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Covnetics

Covnetics Limited is a provider of FPGA/ASIC and electronic design services and consultancy.

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The full design process is covered including expertise in specification, design, simulation, review and hardware emulation. A rigorous proven methodology helps to provide quality electronic design solutions for our customers. 

Today's FPGA and ASIC technologies offer a bewildering array of capabilities for a range of diverse markets. Let Covnetics guide you through to a solution that's right for you. Covnetics specialises in FPGA and ASIC technologies and with our team of nine highly skilled design engineers we can provide a range of electronic design services and design consultancy to meet your needs.

Welcome to Covnetics, a company dedicated to helping our customers by providing quality electronic design solutions. What can Covnetics do for your business ?

Design Consultancy

To complement or lead your development resources and projects, we can offer key expertise and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Design process from requirements definition and review to design, implementation, verification and review
  • Systems architecture - specialists in Ethernet, Packet Processing (Ethernet traffic management) and TDM
  • FPGA vendor and device selection
  • Telecom standards and protocols, including node synchronisation
  • Systems specification - systems and device level solutions
  • Systems synchronisation - IEEE 1588v2, NTP and PTP, SyncE
  • Design migration and integration, obsolescence management
  • Design for cost, area and power optimisations
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex system level problems

Design Services

Our design consultants will engage with your team to provide the specialist design services you require. Alternatively we can undertake the full product development from requirements through to design sign off.

The key is flexibility and the choice is yours, aimed to suit your business model. We are adept at working with clients' established development processes and toolchains.

Covnetics will employ rigorous design and test methodologies overseen by a thorough review process to ensure a quality design which meets all of your expectations. Our skills include:

  • Systems and device level solutions
  • FPGA/ASIC RTL development
  • FPGA/ASIC verification, simulation, emulation including 'real time' packet testing
  • Hardware design, schematic capture and review
  • Software - API drivers, embedded
  • App (Android) development
  • Test automation solutions - emulation software (Tcl, C, VB) with test scripting and regression capability
  • Hardware diagnostic and fault finding
  • Licence free custom IP development

Design Competences

Our specialist knowledge covers a number of key areas:

  • Custom Ethernet Traffic Management: Tri rate MAC, Classification (packet inspection), Policing, Header modification, Queuing, Scheduling and Shaping
  • OAM (Link and Service Operations Administration Management - IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag and Y.1731)
  • System synchronisation - IEEE 1588v2 NTP and PTP (Ordinary, Transparent and Boundary), SyncE
  • Custom Network Processor solutions
  • Embedded NIOS cores in Altera technology
  • Embedded Microblaze cores in Xilinx technology
  • Embedded ARM cores in Xilinx Zynq technology
  • OTN (Optical Transport Network)
  • Ethernet/ATM transport over SDH
  • SDH/SONET (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy/Synchronous Optical Networking) - STM1 through to STM256
  • PDH (Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy) - E1, E3, E4, T1, T3
  • AXI System-on-Chip (SoC) interconnect
  • DDR2 and DDR3 memory interface - multiple FPGA vendors
  • SDHC memory card controller
  • SGMII, GMII, MII - Media Independent Interfaces for MAC to PHY
  • Hi Speed Serial IO to 10Gbps - multi lane Gbps sync backplane IF design
  • XAUI - MAC to/from PHY for 10G interface
  • Interlaken - high bandwidth channelised, packet interface
  • SPI-3 (System Packet Interface Level 3) - chip to chip, channelised, packet interface
  • MDIO and I2C interfaces
  • STM1, 4, 16, 64, 256 - SDH transmission rates (also SONET equivalents)
  • UTOPIA - ATM data path interface

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Eliot Park Innovation Centre
4 Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: 024 7679 6570

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