Capabilities

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.

We welcome you to contact us and discuss your project at gac@governors-america.com.

Advantages

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 microprocessor-controlled systems. GAC provides custom integrated electronic design and development, including evaluation and analysis to several standards, which include Military, Automotive, Marine, CE, NFPA, CSA, or customer-specified standards. Below is a synopsis of our capabilities:

Electronic Design

  • 8-, 16- or 32-bit, micro-controllers
  • 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
  • Electromechanical design
  • Serial/network communication using RS-232/485 and CAN bus / SAE J1939

Software Design Capabilities

  • Real-time embedded software for a wide range of microprocessors
  • GUI-based support software to allow in-circuit reprogramming, data acquisition and monitoring of the embedded application
  • Embedded firmware
  • Control system software

Mechanical Design Capabilities for Rugged Embedded Systems

  • A more recent advancement in CNC
  • Magnetics modeling
  • Thermal analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Environmental evaluation

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 (ISO)
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Mechanical shock
  • Mechanical vibration
  • Temperature extremes (both operating and non-operating)
  • Temperature shock
  • Humidity
  • Water immersion
  • Corrosive atmosphere (salt fog)
  • Sand and dust
  • Load testing
  • Flow bench testing
  • Dynamometers
  • Dynamic Signal Analyzer
  • 5-gas emissions analyzer for emission regulation compliance
  • Control loop and circuit simulation

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