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Embedded Hardware Development – an Important Area of Product Design & Development

by Rock John Marketing Manager
Product design& development includes everything from concept to deployment. It translates an idea into feature rich products. Product development includes product idea, product idea market research, IP protection, product design, field trials, production, certification, sales and marketing to name a few.  Product development is a vast subject. In this article, let us discuss one of its important areas i.e. embedded hardware.

Embedded systems, unlike personal computers work for a specific task. Instruments like mobile phones, digital cameras, music players, personal digital assistants, music players, gaming consoles, DVD players are examples of embedded systems - all have embedded systems in themselves. The functioning of these systems highly rely on their embedded hardware development. Immense care is taken during software and hardware configuration of the embedded systems. One of the noteworthy unique features of the product is that these can be incorporated in a wide range of products ranging from portable radio to space shuttle. So, whether it is telephone switches or industrial machines, airplanes, you can find embedded systems in them.

Embedded systems have processing cores that are either digital signal processors or microcontrollers. The hardware design of embedded systems encompass processors and microcontrollers like Power PC – MPC8248, ARM9, coldfire free scale MCFS249, Microchip PIC (16 and 8 bit versions) - 16F, Zilog, Sharc, 18F, dsPIC33F, Blackfin, AVR, MIPS,  AVR 32 and TI-DSP Platforms. So far embedded software designs are concerned, these include free RTOS, Linux based system development and computer vision embedded systems to name a few.

Some of the noteworthy features of embedded systems are:

  • Compact
  • Precision engineered
  • Dimensional accuracy
  • Uninterrupted performance
  • Long lasting life

Embedded systems have processing cores that are either digital signal processors or microcontrollers. The hardware design of embedded systems encompass processors and microcontrollers like Power PC – MPC8248, ARM9, coldfire free scale MCFS249, Microchip PIC (16 and 8 bit versions) - 16F, Zilog, Sharc, 18F, dsPIC33F, Blackfin, AVR, MIPS,  AVR 32 and TI-DSP Platforms. So far embedded software designs are concerned, these include free RTOS, Linux based system development and computer vision embedded systems to name a few.

Today, there are many companies for the product design and embedded design. But it is wise to join hands with any reliable ones like Extron Design and KritiKal Solutions that possess sound knowledge in processors / microcontrollers and peripheral interfaces. Sourcing out work to any foreign company is always better because this saves cost and time. Plus, the international companies possess vast knowledge and experience in project design services as they manage plethora of projects. It is hardware and software configuration of the embedded systems that creates a huge difference in the sale of the products. If due to any case, the companies are facing problem regarding their product success. Then it is wise to avail product development services. The product design & development also includes activities like advertisement, awareness, products' safety levels, etc. 


About Rock John Innovator   Marketing Manager

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