What We Do

For over 30 years, we have been the electronics and software partner of choice for many clients in the automotive, energy, scientific and aerospace industries.


When your requirements are evolving, or there appear to be several alternative approaches to meeting them, Timestar can get involved, usually on a speculative, pre-contract basis, in discussing and evaluating alternatives.

Because we have broad experience of both electronics and software engineering, we can often suggest alternatives (e.g. a hardware solution to what was seen as a software problem, or vice versa)

Timestar also offers chargeable consultancy services covering microcontroller-based systems, specialised communications requirements and other topics.

Software Development

We continuously add to our range of software development skills, but at present they are summed up as below.

Languages – C, C++, C#, PIC, 8051 family, and other Assemblers

Operating Systems / Environments – Windows (all varieties), MFC & .net developments, UNIX

Specialisations – Real-time data acquisition & control, 2D & 3D Graphics applications, Optimisation of compute-intensive tasks, software interfaces

Hardware Development

We have extensive experience in the design of most types of electronic circuitry, including signal conditioning, data conversion, discrete logic, microcomputer design (including instruction set design), DSP, power supplies, battery powered designs and various types of PLD.

PCB layout of plated-through-hole, SMT (Surface Mount Technology) and multilayer boards is carried out in-house, as is prototype and small volume assembly and test.

Technical Documentation

Timestar will produce technical documentation to whatever standard you require, but as a minimum for software developments this will include clearly and comprehensively commented source code, and for hardware developments, schematics and parts lists.

Post Design Activities

Where required, Timestar will provide an appropriate level of post-design support, including telephone hotline and on site maintenance.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

FIrst When Seconds Count

At Timestar our focus is on our speed of development. Our agile and responsive experts are on hand and ready to help your business when you’re up against the clock.

Limpet Technology awarded Timestar the initial software development contract when the Limpet Height Safety System was still at the proof of concept stage.  But as we continued, over several years, to enhance the product with a succession of exciting new features and adapt it for new application areas, Timestar continued to deliver robust software in accordance with our specifications, and compliant with the relevant safety standards, whilst also providing creative input and technical support as and when required.

We were delighted with the relationship and were impressed by the rigour and quality of the work shown by the team at Timestar

Stephen Cornwallis
Director, Limpet Technology Ltd

Timestar designed, from the ground up, a “proof of concept” demonstrator for a new product we were developing.  This involved integrating novel technology, and delivering a complete working prototype (hardware and firmware) with an associated PC App and a Bluetooth interface to a Smartphone App.  They completed the project in a timely manner and met all of our expectations

Paul Whitfield
Design Manager, Rocket Medical PLC

Timestar picked up a project from the concept stage and developed it into a shippable product. This was a complex ASIC-related embedded micro architecture. Timestar’s engineer became the internal expert on this, helping out other software people, hardware designers and test staff

Gary Osborne
VP Engineering, Pyreos Ltd

Timestar has successfully delivered both large and small projects for Ilika. They delivered a complex Windows GUI which managed the setup, control and visualisation of electrochemical experiments, via an external hardware unit. But they were equally at home jumping into an existing project involving LORA and ultra low power microcontroller operation, providing timely assistance with software development at a critical stage.

We’ve always been 100% satisfied with Timestar’s responsiveness and quality of work

Chris Newman
Senior Technology Developer, Ilika Technologies Ltd

Get In Touch

Whether it’s an initial consultation or a full scale project, contact us today to discuss your electronic and software requirements.

Call 0191 229 0988
Email maildesk@timestar.co.uk