AM1 LLC provides in-house as well as completely independent prototype/product-development services which generally involve RF-related systems spanning a wide range of technical disciplines. Activities include traditional RF topics as well as related digital signal processing pertaining to modems, GPS, etc. We are considered experts in RF system design, frequency synthesis, phase-locked loops, digital signal processing, and communication systems in general. Whether your needs involve technical paper-designs, exhaustive design reviews, or full prototype hardware development and fabrication, AM1 stands ready to serve your technology needs.
The most common AM1 / client engagement models include:
- Straight time and materials. This model works best on large projects where the client’s staff are working closely with AM1 staff, and or the project details (required resources, level of effort) cannot be clearly delineated.
- Fixed price. This model works well when project objectives and level of effort can be clearly delineated (e.g., design review) or a repeated task is involved where a sufficient history allows budget and resources to be reliably ascertained.
- Multi-Phase. Under this arrangement, a time and materials effort is usually conducted first wherein the primary objective is to develop a clear project plan, relevant specifications, and a top-level design. The second phase typically involves the hardware/software development effort based upon the project plan developed during phase I. The main objective of phase II is usually the delivery of 1 to 3 hardware prototypes which are used for design verification, advanced marketing, and proof of concept. Higher quantity production would normally be addressed in phase III.