For any type of custom electronic product, you’ll need a software development team that understands the requirements and is capable of translating them into an appropriate software architecture. While Embedded Design Engineering can build custom software from the ground up, we also work with open source drivers and applications that are already in existence.
The first part of the process involves our team understanding your requirements. We will start out by reviewing any provided documents and having brief meetings with the client to clarify any questions. For clients who need a little help defining requirements, we have experience assisting such clients formulate well defined requirements.
Once the requirements are understood, development will begin. During the development process, the code will be documented within the source files as well as through other means such as block diagrams to illustrate the architecture and functional summaries to give a high-level overview when appropriate. Embedded Design Engineering utilizes version control to assist with development, track changes, and perform release management.
Open source and chip vendor libraries are used when they are available. This is usually the most cost effective approach and reduces the end-product’s time to market. If the required libraries do not exist, we will create them. We always try to find the most cost effective solution to bring the various components together in a manner that does not jeopardize the quality of the code.
Embedded Design Engineering has experience with a variety of programming languages.
Embedded Design Engineering has experience in many different areas of software development. Here are a few examples:
Throughout the development of the client’s software, Embedded Design Engineering will be performing functional testing. In addition, we will iteratively release code to the customer so they can also test it and provide feedback. This approach ensures expectations are being met.
Furthermore, test specifications and software will be developed for the product to allow it to be efficiently tested in a production environment. Finally, when necessary, we can work with the electronics contract manufacturer to create a test application that the production personnel can use to interact with the test code on the product to thoroughly test it.
With Embedded Design Engineering, you’ll get well-constructed and documented software as a standard. Our engineers will work with you during the development process to: