Embedded Systems and Applications
Solotronics's Embedded Systems and Applications team has vast experience in providing solutions to our customer to support Product life cycle with embedded design services, embedded verification and validation services and system solutions. The diagram below shows snap shot of the activities under the Electronic Design services.
Embedded Design Services
Embedded Design services consists product engineering support from concept to prototyping and manufacturing of new products, feature enhancement and technology up-gradation through electronic hardware design, Firmware design, software application development and mechanical design. Our expertise in Embedded Technology helps our customer with customized product solutions. Our development methodology supports incremental and requirement discovery model to match the customer and market expectations.
Hardware Design Services
Embedded Design Service team supports complete electronic hardware design activities which include schematic design, bill of material finalization, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, prototyping, production support and FPGA design services for customer-specific requirements. The key hardware design ranges from small-footprint, power-optimized solutions to high-end, rugged systems built around various embedded processors and DSPs.
FPGA Design Services
Today, many of the High speed and complex designs need the integration and flexibility that an FPGA can offer. The ability to be reconfigured enables the FPGAs to extend the lifecycle of a custom product to suit the changing market needs. EDS has the right experience and capability to satisfy any phase of product life cycle including partial or complete architecture design, feature additions to existing designs, test bench development or functional verification.
EDS FPGA services include Design/Development, RTL coding, Test suite preparation, simulation and Testing/Verification. We provide turnkey development services in FPGA for High Speed Bus interfaces, Integration of modules, Multi-million gates complex design and concept to specification of the chip to the final board level target hardware.
EDS is also a Design Service Network (DSN) partner with Altera and we provide solution to our customers using IP cores available under this partnership. The value we bring to our customer is faster solutions with IP cores without any obligation for customer to buy IP cores and low pricing of FPGA during production stage.
Embedded Firmware/Software Services
EDS offers a broad range of software services relating to embedded systems programming and real time embedded systems software development, such as:
- Boot loader
- Development of Board Support Packages
- Device Drivers
- Firmware and Diagnostics
- RTOS -VxWorks, Embedded Linux, QNX, WinCE
- GUI development
- OS porting
- Embedded application development
- Feature enhancements
- Development and porting of protocol Stack
- Development of Wireless stack
Mechanical Design Services
EDS addresses mechanical design requirement for product engineering with 3D modeling and rapid prototyping techniques to provide early user experience during product development cycle. It also has expertise in re-engineering and tear down analysis for product life extension. With its eco partner, EDS provides manufacturing and support to complete mechanical engineering requirements for New Product Development (NPD). With its expertise in tools and customized processes, EDS brings reliable, feature-rich products at competitive prices with the least development lead time. Mechanical Design services also include engineering drawing conversion, industrial design requirement and man machine interface requirements.
Embedded Verification and Validation
Embedded Verification and Validation (V&V) is essential for validating the system functionality. Solotronics's V&V services and evaluate hardware, embedded firmware, mechanical, application firmware and GUI.
Solotronics's embedded V&V services provide an independent and objective measure of applications or product's performance and quality. Solotronics has expertise in various tools that are required for Verification & Validation of Embedded Systems used across various industry verticals - Life Sciences, Medical, High-tech and Automotive. We have also demonstrated test automation capability by leveraging our expertise in latest technologies.
In the Verification & Validation space, Solotronics offerings range from developing test scripts, delivering system and performing test automation. We are also involved in model-based testing and loop simulation for control modules. The test automation platforms built in-house provide cost savings to our clients.
The V&V services include verification and validation for:
- Functional and Performance of Hardware/Firmware/Software
- Automated Testing, Diagnostics and Calibration requirement
- Predictive Analytics requirement by modeling and simulation
Solotronics's tools and methodologies for V&V service offerings include:
- Hardware-in-loop simulation (HIL)
- Customized TestStand
- Modeling and simulation
- Customized Test Jigs
- Python/PERL Scripts based Automated Testing
- UML Based Simulation
- Third Party Labs for Environmental Tests
EDS addresses system level requirement through its System Solution service offering. With rapid change in technology and constant upgrade, obsolescence management and reliability growth become critical for a longer product life. With a centre of excellence to focus on value engineering, EDS provides a proactive approach for system level requirements.
- Reverse Engineering and Tear down analysis
- Product Sustenance
System level solutions
- Modeling and Simulation of subsystem
- Rapid prototyping and algorithm development
- System Engineering
- Hazard Analysis
- Reliability and Safety analysis (FMEA, FTA)
- Reliability growth, prediction and warranty analysis
- Fail safe and high reliability solutions
- Safety and reliability engineering
- Value engineering
- Cost reduction
- BOM Optimization
- PCB layout redesign (reducing number of layers)