Day by day IoT and mobile devices are ruling in our life. Right from the car, trucks to grocery and home appliances, embedded applications are flooding in the world. The bitter fact is that embedded systems are now a ‘part and parcel’ of our lives. For managing embedded application projects there has to be someone to manage these before they knock the floor. Understanding embedded systems are the must and once you get what exactly the embedded systems are used for then it becomes easy to see what have been used where. Here’s everything in a short page to know all about embedded systems right from the ‘top to toe’.
Curating the Best of Embedded Systems
Platforms, Language, and Tools
Building enterprise applications and building embedded systems are poles apart. In the case of former, the developer may choose a platform depending on client’s requirements but they are spoilt for choice in terms of tools, languages, and databases. But, on the other hand in case of embedded systems development, choices are few and far between. Embedded code functions at the hardware level and hence hardware manufacturer will influence the choice of platforms, language, and tools.
Limitations of Embedded Systems
Hardware design imposes limitations on embedded systems, for example, it is not possible to increase memory or go for a quicker processor, even if you want to. Similar to an enterprise application development, a software developer cannot seek more memory. So it becomes the responsibility of the project manager to ensure developers do not cross the line imposed by the hardware design. Since the very beginning, embedded systems haven’t had many security features. Embedded systems are prone to breaking down, but most of them are reliable.
Compatibility and Integration Testing
Some embedded systems need precision as they can be the difference between life and death, for example, medical equipment. Thus, testing some embedded systems is of utmost importance. In a case of embedded systems, software has to coordinately work with hardware and this increases complexity. Developers need to understand how complete system will work, rather than just the software and electrical parts.
Advantages of Embedded Systems
As an embedded system always does the same basic task, there is little need for replacing hardware. Being dedicated to a particular task, it does not get interrupted by other requests. An embedded system can even run on an old OS and without any updates. The processors to be used might not need to be sophisticated and this can bring down overall costs of operation.
Embedded Systems Development at Radixweb
The combination of industry knowledge, technology know-how and time-tested process are required to develop cutting edge embedded systems. At Radixweb, we possess expertise and experience of designing several embedded systems and can help you develop yours at ease. Lots of care needs to be taken to design hardware along with the software and hence our hardware and software development teams work side-by-side.
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