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An embedded system is a combination of computer hardware and software, and perhaps additional mechanical or other parts, designed to perform a specific function.  Unlike general computing systems, embedded systems often require low power consumption, must function within rugged operating ranges, are small in size and must achieve a lower cost per unit.  These performance constraints often result in limited processing resources and create additional design and programming challenges for embedded systems engineers.  Barr Group can help.

Barr Group's product development team design and develop electronics and embedded software to assist clients through every phase of product development. Led by experienced hardware and software engineers, our multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to designing the most robust products possible for our clients. Whether your team needs turnkey product development, requires additional engineers to get the job done, or need help setting up development tools and bringing up boards, Barr Group stands ready.

Embedded Software Development Services

Experts in software architecture design, software process development, and programming, Barr Group's embedded software development team has programmed firmware for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, medical devices, industrial controls, consumer electronics, IoT, and other edge device industries.  Our software development team also helps clients write device drivers and other low-level code in the assembly languages of microcontrollers based on ARM and other instruction sets from chip-makers such as Microchip, Atmel, Texas Instruments, Intel, ST Micro, NXP, Freescale, and Renesas.  

Barr Group provides the following embedded software development services:

  • Hardware development and bring-up of device drivers
  • Secure bootloader development on custom hardware
  • RTOS and other operating system porting, including board support packages (BSPs)
  • Third-party software package porting or middleware and protocol stacks
  • Software development tool setup and configuration (e.g., static analyzers) 
  • Firmware design, coding, and testing in C/C++ and assembly
  • Software architecture review and detailed design reviews
  • Cryptography design and implementation

Barr Group engineers work with the following programming languages:

  • C
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Java

Barr Group staffs software development teams to meet the technical, budgetary, and schedule needs of their clients.  In a typical scenario, our software engineers are assigned to assist a client who needs key tasks completed to get their project done on time.  

Embedded Electronics Design Services

Barr Group also assembles multi-disciplinary teams of hardware and software engineers for turnkey product development.  Our experienced electrical engineers specialize in embedded systems design for digital electronics, including printed circuit boards (PCBs) and FPGAs.  

Services provided by the embedded systems design team include:

  • Printed circuit board (PCB) design, layout, and testing
  • FPGA design, coding, and testing using Verilog and VHDL
  • Embedded system architecture and design reviews

Barr Group staffs product engineering teams to meet the technical, budgetary, and schedule needs of our clients.  In a typical scenario, our electrical engineers meet with the client to understand or define the requirements, work on the design details, then deliver prototypes to the client for review and testing. 

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