System/Board Design


GDA's System and Board design group has full turnkey hardware design capability. We provide projects up to 28 layers of Printed Circuit board density and complexity with a large number of close to 1500-pin BGA packages. The GDA engineering team is very familiar with memory technologies and routing constraints with high-speed Front side bus, QDR, DDR/DDR II, SDRAM memories, and complex network interfaces up to OC-192. GDA has designed several switch platforms based on Broadcom, Switchcore and Vertex based switch ASICs. Our experience speaks for itself--on an average, in a calendar year GDA handles 35 to 40 boards with varying complexities.

Our Design centers and experienced designers can provide the following services:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Engineering Specification
  • FPGA, ASIC and ASSP requirements definition
  • Firmware, Device Driver, RTOS integration
  • Proven Board Design flow - Schematics to PCB
  • In-house PCB design - DFM/DFT, Cost sensitiveness
  • Experience in high-speed board design, Signal integrity, EMI
  • Agency certification
  • System level definition - Mechanical, Power Supplies, Cabling
  • Program management

GDA's system design focuses on three main market segments

  • Customers