XL Research is an electronics design firm specializing in custom hardware and software design of microcontroller-based control systems for consumer and industrial applications. Since 1978, XL has delivered control system designs used in such products as cordless telephones, experimental solar homes, high-speed printing machinery, industrial lighting controls, fire alarm systems and a multiple processor control system for a US prison.

XL is capable of handling your next product idea or custom control application from initial conception through first production prototype utilizing its experience in these areas:

  • Real-Time Microcontroller Software Design (C or Assembler)
  • Single-Chip Microcontroller Hardware Design ( PIC, dsPIC, others )
    • Full Microchip™ Family Support
      • PIC10, PIC12, PIC16, PIC18, dsPIC, PIC24, PIC32
  • Control Systems with USB, Ethernet, CAN-Bus & RS-485
  • Wireless Data Transmission (RF, IR, AC Power-Line)
  • Designs for Telephony, Lighting and Motion Controls
  • Designs for Industrial Controls and Smart Sensors
  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design
  • Schematic and PCB Design (Altium, NI Design Suite, others…)

At XL’s facility in northern NJ, Windows™-based engineering platforms are combined with Altium Designer CAD tools and Microchip™ emulators and debuggers to provide a full range of design capabilities including schematic capture, PCB layout, hardware and firmware development and documentation support. Instant turnaround of prototype PCBs and front panels is achieved using our on-site CNC milling facilities. A full complement of test equipment is also available for development and small scale manufacturing support.