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Company Profile May 2007 iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Company Profile Founded :Nov, 2000 Employees : 30 Operation Site :Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Director Director : Mr. Prashant M. Kamat Iflect Technology India Pvt Ltd is a Technology- oriented Group Promoted By Mr. Prashant M. Kamat Experienced in the Engineering Services and Information Technology for more than two decade
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Business Area VLSI Development VLSI Development SOFTWARE Development SOFTWARE Development Embedded Development Embedded Development PCB Design PCB Design
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd VLSI Development FPGA Based System Design RTL/Verification Physical Design Library Design VHDL Coding and Simulation SOC and ASIC Design
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Tools for VLSI Development Mentor Graphics Model SIM (20 Licenses) Leonardo Spectrum(20 Licenses) Xilinx ISE 8.1 Service Pack 3 Xilinx ChipScope Lattice isp LIVER Cadence Full Suit for ASIC Design Questa AFV Ap SW Precision RTL Syntheses Ap SW
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Software Development Mobile Application Development Desktop Application Development Web Application Development Codec Research And Development Multimedia Application Development
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Embedded Development Microprocessor/Microcontroller Based System Design DSP Based System Design RTOS Application Development BSP And Device Drivers Development
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Tools For Embedded Development Code Warrior Dynamic C High Performance Embedded Workshop Microsoft Embedded Tools for Pocket PC Embedded Linux DSP Development Tools and Kits from Analog Devices PSOS Designer High performance Embedded Workshop
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd PCB Design Multilayer PCB Design High Speed PCB Design Component Library Development High Speed digital, Analog, Mixed and RF designs
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Tools For PCB Design Mentor Graphics PCB Board station Cadence Allegro Cadence Orcad Layout Expedition PCB Pinnacle Ap SW HyperLynx GHz Bnd SW Quiet Expert Ap SW
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Products Automatic Vehicle Tracking Unit QwikVu External Camera Qwikard QwikChip GPRS
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Products Cell Site Location System PSOC Development Platform Industrial GSM Modem Qwik watch
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Products Analog Camera Intelligent Camera GPRS/GPS Development Platform ASTA
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Projects Handled Qwikard (offline Horse betting QwikChip GPRS (Video Surveillance) QwikChip CDMA QwikChip WI-LAN Qwikard External Camera Intelligent Camera Analog Camera USB2JTAG Programme Nexperia Security Camera Card GSM Alert System Cell site Based Location System FPGA GSM/GPRS-GPS Development Platform WinCA Wireless Internet Content Acceleration 12.AVLS Automatic Vehicle Location System Industrial GSM Modem PSoC Development Platform
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Case Study FPGA-Based Multi Media System Design Introduction: In the past, low-end FPGA's were the result of cost-reduced architectural derivatives of high-end FPGA platforms manufactured on trailing-edge process geometries. As the penetration of FPGA's into consumer systems continues, the use model is moving from being glue/control logic-centric to core data processing-centric, changing the dynamics of the low-cost model. As a result, these FPGA's have a unique architecture and feature-set optimized to reduce the cost of implementing widely used functions such as image and video compression. Today's low-cost FPGA's are leading the process curve with dominant architectures implemented on 90nm technology. The relentless march down the process curve, coupled with increasing yield on even larger wafer sizes, has allowed a dramatic decrease in FPGA costs. Programmable devices with the high-volume cost of 50,000 gate devices have dropped from a $20 price tag in 1998, to $2.95 today. Measured in terms of cost per 1000 logic cells, cost is reduced by a factor of nearly 30 over just seven years. This reduction is due purely to smaller die sizes enabled by ever shrinking process technology.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Introduction At the 90nm node, the FPGAs incorporate platform features for the integration of high-speed DSP, memory control, complex clocking and processing functions with minimal overhead. The benefits of these low price points can be measured in terms of both unit cost of the device, and the cost of an implemented function. The term "cost of implemented function" is a measure of the device's efficiency in implementing the function. In particular, the platform features included in leading low-cost FPGA architectures make them particularly suited to implement high-performance DSP functions in a cost effective manner.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Low-Cost FPGA's with embedded DSP functionality Platform features included in currently available low-cost FPGA architectures are well suited to implement DSP functions. Features such as embedded multipliers, distributed memory, shift registers and block memories allow FPGA's to efficiently implement high-performance DSP functions required in consumer devices. FPGA's bring two key advantages to the digital signal processing requirements of consumer products. First, FPGA architectures have the capacity to provide highly parallel implementations of a DSP function affording very high- performance. Second, user programmability allows designers to trade off device area vs. performance by selecting the appropriate level of parallelism to implement functions. By programming the FPGA to use greater on-chip resources, designers achieve higher performance. Conversely, by using fewer resources, and accepting a corresponding lower performance, designers can optimize the design for low cost. For a real-life example of the value of user programmability, consider an N-tap FIR filter. By using resources available in the FPGA fabric, the designer can create a highly parallel implementation and achieve higher performance (see Figure 1). A conventional DSP approach, in which one has to use a limited multiplier and accumulator resource in a time- multiplexed manner may not meet required system performance. By using several multipliers in parallel, very high DSP performance can be achieved with an FPGA.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Qwikard Algorithm Architecture Figure : The FPGA can be used to implement DSP functions in a variety of ways to meet the price-performance characteristics of the system
