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Bithium's history, who we are, what we do and how we work

Bithium's History

Bithium is Born

Bithium is born and initiates in Lisbon its activity in the DECT consulting and licensing of DECT data designs (ISA and PCMCIA cards and V90 modem base stations).

bithium is born and up and running Go to Top 2001

Modified DECT

Modified DECT 2.4 GHz protocol stack library and first products based on it introduced in the US market.

conference phone Go to Top 2002

Modified DECT

Modified DECT 5.8 GHz protocol stack library and first multi-handset systems based on it are introduced in the US market.

New larger office location in Lisbon

new bithium office in lisbon Go to Top 2003

Production Start

production start at bithium

Start of production of customer specific DECT products developed by Bithium.

Go to Top 2004

North American Market

DECT 6.0 library and first products based on it in the North American market.

usa and canada Go to Top 2006

DECT VoIP platform

A low-cost single chip solution for a DECT VoIP base station is provided to the market.

circuit PCB board Go to Top 2007

Introduction of DECT wideband audio

DECT can now be used for higher quality audio applications.

Go to Top 2008

Seraphone Industrial Design demonstrated

Bithium's Seraphone is a design of a communications product for everyday use with comfort and convenience.

seraphone front back bithium portugal Go to Top 2009

DECT headset development

DECT provides a practical and convenient way of communicating in several professional use scenarios.
Bithium developed specific DECT headsets for team communications.

Go to Top 2010

DECT conferencing system development

Bithium assisted a customer in the development of an advanced professional conferencing system solution using DECT technology.

Go to Top 2011

New Location

DECT drive through system.
Bithium moved to a new office

bithium moved to a new office Go to Top 2012

Wireless intercom system & Software Defined Radio

Bithium demonstrated SDR solution for audio quality communications in closed environments. This technology enables Bithium to develop different types of products based in Digital Radio Communication standards.

software defined radio Go to Top 2013

HAN-FUN and DECT audio broadcasting

DECT and HAN-FUN audio broadcasting
Go to Top 2014

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC system

Bithium initiated developments in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi areas aside from its historical activity in DECT.

Go to Top 2016

Introduction of Bluetooth development services targeted at wearables

Bithium introduces Bluetooth development services.

bluetooth development Bithium Go to Top 2017

Who is...

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We are an innovative company focused on customer satisfaction and in bringing digital radio technology to several innovative applications.
We are based in Lisbon - Portugal and serve worldwide customers from our headquarters.

Bithium focuses on providing customers with design and development of innovative digital radio technology solutions. The company has a great experience on DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) standard and applications. The know-how in DECT includes DECT 6.0 (used in USA and Canada) and ULE (Ultra Low Energy). A great number of products with Bithium technology are out, both in the consumer and professional/business markets. Besides DECT, Bithium also provides development services on innovative Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, PSTN and VoIP applications.

Consulting services are available for all product development stages: product specification, embedded system design, industrial design, prototyping, testing and production. The company activity leverages the internal know-how in DSP integration, XMOS programming, RF design and baseband processing, PCB layout and integration with mechanical design teams.

What we do in Bithium

Our beliefs

Several products from well known brands use Bithium technology and are out in the market - both in the consumer and professional/business segments. We are proud of our track record of completed innovative projects and on satisfied customers engaging new projects with us.

We provide consulting services in all development stages: from product specification, embedded system design, industrial design, prototyping, testing up-until production and we are flexible in terms of which of these make sense to provide on a customer by customer basis. Everyone has a different company structure setup and thus requires different services depending on it.

We believe that a strong co-operation with our customers can bring innovation to a higher limit.

Our Mission

Simplify and bring freedom to life through creation and innovation on telecommunication and embedded systems

How we work at Bithium

Bithium uses on of two methodologies in its projects. The methodoly is defined on a projects basis depending on the projects overall objectives, timings and involved risks.

One of these is the spiral model. The model gives us great aspects on the risks, when developning new products and solutions. The spiral model is build as a spiral with four phases, planning, risk analysis, engineering and evaluation.

spiral model used for prototyping at Bithium

Planning phase:Requirements are gathered during the planning phase. Requirements here could be ‘System Requirement specifications’.

Risk Analysis: In the risk analysis phase, a process is undertaken to identify risk and alternate solutions. A prototype is produced at the end of the risk analysis phase. If any risk is found during the risk analysis then alternate solutions are suggested and implemented.

Engineering phase:In this phase software is developed, along with testing at the end of the phase. Hence in this phase the development and testing is done.

Evaluation phase:This phase allows the customer to evaluate the output of the project to date before the project continues to the next spiral.

The second methodoly is the agile software development process. Here we go from planning to building the project, then the project gets launched and we recieve feedback that can be used for planning the next iteration.

Working with Hardware

When we work, our team provides electronic hardware design services which includes hardware architecture definition, component selection, schematic design, PCB layout, prototyping and production interface. This provides our customer with a solution from idea to end product at the factory.

Together with one of the two methodologies when working with hardware design we work in the following stages.

  • Requirement assessment
  • Hardware architecture
  • Part search and schematics
  • Board layout
  • Prototyping
  • Board bring-up
  • Hardware validation
  • Possible iteration

And for the hardware development, we work with the following tools in order to provide the best professional solution possible.

  • Altium
  • Mentor Pads