promwad Automotive

Firmware

Firmware development: BSP and eLinux

 

We offer custom firmware development and BSP development services for the most popular 8, 16, 32-bit microcontroller architectures and families.

Promwad uses not only ANSI C, but also embedded scripting languages with low memory footprint like Lua and Python to streamline firmware development and prototyping process.

Our services

Promwad’s engineering expertise in low-level software design for electronics includes but not limited to:

  • Design of MCU firmware.
  • Development of device drivers and board support packages (BSP).
  • Porting real-time operating systems to target hardware platforms.
  • Integration with wireless communication modules (ISM, WiFi, Zigbee, ZWave, Bluetooth Classic, BLE, UWB).
  • Optimization of portable and wearable systems (working with power-consumption, performance tuning, battery life, etc.).
  • Implementation of quality control, automated testing, and test-beds for MCU-based for embedded systems.
firmware development services

Tech stack in firmware & middleware development

We design both bare-metal and RTOS-based firmware products within the following technology stacks:

Consulting

TI-RTOS (SYS/BIOS)

Hardware and software development

ARM mbed

Design of a custom-made enclosure

NXP MQX RTOS

Manufacture of samples

Filesystems: FatFs, Yaffs

Testing

FreeRTOS

Preparation for certification

TCP/IP stacks: uIP, lwIP

Why Promwad

Experience

Experience

Close partnership with vendors, access to the best SDKs, extensive automotive portfolio, and deep expertise gives us a strong competitive advantage on the market

Quality

Quality

A big number of our engineers are certified as ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) and ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME)

Expertise

Expertise

Top semiconductor vendors admitted in-depth expertise of our firmware development team and enrolled Promwad to corresponding 3rd-party design house programs

Microcontroller architectures

Families

STMicroelectronics STM32, SPC56; Microchip/Atmel PIC, AVR; Texas Instruments MSP430, SimpleLink Wireless MCUs, Tiva MCUs; Silabs C8051 and EFM32; Nordic nRF51; NXP Coldfire, Kinetis; Renesas RL78 and many others

 

Our firmware developments

 

Satellite modem We designed a hardware & software platform for a broadband software-defined radio satellite modem

Industrial switches We have designed a new product line of 1Gb/10Gbps Ethernet switches operating at an industrial temperature range (−20 to +70°C) 

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

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

Unit for communication and navigation on the railway

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

AI application for set-top box: searching and buying products from video streaming

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 quality monitoring system for clean & smart cities

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

A software and hardware system for safe operations on the brain and spine, with a millimeter accuracy

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

Network traffic analyzer with Bypass function
BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
a series of managed 16- and 24-port Gigabit switches based on Realtek 83xx chipset
L2 Switch with PoE support Promwad engineering team designed a custom managed L2 switches based on the Realtek 83xx chipset and Linux kernel
To design a time synchronization system that receives GPS/GLONASS signals and transmits the info on the exact time to the users

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

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

Develop an OTDR for optical data transmission networks

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

Development of a mobile glucometer for iOS and Android smartphones
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
we upgraded the controller of an electric traction device that was developed for subway carriages made more than 10 years ago

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

we finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

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

Network Device with Bluetooth Sensors
Parrot network device We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server
we developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and other network devices

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

VoIP broadband router design
VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
we created a reference design of a set-top box DVB-T/C + IPTV, which is intended for rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
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
we have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

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

Protected USB dongle with integrated browser for online banking
USB Dongle for secure session We have developed a software/hardware system for safe data transfer while working on an insecure computer terminal
Promwad have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the starting point or a pre-marked location in a coordinate system.
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
we have developed a computer for networks with a client-server architecture that transfers basic processes to a remote server

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

5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

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

IPTV STB design for SmartLabs
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 home multimedia controller

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

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

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

Onboard multimedia computer

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

The development of cinema Control Panel programm for 5D cinema
5D software for special effects By order of the animatronics supplying company we developed the CinemaControlPanel program for a 5D movie theater system
we developed a video registration device for digitalization, storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

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

we developed a multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

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

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

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