Sensible Micro is proud to be an authorized supplier for REFLEX CES, a leading manufacturer of custom embedded systems and FPGA hardware solutions that reduce engineering time.
Since 2000, REFLEX CES has been designing and manufacturing high-speed boards and rugged system solutions based on high-density FPGAs and processors. As a result, the company has vast experience in leading-edge FPGA technology, and is always at the forefront of the market and trends.
Their R&D team of highly skilled engineers is focused on designing mid-to-highly complex boards and embedded systems, thanks to their expertise in Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanics, CAD and Signal integrity.
REFLEX CES has been designing with the latest and leading-edge FPGA technologies for the Finance market for the last 10 years. They understand the need for Ultra Low Latency for High Frequency Trading (HFT), and therefore work with several IP vendors to provide easy-to-use reference designs based on Ultra Low Latency MAC, Low Latency UDP/TCP. OpenCL is used for applications such as Risk analysis, and REFLEX CES offers HPC OpenCL BSPs as well as OpenCL BSPs targeting other interfaces such as 10G MAC or QDR support.
High Performance Computing
REFLEX CES designs compete with CPUs and GPUs in the High Performance Computing domain. Their COTS boards, whether PCIe form factor or module types, are focused to provide the highest possible performance on the hardware side, together with the OpenCL BSP for ease-of-use on the software side.
REFLEX CES can address server or chassis development based on customer specification, making the best feasibility study to solve power dissipation challenges.
REFLEX CES designs compete with CPUs and GPUs in acceleration and data networking domains. Cloud computing, Edge and Fog computing needs the exact kind of PCIe form factor COTS boards that they offer. Their focus is to provide the highest performance and integration from the hardware side, and reference designs based on MAC or UDP/TCP for low latency data communication.
REFLEX CES can offer its expertise by modifying a COTS product with additional/less features or for low cost / high volume production (this is a MOTS), or they can develop a full turnkey design.
REFLEX CES can address the Industrial market with its product portfolio and expertise, from COTS boards, Modified-COTS, to full turnkey solutions (built to spec).
The Industrial segment is very wide, they see the usage of high-end FPGA boards or modules in applications such as Intelligent Vision & Augmented Reality, Machine Automation, and Scientific or Chemical Instrumentation.
If their customer's product must face harsh environmental constraints (ESD, temperature, shocks, vibrations, humidity, etc.) or certifications, their Quality and Supply chain department can propose the right solutions, thanks to their long background with the Military & Defense market.
Defense & Security
REFLEX CES is active in areas like Electronic Warfare Systems, and is able to address complete projects. Designs are composed of electronic boards, FPGA selection and firmware development, CPU and embedded software/OS, Analog and RF portions, as well as mechanical parts and custom chassis, resulting in a ruggedized system designed for harsh environmental constraints (ESD, temperature, shocks, vibrations, humidity, etc.).
Such embedded systems often use high-end FPGAs, potentially combined with x86 CPU architecture or similar, inside a turnkey form factor, and they are often faced with power dissipation challenges to overcome. REFLEX CES has a Quality and Supply chain department which is aligned to Military & Defense requirements, driving for example: certifications, obsolescence, environmental, etc.
Custom & MOTS
60% of REFLEX CES activity is the development of full turnkey designs, or custom embedded systems, based on clients' specific requirements.
System-on-Modules are small and integrated single-board computers. REFLEX CES, took their FPGA experience, combined with their embedded systems knowledge, and created perfectly suitable Modules for your needs. Those SoM can be used in many embedded applications.
The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, most known as PCI Express, is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. REFLEX CES's large roadmap of PCIe boards, based on Intel® FPGA or Xilinx® FPGA, allows you a large choice for your projects and developments. Their PCIe boards can be used in many embedded systems applications.
Servers & Systems - Embedded Systems
Recognized for its expertise in analog and hardened embedded systems, REFLEX CES has become a trusted and long-term partner with major industrial companies. They offer rugged and rackmount systems, as well as customized systems, according to your needs.