HSDSL has a long and very prosperous relationship with the industry. Ever since it beginning (back in 1964) the local industry was involved with the lab activities. One of main goal of the Lab is to train students in up to date digital techniques and technologies. This goal is achievable through industry relations. The industry has an ever growing need to test and develop new and advanced technologies. The lab on the other hand has to give her students access to state of the art new technologies. This is the base of the very successful and long term relationship of HSDSL and local/international industry.
HSDSL relation with the industry is in various forms:
- Consortium – collaboration of several companies and academia to develop a new technology. Usually the consortium is funded by the government.
- Funded Research – An academic research funded by the industry. The research subject can come from the industry or academia.
- Funded student’s project – This project is performed by undergraduate students, and supervised by Lab staff. The subject of the project usually determined by the industry. The project is funded by the industry.
- Technology transfer & contribution – the industry contribute to the lab staff and its students various technologies and knowledge. It also contribute (or given in a reduced price) its latest hardware and software to the lab.
For over two decades Intel was one of the most generous and influence industrial partner of HSDSL. Intel contribution was (and still is) in several ways:
- Funded project – Intel has funded many projects in the lab. In High speed digital channels, computer architecture and more
- Equipment contribution – Intel has donated several funds for new equipment contribution. Intel also contributed equipment and electrical hardware to the lab.
- Funded teaching experiment
- Intel personal as students project supervisors in HSDSL
HSDSL and Xilinx have a long and very prosperous cooperation.
HSDSL is regarded as a knowledge center on FPGA technology in the Electrical Engineering faculty and in the Israeli industry. As such, over the years XILINX has contributed to HSDSL in various ways:
- Xilinx workshops – HSDSL and Xilinx have organized several workshops on FPGA technology held in the Technion.
- Xilinx conferences – Xilinx has invited HSDSL to demonstrate several of its projects developed by students.
- Xilinx development boards – Xilinx has donated several FPGA boards. These boards are being used for teaching and research.
- Xilinx components – Xilinx has donated or sold in a reduced price, FPGA devices to HSDSL.
Keysight is a long term partner and contributor to HSDSL.
Keysight has donated in a reduced price several high end test and analysis tools. High speed oscilloscopes, JBERT (Jitter Bit Error Tester), Spectrum analyzers and more.
Keysight has also contributed to HSDSL from its vast knowledge and know how.
TI and HSDSL have long term cooperation.
Over the years TI has donated to HSDSL components, development boards, Knowledge, courses and more.
HSDSL uses many of TI components in its student’s projects.
Cadence through its Israel partner EDAis has made a wide and generous contribution to HSDSL. Simulators on High speed PCB and high speed channels, Design software, program development software, and more. EDAis has donated several courses to HSDSL staff and students.
Mellanox has several cooperation’s and made several contributions to HSDSL
- Project supervisors – Mellanox engineers are supervising student’s projects in the lab, thus contributing from their knowledge to HSDSL students.
- Development boards – Mellanox has contributed to HSDSL its state of the art FPGA network development board, enabling student’s projects and research using the boards.
Finisar was one of the industrial partners in the Tera Santa consortium.
HSDSL and Finisar had worked in a joint effort to develop the Tera Santa filter bank algorithm on FPGA.
Finisar has contributed from her technical knowledge and practical experience.
Finisar also contributed tools and hardware to HSDSL.
Israel routes have funded a research conducted with HSDSL and the Technion transportation infrastructure laboratory.
The research was called “Wisdom stone”. The goal of the research was to develop a new accurate and cost effective method to monitor the health of the high-way’s.
Tabor and HSDSL has a corporation in several areas:
- Funded projects – Tabor has funded several students project on the subject of next generation of AWG (Arbitrary waveform generator)
- Equipment contribution – Tabor has contributed or sold in a reduced price waveform Generators and AWG