Our unique Design Model
- The smartest way to build your detector
Design model for: Cameras, X-ray Imaging, seismic acquisition, thermal imaging cameras, security alarms, etc. are all systems that are defined by their functions, i.e. what way they will be used. In a sense these systems are the same; they collect, process and transfer data – they are detectors*.
We have developed a design model based on the analysis that detectors basically perform the same function, but with different outcomes. The model is unique and is based on three parts; our design method, our systems design method and our existing building blocks.
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Our Design Method
Four distinct and controlled steps where we use all of our expertise for a cost-effective and secure development
1. It is the function of the detector that is fundamental to the design. Any system that collects, processes and transfers data is, in a technical sense, doing the same thing and is called a detector*. The significant difference is in what way and where the system will be used, i.e. which function should the detector have.
2. A successful design is based on how it is used, its performance need and what the market requires of it. Before the design stage starts it is important to specify and select the sub-functions and take all aspects related to these into account. Power supply, data processing, buffering and interface to external systems are just some sub-functions.
3. For every design there are parts developed from both new and proven technology. Developing a detector based on many well-prepared building blocks and components as possible is smart. It makes the development more efficient and secure.
4. When all aspects have been considered and analysed the result will be both correct and cost-effective. Proper selection and design work generates the smartest solutions; all the way from function to design.
Our systems engineering model lets us quickly identify the type of detector and various design similarities that help us in the development project. The principle is that all embedded systems do the same thing; they collect, process and transmit data.
But, inside the systems there are many similarities. By observing the similarities and differences, we group the detectors into two basic functions.
Two basic functions
The functions are specified on the basis of their characteristic complexity in the two groups.
For these functions’ characteristics, we link the relationships between function and sub-functions. Sub-functions, for example the sensor and processor, are well defined and are in some cases common to both basic functions and in other cases unique.
The sub-functions are the basis for all designs. For each sub-function there is a choice of building blocks and components. In the system design work we identify the building blocks and components needed for the design to meet all requirements and aspects.