The wireless spectrum resources are very “expensive” therefore efficient system design is quite mandatory. The LDPC code is the preferred FEC algorithm for 5G cellular wireless communications. LDPC is a powerful code that can operate closely to the theoretical Shannon channel capacity. Noesis Technologies has developed a patent pending, fully scalable architecture, LDPC Codec IP Core (ntLDPC) based on LDPC-QC algorithm that offers very high throughput rate capabilities at low implementation complexity.
Data security is of paramount importance in our highly interconnected world. Great security and privacy risks exist in online financial, business, personal health information transactions. Equal or even greater risks exist in the communication between interconnected smart devices in an IoT network.
Noesis Technologies has addressed the need for security by providing high performance cryptography solutions that enable confidentiality, integrity and authentication functions in the communication network. A complete family of AES IP Cores is available covering a wide range of application requirements in terms of throughput rate, power dissipation and silicon area. Noesis low power solution (ntAES8) exhibits world’s best performance-silicon area ratio available in the industry. Noesis higher speed versions of AES IP Cores (ntAES32, ntAES128) address throughput rate demanding applications such as optical networking, secure data storage or video encryption.
The Internet of things is a network of interconnected embedded devices with computing capabilities using the existing internet infrastructure. It is predicted that in year 2020 will be 2020 billion connected devices in the world with total services spending for the IoT reaching 263 billion US dollars (source: IDC.).
At Noesis Technologies we are using disruptive innovation and technology to support IoT communication and low-power computing requirements for a variety of applications. Security is also another key requirement in IoT applications. In addition, data compression capability at IoT devices reduces the bandwidth requirements and thus saving valuable power resources in battery operated nodes.
Noesis Technologies offers a range of highly optimized, low-power IP Cores in the fields of data compression (ntHUFF), security (ntAES8), forward error correction (ntLDPC tiny family), narrowband PHY baseband processing (ntG3_BBP) as well as customized solutions tailored to our customer’s IoT application power and cost sensitive requirements. In addition Noesis has developed a custom OFDM low power / low complexity basedband processor (ntOFDM) ideal for power sensitive IoT wireless battery-powered applications such as wearables, sensor nodes, water/gas meters etc.
Technology moves rapidly towards enabling the creation of a sustainable world where efficient power management is of fundamental importance. Smart Grids is the new technological revolution that has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions via the efficient deployment of the available energy resources.
Power Line Communication (PLC) is the smart grid enabling technology that upgrades the existing transmission and distribution grid from a simple electricity transportation medium to a bidirectional data communication and electricity network.
Noesis Technologies has developed a state of the art PHY Layer baseband processor (ntG3_BBP) fully compliant with ITU-T G.9903 narrowband OFDM PLC transceiver for G3-PLC networks.
The backbone of a smart home is based on a network of information appliances communicating each other. These appliances could be lighting, heating, air conditioning, security, video/audio streaming devices ensuring comfort, security and energy efficiency to the homeowner. Power line communication is the ideal networking infrastructure for the communication of smart information appliances mainly due to low wiring cost (existing electrical wiring), the availability of many access points (electrical outlets) and the lower hardware cost of PLC cards when compared with expensive RF components used in a WiFi network.
Noesis Technologies provides PHY layer baseband PLC solutions for both narrowband (ntG3_BBP up to 500 Kbps) as well as broadband (ntGhn_BBP > 1 Gbps) communication.
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of a large number of interacting wireless nodes which are distributed in the area of interest sensing physical and environmental conditions. WSN can be used in a variety of applications such as health, agriculture, industrial surveillance and monitoring, environmental and earth sensing etc.
One key factor that needs to be addressed in WSN applications is energy efficiency. The nodes are battery operated and it is usually required to be operating during the complete life time of the network which could be years without battery replacement.
Data transmission is very expensive in terms of power dissipation, while data processing consumes significantly less. Data reliability is of prime importance, however an auto ARQ mechanism is not efficient since the energy “cost” of a retransmitted packet is prohibitive. Therefore use of FEC technology is the favored approach to ensure reliable transmission and at the same time to optimize power dissipation requirements. This is because when using FEC technology, packet retransmission can be avoided and due to the extra coding gain the transmission power levels can be lowered in order to achieve a specific bit error rate (BER) or frame error rate (FER). Noesis Technologies provides low power versions of FEC IP Cores that are exceptionally energy efficient for extending battery life of sensor nodes.
Wireless and Wireline data communications require powerful adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) techniques to ensure efficient use of the available bandwidth and transmission power. There are numerous of transmission standards employing FEC (DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, DVB-T2,DVB-T2 Lite, DVB-C2, DVB-RCS, DVB-RCT, CDMA2000, UMTS, LTE, GMR, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.3, IEEE 802.16, IEEE 802.22, ATSC 3.0, DOCSIS 3.1 CCSDS, CMMB, DTMB, ITU-T G.709, ITU-T G.975, ITU-T G.hn, ITU-T G9903, WiMedia 1.5 UWB, DVB-H, DVB-NGH, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, xDSL etc.). Noesis Technologies over the years has developed a comprehensive portfolio of fully configurable silicon proven IP modules implementing the most powerful block as well as convolutional FEC algorithms (Reed Solomon-ntRSC, BCH-ntBCH, Viterbi-ntVIT, Turbo Product-ntTPC, Turbo Convolutional-ntTCC, LDPC-ntLDPC codes) that are portable and synthesizable to any ASIC or FPGA device technology.