB development allows you to provide your product base with a long-term multi-platform interface.
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Optional network interfaces
Should your project involve a networked or remote solution, our capabilities to integrate LAN, TCP/IP and HTTP functionality into firmware projects can result in a significant reduction of your design cycles.
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Pricing Models
Our pricing models are flexible, and include hourly, fixed price, and fixed limit with performance bonuses. In addition, equity exchange for select candidates is available.
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Handling Fee: Unless otherwise specified, SoftBaugh orders under $100.00 USD will be subject to a $10.00 USD handling fee.

Signature Proof of Delivery Required: We require a signature for all shipments. If you wish to waive the signature requirement, please mention it in the order comments. If you choose to waive the signature you assume all responsibility for receipt of the shipment.

Restocking Fee: All non-defective returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Shipping charges are not refundable. Product must be unopened in original packaging and suitable for resale. Products held for over 30 days or returned without a Return Material Authorization will not be accepted. Items damaged due to customer mishandling or misuse are not returnable. Software is not returnable.

Customers outside US: Due to the high cost of sending and accepting wire transfers, any orders paid by wire will be subject to a $40 wire fee. We accept checks at no additional charge by mail in US currency, or in foreign currency at the applicable current exchange rate. Please state your payment preference in the order comments. We require payment on all international orders before shipping.

Credit cards: We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. If you wish to pay using one of these credit card types, fill out the form on the confirmation email you receive after placing your order and fax it back to us. International customers paying by credit card do not incur a wire fee.

Trademark notices: MSP430 and C2000 and specific MSP430 and C2000 part numbers are trademarks of Texas Instruments. EW430, IAR, IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR MakeApp, C-SPY, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target and IAR KickStart Kit are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. SoftBaugh and the SoftBaugh logo are registered trademarks of SoftBaugh, Inc. SoftBaugh board nomenclature and LCD part numbers are the trademark of SoftBaugh, Inc. Zigbee is the trademark of the Zigbee Alliance.

 
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