PROCESSING SYSTEMS BUILT INTO OBJECTS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO FACILITATE AND SPEED UP THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND MONITOR PROCESSES
An embedded (or dedicated) system is an electronic processing system designed specifically for a special purpose, often with an ad hoc hardware platform, integrated into the system it controls and capable of handling all or part of its functionality.
We encounter examples of Embedded Systems during many of our daily activities: ATMs and POS devices ARE dedicated systems, as are biomedical equipment such as ultrasound or MRI machines, digital TV decoders and broadcasting systems, printers, copiers and routers; even our mobile phones and other mobile devices.
The embedded system is an increasingly relevant processing system in the years in which the potential of the Internet of Things is being explored. In fact, the fields of application of integrated systems are among the most varied, from home automation (Iot sensors, household appliances) to the electronics in our cars, not to mention telecommunications, the automotive industry, energy, up to the aerospace sector (avionic flight aid systems, multifunctional displays, etc.). Embedded systems have a high resistance to atmospheric events and wear and tear (think of their use to monitor and manage the functionality of control units) and the ability to intervene automatically, reporting faults in real time.
Markets and applications, some examples:
Flight Control Computer
Aerospace & Defence
Antenna and radar boards
Test systems (EGSE, STTE, ATE)
Prototypes and platforms for SW development
Modems for radio links
The main components of embedded systems are:
- Hardware Platform
- Operating System and/or Firmware
- Embedded software
SCAI Connect supports customers by providing expertise and experience in managing complex infrastructures: systems, networks and applications. The range of support on offer covers the entire embedded system implementation process, from prototype design to the testing and verification phase.
- • Design of digital electronic boardsi
- • Integrated circuit design (ASIC/FPGA/SoC)
- Prototyping and production series
- Test-jig for design validation
- STTE and ATE for production testing
- • Real-time emulators
- Data acquisition and processing software
- Configuration and control software
- Independent verification of customer-developed systems
- Implementation of test systems
- Certification support (DO-254, DO-178, EN50129, ISO26262)
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