Fidus has expertise and experience in the design and development of various electronic products in a wide range of different industries. Our goal is to help you make the right choice of technology to make your products more reliable, higher quality and more cost effective.
Our device design and development experience extends across the entire product development cycle. We can help you go from concept all the way to production. Our engineering team can provide all the skills needed for a complete end-to-end development. We can also assist you with the specific skills you need to support your own development team.
Project Title: Gas Detection System
Industry: Gas Detection
Fidus has developed gas detection system elements that would measure, report, and perform actions based on the concentration levels for toxic and noxious gases. Typical deployment for these sensors is in enclosed parking garages, natural gas and oil pumping stations, chemical container rooms, fumigation facilities, and other locations that may have airborne gases that cause danger or nuisance to individuals. Fidus designed electronic circuits and systems to power and obtain readings from various sensor element configurations for many different gas types.
The units then process the data and if required act upon the data locally by raising alarms, actuating exhaust systems or containment systems, through configurable input and output drive structures including variable frequency voltage controlled device, open and closed contact relays, and isolated or non-isolated current loops. These sensor elements are typically a part of a larger industrial control system, and require the same level of reliable and trustworthy design, meeting strict industrial control temperatures limits (thermal heating for cold weather start scenarios), as well as communications to larger control systems through Modbus, and RS422 interfaces.Opnext Inc. (formerly StrataLight Communications)
Project title: High Speed Optical Circuit Packs
Industry – Optical
Fidus developed a series of high speed optical circuit packs for a next generation DWDM transport
application. These circuit packs use multi Gigabit interconnect with very high speed serial links and
high speed DDR2 parallel buses. In addition, extensive analog and mixed signal design was required to
provide control and monitoring of optical modulators, lasers, APDs and EDFAs.