Hi, I'm Scott. I'm a passionate Electronics Design Engineer, based in Melbourne, Australia.
I started Xentronics to offer businesses around Australia:
An experienced consultant to provide advice on product design, research, and development.
A reliable designer to contribute to their projects, by developing high-quality PCB Designs and architecting electronic systems.
Value-added design resources by offering prototyping, design verification, and field support services.
A knowledgeable engineer in the field of EMC and Manufacturing, to properly scale their products to market.
The reality is, hardware is hard.
Even designing a simple product can be a lengthy and complex process, if you understand the full picture and have been through the process many times like me.
However, with my versatile skillset, agile methodology, and past experience in the electronics design industry, I'm hoping to help as many people as I can to ensure their product is a success, and make their electronics design, simplified.
I've worked with a huge variety of startups, scaleups, and established businesses over my career.
By putting my values of Ambition, Skill, Communication, Attentiveness, and Quality into everything I do, I have brought dozens of products to market, established a strong portfolio of designs, and have several case studies on the services I provide bringing success to my clientele.
Thanks for your time, and please reach out if you would like to chat.
It's easy to say what a device should do or how it should function.What's not easy is specifying what exact technologies, systems, and specific chips are required to achieve this. That's where I come in - and help you work out exactly what you really need - while also balancing time-to-market, manufacturability, and reliability.
Schematics define what chips, connectors, and components go into a device and how they're all interconnected. A key part of early design stages, I strive to create neat, readable, and systemised schematics which are filled with design notes, standardised symbols, and embedded part supplier information.
The heart of any electronic product. The quality of a PCB design influences the cost, performance, and size of a device. I always place emphasis on designing for EMC and efficient manufacturing, using solid design principals and IPC 2221 standard as my guide throughout.
Once designs are done, then comes the time for prototyping. I offer a rapid prototyping service, with 2-3 week turnaround on a completed and assembled unit. Comparing this to a typical 6-8 week lead time, when done through a traditional contract manufacturer, it means prototypes in your hand faster.
Testing the quality and reliability of a prototype is a critical step in development. With over $30,000 worth of essential PCBA Analysis, RF, Power, and digital test equipment in my office,
I have the ability to safely and promptly make sure designs are performing as intended, and enable you and your team to do internal testing.
Achieving compliance for electronic products - whether it be safety, EMC, or industry-specific standards - can be the most difficult hurdle to overcome during development. My experience, design knowledge, and value-added partnership with EMC Technologies in Melbourne can make this process much more streamlined.
A working prototype is one thing -
a manufacturable, optimised, and quickly-tested device is another. I can support you through the manufacturing process, helping to design test procedures, consolidate bills of material, and communicate key information to manufacturers to improve your yield and bring down the associated COGS.
Already have an existing design, but need a second opinion? I can provide a thorough review and feedback on not only functionality, but also the EMC performance and manufacturability of your design, to improve the quality and bring down costs moving forward.
Need a one-off consult for some advice? Maybe a long term arrangement to support your business into the future?
Perhaps some training for you, your engineers, or your team? Don't hesitate to reach out - I am here to support others, and am always keen to find out how I can help fellow businesses.
I was solely responsible for the hardware development on all projects below.
This includes the System Architecture, Schematic Capture, PCB Design, and even Prototyping.
From Automotive Dash Cams, to Mains Power Monitoring equipment, to 4G Industrial Modems, to Bespoke Power Supplies.
My portfolio is both broad and deep, and captures all different levels, difficulties, and complexities of electronics design.
Most of these projects have also passed EMC / Compliance certification, and made it to Mass Production and market with my support.
Scott has been essential for the electronics in our products for a number of years. Not just on the hardware, but also advising and supporting the firmware and software, development, too.
Through his network and knowledge, he also enabled a smooth process from the component supply, to the manufacture and testing of units, and even EMC testing and compliance.
Through Xentronics, Scott is a vital resource and partner for our projects.
Over the last year, Scott has helped develop our new Time Lapse System from the ground-up.
He is an extremely knowledgable consultant and hardware designer, and I look forward to evolving future generations of our product with his support.
Scott is a talented PCB Designer who combines his deep technical knowledge with a thorough and pragmatic approach.
Scott's approach to collaboration meant he received the input needed to design to our needs, and that we were always in the loop as to the progress of the project.
For any inquiries, feel free to email, phone, or use the form here to get in touch with me.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: +61 407 737 831