Project Management

We can help to manage your projects, processes, supply chain or any combination as required. We often take full responsibility for engineering development and operational activities for clients, steering projects from specification through mass production and beyond, giving our clients more time to focus on their strategies and core business.

We can help with disciplines including project scheduling and tracking, agile development and estimating, planning and hiring of technical teams, release and production planning, QA, QMS and compliance assessment, organisational structuring, contract negotiation and review, engineering IT infrastructure design and integration, and the calculation and control of budgets.

Hardware Development

We undertake designs from individual circuits to full product lines. Recent projects have included high performance embedded SoC architectures, real time microcontroller applications, high quality audio and RF designs and high speed video processing. We offer a full service from architectural design, to schematic capture, PCB layout and programmable logic development.

Our engineers are experienced with design for manufacturability (including high volume), low power consumption circuits, and compliance with EMC and other statutory regulations.

Software Development

Our software services range from ultra low-power microcontroller code through embedded SoC environments to fully scalable server applications. With increasing convergence of technologies some of our projects embrace all of these disciplines at once! We develop in a wide variety of compiled and parsed languages targeting diverse platforms, operating systems and frameworks.

We can work within an existing software development model or deploy a methodology suitable for your project and business. Many of our clients have no pre-existing development infrastructure and have called upon Fen to provide revision control, task and bug tracking, documentation frameworks and build environments.

Mechanical Design

Recently added to our portfolio, our highly experienced industrial design and mechanical consultants can develop, modify or contribute to designs for a wide variety of applications. From development and test fixtures, through cosmetic review to production tooled enclosures, we can help to realise your vision.

Our in-house and partner rapid prototyping facilities complete the ecosystem for embedded product development.

Prototyping & Production

From hand made samples through to mass production, we can help to realise your product. We can source vendors, drive the RFQ process, manage BOMs and assess risk. We have considerable experience with both domestic and off shore production and have strong vendor contacts in the UK and Asia for PCB, PCA, mechanical, CM and hosting services. We can provide component sourcing expertise and advise on second sourcing, alternate parts and production scalability.

We often work closely with our client's CM to ensure a smooth release into manufacturing. We can help with QC too, designing and implementing test fixtures and compliance monitors.