Governors America Corp.'s capabilities span all aspects of project development, from inception to production. Equipped with complete in-house product design, development, and manufacturing capabilities, GAC is capable of implementing complete application-specific control solutions that are on time and on budget.

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To maintain our leadership position in the engine control field, GAC has incorporated advanced technologies into its latest product developments. These technologies range from enhanced analog controls to advanced 32-bit microprocessor controlled systems. GAC provides custom integrated electronic design and development, including evaluation and analysis to several standards, including: Military, Automotive, Marine, CE, NFPA, CSA, or customer specified. Below is a synopsis of our capabilities:

Electronic Design

  • 8, 16, or 32 Bit Microprocessors, Microcontrollers
  • Analog Signal Conditioning and Interfacing
  • Low Level Sensor Interfacing (Thermocouples, Strain Gauges)
  • Frequency Inputs and Outputs
  • Power Drive Electronics (Actuators, Valves, Solenoids, Indicators)
  • Flat Panel Display Systems
  • Electro-Mechanical Design
  • Serial/Network Communication using: RS-232/485 and CAN bus

Software Design Capabilities

  • Real Time Embedded Software for a wide range of 8, 16, and 32 bit processors
  • GUI-based support software to allow in circuit reprogramming, data acquisition, and monitoring of the embedded application
  • Windows XP™ Embedded development
  • Embedded firmware
  • Control System Software
  • Embedded C Programming

Mechanical Design Capabilities for Rugged Embedded Systems

  • A more recent Advancement in CNC
  • Electromagnetic Design Software
  • Magnetics Modeling
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Environmental Capabilities

GAC designs, tests, and qualifies products that are exposed to severe environmental and EMI conditions for Military, Automotive, and Industrial applications. GAC performs tests using "in-house" resources or our network of independent testing labs.

GAC routinely tests its designs for compliance to the following conditions using CE/CSA safety requirements, or customer specifications:

  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
  • Power Supply Transients
  • Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
  • Mechanical Shock
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Mechanical Acceleration
  • Temperature Extremes (Both Operating and Non-Operating)
  • Temperature Shock
  • Humidity
  • Water Immersion
  • Corrosive Atmosphere (Salt Fog)
  • Sand and Dust
  • Load (Resistive and Reactive)
  • Flow Bench
  • Dynamometers
  • Dynamic Signal Analyzer
  • 5 Gas Emissions Analyzer for emission regulation compliance
  • Control Loop & Circuit Simulation