With the ubiquitous spread of hi-tech gizmos, embedded product development comes to the fore in many industries where embedded competencies find a wide application. Embedded services are in great demand in the modern medical and automotive realm (in control mechanisms of all kinds), the agricultural sector (with sensors being the dominant product of embedded engineering services), and among smartphoneusers whose devices can’t do without embedded software and systems for USB modules, GUI, and cameras.
The robust advent of IoT gadgets into an ever-broadening number of domains has become a godsend for any embedded product development company that renders embedded design services to cater to the needs of consumers with any tastes and wallet size.
SirinSoftware as a high-profile embedded product development company follows an algorithm that has proved efficient in the embedded product design of any complexity.
Essential Steps of Embedded System Development
Being a seasoned player on the market of embedded engineering services, Sirin Software provides end-to-end embedded product development that comprises the complete cycle of embedded product design, launching, and support. How does embedded system development proceed?
Mapping out the Route
What any embedded product development company starts its work with is the planning stage. Typically, the idea comes from a customer, who expounds their views on the necessity to build a specific project comprising embedded software and systems. Or they consider it feasible to revamp a legacy solution and launch its improved version, enriching it with new functionalities and embedded competencies.
To gauge the viability of the future product and features vital for the embedded product design, both the customer and the embedded product development company should clearly picture the end user. What is their age, gender, social status, the scope of interests, etc.? Why would they use the product? How would it benefit them? Once you get answers to these questions, your vague idea will begin taking shape.
While hatching the concept, it is recommended to review similar products by your competitors. Thus, you will become aware of their fortes and shortcomings and perhaps will come up with smart moves that will let you excel your rivals’ product in some aspects.
Finally, you should arrive at a ballpark cost of your product and make sure you can afford to build it and your potential consumers can afford to buy it.
Taking Stock of the Stack
Typically, embedded design services presuppose creating a system containing three basic elements: hardware, software, and controllers. And providing high-quality embedded services is impossible without reviewing requirements to all of them and assessing the technical stack you possess to see the project through. In the case of embedded product design, limitations specifying the system’s imprint, power, functions, performance, and the environmental conditions it will operate in are rather stringent. So when choosing a hardware platform for your future project, you should make sure all of them are met.
At this stage, you also list the development tools (operating system, languages, SDKs, IDEs, debuggers, etc.) you will need and check whether your development team has specialists with requisite skills on its roster (as a rule, embedded software and hardware engineers, a mechanical engineer, and a printed circuit board engineer) who will deliver the entire complex of embedded engineering services.
Building a Prototype
This is the implementation stage of embedded system development. Companies providing embedded services transit from the viable concept to creating a palpable product. They unite all the elements of an embedded system into a unique architecture, receiving an alpha prototype. This raw version may need certain adjustments if any functional inadequacies are discovered. Once these issues are dealt with, a version ready for further production (a beta prototype) is obtained.
After security considerations are addressed, both the embedded design services team and selected end-users test the system in lab conditions and in the field environment to make sure it runs as expected.
Commercial Release and Maintenance
Now the mass production of your system can be launched. This process usually takes up to three months needed to procure necessary documents certifying compliance to official regulations and norms in a definite country, obtain all spare parts, establish manufacturing process, and perform post-production testing. Solid development companies with significant experience in the industry also provide support and maintenance services that include the product update option.
If you want to receive a top-notch embedded solution, the choice of a high-end development company is crucial for the future success of your project. Contact Sirin Software to accompany you along the way from the offbeat idea to commercial manufacture and post-launch support. Our expertise in embedded product development and the commitment of our team will allow us to deliver the solution of your dream at an affordable price.