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Summit Scientific

advancing the art of engineering™

Our artistic interpretation of IP product functionality and application surpasses the foundations of engineering to create highly intuitive solutions. For years, we’ve been creating big picture solutions by uniquely Advancing the Art of Engineering™, our proven process that realizes your IP vision with efficient, leading-edge, modern executions.

Boilerplate engineering firms rarely think beyond “how does this work,” which is why our approach is different. Although advanced engineering concepts are the basis for all that we design and build, we think beyond function and consider useability to create intuitive solutions – which means your product will do more than just work – it can exceed all expectations.

Summit Scientific is a 100% fully remote resource with the ability to work with any client no matter where you may be located.

Welcome to the Advanced Art of Engineering that is Summit Scientific. Let’s build something together.

Examples of Past Projects

Quantum Random Number Generator

The board employs quantum mechanics to generate an inexhaustible supply of pure random numbers at a high data rate.

Surgical Device

This device uses an autocalibrated A/D converter to monitor thermocouple temperatures asynchronously during the delivery of treatment energy to tissue.

Catheter Evaluation Platform

The system was used for the development of a precision guided catheter.

Cardiopulmonary Sensor

This sensor was based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) radar and displayed real time cardiopulmonary data.

Li-ion Charge / Debug Fixture

This fixture served as a development/charge docking station for Li-ion based SmartCards.

MIDI Interface

The interface provided a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) link between an electronic accordion and up to 16 MIDI sound synthesizer channels.

PCR Test Control Board

This polymerase chain reaction system is used in a laboratory setting to analyze multiple patient samples in an automated fashion.

Engineering Services

As a boutique engineering consulting firm, Summit Scientific’s service offerings around Firmware, FPGA, Hardware, Software, Mechanical engineering, and Research are customizable to your project scope.

Our service capabilities include timely, expert, efficient, and risk-averse solutions no matter where you are in your project. Although each phase of our expert services builds upon the other, you have the option to select the resource solutions that best fit your project needs.

Research (Analysis)

What do you want to build?

Need a concrete evaluation and discovery of requirements to determine your project development parameters, timeframe, and investment?

Our analysis of your project or idea will accurately define and assist in proceeding with your next steps of product/concept development. Learn more about the research we do here.

Proof of Concept

Let’s build it.

Ready to move your product or idea forward with a tangible and functional prototype to demonstrate your vision’s primary features? Learn more about our proof of concept work here.

Product Liaison

Ready for the next step?

Our team can provide the support to bring your proof of concept to market scale by providing engineering asset assistance to your chosen contract manufacturer. Learn more about how we help here.

Team Augmentation

We can be part of your team.

One or more of our team members can complement your existing team with the right background and experience to execute your vision. Learn more about how we can benefit your team here. 







Summit's Mission

Over 50 years of combined experience in the discipline of engineering.

Summit Research

Our multi-discipline research is pushing boundaries.

What people are saying about us.

“Rob is a talented engineer who approaches each project with a significant degree of rigor and discipline. I’ve worked with Rob on several projects, always with aggressive deadlines and numerous technical challenges, and he has always delivered excellent work while maintaining a friendly, cooperative and helpful disposition. "


Embedded Systems Consultant

"Robert Van Rooyen is a rare breed of engineer: a top-notch hardware and software engineer with the unique ability to communicate technical ideas in a concise and clear manner, even to non-technical people. I highly recommend him to any team looking for technical expertise, leadership or both."


Software Engineer

“Rob is one of those really impressive, multi-disciplined engineers you meet only a few times in the course of a career. He is a really sharp thinker solidly grounded in diverse engineering areas. He is at ease on electrical, mechanical, or software projects. Rob is very thorough in his approach to engineering projects, but also very productive. His work product is of high quality and high value.”


VP Systems and Technology

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