Wireless IV Pump Controller


Life-sustaining medical device

The Challenge

Develop hardware and firmware for a wireless IV pump controller

CLIENT: Fortune 100 Company



Technological advances enable wireless networks within healthcare delivery organizations, including point-of-care medication systems and electronic medical records. Because of the connectivity capabilities of the wireless IV pump, there are serious security risks associated with the devices. To ensure patient safety, our client needed a partner with a global approach and expertise to develop this medical device requiring complex procedures and systems that must be aligned with regulatory requirements.

Architecture and engineering based on requirements definition

Electronic design of high-density PCB

Full product qualification and characterization

The Solution

A partnership with Orthogone for technological expertise

Orthogone’s team had the hardware and embedded software expertise to minimize project risks and give our customers the skills and agility required to fulfill their product development objectives.


To develop an FDA-compliant product, Orthogone designed the hardware for this innovative product, including the mechanical design concept and architecture. The hardware design is based on the NXP i.MX-7 processor and includes post-layout simulations and timing validation of the high-speed DDR3L memory and the creation of the 802.11n/ac + BT WIFI subsystem.

From software architecture, testing and implementation to hardware design, Orthogone used its proven development process, including robust specification and requirements definition, continuous risk mitigation, iterative design phases, testing and validation, and the uncompromising quality assurance required to design this medical device.


  • Hardware and mechanical design concept and architecture
  • Hardware design based on NXP i.MX-7 processor
  • Post-layout simulations and timing validation of high-speed DDR3L memory
  • Design of wireless WIFI 802.11n/ac + BT sub-system
  • Full product qualification and characterization over environmental conditions (healthcare regulatory requirements)


  • NXP i.MX-7 Processor
  • NXP Secure authentication microcontroller
  • Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1 module

The Result

Innovative concepts and breakthrough technologies to save people's life

We have collaborated closely with this top-tier client to design its latest medical device products. They trust our capabilities to bring innovative concepts and breakthrough technologies to their products while respecting the regulatory compliances imposed by regional and international standards. Our team developed a groundbreaking solution where security and reliability were the priority. The product has gone through the Validation and Verification (V&V) stage and was released at the end of 2018.

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