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Embedded Software Development

Dedicated Embedded Software Support, from Initial Specification to Final Testing.

FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE SUPPORT, DELIVERED BY EXPERTS

Embedded software development, built for success

High-quality software engineering is an essential means of getting the best out of your product.  

Without this, poor code leads to ineffective systems, severely impacting the quality of the final product. And failing to adhere to a tried-and-tested methodology can put the wider project at risk. 

This is where our dedicated in-house software development team come in. Their experience spans many years, from galvanising innovative start-up projects to engineering high-quality software for multi-national businesses. 

Whether it’s architecting, coding, testing, reviewing, or releasing – we cover the full mix of embedded software and firmware development. 

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Our Agile software development methodology

Here at Ignys we have a wide range of projects and customers who are at different stages of their product development lifecycles. This requires different development styles to be applied. 

For example, a product that requires both embedded hardware and software design will have both waterfall development and agile methodologies applied. Hardware development covers project stages such as defining, designing, developing and releasing. 

Meanwhile, once the hardware has passed the bring-up stage, our collaborative and multi-skilled team can plan an Agile software development methodology to define sprints and outcomes, where we work with you to achieve the overall goal. 

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Why Ignys for Software Engineering Support?

Software development best practices

Careful planning from the outset saves time and money further down the line. 

Therefore, the code we write for you is supportable, extendable, and maintainable ensuring: 

  • Future add-ons are simple 
  • Hardware changes are fully supportable 
  • Updates of vendor software libraries can be accommodated without the need to begin firmware from scratch

Our skillsets

  • Embedded software development
  • Embedded linux development
  • And Embedded firmware development
  • We do a lot of bare metal work and can help with RTOS
  • Embedding Microcontrollers and microprocessors
  • Heating system controllers
  • Bespoke software development
  • And much more…

Device support

  • Low power wireless devices
  • RFID – Radio Frequency Identification
  • Smart home devices
  • Wireless power
  • Remote condition monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Battery Power devices
  • Mains power devices

Careful design

Robust requirements are key for firmware and software development.

For instance you need careful modular design, version control and rigorous test regimes.

These confirm the functionality of each function, module and the overall system.

More than code

Software engineering is more than just writing code.

Firstly it begins with:

  • Determining the structure of the code,
  • As well as its abstraction from the underlying hardware,
  • Including module testing and integration.

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Extra ways our software development expertise can help your project run more smoothly 

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FAQs

Why is software architecture important?

When software is properly architected you can separately test and update discrete modules, add additional functionality when it is needed and switch to a different platform quickly and easily. You can also change parts (such as transceivers or display screens) without system wide impact.

Carefully architected code is much lower risk, effort, and cost.

Why are software libraries useful?

Many devices come with pre-written code, software libraries, to speed up and de-risk development.  What’s more we find software libraries to be of variable quality from our many years of collective experience in software development. 

Software libraries are often created as a demonstration tool for use within tight use cases, rather than as a fully functional and robust library. 

As a result, we find that each provided library must be treated with caution and be fully tested before using. 

Carefully architected code is much lower risk, effort, and cost.

Why do software libraries need to be treated with caution?

Issues can occur if software libraries aren’t checked. This is due to the fact that many libraries are incomplete. In other words they come with their own issues which must be dealt with to avoid the final product carrying those issues through.

What is version control, and why should I use it?

All software development is kept within version control. This means we know exactly what module and code are within each software release.

In addition, new features can be implemented and tested before full integration within the main code.

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What options do I have for intellectual property protection?

Intellectual property protection is an important part of protecting your commercial interests – it prevents copycat products, generates additional revenue streams, and can boosting your brand profile.

Coming in a range of forms, intellectual property protection can take the form of copyright, design right, trademarks, registered designs, patents, and more.

Check out our quick guide to IP protection

What programming languages does Ignys use?

C Language
Used for micro-controller-based projects. This is ideal for products of low to medium complexity, powered from batteries with a limited number of communications interfaces.

C++ Language
Object oriented code often within a Linux or Android environment. For larger systems C++ can give a productivity boost.

C# Language
Graphical User Interfaces. This Microsoft language is suited for PC based applications.

Python Language
Scripting language used for automated testing. Python usually requires an operating system.

What are the key coding best practices?

Firmware and software coding must be designed and delivered efficiently and effectively. In other words, the key to reliable product software or firmware, is a structured design approach integrated with robust test processes.

This is essential to delivering a reliable product, and therefore maintain your reputation.

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