Custom Firmware Development
Firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems. A simple example of a product where it is used is a TV remote. It controls the buttons, the LEDs, and converts the button presses into a format the receiving device will understand. It is varied from quite primitive (like in a TV remote for example) to more sophisticated that is used in Linux Kernel devices (like BSPs).
Today, embedded firmware exists in everything from smartphones to internet of things devices. Reliable firmware is a basis for embedded solution of any size.
SaM Solutions has proven to be a reliable partner in custom firmware development for businesses of any size from startups to international corporations. Utilising modern tools in a way that makes development process cost-effective, fast and professional. By providing end-to-end services for new and legacy software our experts are able to fulfill any tasks our clients have.
It is hard to hire firmware developers due to this expertise's rarity, and costs that come with hiring programmers that have this specialisation. Our company implemented dozens of embedded firmware development projects with our partners by closely working with their R&D teams.
SaM Solutions provides its clients with a unique blend of firmware development services:
- Linux Kernel development (Creating and backporting device drivers (kernel modules), building BSP for custom hardware based on various CPUs, analysing and fixing errors in both PCB and software, kernel upstream interaction and contributions.)
- Middleware development (web servers and services, infrastructure libraries, integration of 3rd party firmware)
- Application development (STB applications, server monitoring solutions, virtualization solutions)
- Migration of legacy applications/firmware to new platforms
There is no specific set of tools used for every firmware project. The exact scope of instruments is chosen based on the individual characteristics of the project.
Most frequently, C and C++ are implemented. Based on the characteristics of the platform and tasks, other languages can be used as well.
No. It’s important to have the hardware at hand for stability and smooth performance out of the box.
Every client has a unique case, so we implement a customer-oriented approach towards development. Our team keeps in touch with the client throughout the entire development to track the process and keep it transparent.
Yes, our team can help you upgrade your firmware.
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Development of an Embedded, Linux-Based Board Support Package
SaM Solutions engaged its embedded-software specialists for development of the Board Support Package (BSP). The implementation included Linux kernel porting, and the development and adjustment of modules for various peripheral hardware components.
Development of a prototype of a Smart House management system.
SaM Solutions created a prototype of an efficient and user-friendly interface, with the ability to make additions and / or changes quickly. SaM team used the Qt library to develop quick and easy, scalable, cross-platform interface.