Firmware Engineering

Working closely with our electrical, mechanical, and robotics engineers, Fresh firmware engineers architect and implement the microcontrollers, microprocessors, and FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) that control smart technology. Partner with our team to plan and build your system, with comprehensive documentation for long-term maintainability.

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Core competencies for firmware engineering

  • AI-based algorithms execution
  • Architecture design and alignment
  • ARM M, A, and L class
  • Battery management systems design
  • Communication protocol development
  • Continuous feedback, design and integration through OTA updates
  • Critical to safety circuits
  • Data security, encryption and transport
  • Design and implementation of FIR, IIR and CIC filters
  • Design for interference and fault tolerance
  • Design for reliability
  • Digital control and compensation systems
  • DSP fixed-point arithmetic
  • Embedded drivers development and support (audio, signal processing, display, HMI, sensors)
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Implementation
  • HDL code generation for FPGAs
  • Host communications protocols (UART, USB, TCP)
  • Inter-chip communications protocols (SPI, I2C)
  • Linux and Android board support packages
  • Low power optimization
  • Machine vision, learning and teaching
  • Middleware design
  • Multi-core and multi-cog support
  • Networking protocols (CAN, DDS, MQTT)
  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS)
  • SDLM best practices and coding standards
  • Signal processing
  • Support for high and low power MCUs and SoCs
  • Synchronization and digital communications timing recovery design
  • Test driven development and repeatability
  • Toolchain support
  • Wireless networking protocols (802.11, Bluetooth, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave)

Fitting your products with programmable content

Firmware exists between hardware and software, a specialized-type of software included in remotes,  controllers, and automated systems which enable engineered devices and products to operate effectively. We have firmware specialists who ensure yours matches the sophistication of the system as a whole.

Our firmware engineers embed remote controls, computer software, and other programmable content into your electronic hardware, writing the algorithms that tell it how to behave, which in turn provides seamless integration and systematic control.

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