In today’s connected world, we are all dependent on communication infrastructures. For a message to make it to its destination, there are many protocols involved in the manipulation of data: high-bandwidth wide area networks (WAN) to connect cities together, fiber to the home (FTTH) for residential Internet, or Internet of things (IoT) to connect appliances or demarcation points for enterprise.
At Hardent we specialize in helping our customers integrate the most up-to-date technology into their products. Our team has been providing electronic design solutions to customers in the telecommunications industry since Hardent began in 2002. As such, we’ve worked with an extensive range of protocols and features and have an in-depth understanding of the industry’s particular challenges.
Some of the products we have designed within the telecommunications industry include:
- Improved Latency, important for the financial market
- Complex timing structure
- FPGA implementation
- Vendor agnostic code and scripting
Carrier Ethernet NID
- Cost sensitive application using low-cost FPGAs
- Introduced advanced UVM/OVM verification methods to the customer
- Close interaction with software development team
GPON MAC Subsystem
- From a new/recent standard to functional ASIC
- FPGA prototyping and demonstration
- Worked within a geographically spread team
Forward Error Correction (FEC) Intellectual Property (IP)
- Specifically tailored for GPON applications
- Works in both ASIC and FPGA implementations
- Low gate count
Members of our team collaborated with CPqD for the development of their design described in the following IEEE paper: Design and FPGA implementation of a 100 Gbit/s optical transport network processor. The paper presents the design and architecture of an OTN Processor, fully implemented in FPGA devices, that provides transport for Ethernet traffic running at 100 Gbit/s into a long-haul optical network, and regeneration of that OTN signal along the path.
Interested in finding out more? Contact our team of electronic design engineers and consultants to learn how our industry-specific knowledge could help you bring your products to market faster.