Case Study: Building Next Generation Test Platform for a Class-III medical device

>> Collaborative innovation to design a modular, high performance hardware and software platform for testing of implantable class-III medical device

Agiliad’s Role

  • End to end development of the complete test platform
  • Active collaboration with customer SMEs for concept realization rapid prototyping of innovative features
  • Complex hardware design involving very high voltage and low voltage electronics, high speed digital design in a modular fan-less enclosure
  • Developed a multi-platform server side test software architecture with multiple OS hosted over a real time hypervisor

Program highlights


The customer is a global leader in the Cardiac Rhythm Management area and was planning to build a custom modular test platform for one of its flagship CRM products. The objective was also to avoid the need of using complex instrumentation setup like Logic Analyzers and DSOs while testing. One of the other important design objectives was to have the test system auto-calibrate itself.

Agiliad Solution

The Agiliad hardware and medical QA specialists were involved on this project from the initial state in conceptualizing the system and specifying functionalities for the system. The proof of value exercise and subsequent prototyping done for multiple concepts by Agiliad specialists helped the customer in taking decisions and finalizing the concept. The solution involved developing the hardware platform that included hardware test fixture, test execution and calibration software. The system works on high speed data exchange between the test system and the test server and this was achieved using custom designed raw Ethernet stack.

Agiliad value proposition and customer benefits

  • Accelerated product development with stage wise rollout of the test platform
  • Compressed the test fixtures into one single unit
  • Bringing in innovative concept for auto calibration of the test fixture, in built logical analyzer, waveform monitoring and display to do away with external DSO
  • Reduction in test cycle time, setup time, increase in test productivity and make the testing less error prone
  • Significant cost saving for the customer in terms of test setup cost, maintenance cost, test execution and iteration cost
  • End to end responsibility from concept to manufactured prototypes avoiding the need for the customer to deal with multiple stakeholders