Design and Development of Next-Generation
Network Security Devices

Client Overview

The US-based company provides highly secured next-generation smart network security solutions having a large number of customers from government agencies and companies.

Business Challenge
  • The client’s existing solution is based on i.MX6 SOM platform, they want to develop the next-generation solution based on i.MX8 processors with additional high-security and features including the case break tamper circuit and COTS enclosure
  • Company required consultation on selecting the processor based on certain parameters for ease of application development, maintenance, and support in the future
VOLANSYS Contribution
  • Design and development of network security device, with tamper detection and OTA firmware upgrade
  • Tamper detection/case break for COTS enclosure and risk mitigation
  • Hardware Design and Development
    • Schematics design entry using Altium tool
    • Components placement, PCB layout, routing using Altium tool
    • SI Simulation for memory, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet interface
    • ES1 Prototypes
    • Derived the approach for bring-up and DVT testing
    • Actual HW prototypes, Board bring-up, and Validation testing
  • Firmware Design and Development
    • Early development on the Eval. kits to match the HDLC
    • HW bring up with Linux BSP
    • Secure boot and CAAM encrypted rootfs
    • Design and development of platform diagnostics test utilities
    • Flashing utilities for logic and communication processors via USB or Ethernet without opening the enclosure
    • Firmware board-bring up and validation of all the required interfaces of the board and inter-processor/controller communications
  • Mechanical enclosure
    • Commercially off-the-shelf available mechanical enclosure selection and finalization
  • Pre-compliance, ES2 prototyping and, final certification with FCC, CE standards to cover various geographic regions
  • Development of test utilities required for FCC, CE, and support to hardware team for product pre-compliance and final certification
Technologies | Engineering Expertise

Hardware Engineering | Firmware Engineering | FCC l CE | RoHS | Functional Testing | Product Final Certification | UL 62368-1 | CB certification

Solution Architecture


Benefits Delivered
  • Delivered robust and reliable product design and development along with pre-compliance and final certification
  • Design with state of the art and latest security features, which helped the client to increase the market reach and their customer satisfaction
  • Complement the customer’s engineering team to expedite the overall schedule with time-to-market
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