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Brass Roots Technologies

Brass Roots Technologies

Map6829 K Ave., Ste. 108
Plano, TX 75074
United States
Phone: +1 469-757-4413
Brass Roots Technologies provides system design services and develops enabling technologies for high-performance display and imaging applications. With close-knit optical, mechanical, and electronics design teams along with in-house CNC fabrication, prototype assembly and verification under one roof, Brass Roots delivers unmatched applications experience and world-class design solutions to a global customer base. Applications expertise includes DLP® Projection, Digital Cinema, Simulation, Visualization, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Head Up Displays, Machine Vision, 3D Printing, Human Vision System, High-Resolution Processing (4K/8K), High-Frame Rate Processing (HFR), High Dynamic Range Processing (HDR).

Our in-house Engineering Design teams provide: 
  • Systems Analysis (design, definition, requirements)
  • Optical design (Zemax - Prisms, Lenses, Microlens Arrays, Laser Illumination)
  • Optomechanical design (Straylight, distortion, MTF analysis, tolerance stacking, thermal stresses) 
  • Mechanical design (Solidworks - optics packaging, system layout, mounts, thermal management)
  • Electronics design (Mentor Graphics PADS - High-Speed Digital, Gigabit SERDES, Precision Analog, LED Drivers, Motor Drivers)
  • FPGA design *** Xilinx Alliance Member Partner *** (Vivado, VHDL, Verilog - high-bandwidth video processing and multi-toning)
  • Software design (C/C++/C# .NET, Application, Embedded Algorithms)

BRT's Prototyping capabilities include:
  • In-house CNC component fabrication (Mastercam, HAAS CNC Mill and CNC Lathe)
  • Free-form optics fabrication
  • Quick-Turn Supply Chain (Optics fab, Optical coatings, Metal coatings, PCB fab, PCB assembly, sheet metal fab)
  • In-house Optical and Electronic Assemblies
  • Functional Test and Performance Verification
Brass Roots Technologies provides a complete design package and hand-off assistance to customer production or designated CM as needed. BRT also provides low-volume manufacturing for specialized optical and electronic assemblies. 

Brass Roots Technologies also develops and licenses proprietary Gibraltar™ Processing, a firmware-based processing architecture that provides real-time conversion of video and graphics into high-fidelity, floating point multi toned bit planes suitable for any PWM-based display, such as DLP® Projection and direct-view LED Walls.
Established: 2009
Employees: 15
Facility area (sq ft): 7000
Ownership type: Privately Owned
Frank Poradish, President
Wayne Reynolds, VP Business Development


Optical designlens designcustom opticsoptical assemblymechanical designDLPprojectionlight engineprojectorcinemasimulationvideo processingDMDmicro mirrormicro displayHFRHDRFPGAVHDLXilinx
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