Our years of involvement in the automotive industrial sector has allowed our embedded teams to build extensive expertise in embedded software development.
Embedded software is prevalent in non-traditional computing devices such as smart security cameras, industrial robots and even most modern cars. The software found on these embedded systems can have many restrictions including limited interfacing capabilities and small memory availability.
The difference between application software and embedded software
Application software can be written by using countless languages and technologies and is typically run on a machine using a standard operating system such as Linux, Windows or Mac providing enhanced functionality on a computer. Embedded software runs a lot closer to the machine and is more restrictive on the languages that can be used to program it. Embedded software is embedded in the hardware of non-traditional computers and is generally written specifically for that hardware. This means that updates and additions need to be strictly controlled.
Extend and improve your non-traditional computing devices with our embedded software development offering.
Automotive and manufacturing embedded software is run using a real-time operating system allowing for the most time-effective way to achieve results. A real-time operating is imperative in these situations, as automotive and manufacturing environments require immediate response times when reacting to input from the system. It is important to note, no single embedded system operates on its own in automotive and manufacturing, but forms part of a greater complex system comprising of multiple embedded systems interacting with each other to ensure the timing of the executing functions match the subsequent input and output.
The purpose of our embedded software developers is to ensure the software created for these embedded systems runs in the most efficient manner possible. Our embedded engineers are well-versed in the hardware requirements and operating standards which enable us to create international standard software for embedded systems.
Our team works with a variety of different microcontrollers and processors often accompanied by a real-time operating system, depending on your business requirements.
With over a decade of experience in the automotive and manufacturing industry, our embedded team can effectively and efficiently design and implement complex embedded systems that are used in vehicle ECU’s as well as process control systems in the manufacturing environment.
Systems are designed with a single 8 or 16-bit microcontroller and systems design with a single or 16 or 32-bit microcontroller, RISCs or DSPs. These types of embedded systems have both hardware and software complexities.
Systems with enormous hardware and software complexities, that may need ASIPs, IPs, PLAs, scalable or configurable processors.
While you focus on your business we focus on developing sophisticated, effective and scalable solutions to enhance and automate your company processes. With our years of experience, we develop using the best practices and standards to deliver powerful solutions.
It's all in the planning. Delivering great products and service is not just about great development, it's about how you manage that development.
Our solutions evolve through continuous iteration by our cross-functional teams.
Our software teams follow the latest DevOps standards and practices to ensure continuous deployment and integration is executed in a streamlined process.
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At S4 we have an incredible team comprising of over 80 tertiary qualified software developers. They are on hand to tackle your software specifications, armed with caffeine and superior intellect. We have wide industry knowledge and experience, with over 10 years of experience in outsourcing our services.