RT-RK specializes in developing high volume digital consumer products. We create fully custom products and offer a complete service pack, from concept proofing to after sales support. Our customized products include set top boxes, digital TV sets, home automation and control systems, A/V devices, and other embedded electronic devices based on SoC/DSP/FPGA expertise. We are experts both in application/top level and real time software.
RT-RK develops its resources to support all stages of product lifecycle, and tries to act as service integration point, to accumulate knowledge necessary to turn our clients’ specific requirements into a project with a fast, efficient route to market. We design products to be industrially manufactured and therefore attach considerable significance to testing and verification, and develop product prototypes and small scale production series with zero functional defects.
Your product design will be supplied with a complete electronic documentation, prototypes, bill of materials and elaborated purchasing chain, test reports and testing environment including verifying tests, measurement equipment and custom made hardware and software.
Our project document flow is transparent to the customer at all times.
In order to link research and development services with final products, RT-RK hardware related development services are spread through all of the product lifecycle stages, sharing the same infrastructure and information essential for product success on the market.
Hardware design covers the conversion of hardware functional concepts into technical specifications and customer requirement documents; conversion specifications and requirements into block diagrams, circuit schematics, physical printed circuit boards layout; component selection and purchasing; prototype production with certified subsidiary companies.
RT-RK offers prototype production of electronic devices to provide our customers a complete set of services regarding concept proving and demonstration platforms. Service is dynamically organized and trimmed for each customer to get both rapid prototyping cycles as well as cost optimized small series production in a reasonable time frame.
PCB production plants related to RT-RK have been chosen and certified to give the best service and the latest technological base, including multilayer boards, characteristic impedance control, ROHS compliant products, high density interconnection boards, 100% electrically tested boards and other products. All of these are available as rapid prototyping services including a 24-hour PCB production cycle.
RT-RK built optimal infrastructure and information flow for product development focused on high-volume, low cost production, wherever in the world.
We offer product industrialization services, cost reduction navigated by external electronic manufacturing companies purchasing and logistic chains, and optimization in accordance to their technology constraints.
RT-RK supports production processes improvement and quality assurance procedures automation. We develop complete customized test environments and test suites for mass production lines.
Small scale production
Small scale production services within RT-RK aim to support prototyping activities and production of special purpose equipment. It is a universal link in the chain of research and development services, design and industrialization, but it also covers special requests from fragmented markets, such as digital TV.
We offer industrial production practice from early prototype stage all the way to market ready product.
RT-RK is experienced in component purchasing, assembly and bring-up of both unique single devices made by hand, and small series assembled in semi-automatic and automatic processes, all in accordance IPC procedures.
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RT-RK is a R&D company and national research institute that delivers development services and own products in the arena of real time embedded systems, with strong focus on consumer electronics and automotive. Headquartered in Novi Sad, with offices in Belgrade (Serbia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Osijek (Croatia) with over 500 engineers, RT-RK is one of the biggest development houses in the Southeast Europe.
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Headquartered in Novi Sad, with an office in Belgrade Serbia, with over 400 employees, 350 of whom are engineers, RT-RK is one of the biggest development houses in Southeast Europe.
A computer engineering journey
In 1991, a small group of professors working at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Chair for Computer Engineering, launched first projects in the area of telephony and digital signaling protocols. Their interest for business has further evolved to automation processes in Serbian oil and gas industry, in projects for gas pipeline management. Recognizing the benefits of the University environment, they have established a company named FTN-IRAM-RT. Excellent technical expertise and backlog on previous engagements of FTN-IRAM-RT attracted Micronas, German semiconductor company, to create a joint venture, a company named MicronasNIT within the same environment and with the same management. MicronasNIT entered the era of expansion in DSP, FPGA and Digital TV technology. In 2005, Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) awarded MicronasNIT as the best exporter of the year in SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) category. Endeavor to grow, experience and knowledge in new technologies and customer service, and world-wide market access as a positive influence of Micronas, emerged a need for a new business model to render the services. The new circumstances gave rise to foundation of a new company, RT-RK. From 2005 to 2009 RT-RK was delivering development services to different non-consumer customers such as — Tegic, Nuance, Magic4, Openwave (mobile phone industry); lighting for Philips and cooperation with ALTRAN in embedded system design. In April 2009, RT-RK acquired MicronasNIT, bringing the two teams under one umbrella, thus becoming the largest SEE company for embedded system design.
In the following years the company has gotten engaged on Android for TV mission and become worldwide recognized as an Android competence center. Recognizing the company’s experience and potential for strategic partnership, Zoran Corporation singled out RT-RK for porting Android on their System on Chip (SoC), joining forces in development of multimedia applications and services for connected TV.
The company has created near shore development centers (NSDC) for different companies: Cirrus Logic for DSP applications, tools, and industrial applications; VESTEL dedicated team for TV and STB software development and testing tools development; MARVELL focused on Android and GoogleTV application and customer support; SMARDTV dedicated team for CAM and STB software development; and the newest member of the NSDC family TTTech team for automotive software development.
In parallel with development of the near shore development centers, the company has executed numerous fixed term projects, such as:
Hardware and software development for General Satellite, Russia
Development of smart electrical dimmer for TLD, IR sensor control based, for PHILIPS, The Netherlands
Compiler and IDE for Cirrus Logic (USA) digital signal processors with fix-point arithmetic, non-linear memory (Harvard architecture) generating high-efficiency and condensed code
Important part of RT-RK business is handling Intellectual Property. A dedicated RT-RK team works on protection of own product and technologies (RT-RK has more than 40 patent applications) and at the same time offers professional IP services.
Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia accredited RT-RK Computer Based Systems LLC as a National Research and Development Institute. In their explanation, Advisory Committee stated that the scientific programs of RT-RK contribute to development of new products and devices, introduce new and improve existing technological processes, systems and services, and perform transfer of knowledge and technology. The company has adequate deployment of competent scientific researchers, programs for young developers, and adequate facilities, equipment, and other resources for the implementation of programs of general interest.