McQ advanced product developments combine these interrelated technologies to form advanced technology answers to user problems.
• User Requirements - Every development effort at McQ begins with a Requirements Document capturing the features and capabilities needed to solve a problem. These requirements are presented to the user for comment and concurrence to begin the engineering effort headed in the right direction.
• Electronic Hardware Design - McQ products are designed to push the state of the art in low power consumption, small size, ease of use, low cost, processor memory and computational capacity, interface flexibility, communications options, reliability.
• Embedded and User Software - McQ engineers choose the best software approaches to meet the product requirements. There are many software tradeoffs between software development tools, operating systems, software source code implementation, and compilers to produce efficient application object software. These tradeoffs are tied to the system architecture and the software design approach.
• Mechanical Design - McQ uses 3D CAD drawing technology to design the complex mechanical features of the product. These mechanical features wrap around the user features needed for simple operation, the electronics design they must accommodate, the additional production requirements of manufacturing processes, the environmental ruggedness of the application, and special requirements for High "G" survivability or unique system interfaces. McQ has 3D mechanical printers to produce prototype units for preliminary fit checks and testing.