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Prototype Development
Post Office Box 235
Fort Garland, CO
81133-0235 USA
Direct (719) 206 - 2223

Prototype Development

Prototype development is where hardware design, software design and mechanical design efforts come together to provide an engineering first article that can be bench tested and checked for manufacturability issues. Colorado Digital Labs can create prototypes at various design stages, providing tools that assist in the overall development and evaluation effort.

Our goal is to create engineering prototypes that are as close to the physical final product as possible. In fact, many of our customers have taken our initial prototypes and put them directly into production.

When a product development effort includes a large amount of software, and hardware issues have not been finalized, it's important to get target hardware quickly so that the code and algorithms can be tested. One option is to obtain third party development kits that provide evaluation boards using a compatible processor for this early development. If not, custom board support packages can be created to provide this capability.

Concept Prototype Example
Programmable Polychromatic Light Instrument

PCB Assembly Prototypes

Our goal is to provide engineering and pre-production printed circuit assembly prototypes that are as close to the final product configuration as possible. Typically, our customers can take our initial prototypes and put them directly into production with minimal or no rework required. Prototypes can be created at various stages of the design providing resources to assist in the overall development effort. Board support packages and software development kits can be created for ASIC's and tightly coupled chip sets to assist in building highly integrated designs.

Mechanical Assembly Prototypes

Mechanical assembly prototypes are also provided as close to the final product configuration as possible. Colorado Digital Labs has provided the following and more: