Axtrinet 25G/100G

2021-06-25T14:02:26+01:00

PROJECTS

Axtrinet 25G/100G

Product | Hardware | FPGA | Embedded Software | Application Software | Certification | Productisation

WHO Xentech Solutions
WHY Increasing use of 100Gbps Ethernet speeds drove a new product requirement for a cost effective multi-port 25G/100G Ethernet Packet Generator
WHAT
  • Hardware design, development, testing and documentation
  • Verilog FPGA design, development, testing and documentation
  • Embedded control software and hardware drivers, application (GUI) software and TCL application, design, development, testing and documentation
  • Support prototype and production manufacturing activities at UK CEM
  • User documentation
  • Axtrinet website enhancement
TECHNOLOGY
  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA with external DDR4
  • Freescale Kinetis K66 ARM CPU
  • Serial 25Gbps on i-Tera MT40 substrate
  • Quectel GPS receiver
TOOLCHAINS
  • Cadence OrCAD schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
  • Open-source C embedded software development
  • Open-source Linux application development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process
WHEN 2019-2021

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Curtain Motor Bridge

2021-06-25T14:02:11+01:00

PROJECTS

Curtain Motor Bridge

Hardware | Embedded Software | Application Software | Certification | Productisation

WHO Silent Gliss
WHY The customer wanted to add ‘smart home’ capability to their range of motorised blinds and curtains, but did not have the technical expertise in-house
WHAT
  • Technical feasibility
  • Hardware design, development, testing, approvals and documentation
  • Embedded control software
  • Support prototype manufacturing activities at UK CEM
TECHNOLOGY
  • Freescale Kinetis K20 ARM CPU
  • Single-sided 4-layer PCB
TOOLCHAINS
  • Cadence OrCAD schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Open-source C embedded software development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process
WHEN 2018

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Smart Gateway

2021-06-25T14:02:05+01:00

PROJECTS

Smart Gateway

Application Software | Certification | Embedded Software | Hardware | Productisation

WHO Silent Gliss
WHY The customer wanted to add ‘smart home’ capability to their range of motorised blinds and curtains, but did not have the technical expertise in-house.
WHAT
  • Technical feasibility
  • Hardware design, development, testing, approvals and documentation
  • Embedded control software, hardware drivers, application API and web management
  • KNX application development and certification
  • Support prototype manufacturing activities at UK CEM
TECHNOLOGY
  • Freescale Kinetis K66 ARM CPU
  • Weinzierl KNX Module
  • Single-sided 4-layer PCB
TOOLCHAINS
  • Cadence OrCAD schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
  • Open-source C embedded software development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process
WHEN 2018-2019

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Axtrinet 10G/40G

2021-06-25T14:05:14+01:00

PROJECTS

Axtrinet 10G/40G

Product | Hardware | FPGA | Embedded Software | Application Software | Certification | Productisation

WHO Xentech Solutions
WHY A new product opportunity was identified for a low cost 10Gbps Ethernet Packet Generator to enable multi-port testing of networking products
WHAT
  • Hardware design, development, testing and documentation
  • Verilog FPGA design, development, testing and documentation
  • Embedded control software and hardware drivers, application (GUI) software and TCL application, design, development, testing and documentation
  • Support prototype and production manufacturing activities at UK CEM
  • User documentation
  • Axtrinet website
TECHNOLOGY
  • Achronix Speedster 22i FPGA with external DDR3-1600
  • Freescale Kinetis K66 ARM CPU
  • Serial 10Gbps on FR4 substrate
TOOLCHAINS
  • Cadence OrCAD schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Achronix ACE Design Tools
  • Open-source C embedded software development and Linux application development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process
WHEN 2014-2016

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Digital Radio Controller #2

2021-06-25T14:01:05+01:00

PROJECTS

Digital Radio Controller #2

Hardware | FPGA | Embedded Software | Certification

WHO Radio Infrastructure OEM
WHY Customer needed high-speed digital design expertise to support in-house radio engineers develop next generation digital radio platform
WHAT
  • Hardware Development, testing, documentation, approvals
  • FPGA Development for hardware bring-up and verification
  • Open-source Linux U-Boot to support hardware bring-up and verification
  • Provide Linux support to customer’s software team
  • Support prototype manufacturing activities at UK CEM
TECHNOLOGY
  • Freescale MPC8313 with DDR2, NOR/NAND FLASH, MRAM
  • Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA
TOOLCHAINS
  • Zuken Cadstar schematic design and PCB layout
  • Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
  • Open-source Linux embedded software development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process using customer’s toolchains
WHEN 2011

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Radio-Controlled Power Switch

2021-06-25T14:00:39+01:00

PROJECTS

Radio-Controlled Power Switch

Hardware | Embedded Software | Application Software | Certification

WHO Electrical Installation and Energy System supplier
WHY The customer had an excellent product idea but did not have the technical expertise to turn it into a prototype
WHAT
  • Completed Technical Feasibility Study and wrote Product Specification
  • Hardware and Embedded Software design, development, testing and documentation to deliver working prototypes for evaluation and field trials.
  • Application software design, development, testing and documentation
  • Support prototype manufacturing activities at UK CEM
  • Management of prototype enclosure design and fabrication
  • EMC and Safety Approvals
TECHNOLOGY
  • Freescale MC13224V ARM with integrated 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio
  • Freescale MPR084 Proximity Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller
  • 2.4GHz F-Antenna and six touch pads integrated onto the PCB
  • 128×64 pixel LCD Controller
  • Battery-powered bi-directional 2.4GHz remote control
  • High current PCB-Mounted Relays
  • Interfaces to Building Management System
TOOLCHAINS
  • Mentor dxDesigner schematic capture and Expedition PCB layout
  • Open-source C embedded software development
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process using customer’s toolchains
WHEN 2010-2012

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Digital Radio Controller

2021-06-25T14:00:16+01:00

PROJECTS

Digital Radio Controller

Hardware | FPGA | Embedded Software | Certification

WHO Radio Infrastructure OEM
WHY Customer needed high-speed digital design expertise to support in-house radio engineers develop next generation digital radio platform
WHAT
  • Hardware Development, testing, documentation, approvals
  • FPGA Development for hardware bring-up and verification
  • Open-source Linux U-Boot to support hardware bring-up and verification
TECHNOLOGY
  • Xilinx Virtex4 with integrated PowerPC with DDR2, NOR/NAND FLASH and MRAM
TOOLCHAINS
  • Xilinx ISE FPGA Design Suite
  • Zuken Cadstar schematic design and PCB layout
  • Embedded open-source Linux
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Full Development Process using customer’s toolchains
WHEN 2008-2009

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Environmental Testing Project

2021-06-25T14:00:06+01:00

PROJECTS

Environmental Testing Project

Certification

WHO 3G Wireless Broadband OEM
WHY Customer needed additional resource to support in-house reliability engineer test new product range
WHAT
  • Environmental Test and Reliability Predictions
  • Write and agree Test Plan
  • Support equipment testing at 3rd party test house
PROCESS Xentech Solutions’ Environmental Test Process dovetailing into the Customer’s Hardware Development Process
WHEN 2007

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