Advanced R&D

R&D for innovative solutions in DSP, wireless communication & neural networks

We create for our customers breakthrough solutions in digital signal processing (DSP), wireless data transmission, neural networks, and other advanced technologies. 

Deep expertise allows us to work not only with ready-made modules and specifications but also to create new modules and specifications for leading technology companies. Our engineers develop custom modules and systems on a chip (SoC), radio protocols and WiFi specifications, algorithms for audio and video processing, neural networks — virtually anything that underlies innovative products for the global electronics market.

The results of our research are applied in the growing niches of the global electronics market: digital TV and multimedia, telecom, automotive electronics, home and industrial automation, consumer devices, and IoT gadgets.

Our competences

Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

algorithms related to digital processing; advanced mathematics; use of specialized CADs or computer-aided design systems. We carry out mathematical modeling of complex processing algorithms and write program code based on the results of this modeling

Wireless data transmission

development of radio protocols according to the specification; WiFi modeling; design of radio modems, modulators/demodulators of radio-frequency signals; noise-resistant coding/decoding

Neural networks

we develop neural networks of various levels of complexity, from simple ones for personal computers and smartphones to the most complex networks for high-performance calculations, including those based on FPGA

Yury Lishtvan,

COO at Promwad, an expert in DSP & wireless technology

      If a client asks us to explain the difference between R&D and standard design tasks, we show it on an example, explaining the difference between coders and engineers. The coder writes programs in C++ according to the statement of work without estimating how effectively this language can be used in a particular task and without correcting errors in the specification.


At the same time, an engineer looks at the same project much wider: he or she shapes an idea, architecture, and algorithms; understands how to implement technical and business goals of the customer — what chips and programming languages are better to use, how to build a workflow and estimate the time frame more effectively. R&D takes our customers' business to a new level.  

Ivan Kuten

Co-owner, tech expert at Promwad

     For standard electronics design tasks, we purchase ready-made modules and design a new device for the customer. But if a truly innovative solution is required, we create such modules ourselves from scratch. For example, with the latest 5G standard, we do the complex high-frequency tracing, take into account the requirements for the development of radio-frequency printed circuit boards, and achieve compliance with specifications.  

Why do our clients choose R&D in Promwad?

The primary value of research at Promwad is the ability to work through complex engineering areas from scratch and get a significant competitive advantage in your segment or enter a new market.

Our engineers find optimal solutions to customers' technical challenges; they have an in-depth knowledge of physics and mathematics, apply signal processing theory, use FPGA, MATLAB, C++, and other tools.

Examples of research and development in Promwad

Design of custom modules and systems on a chip

An example of our ongoing project: we help a chip developer and manufacturer to create a new custom chip with support for the 5G specifications and protocols. The new module will be implemented in mass-market devices.

The design is based on a PLC prototype (programmable logic chip). We implement the project specification for FPGA, get the topology of the future chip, and deliver the source files to the client so that he could use them in the application-specific integrated circuit — ASIC.

Within the framework of the project, we have implemented a complex high-frequency tracing and developed radio-frequency PCBs taking into account all specification requirements.

This is a standard process for designing custom modules based on our source files: a prototype works on FPGA that can be reconfigured, but its cost is too high for mass-produced products, that is why a relatively cheap ASIC is used to launch the batch production.

Dev boards

We design development boards and new chipset kits
for technology vendors

Development of the next-generation WiFi specification

We develop the next-generation WiFi specification for a large company
that plans to release a new chip with updatec algorithms

Radio protocols development

 

An example of a project: our customer wrote a specification, and contacted us to choose a demodulator or a stable coding algorithm. We performed necessary checks on the system on a chip (CoS), prepared several solutions, tested them on our FPGAs, measured the electrical parameters.

As a result, the customer received a complete list of characteristics of the best demodulator for their development.

Neural networks design

The directions of our current projects:

  • Neural networks for autopilots in cars – implementation of car parking
    and lane-keeping systems.
  • Neural networks for a video recognition system in the point of sale – implementation
    of face recognition for counting the number of customers.
  • Neural networks for a smart city – implementation of a lighting system
    that reacts differently to the movement of cars, people, and animals.

Verification of audio processing algorithms

We perform verification of audio processing algorithms
for high-end automotive systems

 

 

Our partners

Our portfolio R&D

AI app for in-video shopping We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

DSP + FPGA platform We have designed a platform with an open architecture for wireless communication systems based on the SDR technology

L2 industrial switch We created reference designs of industrial managed switches with 10Gbase-X and 10/100/1000Base-T ports
BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
L2 Switch with PoE support Promwad engineering team designed a custom managed L2 switches based on the Realtek 83xx chipset and Linux kernel
Modem 7-in-one device We have designed and prepared for mass production an advanced VoIP modem router that provides all types of office communications

OpenWRT for RealtekWe developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and adaptable web interface to manage LuCi based

VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
IPTV+T/C hybrid set-top box We created a reference design of a set-top box with rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices

IPTV STB with DVB-T/S/S2We have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

AK1100 thin clientWe have developed a new turn-key product, the AK1100 thin client based on the processor Marvell Sheeva 88F6282

SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video

JPEG2000 4-channel recorderWe developed a video registration device for storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

IP-Plug ARM mini-serverWe have developed the multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

Are you planning an innovative design for the electronics market?

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