Small Form Factor Design

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


In the current day scenario, where everything is going small and digital, popular brands are now producing more reliable small form factor design / light-weight and compact hardware design with an aim to make people’s lives easier. Small form factor design or Small footprint design can also serve as a standard or category that can be used to ensure that there is a level of hardware compatibility between devices of similar types, even though they may come from different manufacturers. Small Form factor designs or small footprint design refers to the overall design and functionality of an electronic hardware.

With the ongoing trend towards compact and light-weight hardware design, there is a need for Small footprint Design or compact product design with densely pack electronics so that they occupy minimum real estate while providing maximum functionality. Compact Product Design or small form factor design for a hardware predominantly depends on the size, application and footprint of the components that go into the hardware.

Form factor design indicates the shape and size specifications of any hardware. Light-weight Hardware Design and compact form factor design also address other specification such as the mechanical casing, power supply, and overall physical layout. The size and shape of the components in these Small footprint Design or Light-weight Hardware Design are influenced by the connections and power specifications.

Form factor Design and Compact Product 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 form factor 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, thermal integrity, power management, battery management and memory optimization. Our team has the expertise and experience in designing energy efficient, compact, small footprint design with a variety of I/Os, sensors, interfaces and wide operating temperature range to meet the needs of medical, consumer and industrial customers.

Light-weight Hardware Design

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 using PoP technology SoCs, miniaturized ICs and 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, size, real estate, cost and durability of the compact product design and small footprint 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
  • Optimizing memory footprint
  • Performing DFM and DFA checks with eco-system of vendors
    Understanding the thermal impact
  • Power management and optimization
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