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Embedded Development

In today’s complex design space, devices are built upon combinations of 8-bit microcontrollers, FPGA’s, DSP’s, GPU’s, C/C++ code, mobile apps, and enterprise backends. You should have a partner who is well-versed with these complex designs.

For these complex products, hardware / software / system co-design is critical. Your product development effort deserves a partner that can span this range. Allow nFocal’s broad background in product development and system integration to guide you effectively through the murky waters of embedded development.

User Interfaces and the Web

Some analysts think that user interface design is an art. We believe the artistry of a user interface flows from its ability to satisfy the needs of the users in the simplest and most intuitive manner. We’ve designed hundreds of user interfaces,  ranging from command-line, to web-based, to custom applications running on Windows or Linux. Each and every user interface is designed to satisfy the necessary use cases in a minimalist fashion. By using this approach,  our user interfaces are  simpler to learn and use, faster to  execute, and easier to test.

Networking and Devices

Devices have a myriad of connection options. Communications media such as Ethernet, 802.11/802.15, Zigbee, RS-232/422/485, Bluetooth, USB, I2C, and SPI are typically in the design space. Higher-level protocols such as HTTP, MQTT, and SSL/TLS are often in the design space as well. Our consulting staff has an extensive experience set focused upon communications architecture, design, implementation, and testing using  these technologies.

Test-Driven Development

Designed For Testability (DFT) is a technique that ensures that the product being specified, designed, and built can be completely tested. Our experience has reinforced a world view that testability must be addressed  during the entire development process, from requirements through design, implementation, and maintenance. nFocal’s proven development processes and documentation templates ensure that DFT concerns are  addressed at each stage of the development lifecycle.

IoT & Communications

We live in a highly-connected world. The Internet of Things, or IoT, ties the world together with sophisticated communication protocols and multi-faceted use cases. Your connected product must interoperate here. Efficiently. Safely. And securely.

System Architecture

The reliability of complex systems are often determined very early in the development process. Is the architecture appropriate? Does it cover the system requirements? How will the device be tested? Maintained? Updated? Your team can rely upon nFocal’s extensive experience here to avoid costly pitfalls.

Systems Engineering

With increasingly short time-to-launch windows, market forces can be quite unforgiving when you build the wrong product. Drawing upon our extensive experience with requirements and systems engineering, nFocal can guide your development program in the right direction.

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Is your project late? Out of control?
Stuck at the starting gate?

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