PLC2 Design Services
Are you looking for support with a design project? Are you failing to progress in individual project phases, or simply not progressing at all? Our technical team of experts will be happy to help you, whether on a planned basis for the long term or to »put out fires« in the short term. We will take care of individual work packages or the entire project, from the initial idea to the finished product. What can we do for you?
Your Collaboration with Us
Close and open cooperation
Close and open cooperation is essential for us, and we expect that from our customers as well as from ourselves. An NDA will, of course, be put in place. Recording the requirements helps both your company and us. Only by doing this can we achieve the best possible result and implement the project entirely in accordance with your wishes.
Our unique quality
Thanks to our close and decades-long partnership with AMD Xilinx, we have access to the latest technologies and information, which we can use directly in your project. Furthermore, the combination of project support and the possibility of transferring expertise through our professional training makes PLC2 your unique partner for design service projects.
The advantage for you
Thanks to our expertise, our decades of experience and our manpower, we shorten your time to market.
We Can Offer You the Following Portfolio.
Thanks to our many years of experience in FPGA-based, high-speed applications, PLC2 is the right partner when it comes to complex requirements relating to embedded systems, including in combination with demanding embedded software applications.
FPGA Design & Verification
From specification and design reviews to complete FPGA development and verification using state-of-the-art methods, we support you in your project.
Linux & Windows
We offer application and driver development for embedded Linux, Linux and Windows operating systems.
Software development for micro-controller and heterogeneous MPSoC architectures for application, integration and testing is our daily business.
As an AMD Premier Design Partner, we are a certified KRS (Kria Robotics Stack) design partner for FPGA-based acceleration of ROS/ROS II.
As an AMD Partner for KRV Design, we can build up your individual video pipeline, from recording the high-speed video data via (de-)compression right down to video data processing.
Continuous integration with GitLab
We specialise in the development and setup of a fully automated image environment for automated processes and tests.
We have significant experience in certification of DAL-C and DAL-A FPGA projects, including assessment of safe design as well as synthesis, implementation, timing, CRC, power, and IDF reports.
In our PLC2 team, we have experts for realising high-speed protocols like Ethernet and PCI express systems in FPGAs.
Automated test environments
We create automatic validation systems in simulation and using real hardware.
You’ve already created your individual AI model and now need support in order to switch it efficiently, in an accelerated fashion, and in line with the latest AMD Xilinx technology? We are the right partner for you.
We have been able to demonstrate our special design skills to our customers since the company was founded in 1995 with many innovative developments.
How can we help?
01. What markets are served?
Mainly automotive, industrial, medical, and offloading/acceleration.
02. How can I initiate a Design Service project?
Typically we start with a telecon to capture expectations and timeline, then an NDA is agreed and more detailed technical content and requirements are shared. We perform common requirements capture phase or directly quote the project on an hourly basis or fixed price basis.
03. What is the typical range of Design Service projects?
Several weeks to more than a year.
04. What is the typical lead time?
Preferably contact is established 3-6 months ahead of the project. In urgent cases, we can react within 2-4 weeks.
05. What can I expect as expertise?
Requirements capture; design and validation of IP blocks, integration of 3rd-Party IP blocks; porting to newer FPGA-technologies; Zynq7000 and MPSoC based systems; systems architecture; bare metal, RTOS and Embedded Linux software; high-speed interfaces (PCIe, Multi 10G Ethernet, USB, DDR-RAM, …); timing constraints; assessment, correction, and justifications related to synthesis, timing, CDC, implementation, power reports; drivers and host-frontends and UIs.
06. How can we cooperate?
We can work as an extended workbench with the customer, collaborate in development teams, or just deliver according to a specification.
07. Is there also project management and process assurance?
Yes, we offer complete project management, risk management, and process assurance along the project.
08. Are trainers involved in Design Service projects as well?
Yes, there is a strong interaction between trainers and Design Services personnel. Trainers act as team mentors, and they benefit from Design Service teams and their project experience.