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Product Engineering for i.MX8 Processor based Flash Performance Evaluation Board

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Client Overview

US based technology company designing & developing high performance integrated circuits, flash & memory products.

Business Need

  • With recently launched new flash products, the client wanted to create a sales tool for their business development team showing live performance evaluation and comparison (like time to boot and display images stored in flash memory) of their Quad SPI and Octal SPI products

VOLANSYS Contribution

  • Designed & developed a performance evaluation board based on NXP i.MX8 processor involving hardware architecture, class A component selection, schematics, PCB layout, component placement & board bring-up
  • Performed Design Validation Testing, high speed FlexSPI interface testing to verify the signal quality & system functionality
  • Modified U-boot to boot the evaluation platform from Quad Flash Octal Flash or Octal Multi Chip Package (MCP) Flash
  • Developed & validated memory drivers for Octal Flash, RAM & MCP memories
  • Developed an OpenGL based test application to display 1080p resolution images over HDMI monitor after reading from the flash memory

Solution Diagram

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Benefits Delivered

  • Improved sales for the new products with live performance demonstration platform (marketing tool)

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