Nordic Partner: DornerWorks
AWS Marketplace: DornerWorks


HQ Company Address (City, Country)
Grand Rapids, MI

Design locations
Grand Rapids, MI

Serviced Countries / regions
North America, Europe

Website URL

Company introduction
Who we are and what we do: 

As a trusted advisor to our customers and partners, DornerWorks future-proofs product design and development. With solutions for embedded software and hardware, cybersecurity, networking, and communications, DornerWorks engineers combine software and services to solve mission-critical challenges in rugged environments.  

 DornerWorks operates as a 100% employee-owned company. 

What makes us unique:

DornerWorks engineers accelerate time to market by offering a wide range of connected product design capabilities—from embedded system design through cloud deployment. DornerWorks delivers services through a flexible engagement model, enabling customers to augment existing teams or rely on our consulting expertise to future-proof technology investments throughout all stages of the product lifecycle.   

 Founded in 2000, DornerWorks has delivered hundreds of IoT, FPGA, embedded hardware and software, cybersecurity, and other technologically complex solutions for clients in the aerospace, defense, space, medical, connected product, and industrial industries. This wide breath of experience enables DornerWorks engineers to solve our customers’ most critical and complex product design challenges. 

Working with Nordic Semiconductor:

 DornerWorks leverages Nordic chipsets in a variety of Bluetooth, Thread and Matter based designs. To facilitate rapid prototyping, DornerWorks created a custom development kit with Bluetooth/Thread, WiFi, and Cellular capabilities using all Nordic based chipsets.   

Which projects we focus on:

While our team’s full capabilities are best showcased through partnering with customers on full system design, DornerWorks also engages with customers on shorter-term projects for all areas referenced below. 

 Specializing in Bluetooth, WiFi, Thread and Matter based designs, including AI at the edge, DornerWorks prefers to focus on quality engineering for production-ready products versus low-cost prototyping. 

Design services

DornerWorks is an independent design firm focusing on embedded hardware, firmware, FPGA, mobile and cloud development.    

 For embedded hardware, our services include schematic and PCB layout, as well as design for manufacturing and design transfer to contract manufacturing. 

 For embedded firmware, the majority of our connected product experience is in low power microcontroller applications. Our most common design requires Bluetooth connectivity to a mobile application with an eventual connection to a cloud backend system. Recent designs have included Matter over Thread-based controllers for the home automation/consumer electronics market.

We are a:
☒ Consultant / Consultancy firm
☒ Design House
☐ Original Design Manufacturing (ODM)
☐ Solution Provider
☐ other:

We offer the following core design services in combination with Nordic products:

☒Hardware and RF design
☒Embedded software development
☐Advanced RF and antenna design
☒Security design and implementation

We also offer the following services:
☐ Rapid Prototyping
☐ Pre-production testing and validation
☐ Pilot production
☒ Transfer to production
☐ Turn-key contract manufacturing
☒ Product Cycle Management
☐ Industrial design (enclosure/casing)
☒ Device to Cloud integration
☒ Cloud backend development
☒ Cloud frontend development
☐ Other:

We have experience with the following technologies on Nordic products: 
Bluetooth LE, Thread,  ANT,  LTE-M, Wi-Fi

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