Hardware Design

Cardinal Peak enables companies to bring Internet-connected devices to market faster and more reliably than with any other approach. We complement and supplement our clients’ internal resources with world-class engineering services, with expertise across hardware, firmware, algorithm development, and embedded software.


Designing IoT hardware has similarities to designing other high volume, low cost consumer electronics products. Cardinal Peak’s hardware team possesses a full range of design skills including system architecture, ruggedized design, component identification, schematic design and layout. Using our knowledge of board fabrication and assembly vendors we will guide your design through its initial prototyping and debug phase. We will also qualify and select critical parts vendors, and cost optimize the supply chain. Finally, we’ll work closely with your selected manufacturer to ensure a smooth handoff, including developing test fixtures to simplify the manufacturer’s job.

One subsystem that is almost always present in an IoT device, and that requires special attention, is the wireless subsystem. Cardinal Peak has considerable experience integrating wireless subsystems into IoT products, at the hardware, software, and regulatory level. Whether your system requires Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee, Z-Wave, cellular, or a proprietary wireless solution, our team can help you achieve success.

Relevant Technology Experience:

  • Embedded device development, ranging from inexpensive 8-bit microcontrollers to CPUs capable of running a full multi-tasking operating system
  • Direct hardware design experience with the leading vendors and components needed to for Internet of Things devices, including Texas Instruments and Marvell
  • Connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and proprietary wireless

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