Embedded Systems Experts

Firmware Capabilities
  • RTOS (Real Time Operating Systems)
  • Control algorithm development
  • Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Ethernet, USB, Web Server
  • Standard and custom communications protocols
  • Arduino

Deliver Superior Products

Firmware is a key component for modern electronics to run – it is the code and central program that directs the product or system functions. Nectar’s firmware team has extensive experience developing for a wide variety of platforms.

Nectar can help deliver the best embedded software solution for whatever application or system you want to develop. We are capable of working a variety of platforms, processors, protocols, and coding languages.

Engineering Process and Services:

  • Technical Specification
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Rapid Prototypes
  • Test, Margin, Stress and/or Qualification Testing
  • Testing: Temperature, Mil-Std- 810 – shock and vibration etc., EMC Mil-Std-461
  • Quality Requirements/ Traceability
  • Pre-Production Planning (overseas sourcing support)
  • CM ready data packages: schematics, Gerber files, fabrication and layout drawings, test requirements

Analog and Digital Electronics from control and storage to audio and video communications:

  • DSP
  • USB, RS protocols, Ethernet
  • Semiconductor vendors: Intel, ARM, TI, ATMEL, Intel, Microchip etc.
  • Sensor System Design: temperature, fluid level, pressure, flow, etc.


  • Windows, Linux, RTOS
  • C languages, TCP/IP
  • Internet Security Partners
  • SolidWorks
  • SolidWorks Simulation Premium (linear, non-linear, dynamic)
  • Pro-engineer
  • AutoCAD
Testing & Validation:
  • Inspection
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Performance validation
  • Design verification
  • Thermal performance testing
  • Vibration
  • Shock
  • Rapid tooling
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • CNC machining
  • Urethane casting
  • Mockups

Optical Design Support:

  • Line of Site Communications Systems
  • Laser Target Designators and Range Finders
  • Solar panel Optical Elements
  • Sensors (TBD)

Key Electronics Subsystems:

  • Power management
  • AC/DC power supplies and power conversion
  • Displays and Control Panels
  • Portable Custom Battery Packs (NiCad, NiMH, Li lon, etc.)
Production Implementation:
  • Documentation
  • Tool sourcing
  • Production sourcing
  • Tooling qualification
  • Design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Capability studies
  • Vendor qualification
  • Costing
  • Bill of materials (BOM)
  • Assembly
  • First article inspection
  • Quality assurance
  • Short run/pilot run production
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Stress/strain analysis
  • Structural analysis
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Thermal dynamics
  • Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)


  • Radio & Antenna systems: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Licensed and ISM microwave bands from 200 MHz to 14 GHz
  • Cellular & M2M systems, GSM/CDMA
  • GPS
  • RFID
  • Microwave Communication System Design