Embedded systems get connected
Traditional embedded systems are becoming increasingly connected to support the world we live in today. Connected systems are securely managed systems that run a high level operating system and autonomously connect to the Internet, execute native or cloud-based applications, and analyze data collected in real time. With increased sophistication and expectations from end users, traditional discrete devices and basic user interfaces are no longer good enough to ensure success in the market place. Devices communicate and they must have rich, fully featured and intuitive user interfaces.
The need for software services and system integration in embedded systems is growing remarkably. Ixonos with extensive experience in all aspects of embedded system engineering can help to increase your productivity and differentiate your products and services, and is ready to be the software integrator of your choice.
Ixonos as a partner for embedded systems
Ixonos creates solutions for the mobile and embedded industries. We help customers solve problems that they are facing in the transition from traditional embedded to connected systems. Ixonos’ capabilities cover all needs from selection of the right hardware platform, operating system, middleware and applications, to connected services.
Hardware, software and integration services are our daily business; working with companies from small new startups to the giants of semiconductor design on projects from testing in our fully equipped and accredited labs through embedded software development to complete device design. We are active in industries from sports and healthcare, through consumer electronics and semiconductor manufacturers to industrial systems.
Industrial embedded systems
Industrial embedded systems, ranging from payment terminals and medical devices to process control equipment, become increasingly sophisticated and run on an ever diverse set of hardware and software platforms. This directly translates into increasing complexity for manufacturers to create new applications and maintain existing ones. To ease manufacturers Ixonos provides engineering solutions and services to help them create their next industrial product. This comprises hardware and software services to help create complete industrial systems, including integration of sensors and actuators connected via wireless or industry standard industrial fieldbuses.
Also, Ixonos offers MMI design services to help industrial manufacturers to add rich, fully featured and intuitive user interfaces to their industrial product. A trending requirement for modern industrial MMI is to integrate with smartphones and tablets for operator control or monitoring. Ixonos’ comprehensive experience in designing and implementing MMI for mobile phones helps bring industrial MMI to the next level.
Expertise in embedded Linux
Ixonos, as a member of the Linux Foundation, has deep knowledge of and major investment in Linux. Building an embedded system upon an operating system like Linux has many advantages in terms of flexibility and ease of development, but due to the complexity it can be challenging to optimise for footprint or performance. For common chipsets there is a bewildering array of base ports available. These often fail to be precisely tailored to your requirements, with unneeded or outdated components bringing security, stability and maintenance issues.
Where hardware meets software
Ixonos is well known for its software solutions, but we have a strong experience in designing hardware too. We have created applications that are used by 100’s of millions of users worldwide, and there are 10’s of millions of Ixonos- engineered connected devices in use on the market. Based on this experience we have a unique understanding about optimizing embedded software and hardware. Our software integration fortifies the performance of the hardware, taking the best out of the processing power. One example of our capabilities is the Ixonos Fast Video Streaming solution that we created for a customer in an independent development project.
We are there when embedded software is needed
Some selected examples of our expertise include video and audio subsystems, connectivity stacks, client-server deliverables, device layer integration and optimizations.
Our technologies can be found in products in different businesses like industrial, healthcare, security, transportation, marine and green tech. We have also a vast experience in co-operating with silicon vendors. Join us in the world of connected systems and take advantage of the latest in embedded and wireless solutions.
For hardware, software, and mechanics we offer the following services:
- Feasibility study
Additional services include:
- Certification & verification
- MMI/UI design
- Integration with online services and backend systems
- Creative workshops to capture user needs into design ideas