MSD Engineering Services
Microsystems Development offers a complete range of custom product design and
development as well as prototype building, pre-production and production turnkey
services. We are proud to have been involved in many many successful products.
We specialize in electronic hardware and software design for microprocessor based
applications. In addition to our in-house staff of
electronic hardware and software engineers, we have forged partnerships with excellent
and reliable sources for all phases of product development. This includes industrial
design, mechanical design, model building, and more.
Located in the heart of Silicon
Valley, we are able draw from a diverse and talented pool of engineering and creative specialists to
bring your product ideas to life.
Often, we find it useful and productive to work with our clients during the initial concept
phase of design. Our years of experience can help guide the product and features to
produce reliable and cost effective designs. We feel equally at home working side by
side with our client's designers and product managers as we do on our own.
We can help you choose an appropriate microprocessor based on your functional
requirements and cost constraints. We are familiar with a wide variety of devices from the
U.S. and abroad, ranging in price from $0.07 (that's 7 cents!) and up. We will carefully
examine your specification and point out any tradeoffs necessary to choose the best
microprocessor and well as the best support circuitry.
Microprocessor based hardware and software design is our specialty. The process only
starts with component selection. After that, experience really counts. MSD has the
expertise to design both the digital and analog circuitry required for your product, as well
as PCB layout. We work closely with the mechanical and industrial engineers to arrive at
a design that works. From simple one-chip designs to complicated multiple chip with
communications, MSD can get it done. For high-volume low-cost designs, we can strive to
squeeze as much functionality as possible out of the smallest number of components. For
larger designs, we can build in room for growth and features where necessary.
We write the firmware to make your product perform. We have the experience to design
the firmware correctly from the start. With a correct design, coding goes much more
smoothly. We'll choose the correct language for the given platform and bring your
product to life with software. We pride ourselves on being able to do accomplish more
with software and less with hardware, in order to reduce product cost.
Today's sophisticated electronics require sophisticated musical compositions. We can
provide quality original music composition designed specifically for your application.
Whether the need is for accent stings and jingles, musical sound effects, audio logos,
songs with vocals, or complete themes and evolving background music, we have staff with
years of experience at composing within the limits of contemporary hardware formats.
From gentle "kiddie music" designed for the youngest children, to classical music
arrangements, to contemporary pop styles, we can offer music tailored for your product.
Audio and Sound Effects
We have years of experience with original sound effects design. We have access to
commercial sound effects libraries and have extensive experience at modifying, creating,
and combining sound effects to match the "feel" of particular products and to tailor them to
different age groups.
We can provide voiceover talent (narrators, character voices, etc.), speech recording, and
editing and concatenation in-house as part of a complete audio package‹no need to find
another source for speech. Our staff has worked on projects with extremely complex
editing and concatenation requirements and is familiar with the techniques and tricks
required to make concatenated speech sound as natural as possible.
Graphics and Animation
Our artists are very experienced in making your LCD or TV product come to life. We can work with your existing pictures and characters (can even please picky licensors) or create a memorable one just for you. Our artists and programmers work closely together to pack as much graphics into a product as possible.
Need one? We maintain a stock of parts for quick prototyping and breadboard building.
We can build 1, 2, or several prototypes and provide all documentation necessary for
transfer to the manufacturing facility of your choice, whether it be in the U.S. or
Need a thousand? We can provide complete turnkey services, delivering products or
subassemblies designed to your needs, made in the U.S.A.
Need a million? We have excellent contacts with overseas manufacturing companies
eager for your business.
We pride ourselves on delivering cost effective designs on time and within budget.