For 36 years, Berkeley Varitronics Systems has provided design and consulting services for the telecommunications industry. We cover a wide range of disciplines and client needs ranging from programming, DSP software, hardware production engineering to light manufacturing.
BVS is inter-disciplined team thrives on technical challenges and works to find creative and sometimes novel solutions. We specialize in RF, video, audio, high-speed digital, analog and signal processing technologies with an emphasis on the unlicensed 802.11 Wi-Fi and WiMAX bands. Since the early eighties, BVS has enjoyed thousands of OEM design and manufacturing relationships with companies such as Dinex®, New York Times® and Pepsico®.
In 1995, BVS released its own wireless test transmitter and receiver line-up for various PCS, Cellular and CDMA network installs. Some standout features include portability, durability, spectrum analysis, BER, packet demodulation, PER, direction finding and a host of optional mapping coverage validation software packages.
Berkeley manufacturing methods are designed to control quality and fast turn-around for customers' products. We utilize automated surface mount (SMT) and through-hole printed circuit board assembly techniques which provide quick (sometimes in just 48 hours) delivery of prototype or small production runs. Because of our internal manufacturing experience, we are sensitive to costs, manufacturability, parts availability, test-ware and other critical elements. We make not just a design that works, but one that can be made efficiently and is reliable. Hardware design and prototyping are expedited through the use of in-house CAD tools, including schematic capture, PC board layout, Bridgeport, mechanical and LSI gate array design and simulation.