Mobiveil is a fast growing technology company headquartered in Milpitas, California in the center of Silicon Valley with engineering development centers in Chennai and Bangalore, India, and sales offices and representatives around the world.
Driving the growth of the cloud is the Internet of Things (IoT). According to IDC, “the global IoT market will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020 from $655.8 billion in 2014, as more devices come online and a bevy of platforms and services grow up around them.” In his Wall Street Journal story “IoT Market to Reach $1.7 Trillion by 2020: IDC,” Steven Norton made the following comment: “As the IoT ecosystem continues to grow, companies increasingly will look to platforms and services that help them manage and analyze the streams of data coming from connected cars, thermostats and smartwatches…” A large amount of this data is streaming to the cloud.
This is where start-ups like Mobiveil Inc. makes a strategic contribution. Mobiveil and others are providing the intellectual property blocks and subsystem solutions that enable new semiconductor devices to increase the bandwidth of the communications links transporting IoT information into and out of the data centers. In addition, Mobiveil is also supplying subsystems that will enable the data center to store and retrieve information from large storage farms considerably faster. For data centers doing e-commerce, Internet searches, fraud detection, and other data mining operations, this performance boost has a huge positive impact on their operation.
Mobiveil’s contribution here is in the form of an implementation of a standard called NVM Express or NVMe. NVMe sits between the PCI Express interface on the server host bus and the local SSD. Historically, most storage applications used interfaces such as SATA and rotating hard drives. However the old systems have failed to keep pace with the bandwidth and latency requirements of today’s data centers. Mobiveil’s NVM Express IP was one of the first to meet the requirements of the standard and has been designed into many designs installed in data center servers.
Two paths lead to the data centers. One originates from the huge installed base of mobile devices coming in wirelessly. The other originates from wired connections from the equally large installed base of PCs. Gating the flow of data over the wireless and wired infrastructure are three interfaces that have continued to evolve to handle the increase in bandwidth demand as the numbers of network nodes continues to expand. For the wireless domain, the interface standard is RapidIO. For the wired domain, the critical interfaces are Ethernet and PCI Express. Each of these standards are backed by standards organizations that extend these interface standards as the network experience an increase in bandwidth.
Mobiveil’s contribution to the network infrastructure is to provide industry compliant implementations of PCI Express, RapidIO and Ethernet interfaces. Companies license Mobiveil IP rather than build it themselves to save the engineering resources required to build the interfaces and perform all the certifications needed to ensure their design meets the interface standard. This allows the semiconductor companies to concentrate on designing unique capability that provides competitive advantage rather than consuming resources to build something that by definition is a standard used by everyone.
In addition to Industry leading Intellectual Property blocks and subsystems, Mobiveil also provides a number of high value engineering services from customization of IP blocks, integration and verification these blocks into complex SoCs (System on Chips) and hardware and embedded software development, that are needed to build products for Data Center, Networking and IoT applications.