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Our proven expertise in aerospace and defense software and hardware development assists our customers’ successful development of embedded systems products. We help our customers implement their concepts into serial products, thus adapting to a fast-evolving market.

We provide engineering services, hardware, and software for various components such as weapon systems, command, and control, communications, military intelligence, surveillance, radar, and sonar, autonomous, and unmanned systems, human/machine teaming (biometric wearables), simulation, and training systems.


At DigitalGate, we follow different development methodologies, depending on the type of project as well as customers’ requirements and standards. Also, we apply our internal procedures of the quality management system, tailoring the applications to the customers’ requirements.

Moreover, for the aerospace and defense industry, we mainly follow two development methodologies, the waterfall methodology and the agile approach, depending on the specifications of the project.

We offer complete BSP development services that include infrastructure development, as well as the required modularity for scalability and long-term maintenance. Also, our BSP solutions are of the highest standards in the industry, tailored to the customers’ requirements.

Our BSP Development Services Include:

  • BSP development for Linux, QNX, VxWorks, RTOS, and also Bare-Metal;
  • Bootloader development, secure boot, PKI infrastructure setup;
  • Bootloader integration and boot scheme development for normal operation, recovery, software updates, etc;
  • Boot time optimization;
  • Memory footprint optimization;
  • OS stacks configuration, networking, USB, and video streaming;
  • Low-light sensor; 
  • Infrared sensor;
  • Build system development;
  • Hardware tests and bring-up;
  • Device drivers development for both peripherals and software stacks;
  • Startup code development;
  • Drivers backporting.

Our team of embedded engineers has a rich experience with various microcontrollers, with both single and multi-processors and also digital signal processors. We specialize in optimizing, testing, as well as debugging hardware prototypes and shortening the “time to market” for the designed products. Moreover, our middleware software brings unified interfaces with scalable and transparent functionalities overcoming problems related to reuse and code portability.

Key Development Areas:

  • Application driver development;
  • OSAL;
  • Communication protocols;
  • Tracing libraries;
  • Framework development;
  • Control of the execution at the thread or task level;
  • Application optimization for runtime, load balancing, memory footprint;
  • Manifold applications;
  • Secure Operations Language (SOL);
  • Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).

We offer tailored embedded solutions by using modern frameworks for domain-specific applications, APIs for integration with other systems and libraries, simulators for quick prototyping, widgets, and also display controls. All the User Interface development and integration services that we offer are meant to bring both aesthetical design and ease of usage to the integrated systems. Even more, our solutions are cross-platform, with high-performance capabilities, integrating simple and user-friendly APIs, designed for multilingual support, and highly flexible.

Key Development Areas:

  • Graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
  • Voice-controlled interfaces (VUIs)
  • Gesture-based interfaces

Our team of expert engineers can improve performance, reliability, and also efficiency. We do this with the implementation of advanced control algorithms, with the use of tunable automated optimization methods, and also with the development of controller code for embedded systems that are designed to meet the performance requirements of the hardware. Moreover, our team is specialized in the development of algorithms that are customized to solve various kinds of tasks.

Key Development Features:

  • Image clustering;
  • Object detection;
  • Image enhancement;
  • Object tracking;
  • Motion detection;
  • Low-level feature detection;
  • Image acquisition;
  • Data processing and filtering;
  • Camera calibration;
  • Image stitching;
  • Sensor fusion algorithms for both low and high level data fusion;
  • Localization and mapping as well as SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping).

safety, security and testing


  • Big data analytics – the solution that monitors and manages devices and unifies the foundation to build and deploy connected business applications;
  • Trusted secure communications protocols – cryptographic model encryption for data confidentiality and also integrity;
  • Connected security assurance center (CSAC) – end-to-end monitoring solutions;
  • Satellite communications/satellite payloads – custom microwave payload solutions;
  • Trusted microelectronics (VISM) – integrated secure microsystems (VISM) featuring embedded security;
  • Secure modular systems – Algorithms for securing Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) circuits;
  • Operations management platform – security management solution.


  • Unit and module testing
  • KPI verification and validation
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) testing
  • Module in the loop (MIL) testing
  • Software in the loop (SIL) testing


  • MISRA C;
  • MISRA C++;
  • CWE;
  • CERT C;
  • CERT C++.

Hardware Development

In order to ensure the superior quality of the designed systems, our team develops the necessary environments for the simulation of the circuits. Also, we make sure that the electrical, thermal, and mechanical parameters of the circuit are within the limits allowed by the client and legislative requirements.

Our engineers ensure that the designed circuits are manufactured according to the project specifications and provide customers with the necessary assistance in communicating with the printed circuit board manufacturers. For that reason, we are choosing the best suppliers who can produce the printed circuit boards according to the specifications of the design and within the budget of the customers.

Hardware development for the automotive industry is done from concept to creation. It includes the design of the electronic schematic, layout design as well as design optimization.
Even more, for every step of the development process, our team ensures that:

Aerospace And Defense


Our team of hardware engineers takes care of all aspects related to PCB schematic design. In other words, we start with the initial system concept and we go all the way up to the actual schematic design. Also, we offer optimized schematic designs that are optimal and simulated thoroughly.

Key Development Areas:

  • Complete schematic designs from initial concept design up to complete PCB schematic design and its corresponding documentation;
  • Optimal schematic designs solutions by carefully simulating the designs and choosing the main components of the schematic;
  • Perfect balance between budget and specific application needs.

PCB Layout design

At DigitalGate, we offer end-to-end solutions that accelerate the design of the most complex electronics and intelligent systems. By using specialized layout software, our team implements based on the schematic, the optimized layout for the PCB.

Key Development Areas:

  • Optimized layout for the PCB based on the schematic design
  • Single or multiple layers PCBs’
  • Components’ placement optimization
  • Routing that defines the optimal electrical connectivity
  • Requirements for placement, signal, and also thermal integrity consideration

PCB design optimization

Our team of expert hardware engineers optimizes the design of the PCBs’ by taking care of all the aspects regarding component placement, spacing, clearances, thermal relief as well as shape restraints. We debug, inspect, and test so that the PCB design is fully optimized for serial production.

Key Development Areas:

  • Debugging, inspecting, and testing
  • Fully optimized PCB design according to the customers’ requirements, as well as the number of layers required, the best suitable components, the quality, and the cost factor
  • PCB designs completely optimized for serial production

testing, Standars and complience

Hardware Compliance Services

DO-254 – Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware.

Hardware Tests

  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Testing
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing
  • CE Certification
  • RoHS Certification

Hardware Standards

  • AS9100 – International Quality Management system standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry;
  • DO-160 – standard on environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment.

We`d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions about software, hardware, or embedded systems in general, our team is always here to answer!