Overview

When stakes in a project involve human life, the highest level of quality and safety is required. Combine this rigorous quality standard with the competitive nature of today’s markets and we’ve got a highly challenging set of requirements to meet. Powersoft19 enables to meet such requirements with its comprehensive services that are delivered in compliance with the industry’s toughest standards. Our expert teams have already deciphered the complex and stringent requirements of safety-critical industries, giving a valuable head start to our clients.

Holistic Firmware Development Services

Powersoft19’s multidisciplinary team provides holistic firmware development services that raises the system’s overall performance and quality. Our standardized work processes empower us to deliver complex solutions that are in step with the demand of smart technologies and intelligent devices of today’s IoT era.

Embedded Firmware expertise

Our prolific team has great expertise in embedded firmware development. Not only do we cater to different OS and RTOS, but we also provide simple solutions to complex problems for our clients. We also conceptualize the development of the firmware from the infancy stage to its completion.

BSP and Firmware

  • Boot Loader Porting and Hardening
  • OS/RTOS Porting
  • Minimum Kernel/ OSAL Support
  • Device Driver Development
  • Power and Memory Footprint Optimizations
  • Boot-Time Reduction
  • File System Integration
  • Hardware Abstraction Layer
  • FPGA/CPLD Based Digital Logic Designs and IP Cores
  • Firmware Development for Wireless Products
bsp-and-firmware
middleware

Middleware

  • Audio and video codecs, video streaming, video data processing
  • Embedded GUI (Graphical User Interface) subsystems
  • FM-RDS, navigation, GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth profiles, WLAN supplicant
  • Field bus protocol stacks like CANopen, J1939, DeviceNet, Profibus, PROFINET etc.
  • Embedded file system libraries
  • Network stacks implementing protocols like: ICMP, IPv4 & IPv6, BOOTP, DHCP, TFTP, POP3, SMTP, SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, FTP, NAT, NFS, SOCKS, SSH, iSCSI, SMB, CIFS, RTP, RTCP
  • Management Protocol: SNMP V1, V2c, AgentX

Benefits

Embedded systems perform the same basic tasks and rarely need hardware changes.

Embedded systems are better than standalone, general purpose computers.

It can run on older or less sophisticated operating systems and won’t need updating

Case Study

Introduction

This case study demonstrates the powerful role of firmware in today’s technology-oriented business landscape with reference to one of our valuable clients from instrumentation and automation industry. This client had a good standing in market for its industrial remote controls and supplied its products to most of the major rail and material handling companies in North American region.

introduction
opportunity

Opportunity

The visionary leadership of this client saw opportunity in the upcoming wave of intelligent devices and engaged Powersoft19 in realizing its goal of keeping their product line relevant in future. Powersoft19 team devised a roadmap of upgrading the industrial remote controls with feature-rich M2M communication systems.

Powersoft19 Team’s Role

We provided embedded firmware design and development as a part of services package that also included embedded hardware design, testing, and maintenance of the upgraded product line. Our innovative services enriched the existing line of remote controls offered by this client with remote monitoring, control, and diagnostics options. This capability of remote operations added unmatched cost savings over a span of more than 2 decades during which we supported new industrial M2M communication system and continually added new features to it. This gradual and consistent upgrading built a robust product platform in-step with the up and coming trend of industrial IoT.

powersoft19-team’s-role
business-outcome

Business Outcome

The business outcome of this partnership was rewarding for our client in terms of both savings and sales. Our client was able to save approximately $8 million annually in operational costs as a result of our cost-effective bundled services. Their dominance in industrial remote controls and automation sectors of Rail and Material Handling industries was cemented even further due to innovative products; adding more value to their prestigious brand.

Tools and Technologies

Applications

m-2-m

M2M

rail

Rail

industrial

Industrial

automotive

Automotive

gas-detection

Gas Detection

communication

Communication

IDEs and Compilers

Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual GDB, Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, Freescale CodeWarrior IDE, Silicon Labs Simplicity Studios, MPLAB X IDE,
Compilers: CodeSourcery toolchain gnu c/ C++ for m68k and ARM9

Code Analysis

LDRA, PC-Lint, FlexLint, SQMLint, Source Monitor

Protocols/Stacks

JTAG, J-Link, Ethernet, CAN2.0, RS-232/422/485, SPI, I2C, One-Wire, USB2.0, SD/SDIO/MMC/SDHC, CAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, GSM, CDMA, TCP/IP, Modbus, CANOpen, J1939, DeviceNet, Profibus, PROFINET, FAT16/32

RTOS/Platform

OS

Microcontrollers/
Microprocessors

(R8C, M16C, M32C, RX, SH77xx)

(ARM9, ARM11)

(PIC18, PIC32, dsPIC33)

(MSP430)

(Coldfire 548X)

Educational Resources

Build superior products with quality and speed