EmbedTek, LLC

Embedded by Design

EmbedTek designs and manufactures purpose-specific computers and integrated display solutions for original equipment manufacturers. Our designs leverage commercial off-the-shelf technology augmented with engineered hardware and software specific to our customers’ applications. We provide a breadth of services, from design through delivery and service, with a single point of contact and accountability.

WC1 WC2 WC3 WC4 WC6

Our Product Realization Process

Optional
Concept
Concept

Concept > We participate as part of your team to evaluate market opportunities, analyze market demand, competitive landscape, technology and other dynamics and translate into potential solutions. We provide outside perspective and experience in similar and different markets. In some circumstances it is clear that a solution can be designed from established technology. In others, the next step may be to research potential solutions and develop a proof of concept. Additionally, when our node is part of a customer's High Level Assembly (rack, cart or console), we look at all components working together to ensure interoperability, including acoustic and thermal management.

R&D / Proof of Concept
R&D / Proof
of Concept
R&D / Proof of Concept

R&D / Proof of Concept > We engage either as a follow on to participation in concept development or with the output of our customers' work. We'll create an R&D scope with clear goals and go to work investigating possibilities.

  • Research potential solutions from concepts
  • Evaluate technology to ensure solutions are possible
  • If it is possible, we determine if it is commercially viable, what it will cost to produce and identify potential supply chains and risks to bring it to market
  • Build proof of concept to demonstrate feasibility

Lifecycle Management
Design
Design

Design > We take a system level, holistic approach in the design process, being sure to incorporate the technical, ergonomic, business, environmental and regulatory dynamics at each step. A cross-functional team is involved, including customer representatives to be certain that we conclude with a design that meets all of the requirements. Our New Product Introduction (NPI) team engages working parallel paths - quickly and comprehensively.

  • Technical: electrical, performance, power, software platform & compatibility
  • Ergonomic: mechanical (size, shape, where/how it is installed), aesthetics & acoustic noise
  • Environmental (installed environment dynamics & user interaction): thermals, shock and vibration, rough usage, handling and/or potential for abuse, fluid (water, blood, etc.) or exposure to solids (dirt, dust, etc.)
  • Business: Supply Chain design, Lifecycle (what is sensitivity to change in components, how long does the product need to ship without major changes), quality (establish processes for engineering change notice and control, device history records, lot traceability, PCAP), reliability requirements, price, service, regulator requirements and manufacturability
  • High Level Assemblies: When our node is a component in a rack, cart or console, we can take responsibility for all of the other components in the system, including customer-specified components. That simplifies the supply chain by giving you a single sku to manage instead of several.

Prototypes & Validation
Prototypes & Validation

Prototypes & Validation > We build a small quantity of prototypes to validate the design. Multiple prototypes are produced so that software, regulatory, ergonomic, environmental and other validation can be performed in parallel. Multiple revisions of prototypes are appropriate in many circumstances.

Systems are validated in our customer's environment or a simulated environment to ensure that the system will perform as it will be used and installed at our customer's customer installation.

Launch
Launch

Launch > We work to ensure a smooth product launch that takes the the following into consideration:

  • Finalize documentation
  • Create test and acceptance plan
  • Finalize bill of material
  • Complete supplier selection and verify supply
  • Create manufacturing work instructions
  • Train manufacturing and service team
  • Build production first articles in EmbedTek manufacturing with customer approval and feedback
  • Define EmbedTek service requirements

Production & End of Life
Production
& End of Life
Production & End of Life

Production & End of Life > Throughout the ongoing production life, we will be communicating potential changes to the product through our ECN process, evaluating the impact and implementing if appropriate and approved by our customer.

This scalable set of services and capabilites allow our customers to leverage us in a way that suits their needs as a business, as well as project by project. We engage as a part of their team to help meet their goals, determine how we will source, manufacture and support the end product long-term and maintain accountablity for all aspects.

Concept > We participate as part of your team to evaluate market opportunities, analyze market demand, competitive landscape, technology and other dynamics and translate into potential solutions. We provide outside perspective and experience in similar and different markets. In some circumstances it is clear that a solution can be designed from established technology. In others, the next step may be to research potential solutions and develop a proof of concept. Additionally, when our node is part of a customer's High Level Assembly (rack, cart or console), we look at all components working together to ensure interoperability, including acoustic and thermal management.

R&D / Proof of Concept > We engage either as a follow on to participation in concept development or with the output of our customers' work. We'll create an R&D scope with clear goals and go to work investigating possibilities.

  • Research potential solutions from concepts
  • Evaluate technology to ensure solutions are possible
  • If it is possible, we determine if it is commercially viable, what it will cost to produce and identify potential supply chains and risks to bring it to market
  • Build proof of concept to demonstrate feasibility

Design > We take a system level, holistic approach in the design process, being sure to incorporate the technical, ergonomic, business, environmental and regulatory dynamics at each step. A cross-functional team is involved, including customer representatives to be certain that we conclude with a design that meets all of the requirements. Our New Product Introduction (NPI) team engages working parallel paths - quickly and comprehensively.

  • Technical: electrical, performance, power, software platform & compatibility
  • Ergonomic: mechanical (size, shape, where/how it is installed), aesthetics & acoustic noise
  • Environmental (installed environment dynamics & user interaction): thermals, shock and vibration, rough usage, handling and/or potential for abuse, fluid (water, blood, etc.) or exposure to solids (dirt, dust, etc.)
  • Business: Supply Chain design, Lifecycle (what is sensitivity to change in components, how long does the product need to ship without major changes), quality (establish processes for engineering change notice and control, device history records, lot traceability, PCAP), reliability requirements, price, service, regulator requirements and manufacturability
  • High Level Assemblies: When our node is a component in a rack, cart or console, we can take responsibility for all of the other components in the system, including customer-specified components. That simplifies the supply chain by giving you a single sku to manage instead of several.

Prototypes & Validation > We build a small quantity of prototypes to validate the design. Multiple prototypes are produced so that software, regulatory, ergonomic, environmental and other validation can be performed in parallel. Multiple revisions of prototypes are appropriate in many circumstances.

Systems are validated in our customer's environment or a simulated environment to ensure that the system will perform as it will be used and installed at our customer's customer installation.

Launch > We work to ensure a smooth product launch that takes the the following into consideration:

  • Finalize documentation
  • Create test and acceptance plan
  • Finalize bill of material
  • Complete supplier selection and verify supply
  • Create manufacturing work instructions
  • Train manufacturing and service team
  • Build production first articles in EmbedTek manufacturing with customer approval and feedback
  • Define EmbedTek service requirements

Production & End of Life > Throughout the ongoing production life, we will be communicating potential changes to the product through our ECN process, evaluating the impact and implementing if appropriate and approved by our customer.