As interest in the Internet of Things (IOT) and mobile smart devices continues to grow, companies are recognizing the value of embedded systems to collect data and control machineries.
Embedded electronic systems are typically designed to meet application specific tasks to meet real time constraints such as response time to events, execution time of tasks, power & memory constraints and physical size constraints. Embedded system’s software is application specific & single functioned programs that are executed repeatedly by the embedded low power MCUs or high speed Processors.
Now a days embedded applications are present in every part our world, like software in cars/trucks, software in medical devices and home appliances like smart switches, smart sensors, refrigerators and even toothbrushes. Efficient embedded system software development is of paramount importance and thus increases client’s challenges. The embedded system software to be developed such that it’s optimized for energy, code size, execution time, memory constraints.
As embedded system is really software and hardware, it’s quite often there's a hardware component that's being developed parallel to the software. Clients usually faces challenges in developing the hardware and the software in parallel and finish them at the same time. To further complicate matters, embedded application requirements tend to differ from what traditional enterprise software development teams are accustomed to working with for enterprise applications. Embedded application generally run at the hardware level with real time constraints such as low power, limited CPU, less memory, low storage,..etc.
Recent past, a high-end embedded system includes all possible wireless (Cellular, LTE, WiFi, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Lora, RFID..etc) and wired (HD PLC, Ethernet, RS485) connectivity. The application processor architecture ranges are MIPS, Intel and ARM which are operating at few MHz to multi GHz frequency. More often, the application processor has multi cores: dual, quad, octa cores. Clients face many challenges in Architecting embedded application, using optimal development languages & technologies, efficient usage of multi threaded tasks, efficient inter-process communication, multi applications with standalone/web app mode.
Also clients face many challenges in using various connectivity protocols (MQTT, HTTP), embedded HTTP servers (Tomcat, Apache), MQTT brokers as part of their embedded application development.
Services we offer
We help our clients on implementing embedded applications using best development frameworks & protocols for variety of OSs – Embedded Linux, TI RTOS, Free RTOS,…etc. We work closely with our clients, understand and analyze their requirements to define the suitable Embedded SW solution and technology approach to address multiple OS platforms. We apply our own scalable application development skills, reusable SW components, best practices built over many years of experience, advanced SW development frameworks, RESTful interface components, optimal solution architecture modeling with front-end user interface on UART/LCD display.
We help our clients on embedded application development on low power MCU (like ARM Cortex-M3/M4 or similar MCUs).
We implement our client’s business requirements using embedded C/C++ or Python along with latest HTTP, MQTT with HTML and REST data networking interfaces by translating their business requirements into specific SW module, user interface modules, core embedded logics, multi tasks with IPC (Inter Process Communication), debug UART, Web/RESTful network connection and Security options.
We help our clients on high-end MCU (like ARM Cortex-A7/A9 with dual/quad cores or similar MCUs at GHz frequency). We implement our client’s mobility requirements using Native (C/C++) and Cross-platform technologies (Java, Spring, J2EE) by translating their business requirements into specific SW modules, user interfaces GUIs like login/signup/menu options module, core embedded logics, local/file/sql based DBs, local/RESTful presentation views, friendly UART debug module and Security options. Also we help in utilizing the hardware functions like GPS, Camera, Accelerometer, Compass, BLE and WiFi through I2C, SPI, UART or USB interfaces.
Embedded Software examples for different verticals
Sensor Watch Application – This Sensor Watch is custom designed one with low power ARM Cortex-M3 processor with 128K Flash and 64K RAM along with MEMS sensors like Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Ambient, Humidity. This Sensor watch has BLE wireless interface for wireless connectivity and USB port for on-board battery charging. This Sensor Watch requires scalable RTOS based multi-threaded embedded application development using embedded C. This embedded application need to manage and collect the sensors data at configured sampling rate and transfer the same over BLE wireless interface through GATT profiles. Also, this application need to take care of battery charging, on-board display functions, user reset/wake-up button functions.
OBD Controller Application -This OBD Controller HW is application specific HW designed to support J1939 and UDS standards on CAN bus with WiFi & Bluetooth wireless interface. This HW also additional on-board MEMS sensors for additional sensor data collection apart from OBD based sensor & error codes data. This controller requires scalable RTOS based multi-threaded application for sensor data collection and transferring the same over WiFi/Bluetooth interface.
Automation Controller Application – This Automation controller is custom designed one with high-end ARM Cortex A9 processor operating at 1GHz with 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash. This controller has Giga bit Ethernet and 2.4G based WiFi networking interfaces. This controller requires scalable Linux based embedded web application with HTML/JSON-REST development using Java.
Custom Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Application – This PLC controller is specifically designed for specific industrial application. This controller has medium power ARM Cortex M4 MCU operating upto 120MHz. This controller has WiFi and Bluetooth based wireless interfaces and various on-board sensors for measuring industrial parameters. This controller requires scalable RTOS based multi-threaded embedded application development using embedded C. This embedded application need to manage and collect the sensors data and transfer the same over WiFi Or Bluetooth wireless interface.
We cover range of verticals and offer turn-key Embedded Software Solutions on low-power microcontrollers and high-end processors
by translating our client's business requirements into specific SW module, user interface modules, core embedded logics, multi tasks with IPC, Debug UART, Web/RESTful network connection and Security options.