Services Overview

Successful solutions through quality partners and processes.
Ball Systems’ capabilities are utilized by Fortune 500 firms as well as mid-market companies worldwide.
Our diverse engineering and production teams leverage extensive corporate engineering backgrounds at companies like IBM, Raytheon, Delphi, Honeywell, Sandia Labs, HP and Compaq, to solve our customers’ unique technical challenges.
With extensive quality processes coupled with top-tier partners, we offer comprehensive engineering and production services in the following areas:

Test Systems

  • Turnkey automated test systems & fixtures for PCAs, modules, systems, etc.
  • Full test strategy, design & integration services
  • On-site test installation, verification, training & support
  • National Instruments based design, programming and integration
    • Reconfigurable PXI, cRIO, sbRIO, & PCI based test systems
    • NI software programming: LabVIEW, TestStand, VeriStand, LabWindows CVi, Inertia, DIAdem, etc.
  • Portable/field test solutions
  • Test automation & line integration
  • Integrated test platforms, test stands, consoles, racks
  • Custom test cabinet & interconnect system design
  • Custom circuit designs: analog, digital, mixed, RF, power, FPGA
  • Custom test software, firmware, & FPGA designs
  • RF test systems, fixtures, programming, & tuning to 40GHz+
  • Semiconductor test systems, programming and custom load boards
  • Dyno-based test & control systems
  • Vision inspection systems

Learn More

Software Solutions

serviceLP-software-solutions LabVIEW developers and architects
  • NI certified architects (CLAs) & developers (CLDs)
  • NI’s full suite of software programs for test, e.g. LabVIEW, TestStand, VeriStand, LabVIEW FPGA, DIAdem, RF Test, LabWindows CVi, etc.
  • PCI, PCIe, I2C, SPI, SCI, Flash drivers, etc.
  • Communications sub-systems (CAN, FlexRay, various ARINC, Mission Systems Ethernet, MIL-STD, serial, EtherCAT, proprietary, others)
  • Custom software development
  • Languages including assembly languages, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic (VB), Java, Python, PICS, VHDL, others
  • Graphics & human interface (GUI & HMI)
  • Software & hardware modeling & model integration
  • Database management & integration
  • Windows & custom PC applications
  • Intelligent I/O sub-systems
  • Communications control & PLC
  • Microcontroller, DSP, RF software
  • RTOS (Thread X)
  • File Systems (File X)
  • Schedulers (Nemos)

Learn More

Custom Engineering

serviceLP-custom-engineering-web
  • Electronic designs including analog, digital, mixed-signal, RF & power
  • FPGA, DSP & micro-controller design & programming
  • Schematic capture & PCB layout, including SMT, T/H & mixed-mode PCB design
  • Video & audio processing
  • RF & wireless design, packaging & test, DC to 40 GHz+
  • RF module design, development & production
  • IC development & device characterization
  • Mechanical designs & 3D CAD modeling
  • Custom software & firmware
  • Toroidal inductor design
  • Product design, prototyping & production
  • Embedded controller system design
  • System buses: SPI, I2C, PXI, PCI, PCIe, cPCI, cPCIe
  • Battery system designs
  • Acquisition, control & display sub-systems
  • 3-phase power monitoring
  • Real-time control & monitoring
  • Design optimization for manufacturability & test (DFM & DFT)
  • In-house prototyping and machining

Learn More

Contract Manufacturing

serviceLP-contract-manufacturing-web

  • Build-to-Print manufacturing
  • Low & medium volume production
  • Rework, remanufacture & repair
  • Testing, validation & verification services
  • Custom & COTS test equipment/cabinet assembly
  • Printed circuit board (PCB & PCA) design & assembly
  • Panel wiring & electrical enclosure fabrication & assembly
  • Custom & production cable assembly
  • Custom mechanical manufacturing & assembly
  • Quick-turn PCBs & custom prototyping
  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) & design for test (DFT)
  • Power distribution equipment assembly
  • Component sourcing
  • Traceability
  • Metal fabrication & mechanical assembly

Learn More

Automation Solutions

serviceLP-PIBX_Goodrich_Mar09
  • Process automation
  • Machine vision & inspection
  • Test equipment & integration
  • Process control development
  • PLC design & installation
  • Production line automation
  • HMIs & custom user interfaces
  • Data acquisition development
  • Material handling & conveying
  • Motion control integration
  • Industrial & manufacturing engineering
  • Database & IS integration
  • System architecture
  • Robotic integration
  • Automated test equipment design & integration

Learn More

Specialized Testing:

RF Testing

  • RF test system design, programming & integration
  • Automated testing of all popular RF standards & protocols
  • Component, module & system level testing
  • Characterization, performance assessment & verification
  • High-power compression testing
  • Test fixture development, fabrication, assembly & tuning
  • Test system fabrication & test, including build-to-print
  • Legacy RF test system hardware & software upgrade/conversion & validation
  • RF test plan development
  • Custom RF hardware designs
  • Custom RF test software
  • RF capability, DC to 40 GHz+
  • From simple to complex modulation
  • Implementations from design verification to production test

Learn More

Semiconductor Testing

serviceLP-semiconductor-web
  • Semiconductor IC test systems & load boards capable of spanning device development, prototyping, verification, characterization & production test
  • RF, mixed-signal, power amplifiers, A-D’s, etc.
  • IC test plan development & device characterization
  • Verification/validation, characterization, final test, wafer probe
  • Voltage, temperature, & device configuration characterization
  • Multi-controller architecture with independent resources
  • Dynamic, offset, statistical, energy, capacitance & resistance performance
  • Handler/prober integration
  • Soft-dock & hard-dock
  • Device interface/load board design, fabrication & manufacture
  • Reduce test times from weeks to hours without process variable reduction
  • Per Pin Measurement Capability (PPMC) & 4-quadrant sourcing
  • Multi-site abstraction

Learn More