Flexible Design Consulting Services



What exactly is “Flexible Design Consulting” anyway?

“Flexible Design Consulting” involves connecting with a team of design experts with the skills and experience to help make your project a success. At Nine Dot Connects “Flexible Design Consulting” ranges all the way from conceptualization, specification and review all the way to fabrication, test, and post product deployment efforts to reduce support problems once your products are in the field. Sure, we can draw schematics and layout PCBs, but our staff are experts on the whole process. Many of our clients have found great value in the consulting services that we provide. Because we are truly experts in PCB design optimized for fabrication and assembly, you can be assured that when you seek our services, you will not be disappointed.

What makes our consulting services different?

We know what we’re talking about. Our experts have decades of experience in every facet of developing products containing electronics. We will not bid or accept any assignment that is beyond our understanding or capabilities. Your time is precious and we’re not going to promise something that is not a strong suit.

Our consulting is a 2-way conversation. We are not here to simply perform a function and throw it back at you at the end with a list of cryptic recommendations. From the very start of an assignment, we speak to our client to understand the area(s) of need. As the effort progresses, there are e-mails and phone calls to ensure that the recommendations being made are understood, aligned with your design intent. With consulting, we are not limited to a specific task or function. Whether it is to assist in the understanding a manufacturing concept or to provide a design review, we are there to ensure your success as you progress through the design cycle.

We consider our consulting service knowledge transfer. At the end, we want our customers to not only be successful, but to gain the necessary understanding so that they can apply it to other projects.

What is provided with the consulting service?

We understand that consulting needs to be more than a just handful of recommendations. Our recommendations will be in writing; therefore this allows for a history of communication to be recorded. Pictures may also be included if they provide additional details. Here are a few examples:

Design Review Summary
Detailed Test Plan
Electromechanical





Here are comments from happy clients:

"Thank you very much for the in-depth reviews you have provided. I believe that we have been provided with a product that has exceeded expectations, and will continue to approach NDC for future design reviews and assistance. Your recommendations have all been considered and implemented as appropriate. I especially appreciate the EMI considerations in your review, as well as the DFM analysis."

– Zac Blume, Lead Electrical Engineer



"I have been in Design Engineering for over 30 years, and was recently assigned a high frequency board design with low electro-magnetic emission requirements. Nine Dot Connects was selected to consult on this design. The consultation services provided went far beyond a list of itemized issues. There were interactive phone calls when the issues required a deeper explanation and understanding. Nine Dot Connects was as interested in enabling us to do the work as they were in completing the project itself. Without Nine Dot Connects' experience, communications skills, and thoroughness to detail we would most certainly have created an expensive paper weight on our first build. Thank you 9-Dots, and Thank you Jeff Condit!"

Bennie Ray Kirk, Jr, Principal Design Engineer
5-D Systems, Inc.