Another industry that has been growing on the island has been the embedded scene. The players in this industry use FPGAs and/or micro-controllers, among other machines, connecting to sensors and other cool bits of kit. The below list is not exhaustive in depth, with the company descriptions harvested from their respective home pages. I hope that this post helps to shed some light for students and other industry professionals on some of the possibilities in this field here in Newfoundland.
"Avalon Microelectronics is a recognized leader in delivering a variety of IP cores for OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet applications to Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP) vendors and Optical Test Equipment Manufacturers. Avalon provides silicon-proven, customized IP to accelerate Time-to-Market of Next-Generation Optical Networks.
Avalon's products have been deployed in customer networks worldwide. Our portfolio of Fully-Featured Virtual-ASSP Products includes solutions for network applications ranging from the newly standardized ODU0 up to 40G and 100G. Avalon seeks to reduce the expensive development times associated with FPGA development by providing standardized, hardware-verified solutions that address the needs of quickly evolving Next-Generation Optical Networks."
"IDBLUE is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services company offering a range of RFID solutions aimed at the aerospace, oil & gas and industrial markets. For almost 10 years, IDBLUE has delivered end to end auto-ID solutions that provide organizations with enhanced asset and supply chain visibility. A privately held Canadian firm, the company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with presence in Ottawa, Montreal, and Dubai."
"Marport is a world leader in the design and development of Software Defined Sonar® - a software-centric sonar architecture implemented on reconfigurable embedded hardware.
Software Defined Sonar is an ultra high performance, frequency agile acoustic transceiver platform. The patent-pending system can be configured in runtime to enable multi-mode, multi-band and multi-functional applications for commercial fisheries, underwater defence, offshore energy and ocean science."
"Rutter was formed in 1998 to meet the emerging demand for Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), but our vision has always been larger. Now the world leader in VDR technology, Rutter has diversified our revenue base with expanded product lines, manufacturing capability and multi-disciplinary engineering expertise."
"Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) is a global provider of small craft training simulators. VMT's simulators combine high fidelity sensory cues with tailored curriculum to enhance small craft training programs. Founded in 2004, VMT grew from the research and development programs of Atlantic Canada's leading maritime institutions at Memorial University, the Marine Institute and the Institute for Ocean Technology."