Global Data Burst has adopted a modular paradigm to the use of our GDB Transfer product. This modular approach enables major functionality to be separated into discrete modules. The objective is to enable different modules to be connected together to suit specific end user requirements. The way this is achieved is to standardise the interfaces between modules where possible. The major benefit of this approach is that varied end user applications can make use of standard modules thus reducing engineering costs.
An example of this approach is the GDB Repeater product which contains three modules.
All three are available off-the-shelf. The Processor module has been programmed with firmware that implements the Repeater functionality, no custom hardware has been developed of modified.
The modular approach is a 'way of thinking' that whilst providing a framework for development does not dictate rigid boundaries. The resultant flexibility allows the design process to migrate away from the starting modular concept to best suit the requirements of the end user application. Using the modular approach as the starting point however minimises the costs incurred with any bespoke development.
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