Hardware Design And Development

Hardware Design And Development

Hardware Design & Development


State Of The Art Design With End-To-End Solutions

Sigma provides design and development services on a range of embedded platforms, based on Microprocessors, Digital signal processors, FPGA and associated peripherals. Our designs leverage the latest technologies, established industry standards and engineering practices to realise robust products with high reliability. We work with popular architectures and product families in close consultation with our customers.


System / Sub-System Design

  • Quality Planning
  • Complete system / sub-system Design and Engineering
  • Full product qualification, to required standards
  • Mechanical Enclosure / Thermal Engineering
  • Power Supply engineering


Board-Level Design

  • Microprocessors, DSP, FPGA, System-on-Chip (SOC) based boards
  • Memories – as per requirements
  • Communication Interfaces - as per requirements
  • I/O Interfaces - as per requirements
  • Bus Standards - as per requirements
  • Form Factors - as per requirements


Engineering Analysis

  • De-rating Analysis, Power Analysis
  • Reliability Prediction (MTBF), as per MIL-HBK-217
  • FMEA Analysis, as per MIL-STD-1629​
  • PCB Thermal Analysis
  • PCB High-Frequency Signal Integrity Analysis
  • Others


PCB Design

  • PCB Design as per MIL-STD-275E
  • Multilayer board designs, with dedicated power and ground planes
  • Special PCB Engineering - Flex-rigid, Embedded metal plane, top metal-clad versions
  • Well-established outsourcing with Group-A and Group-B certifications


​FPGA Design

  • Complex digital logic designs
  • Embedded ARM, Power PC, other architectures
  • Verilog and VHDL languages
  • Functional and timing simulation


Mechanical Design And Engineering

  • Standard enclosure design
  • 19" rack mounting, ATR tray mounting, Custom
  • Aluminium and MS enclosure to specified standards
  • Design for EMI/EMC compliance
  • Design for shock & vibration compliance and thermal aspects    


Platform Make& Standards Architecture
Engineering COTS, Custom


19” rack mount

Hand-held, Custom

Qualification Defence, Aerospace, Industrial IP55, IP65, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, JSS 55555
Microprocessors Freescale, Intel, ARM, ST, Texas Instruments & others

Multi-core & Single-core CPUs

ARM Cortex-A (A5, A7, A8, A9); R (R4, R5); M (M0, M3, M4, M7) series

ARM 7, 9, 11


i.MX, SAM-D,

PowerPC Host Architecture

QUICC, X86, X86-64, 68K

Digital Signal Processors Texas Instruments, Analog Devices Key Stone, C6000, C5000, Tiger SHARC, SHARC, Black Fin


Digital Signal Controllers

ARM, NXP, Texas Instruments, Atmel, Microchip TI C2000, MSP430, PIC, AVR, X51

UltraScale+, Virtex 1-7, Spartan, Stratix, Cyclone

FPGA SOC (Hardcore & Softcore)

Mach XO, XP2,

Cool Runner, XC, XA9500

Memories Industry Standards Flash, SRAM, DRAM, DDR, SBSRAM, NVRAM, Serial PROM
Buses Industry Standards

VPX, VXS, VME, ISA, PCI, PCI-e, Compact PCI, Compact PCI Serial

Sigma Custom
Communication Interfaces Industry Standards

Ethernet, USB, CAN,

Serial ports - Sync & Async, GPIB, HDLC, SDLC, SPI, I2C, I2S, ARINC-429, 717, 573, MIL-STD-1553B

Current loop, Optical, Wireless
I/O Interfaces Industry Standards Analog, Discrete, Pulsed, Synchro, Resolver, others
Form Factors   Double EURO, Extended Double EURO, PC104, custom