Fides... Excellence in Electronics
Who we are
Fides engineering group is formed by fourteen engineers with almost 150 years of accumulated experience mainly in motor control and home appliances.
Fides designs, manufactures, commercializes and offers turnkey solutions for different sectors and guarantees the incorporation of the latest technologies. The combined experience of the R&D, Development, Engineering and Sales departments of Fides offers the necessary flexibility and technical capability in order to develop advanced solutions and transform good ideas into reality for the benefit of its customers.
Our know-how is focused in customized design of cost optimized solutions for white-good applications and home appliances (based on 8-bit microcontrollers) and we have been active in this sector for more than 20 years. We have produced millions of electronic circuits for most of the biggest European white goods manufacturers as BSH, Candy, Miele, SMEG or Indesit. Among the most representative products you can find washing machine, dryer, oven and kitchen hood control circuit, including different types of user interface boards, such as LCD (alphanumeric or graphic), LED, 7-segment display with mechanic or touch keyboards.
We have developed a significant experience in communication protocol design under SPI, UART, I2C (multimaster), LIN, IR among the most important.
We are also specialists in motor control techniques using low-cost drivers for ACIM (single-phase or three-phase), PMSM, BLDC and DC motors, having experience also in designing motor specifications. The topologies we are more familiar with are: phase control, three-phase inverter, DC chopper.
Another important sector of our engineering expertise is the development of electronics for battery and hybrid products. We are capable of developing not only the electronics, but also the pack of batteries, including the BMS and the battery charger.
We have a deep expertise integrating electronic designs with mechanical parts, the so said 'mechatronics', including mechanical 3D CAD (Solidworks).
In the last years we have also acquired some expertise in the development of solutions based on embedded circuits (Qseven and EXM32), including TFT driving, Ethernet, USB, wireless communications, GPS, GSM/GPRS. We are also skilled in developing electronic (hardware and software) applications based on Linux or Windows CE operating systems.
Design of user's interactive machine, such as Kiosks, ATM, ticketing, Industrial Computers, Banknotes scanners, sport betting or slot machines where we can find solutions based on modular systems (code readers, magnetic or contactless card readers, etc.) with STN Graphic display, Alphanumeric LCD displays, LCD Monitors, Touch Sensors.
Our team has a good knowledge of C and Assembly languages for microcontrollers. We have a huge experience and knowledge in communication routines, self-programming libraries, user's interface routines (LCD, Led 7-segments, etc.), analog signal measurement as thermocouples RTD, NTC, pressure sensors, strain gauges, hall sensor, voltage and currents sensing devices, PID regulation algorithms with digital sampling, PWM, phase control, self-testing routines and software encryption routines.
Other important skills are in visual languages such as Visual Basic, Visual C#, QT, Java, XML/XSLT, LabVIEW and TestStand among others. For many of our project we have designed PC applications to interacting, firmware programming, data log and software parametrization.
We have developed a good experience in designing class B applications and getting them VDE approved, according to software and hardware International Safety Standards (f.i. 60335 and 60730).
The 360 Degrees Engineering Offer
Our engineering capabilities cover all the process from initial specifications, hardware and PCB design (Altium, CadStar), software development, prototype assembly and testing and product industrialization, including production tools and test equipment.
We produce our own designs and build-to-print's.
Nr. 2 SMD assembling lines (50k cmp./h)
Nr. 2 wave soldering lines (with and without lead)
Flying probe in circuit tester
Standard in circuit tester
Possible Near Future
Green Energy - Solar microinverter
FOC - Field Oriented Control