Embedded software

Embedded software development for electronic devices and embedded systems

Embedded software development for electronic devices and embedded systems is one of our key expertise areas. Our programmers work with open and proprietary operating systems, creating all levels of software, from firmware to application software and graphical user interfaces (GUI).

Our goal is to create end-to-end embedded solutions that will meet your requirements and integrate them into your business process.

Promwad develops embedded hardware and software projects, custom-made for applications in these target markets:

  1. Telecommunications
  2. Consumer electronics
  3. Multimedia and entertainment
  4. Automotive electronics
  5. Industrial automation and real time systems

As an embedded systems company, we are ready to design the system and application software for your ready-made embedded hardware. Our engineers will support you at any stage of the software development for electronic devices or embedded systems.


Embedded system design and development for set-top boxes and network devices in compliance with the high requirements for bandwidth and quality of service (QoS):

  • System and user software for routers, switches, hubs, and STBs
  • System drivers for network chips and interfaces
  • User interfaces for managing network devices and infrastructures
  • VoIP solutions and SIP clients
  • Implementation of RDP, Citrix ICA, VMwareP CoIP protocols

Consumer electronics

Embedded software solutions for mobile gadgets, smart home, IoT and navigation devices (GPS and GLONASS) based on Linux, Android and other OS.

Media and Entertainment

Embedded system design and development for media players. tablet PC’s, 3D TV’s, video registration devices, e-book readers, 5D cinema systems:

  • Implementation of video/audio codecs
  • Content compression and protection
  • Code profiling and optimization
  • Creation of modules that invoke hardware multimedia processing capabilities
  • Porting of software and localization of third-party components for multimedia devices
  • Integration of individual software components into a single product
  • Creation of user interfaces based on JavaScript, CSS3, HTML 5, Adobe Flash

Automotive electronics

Reliable automotive systems designed in compliance with the AUTOSAR and MISRA standards: fault-tolerant software solutions for onboard computers, in-car infotainment systems, engine control units, navigation systems, and other onboard electronics.

Our portfolio features a number of successful projects for European and American car manufacturers.

Industrial automation and real time systems

Embedded system design and development of software for industrial automation and real time systems in full compliance with the highest response time and reliability standards:

  • Minimization of system loading time
  • Development and porting of inter-core interaction interfaces
  • Initial and background status monitoring of connected devices, restoration of their working capacity after crashes
  • Exact synchronization of local network devices
  • System drivers development for specialized interfaces
  • Organization of intermodular interaction
  • Applications development for time synchronization systems based on the precise time signal (PPS) technology

Our portfolio includes software development projects for specialized industrial processor cards, SmartGrid systems, and various controllers, such as communication and panel controllers (HMI), industrial controllers (PLC), IEC 61850 controllers, etc. Also we developed test benches for functional firmware testing on the production site.

Software levels and typical solutions for Linux Embedded and other OS

Below is a list of typical tasks that we perform at each level of our software development process.

Software level

What we do


A target platform configuration and optimization (low-level programming)

Operating systems

System interfaces, protocol stacks

Device drivers development and integration

Hardware-dependent code development

Firmware/distribution file build systems

Merging of standalone components into a single product

Optimization and configuration of distribution files for specific solutions

Preparation of file system images

Development of bootable live-CD’s for different purposes


Development, porting and localization of software modules

Integration of third-party software components

User interfaces design and development

Cross-platform applications development

Service software

Hardware testing systems development

Secure software update modules development

Server software

Development of software joining devices into a full-fledged system with set parameters

Infrastructure/hardware pool management systems development

Design of web interfaces for users and operators

As a result, we can deliver software development services at all levels, from boot loader to server software. Backed by our wide experience in the target markets, we write program code in compliance with the corresponding industry standards and use specialized software testing methodologies to design reliable and user-friendly systems.


Our embedded software projects


Wireless speaker We developed software for a professional audio system. The speaker supports AirPlay, Spotify, Bluetooth audio streaming

Framebuffer IP & PCI-e cores We developed a versatile framebuffer FPGA IP core and integrated PCI-e IP core into the customer’s FPGA project

Railway navigation unit We offered the customer a hardware solution based on three modules (units) that are connected with cables

AI app for in-video shopping We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

Air monitoring system We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to an IoT cloud server

Neuronavigator Promwad engineering team designed a working prototype with the support of 3D images of ultrasound / MRI / CT.

BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
L2 Switch with PoE support Promwad engineering team designed a custom managed L2 switches based on the Realtek 83xx chipset and Linux kernel

tAKT synchronization systemWe developed a time synchronization system that receives GPS/GLONASS signals and transmits the info on the exact time to the users

POS printer Promwad's engineering team implemented full-featured POS firmware based on embedded Linux with Buildroot system
Irma glucometer We developed and put in production the Irma glucometer; a device for measuring the concentration of glucose in human capillary blood
TAO gadget for fitness Promwad's engineering team upgrade TAO’s software and PCB design to ensure a longer battery life

S-Terra trusted module We have developed a custom bootable medium, which is a USB device and designed to build trusted computing modules

OTDR optical reflectometerBy request of the manufacturer of measuring instruments we developed a compact device characterize and locate faults in cable lines

Glucometer for smartphones We have created a mobile gauge of glucose concentration in the blood that works paired with mobile phones under iOS or Android control

Controller for traction driveWe upgraded the controller of an electric traction device for subway carriages made more than ten years ago

MPEG2/4 transcoder softwareWe finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

Parrot network device We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server

OpenWRT for RealtekWe developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and adaptable web interface to manage LuCi based

VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
IPTV+T/C hybrid set-top box We created a reference design of a set-top box with rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices

Locus DVB-T STBWe have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

USB Dongle for secure session We have developed a software/hardware system for safe data transfer while working on an insecure computer terminal
Navigator with compass We have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the pre-marked location in a coordinate system

AK1100 thin clientWe have developed a new turn-key product, the AK1100 thin client based on the processor Marvell Sheeva 88F6282

5D video hardware+softwareWe have developed a 5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video

Smart house controller We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

OMAP-3530 android portingWe have ported Android and Linux kernel to the OMAP-3530 hardware platform by Texas Instruments

Onboard multimedia computerWe have developed a sophisticated hardware and software system for multimedia, GPS navigation, travel time calculation, control of air conditioning

5D software for special effects By order of the animatronics supplying company we developed the CinemaControlPanel program for a 5D movie theater system

JPEG2000 4-channel recorderWe developed a video registration device for storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

IP-Plug ARM mini-serverWe have developed the multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

OBD-II vehicle data logger We have developed a portable automobile recorder for control and diagnostics of technical state ("black box" for an automobile)
Navigator for cars We have developed a car navigation device which supports GLONASS / GPS, mobile communication and data transmission

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