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Qwikard Algorithm Architecture The platform features promote the design of high-performance DSP functions in a small fraction of the total device. This leaves the rest of the device free to implement system logic functions for lower costs and higher system integration. Dedicated 18 x18 multipliers can significantly speed up DSP functions in an area and power efficient manner. Often, multiplier blocks share routing resources with block memory for increased efficiency in many applications. Applications such as signed-signed, signed-unsigned, and unsigned- unsigned multiplication, logical, arithmetic, and barrel shifters, two's- complement and magnitude return can be easily implemented using these structures. Shift register logic enables efficient designs that require delay or latency compensation. Shift registers are also useful in synchronous FIFO and Content Addressable Memory (CAM) designs. Distributed RAM is crucial in implementing scratch-pad memory and small FIFOs. Applications that require large, on-chip memories will benefit from block RAMs that can be used to implement RAM, ROM, FIFOs, large look- up tables, data width converters, circular buffers and shift registers.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd A Handheld Qwikard system Design example A simple version of a video router/mixer system compresses several, high bandwidth video streams from different sources. Then, using high-speed, pixel-rate, pipelined math, video streams are manipulated and merged. The system uses a low-cost FPGA family for implementing high performance and cost-effective DSP functions, and interfaces with popular handheld devices to send and receive images as well as GPS data. It has a complete wireless video system based on proprietary and Discrete Wavelet Transform algorithms. Various image compression algorithms were considered. DCT is the basis of standards such as JPEG, MPEG, H.261 and H.263. When used as a compression method, it identifies the frequencies that are not detectable by the human eye. These components can be eliminated without adversely affecting visual quality.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd A Handheld Qwikard system Design example An example of a simple motion type is "translation," as it happens in the panning of a camera. Other motion types include scaling, skewing, and rotation. Estimation techniques employ block-based or object based comparison for identifying correspondence between objects in two frames. A video stream is a sequence of captured and predicted frames with the predicted frames yielding high degree of compression. Since quality of and the resources required for video compression depends on efficiently identifying structural, spatial, visual and temporal similarity, it allows for significant innovation in developing new compression parameters and new efficient ways of computing similarity. Newer and better ways to compress video are sought, and the system shown in Figure 3 is a prime example. Using a proprietary implementation of wavelet compression technology, and a patent-pending proprietary progressive encoding scheme, the still image codec used in the system renders full color 4:1:1 QCIF and SQCIF format image clips, at file sizes that are significantly lower than other image codec implementations, with high image quality (peak signal-to-noise-ratio). The video codec utilized in the system is designed to deliver compressed video in various frame-size formats and can support the multimedia component of a variety of services and applications such as, peer-to-peer messaging, video download, content distribution, video-conferencing, streaming, MMS, etc.
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd A Handheld Qwikard system Design example Figure: The Qwikard system enables wireless transfer of image, video and GPS location, using popular handheld PDAs
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd A Handheld Qwikard system Design example This video compression technology delivered an efficient low bit-rate video encoder/decoder that uses the embedded multipliers in the FPGA fabric. Using embedded multipliers in parallel to process DSP functions allows the system to reach the performance required for real-time video processing. There were various challenges associated with the system design. Motion estimated compressed video stream generated burst and variable bit rate data traffic with certain delay requirements. Adapting this traffic to the normal TCP/IP protocol was a challenge. Another challenge was to have real-time compressed video suitable for digital storage, as well as for real- time viewing over networks of varying link capacity. Also, the geographical information obtained through the GPS module required embedding in the image file. Using the embedded features in the FPGA, such as multipliers, and distributed memory, helped overcome the challenges. The FPGA fabric was used to implement both image compression algorithms, as well as the system logic functions affording a high level of integration. In addition, the system designers were able to implement the memory interfaces and the GPS logic in the same FPGA device
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd A handheld Qwikard system Design example Figure : The system uses the FPGA to implement not only control logic, but also compression algorithms
iFlect Technologies India Pvt Ltd Conclusion Higher levels of customization and lower run rates increasingly characterize consumer electronics systems, as product life cycles shorten and target markets fragment. For these products, low-cost FPGA's enable integration of system-level functions providing the ideal platform for implementing not only control logic and interconnect, but also controllers, DSP and other core data processing. By integrating most of the system functionality on a programmable platform, companies not only get their product to market faster, but also mitigate the risks associated with future design changes and feature enhancements. For cutting-edge designs where design cycles are tight, requirements are fluid, and expected volumes are uncertain; system companies implement most of the core functionality in low-cost FPGA's to not only insure flexibility in case of change, but also to meet required system performance at the lowest possible system cost. Such systems tend to use FPGA's for the bulk of their core processing and DSP requirements. Today these systems are only a small percentage of the consumer systems in existence, but trends within the FPGA and the consumer electronics industry indicate that their numbers will grow.