James E. Grimes
Tim Schulte
Neoventus Design Group, LLC

Neoventus Design Group is an employee owned technical services company located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The group applies its diverse experience in electrical engineering and applied mathematics to develop complete, integrated product solutions. Since its founding in 2005, Neoventus has served clients seeking engineering solutions with applications ranging from industrial controls to secure networking to medical instrumentation. Core competencies include system design, electronic hardware design, CPLD/FPGA development, embedded firmware development, algorithm development, testing and implementation.  Through its investment in best-in-class tools and relationships with strategic partners, Neoventus is able to offer complete prototyping and product solutions.

Neoventus maintains a complete design and test environment, including tools from Mentor (PCB/Simulation), PCB Libraries (IPC7351 PCB CAD shapes), Xilinx/Lattice/Mentor (FPGA/Simulation), MatLAB (applied mathematics), Tektronix (test/measurement equipment).

Our mission is to provide world class engineering solutions in conjunction with prompt, exceptional customer service.  We can help our clients bring a product from concept to full production or serve as an additional project resource responsible for a few pieces of the puzzle. Specific company experience includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • System level design defining the architecture, components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy customer specified requirements.
  • Extensive experience designing embedded computing and networking products based on a variety of processors including OS ports such, as Linux and Android, to custom hardware
    • Texas Instruments Sitara 33x/35x (Cortex-A8)
    • Atmel microcontrollers (Cortex-M3/4, ARM9)
    • Texas Instruments microcontrollers (MSP430)
    • Texas Instruments DSPs
    • Intel x86
    • AMCC and Freescale PowerPC and ARM communications processors
  • Experience with industry standard communication peripherals and buses: Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet (PoE), USB, HPNA, RS485, RS422, RS232, I2C, SPI, ATA, Serial ATA, MOD Bus, CAN Bus, DeviceNet, ARINC 429, MILSTD-1553, 802.11
  • Design experience with standard bus architectures and form factors: AdvancedTCA, Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC), Compact PCI, PCIe, PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC), MiniPCI(e), CardBus, PC104.
  • FPGA and CPLD design – Neoventus has developed logic for a variety of programmable devices and is an authorized design partner for Xilinx and a member of the Lattice Leader Program.
  • Algorithm development/implementation targeted to programmable DSP and high-speed FPGAs
  • Embedded firmware development targeting boot loaders and specific application tasks.
  • Printed circuit board layout of complex, high-speed, impedance-controlled multilayer boards
  • Analog expertise includes power supply design (switching regulators, PoE, power control) signal conditioning and data acquisition
  • Experience meeting commercial and industrial environmental and EMC compliance standards
  • Design for rugged environments