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 software and device be tested? Maintained? Updated? Your team can rely upon nFocal’s extensive experience here to avoid costly pitfalls.
Apply our staff’s extensive experience in the development of system architectures, and your product will be built upon a solid foundation that will both satisfy all of today’s requirements and permit your product to grow and evolve.
Rational Unified Process
nFocal bases its development methodologies around the industry standard Rational Unified Process (RUP), an iterative software development process framework created by the authors of the iconic Rational Rose modeling tools. The RUP defines software development in terms of four phases: inception, elaboration, construction, and transition. As our client engagements may begin in any of these phases, our best practices, including requirements management and change control, allow us to easily integrate into your project.
Unified Modeling Language
The system engineering and software development industry has largely standardized around the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a language used for expressing architecture and design. The UML’s primary application is to capture design in terms of a set of standard diagrams, including deployment diagrams, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, and state diagrams. Each of these diagrams is “worth a thousand words”. Our system architects bring our comprehensive expertise in the UML to each and every project so that complete designs and diagrams can be generated to satisfy your product requirements and use cases.
For products that host 32- or 64-bit processors and can easily support object-oriented software development environments, the typical design approach is to create a software architecture using object-oriented development techniques. On less powerful processors, including 8- and 16-bit processors that may or may not have an operating system, the typical design approach is to employ structured design techniques. In either case, nFocal has project-proven embedded architecture development templates that quickly and accurately capture the design intent for the critical software components.