Find out how ByteSnap can help with your redesign project
Embedded Electronics Experts
Control & Flexibility
Need Help With Electronic Redesign Projects?
Key components missing or hard-to-find?
Product design in need of updating?
Daunted by the thought of redesigning?
What We Do
At ByteSnap, we are experts at embedded electronics redesign. We provide a fast turnaround, while empowering our clients to maintain control and flexibility. We can support your team throughout your product redesign. Our expertise and resources cover:
1. Replacing Obsolete or Hard-to-Find Components
- Microcontroller (MCU) / ARM processor replacement
- ‘Drop-in alternative’ component
- Migrating from one product family to another
- Updating software to get device working with a new chip
For this redesign service, there is no incorporation of new features, or next generation migration. If your goal is to get exactly the same features working on a different chip, then this is for you.
2. Product Optimisations
- Upgrading components – cheaper, faster, higher performance
- Improving features or performance of existing schematic, Bill of Materials (BOMs), PCB
- Software development
ByteSnap will help you to choose a new generation of chips in order to give your device greater capability. It is not just about taking a sideways step. We help move your product forward too.
In order to impact the PCB design as little as possible and reduce risk, we strive to strike a balance between allowing for circuit updates while also ensuring critical circuitry remains unchanged.
Where possible, we ensure that the mechanical footprint of the PCB remains identical to the original circuit design, to guarantee that no changes are required to the mechanics of the system.
3. Complete PCB redesign, based on improved product idea
We are familiar with a broad spectrum of firmware and have worked with many different microcontroller families. Whatever your idea, PCB design or circuit board requirements, ByteSnap will work hard to find the best solution.
Take a look at our Electronic Board Design Process >>
ELECTRONIC REDESIGN SERVICE – HOW IT WORKS
Scenario 1: Porting your application to a different Microcontroller (MCU), within the same group of ARM cores
Scenario 2: Adding Bluetooth Support to a WiFi Capable Device
Scenario 3: Alternative chip sourced and now need software support
WHY USE BYTESNAP?
We offer experience and reliable support throughout the redesign process, with both software and hardware engineers working side-by-side on projects to identify the best solution for each client.
Hardware & Software Experts
We Try to Simplify
Broad Market Experience
Flexible & Adaptable
We Can Help
ELECTRONIC REDESIGN CASE STUDY
Obsolete Processor Replacement & Security Device Redesign
Component obsolescence: A Renesas Microprocessor had been rendered obsolete, within a security device product.
ByteSnap team was approached to redesign the line of existing PCBs, with the main purpose being to replace the obsolete chip.
The obsolete processor was swapped to a newer equivalent from the same manufacturer, which reduced the impact on the software.
In addition to the processor change, ByteSnap was able to use the customer’s experience with the boards, to carry out a wider redesign of the schematics, BOM and PCB. For instance, the battery backup circuitry was altered to increase the period of time the unit would operate if the battery were removed.
During the redesign of the mature PCBs, a balance was found between modernising circuitry where required, but leaving critical circuitry unchanged to reduce risk. This meant that particularly in EMC critical parts of the board, ByteSnap ensured that the existing design was impacted as little as possible.
Critically, the mechanical footprint of the PCB was kept identical to the original design to ensure that no modifications were required to the mechanics of the system.
Having worked with ByteSnap – a specialist electronics design consultancy with broad experience of redesign projects – the client can now deliver an upgraded security product, with minimal impact to production.
AWARD-WINNING ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY
– Microprocessor replacement development and migrations
– Upgrading embedded software, drivers and Linux BSP to support electronic board redesigns
– Redesign expertise including sensors, apps, power management and IFTT scenarios
– Replacing components in intrinsically safe ATEX designs
– Managing component migrations in low power wireless designs
– Experts in redesigning electronic circuitry to meet evolving vertical market standard needs
– Experts in schematic and PCB design, Embedded Linux, Windows CE and FPGA development supporting redesigns
We are trusted by companies across the UK and beyond, providing them with business and deep technical expertise under one roof. Easily integrating into your team, our outsourced support is available throughout the project life cycle.
GET IN TOUCH TODAY
Whether your key component has become obsolete, you can no longer get hold of a chip and don’t know what to use instead, or you’ve bought replacement parts and need someone to add them into your design, ByteSnap can help!
We are deeply technical, flexible and can accelerate your time to market.
Rest assured, your project is in safe hands with ByteSnap’s Redesign Service.
Reach out to us and let’s get your project back on track.