Embedded application development is an art as it offers synchronization of hardware components and software programming to perform the specific functions. By choosing and designing proper combination of hardware and software components to achieve high level speed and efficiency in the electronic products. In recent era, this binding is available in small to large scale industry domains. Embedded technology plays a major role in controlling huge machinery to daily used products. Infect, we can say embedded systems becomes integral part of today’ world.
As per Transparency Market Research report embedded system market was valued at $121 billion in 2011, which is expected to reach $194.27 billion by 2018. It shows growth at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2012 to 2018.
What is Embedded System?
Hardware components and software programing are used together to create an embedded system. It also required integration of additional technical and mechanical aspects to complete dedicated workflow. Embedded applications are applicable and demanded in different industry domains such as automobile, telecommunication, medical and health care, logistic, data proceeding, military, aerospace, etc.
Trends of Embedded Development
Stream of embedded development comes into existence to simplify business processing and fulfill specific objectives through the unique utilization of hardware mechanisms and software. Applying requirement based customization, we develop a system that performs precise and desired functions. Using cutting edge technologies and adopting latest tools, we build up robust devices that synchronize various processes of different business domains. The latest trends, Radix follows to form an embedded system are:
The multi-core processors allow to make a system that follows multiple instructions and performs several activities at a time. It helps in improving response time, empowering processing capabilities, reducing power consumption, diminishing operational cost and enhancing system reliability. Our engineers update old 8-bits to 32-bits applications with multi-core architecture. During upgradation of legacy system, we offer re-engineering of architecture, designing and programming along with testing and debugging.
Most of the embedded systems are stand-alone that means they work independently. To evolve robust solution, embedded devices require wireless connectivity using short range to long range Wireless protocols. At Radix, we apply short range protocols including Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, near field communication (NFC) etc. When it comes to long range protocols, we use wireless Local Area Network, WiMAX, long term evolution (LTE), cellular communications, and so on. Moreover, we utilize system-on-chip (SoC) architecture that reduces power consumption and build up robust system.
Open Source Technology
A traditional system is developed using proprietary hardware, software, communication protocols and existing applications. Today engineers have started to evolve an embedded system based on modern open source technologies. The coding of open source technologies are available at free of cost in the market. Employing free and licensed versions, Radix embedded engineers can develop advanced applications that involve extensible frameworks, system tools and runtime, deployment and software management. We excel in evolving bespoke applications to fulfill real time requirements of clientele.
As embedded systems are used in versatile industries, security is an essential aspect of this spectrum. A simple issue of mechanism or time can create a critical situation for human lives. Under embedded system development, we follow various security techniques such as embedded encryption, cryptography, trusted computing and authentication. Our embedded engineers offers various symmetric key algorithms such as Data Encryption Standard (DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Zone Trusted Information Channel (ZTIC), etc.
Embedded software involves several tools and technologies to develop and deploy enhanced features and functions into single device. All these aspects work effectively to perform a specific activity. In some case, there are requirements of single embedded device integration. A complex system development comprises multiple devices to perform different functions seamlessly. We plug and play with the functionalities as per project requirements to build up tailored embedded systems.
These days embedded development using robust multimedia aspects such as videos, graphics, animations, etc. All these aspects need greater bandwidth and high resolution. Radix engineers have developed and deployed innovative device that has rich user interface and international look and feel with multi language support. Our embedded system internationalization services comprise user interface limitations, script engine functionalities, font styling, language supported, etc. The internationalized development is applicable in PDAs, gaming applications, ticketing systems, music players, handy devices, ticketing solutions, and so on.
This era is about machine to machine communication. Thus all the devices are developed applying wired and wireless mechanism. Such devices offer intelligent services by integrating hardware, software, supply chain, and many other tools at the highly affordable cost. These devices can be either perform independently or a part of larger system to meet specific requirements.
At Radix, our engineers follow a standardize procedure to build and deploy embedded devices or software that helps in streamlining various business procedures.