System Design


Orthogone has many decades of system design experience in various industries such as telecommunications and network infrastructure, aerospace, defense, and transportation. We can help you ensure your product meets its performance and functional requirements. Our experts are there to help you with the definition, architecture, simulation and modeling of your systems/sub-systems. We can also execute thorough technical design review to mitigate the technical risks and assess early in the development cycle the performances of your systems/sub-systems.

Our sub-system design expertise spans across all engineering fields, including software, FPGA/ASIC, electronics design, and algorithms development.

Technical Expertise  - System design

  • Redundant and protected systems architecture
  • Distributed and/or centralized processing architecture
  • Routing protocol algorithms development
  • Traffic scheduling, policing, shaping algorithm development
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms development
  • Network and system synchronization architecture
  • System power generation and distribution architecture
  • Security architecture
  • Wireless communication systems simulations
  • RF Transceivers cascaded performances
  • RF and optical link budget calculations
  • Network simulations (routing, throughput / latency optimization)
  • System requirements tracing

System Architecture

Software Architecture

  • System modeling
  • System requirements
  • Centralized and distributed processing architecture
  • Single core / Multi-core processors – Inter-core communication architecture
  • Memory resources estimation
  • Processing power estimation

Hardware Architecture

FPGA / ASIC Architecture 

  • High-level/detailed bock diagrams
  • HW Product specifications
  • Memory resources estimation
  • Power consumption estimation
  • PCB Real estate estimation
  • Critical components selection
  • Top level architecture
  • Clock tree architecture
  • FPGA Resources estimation
  • FPGA Power consumption estimation
  • FPGA Verification methodology & strategy
  • FPGA Modules specifications
  • Placement and timing constraints


Industry Standards System Design Tools

  • Matlab and Simulink
  • NS3, NS2
  • Qualnet, Opnet
  • IBM Rational DOORS


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Our achivements

Software Defined Radio Platform PCB

Orthogone's team worked closely with a long-term customer to define, architect and design a state-of-the-art Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for its wireless communication systems.

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“At Intrado we provide highly innovative and dependable emergency communication services and technologies. Our pioneering technology solution is at the core of the nation’s 9-1-1 infrastructure and supports the delivery of over 260 million calls every year.

We work with Orthogone because they increase the velocity of our development projects. But, it’s about more than simply increasing the number of resources, it’s about achieving the right fit. This is not easy.

The quality of Orthogone’s engineers and their ability to quickly integrate with our team – technically, personally and professionally – means we don’t waste time sifting through endless lists of contractors who may not have what it takes. With Orthogone we get it right the first time, every time.”

- Michel Brkovic

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