The Group's research is carried out in purpose-built laboratories with access to extensive simulation facilities including specially designed software for modelling and analyzing the behaviour of concurrent systems. Prototype designs can be developed using modern EDA (digital electronics CAD) facilities that accommodate both conventional and HDL based approaches. Designs can be synthesized and implemented using state-of-the-art FPGA's including SoC (System on Chip) devices or general purpose microprocessors, microcontrollers or DSP devices.
We also have facilities for work on mobile networks, including wireless ad-hoc sensor nodes.
Our software design tools can also be used for the design of novel protocol stacks which can then be bound in hardware such as the Virtex II FPGA.