Ball Systems, Inc.

Ball Systems is a full-service test, automation, custom engineering, RF, Semiconductor, and build-to-print manufacturing company offering complex integrated solutions and services to Fortune-1000 customers worldwide.

For over 50 years, Ball Systems has served as a full-service custom test, automation, and engineering company focusing on F-1000 customers in the automotive, transportation, military, aerospace, RF, semiconductor, medical, telecommunications, computer, energy, consumer electronics, energy, and consumer appliance markets. Ball Systems leverages former corporate test development, automation and product development engineers from numerous Fortune-500 companies to deliver products and solutions that address your entire product lifecycle, including solutions for new product development and modeling, prototyping, product validation, production test, audits, and field applications. We develop corporate-wide strategies to leverage best-in-class solutions to address your company’s strategic testing and automation requirements.

Services Offered
Defined Systems and Solutions, Hourly Consulting - NI LabVIEW, System Integration
Partner Level
Gold Alliance Partner
Website
www.ballsystems.com
Company Email
info@ballsystems.com
Year Established
1966
Years as an Alliance Partner
6

Westfield, Indiana, United States (Headquarters)

Address: 16469 Southpark Drive, Westfield, Indiana
Phone Number: 317-804-2330
Fax Number: 317804-2331

St. Charles, Missouri, United States

Address: 2025 Zumbehl Road, Suite 304, St. Charles, Missouri
Phone Number: (314)406-3339
Fax Number: (317)804-2331

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

Address: 8515 Trevino Way, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Phone Number: 8158140162

Services Offered
Defined Systems and Solutions, Hourly Consulting - NI LabVIEW, System Integration
Industry
Aerospace/Avionics, RF/Communications, Semiconductor
Application Area
Hardware Integration, RF, Test and Measurement
NI Hardware
PXI/Modular Instruments, RF and Wireless, Single-board RIO/Board-Level Embedded
NI Software
LabVIEW, LabVIEW FPGA, VeriStand
Certifications
Certified LabVIEW Architect Certified LabVIEW Developer Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer
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Certified LabWindows/CVI Developer Certified Professional Instructor Certified TestStand Architect
Certified TestStand Developer
Industry Certifications
Company People
ISO 9001 None listed

Case Studies

  • HIL Fuel Injector Measurement System for ECU Tester
    Ball Systems developed a fuel injector measurement system for a hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) ECU test system that measures individual cylinder fuel injector driver characteristics and performs real-time waveform analysis and capture, allowing test engineers to “close the loop” on fueling delivered to an engine.
  • FPGA Based RF Demodulator
    Ball Systems developed a multiple acquisition stream demodulation process that captured all packets without loss in the presence of Doppler Effects with decryption.
  • DSL Modem/Router Multi-DUT Test System
    Ball Systems developed a test station capable of simultaneously asynchronously testing up to eight DSL modem/routers – testing full port functionality (WAN, Ethernet, DSL, HPNA, WiFi) and ensuring no visual defects and proper LED illumination. The system utilized interconnected PCs and the BallTest™ software platform using NI’s LabVIEW with XML scripted test sequences and an SQL database.
  • Automation of Industrial Compressor Performance Testing
    Ball Systems developed and delivered customized data acquisition carts based on NI's cRIO architecture and LabVIEW software to automate testing of industrial compressor performance .

Turn Key Systems

  • Automated Mixed-Signal ASIC Test System
    Ball Systems developed a fully automated test system based on NI PXI components for mixed-signal ASIC testing. Test system is designed to accommodate characterization and validation test requirements of mixed-signal ASICs.
  • Handheld Proprietary Mil-Aero Communications Bus Analyzer
    Ball Systems developed a small custom handheld, battery powered, test platform based on the National Instruments single-board RIO platform, adding additional circuitry and packaging. Ultimately developing a tool that fully evaluates communications bus health, performance, layout, power, and bandwidth utilization and providing a consistent and reliable problem diagnosis.
  • BALLTEST Software Test Executive
    Ball Systems developed BallTest™ as a stand-alone test executable for use in automated test environments. It features XML-based test sequences, an “instrument-defined architecture”, an automatic mode for running customer-defined test sequences and a manual mode for independently actuating or monitoring system I/O. BallTest™ also provides the customer with graphical user interfaces for editing test sequences and interfacing with instruments. Ease of configuration and setup was a primary goal.