Small Form Factor Design

Leveraging on extensive design and engineering expertise in the embedded domain, to deliver high-performance small form-factor designs and Light-weight Hardware Design with advanced mechanical and functional capability.


Compact Product Design or small form factor design for a hardware predominantly depends on the size and footprint of the components that go into the hardware. The size and shape of the component are affected by the connections and power specifications.  In the current day scenario, where everything is going small and digital, popular brands are now producing more reliable small form factor design / small footprint design / compact hardware design with an aim to make people’s lives easier. With the ongoing trend towards light-weight hardware design, there is a need for small form factor and compact product design with densely pack electronics so that they occupy minimum real estate while providing maximum functionality.

Compact Product Design and Light-weight Hardware Design

The advent of feature-rich, multi-core SoCs with PoP technology and graphic accelerators have furthered this cause making it feasible for product designers to build small footprint design, light-weight hardware design and compact product design for the next generation of portable and wearable applications. Our expert team of engineers look at building small yet powerful and feature rich systems overcoming significant challenges in small form factor design and compact product design like signal integrity, power management, battery management and memory optimization.

Leveraging on our years of extensive design and engineering expertise in the embedded domain, Mistral’s complex, light-weight hardware design and small form factor design services optimize space, weight and performance to achieve the perfect balance of ruggedness and technology by creating multiple HDI PCBs with miniature interconnects.  We offer complete small form factor design and compact hardware design services for a wide variety of applications in health and wellness, biometrics, home automation and industrial automation which are connected to the Internet of Things.


  • Selection of components meeting functional and performance requirements for light-weight hardware design and small form factor design
  • Defining the right interconnect strategy considering performance, small footprint, real estate, cost and durability of the compact product design
  • Maintaining IPC standards in creating form factor design
  • Compact hardware designs using HDI technology like Blind and buried micro vias, PoP technology and Rigid-flex PCBs
  • Performing DFM and DFA checks with eco-system of vendors
    Understanding the thermal impact
  • Power management and optimization


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