Bithium's history, who we are, what we do and how we work
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).Go to Top 2001
Modified DECT 2.4 GHz protocol stack library and first products based on it introduced in the US market.Go to Top 2002
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 LisbonGo to Top 2003
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.Go to Top 2006
DECT VoIP platform
A low-cost single chip solution for a DECT VoIP base station is provided to the market.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.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
DECT drive through system.
Bithium moved to a new office
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.Go to Top 2013
HAN-FUN and DECT 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.Go to Top 2017
We are an innovative company focused on customer satisfaction
and in bringing digital radio technology to several innovative
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
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Mentor Pads