SoM design

SoM-based hardware development

We help our clients optimize costs and accelerate time to market with ready-made systems on modules, where it's not necessary to develop hardware platform from scratch. It's a so-called SoM-based desing.

Systems on modules (SoMs) provide integrating relevant functional units such as microcontroller, microprocessors, DSP cores, memory blocks, industry standard communication and analog interfaces onto the printed circuit board (PCB).

Systems on module are embedded in a majority of products from telecommunication systems, automotive equipment, medical, and gaming devices to aerospace. Such mass usage is due to many advantages.

Benefits of using systems-on-modules:

Accelerate time-to-market
The module contains generic function modules, so you can focus on developing project-specific tasks.

Minimize risks
Use module components that have been pre-tested and certified to avoid risks.

Reduce costs
Using SoM, you can optimize product costs via the economy of scale. 

Adopt advanced technologies
While developing SoMs, we use the latest solutions from market leaders.

Promwad provides following SoM design services:

Platform as a ready-made design

Use ready-made Promwad modules to develop your embedded system or use it as a developer's kit for modeling and designing equipment. You can also purchase rights to all documentation on Promwad modules, such as IMX6UL.



Custom specialized modules design 

We design SoMs based on chips by our partners to address your needs. Our portfolio includes dozens of completed projects for clients all over the world, such as the SPEAr1340-based module (ST), DM3730-based module (TI) and others.



Platform improvement

We will modify the module to suit your project requirements. In case you have an outdated platform, or you need to implement unique features for your project, we can offer you the appropriate solution.

Ivan Kuten

Co-owner, tech expert at Promwad

     To choose the best SoM solution you must ask a number of questions. Do you have in-house design expertise? What is your project budget and expected time-to-market? Where are you going to test and certify your product? In Promwad we can help to answer all of them considering details of your project.


Our technology map in SoM design

Specialized tools:

  • Xilinx Vitis AI

  • Xilinx Vivado Design Suite

  • Intel Quartus Prime

Software platforms:

  • Xilinx Deep Neural Network (xDNN)

  • Xilinx Alveo

  • Intel OpenVINO Toolkit

  • TensorFlow

  • Keras

  • Caffe

Tools & Languages:

  • C++

  • Python

  • Matlab/Simulink

  • Verilog

  • VHDL

  • HLS

Hardware design:

  • High-speed interfaces

  • DDR4

  • JESD204b

  • SI, PI

  • Thermo modeling


Our projects in SoM design


Framebuffer IP & PCI-e cores We developed a versatile framebuffer FPGA IP core and integrated PCI-e IP core into the customer’s FPGA project

Railway navigation unit We offered the customer a hardware solution based on three modules (units) that are connected with cables

Air monitoring system We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to an IoT cloud server

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

Neuronavigator Promwad engineering team designed a working prototype with the support of 3D images of ultrasound / MRI / CT.

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

tAKT synchronization systemWe developed a time synchronization system that receives GPS/GLONASS signals and transmits the info on the exact time to the users

Irma glucometer We developed and put in production the Irma glucometer; a device for measuring the concentration of glucose in human capillary blood
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

S-Terra trusted module We have developed a custom bootable medium, which is a USB device and designed to build trusted computing modules

OTDR optical reflectometerBy request of the manufacturer of measuring instruments we developed a compact device characterize and locate faults in cable lines

Glucometer for smartphones We have created a mobile gauge of glucose concentration in the blood that works paired with mobile phones under iOS or Android control

Controller for traction driveWe upgraded the controller of an electric traction device for subway carriages made more than ten years ago

Parrot network device We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server

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
USB Dongle for secure session We have developed a software/hardware system for safe data transfer while working on an insecure computer terminal
Navigator with compass We have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the pre-marked location in a coordinate system

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

5D video hardware+softwareWe have developed a 5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

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

Smart house controller We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

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

Navigator for cars We have developed a car navigation device which supports GLONASS / GPS, mobile communication and data transmission

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