Communications

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The Internet

In the Internet age it is common for devices to be interconnected in some way. ITDev has an excellent track record in designing communications schemes and making technology choices in this area.

We have a deep knowledge of Internet protocols from SMTP to SOAP and can utilise these existing standards to rapidly develop a solution.

We apply the latest standards of modularisation, testing and design for security to our communications work.

Custom Protocols

For systems with low resources, where good performance is needed, a custom protocol may be the correct choice. ITDev can help with:

  • Choice of packet or stream based systems
  • Mapping data into a suitable representation
  • Analysis of states, timing, concurrency and race conditions
  • Implementing standard network layering using the OSI model
  • Security
  • Unit testing, documentation and verification
  • Performance testing

Often our custom protocols are built on a common base such as:

  • The socket programming interface
  • USB
  • I2C

Protocol Implementation

ITDev has created a virtual network model using embedded Linux to facilitate the development of next generation TCP/IP queueing algorithms, for enhanced quality of service (QoS).

We have partnered with a company to develop firmware implementing the IEEE 802.15.4 specification for building ultra low-power digital radio networks using the Zigbee standard.

We have worked with companies deploying the latest RFID technology into wireless data measurement and location devices.

Relevant Communications Standards

  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Zigbee
  • TCP/IP and UDP
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • DNS
  • SOAP (an XML based protocol for delivering web services)

Latest Blog Posts

Posted 27th November 2018, By James H
Generally distributed devices will need to agree on time in order to effectively coordinate tasks but getting everyone to tell the same time is challenging! ...more
ITDev internship image
Posted 14th November 2018, By Orianne T
As a company, ITDev invests in the future of engineering by offering summer internships to undergraduates. Matthew wanted to share some advice to other ...more
Posted 27th October 2018, By Hugh J
If you’ve worked on projects where a full UVM test bench was used you’ll probably have appreciated the benefits it gives you. Unfortunately, sometimes it is ...more
Partial team photo summer 2018
Posted 7th September 2018, By Jon O
Claudine was one of our interns this summer. Having had an enjoyable experience she captured a summary of her time at ITDev and agreed we could share it. Here' ...more

Latest News

TechWorks Awards Gala and Dinner November 2018
Posted 29th November 2018
As founding members of TechWorks, ITDev was delighted to attend the TechWorks Annual Industry Summit and Awards Dinner in November. The Industry Summit was an ...more
Posted 9th November 2018
On Wednesday 7th November, ITDev invited 15 STEM students from the University of Southampton to take part in a ‘Getting to know you’ event. The company ...more
IBC 2017 Registration queue
Posted 10th September 2018
The Broadcast and Pro-AV industries are key markets for us and some of our clients. In recognition of this we plan attendance at key industry events like ISE ( ...more
Welcome meal photo
Posted 7th August 2018
As mentioned in our last news item, we have 3 summer interns working with us for 10 weeks over the summer. We combined a celebration of their joining the team ...more