Xavity is a number of turnkey licensable platforms which implement AVB (Audio Video Bridging) standards and complete product-ready functionality on a ever-growing number of silicon provider’s devices.
Xavity will provide Audio, Video, and Bridging solutions.
Xavity not only includes the necessary AVB standards, but includes features ranging from “would be nice” to “must haves” for equipment manufactures such as glitchless redundancy, a flexible host interface with a consistent API (Application Programmers Interface) across multiple targets, media clock recovery, failsafe network firmware update, and more. Additionally, Xavity licensees have access to platform kits which include reference schematics and BOMS, design flow reference projects, portable SDK (as source code), as well as sample code like media / TDM interface code, and more.
Electronic devices are comprised of various components. The expectations of users in all markets are increasing. Increased product features, while simultaneously providing more intuitive user interfaces, are now commonplace. As products become more advanced, there are more “soft” components in them as well. This lead to two classic questions:
Question 1: “What is our core competency / value add?”
Question 2: “Build or Buy?”
Answering ‘Question 1’:
Lab X Technologies is an expert in AVB connectivity. Our core competency IS connectivity itself. As such, we’ve spent multiple man-years developing our Xavity AVB connectivity. Xavity allows our clients to focus on their core competencies, and provide unique, new products to the market faster. Since you are reading this page, we assume your company’s core competency and value are not connectivity itself, but is being the audio and video equipment manufacturer of products which can benefit and provide increased differentiation by utilizing Xavity AVB connectivity.
So by this point, you’ve answered ‘Question 1’…
Answering ‘Question 2’:
“Build or Buy?” The value of utilizing Xavity is very simple: Licensing Xavity saves you time and development dollars, and gets your products to market faster.
Xavity is simply has very good financial ROI.
Could your ace engineering team build similar functionality from the ground up? The answer is somewhere between “Yes” and “Probably.” But utilizing that internal talent on your unique offerings (identified in the answer to Question 1) is a better, more profitable use of resources.
Why reinvent the wheel? Time is money. Let Lab X enable our ability to differentiate and add value, quicker!
To the Engineers / Technical Leads Reading This
Lab X is a company of engineers. We are one you. We understand the engineering nature of NIH (Not Invented Here), and the burning desire to DIY (Do It Yourself). But the simple truth is that we as engineers have to look at the bigger picture and realize the really cool things we do are our products – not the pieces / parts inside of them.
As engineers, we take pride in the art of creation. When the world needs a product, it’s the job of we engineers to create it ex nihilo. Well, not entirely out of nothing – Working on higher level concepts enabled by components (including Lab X’s Xavity AVB Connectivity), allows you to direct your creativity and talents on real value adds. That will be very satisfying to you, and higher value to your management (always a good thing too).