CONSULTING & EXPERTISE
Looking for a parner to evaluate the feasibility of a new concept and propose innovative solutions ? Looking for an expert to leverage your internal R&D or for an independant technical assessment ?
ALCIOM’s experts, with a world-class expertise in mixed-signal electronics (wireless, signal processing, fast electronics, ultra-low power designs) can help you.
ALCIOM is also a design house, and can develop your electronic devices as an external R&D facility, up to industrialisation.
ALCIOM can provide you with its advice and expertise in a very flexible way depending on the constraints of your projects:
Specific advice to solve a development problem2.5.0.02.5.0.0
Technological brainstorming with your teams to identify innovative solutions18.104.22.168
Preliminary studies (assistance for specification phase, feasibility and architectural studies, energy budget, cost estimations)22.214.171.124
Contractual research (search for solutions for new problems, beyond the state of the art)126.96.36.199
Design review (review of architecture, schematics, placement, routing, validation plans), evaluation of documentation quality)2.5.0.02.5.0.0
Impedance matching and performance measurement of on-board antennas, pre-certification measurement according to the harmonized standards of the RED Directive2.5.0.02.5.0.02.5.0.0
Assistance to project management (calls for tenders, assistance in negotiation, assistance in project management, support for acceptance phase)188.8.131.52
OUR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
RF and microwaves
Transmitting/receiving chains from 0 to 100GHz, ISM bands, VHF transceivers 169MHz Wize, LPWAN LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M networks, 2G/3G/4G cellular, RFID, ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth / Bluetooth low energy, Wifi, UWB, specific developments or OEM modules.
Antenna design and optimization
Wires, patch, ceramics, FEKO simulation tools (3D multi-method), SONNET (3D planar), Microwave Office / VSS, impedance matching, performance measurements
Micro-controllers and embedded PC
Microchip, Cypress, NXP, Texas Instruments, ARM, Analog Devices, Renesas, Silicon Laboratories, Compulab…
Signal acquisition and processing
From high-resolution 24-bit ADC to fast 1Gsps ADC, fast DAC, digital filtering, signal conditioning, PSoCs.
FPGA, DSP, bus LVDS, Gigabit Ethernet, digital video, PCI/PXI, SERDES.
DDS, PLL synthesizers, arbitrary generators, I/Q modulation, microwave architectures.
Low level signals
Biological, optoelectronic, mechanical and environmental sensors.
USB2/3, Ethernet & Gigabit Ethernet, field buses, PCI, IEEE488…
Real-time embedded software
Assembly, C, C++, micro-kernels, Matlab/Scilab, LabView, Labwindows CVI…
Since 2003, ALCIOM has provided its technological expertise to more than 150 startups and SMEs, but also to major groups such as AIRBUS, BOUYGUES TELECOM, EDF, GrDF, SUEZ, SCHLUMBERGER, ORANGE LABS, CEA, VALEO, SAFRAN. Some examples of our interventions in the field of the occasional contribution of expertise:
For an automotive equipment manufacturer: Technological analysis of in-situ measurement equipment and recommendations for improving its intrinsic performance in collaboration with internal design teams. Improved performance and temperature stability by a factor of 10 at a negligible extra cost2.5.0.02.5.0.0
For a very long-range remote reading system: Comparative study of technologies and products on the market, technological recommendations for a more flexible and efficient product, industrial support and regular technical expertise for more than 10 years.2.5.0.02.5.0.0
For a startup in the field of dematerialization of payments: technological brainstorrming, which has led to a particularly innovative and simple technological solution, support for its development and industrialization2.5.0.02.5.0.0
For a telecommunications operator: Comparative technological study of powerline transmission technologies and strategic recommendations, strategic monitoring, ad hoc support for innovation teams2.5.0.02.5.0.0