Services Guide for Embedded Systems & Product Development

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Across industries the use of electronic devices and various embedded systems have become   common. A company that is dedicated to embedded product development manages a slew of services that has a proven track record with expertise and ideal cases of testing and real world operations. The work is conducted in a viable eco-system and best practices are involved. This blog presents a service guide and what to expect from an efficient team of engineers, who handle development even as technology moves and the software is compelled to be upgraded for customer satisfaction.

Services offered for entire product lifecycle

Today, we see many devices being hand held like smartphones with common people. On the other hand, we have complex series of devices that are used in flight control systems while the aircraft is airborne. Back on the ground there are advanced medical tools and equipment that require embedded software for health monitoring. Already electronics are functional in the automobile sector with sensors laid out for the drivers. There is hardly any industry that can do without the services of an embedded product development company. Any enterprise that has a presence in the virtual sphere will need products that can re-define the way the staff operates. Other than designing the embedded systems that the software requires to function, there is a need for post production support. In some sectors like aviation and health care, the complexities make sure that experts are on call to handle various domains and technologies.

They provide services to take care of any challenge that may hit smooth operations, such as:

  • Product costings and QC
  • Short product cycles
  • Increasing smartphone device operations
  • Regulatory compliances
  • Few solution providers
  • Resource limitations

Services that matter the most

To meet the above challenges, few services should be available with the embedded product development company. They should showcase a proven track record to the client with the following:

Design and Analysis include the following components –

  • Software requisites & evaluation
  • Developing an architectural design and framework
  • Defining interface and its requirements
  • Sensing and controls
  • Processor and control choices

Engineering obligations

  • Operational needs
  • Input & output
  • Computation constraints
  • Sensor needs and specifications to be followed
  • System behavior
  • Interface perquisites

Implementation of the system

  • Embedded Software development
  • PCB design & assembly
  • Fabrication
  • Building of the product model

Integration

  • Choice of targeted hardware for software integration
  • Regulating integration on PLC/HMI
  • Conducting tests on various model boards

Verification and validation

  • Based on safety, risk levels software testing
  • Systems testing in real world
  • Certification and licenses
  • Installation/commissioning/SAT/operations

Post product services and solutions

  • Enhancement of features
  • Legacy code updates
  • Obsolescence management

To offer this gambit of services, a dedicated embedded product development company is likely to have a lab facility where all these services can be conducted. This is one way of providing a verified track record for the support that an enterprise can get when they spend money on enhancing the way they operate. A lab will contain the right eco-system for trials, and developing innovative products. Studies can be conducted in such a lab for improvising the product cycle. Enhancing product cycle also helps in cutting costs in sectors like automobiles and healthcare monitoring products.

Adhering to best practices

A hallmark of an experienced embedded product development company is its adherence to best practices to help their clients and the systems they use for daily operations. Some of the standard principles include RTCA-DO-178B, RTCA-DO-254, IEC12207, CEBELEC, CE, FCC, ASPICE, RTCA-DO-160G and MISRA C. There is also a need to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology. Professionals are constantly upgrading tier skills and offer the best services to clients. To have an edge over its competitors, such a company will provide some extra services. These include mechanical assistance, instrumentation, controls, and electrical. Technology and latest tools trending include DOORS, ARTISAN, LDRA, RTRT, Mentor Expedition and Altium.  With a bit of predictive analysis, the team is able to provide automated testing or diagnostics for any embedded firmware.

Providing the best solutions is the aim of a professional company that deals with software and embedded product development. A proactive approach is required to keep all the systems moving.

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