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RTOS bsp development

DigitalGate provides customers with deep expertise in RTOS BSP Development, porting and integration of existing code to RTOS, or general development centered around RTOS. We offer RTOS BSP development solutions for various architectures, integrate bootloaders, and ported on various microcontrollers, and real-time operating systems such as FreeRTOS, RTX, SCIOPTA, Nucleus, RTEMS, ThreadX, and ARM Mbed.

With considerable in-house know-how and experience having previously used a vast range of MCUs, CPUs, and FPGAs, from low-power processors to high-end application processors, we can develop device drivers from scratch or adapt existing device drivers to new application requirements.

solutions overwiew

Rtos services

How It works?

We address all aspects of a custom Board Support Package for real-time operating systems, from the development and integration of custom bootloaders up to the device drivers development and integration of middleware libraries and tools relevant to application development, such that our customers can completely concentrate on the development of their custom application which is the true added value of their product. We are supporting our customers not just with complete BSP solutions but as well as with partial solutions, that could involve the development of various sub-components or support for the application developers.

System
initialization

We are implementing all the software components required for initializing and configuring various functionalities of the microcontroller, such as system timers, RAM and Flash interfaces, boot modes, etc. such that the system can boot up the given RTOS from internal or external memories and provide to it all low-level initializations that it needs for successfully managing all required internal and external hardware devices.

memory
partitioning

We address all aspects related to the memory layout of the system, by defining the partitioning concept and implementing it such that all safety and functional requirements are met, thus defining safety partitions, configuring MPUs, implementing linked scripts, etc. such that the whole software stack can rely on a robust memory layout.

Device driver development

In order to facilitate the implementation of real-time operating systems on custom boards, our team develops device drivers for various hardware accelerators, peripheral interfaces, external devices such as displays, cameras, networking, wireless, memory, etc. such that a real-time operating system can successfully run on a custom embedded board and provide to the application the interfaces that it needs to successfully process and stream the data. All our developed drivers follow well-established standards such as CIMSIS, and POSIX specifications when it comes to the architectural patterns being implemented, thus ensuring compatibility with a wide range of software stacks and tools that can be employed during the entire lifetime of an embedded system.

bootloader development

We develop bootloaders from scratch or integrate existing ones onto custom embedded platforms such that the operating system can boot and update itself according to strict application requirements. Our team uses state of art proprietary and open source tools for implementing, testing, and profiling all aspects related to bootloaders on an embedded platform. On top of the developed bootloaders, we are implementing the boot logic required for the successful update over the air as well as recovery in case of crashes, thus contributing to the reliability of the whole system.

Hardware abstraction layers

We develop Hardware Abstraction Layers such that the application layer can communicate via standard software interfaces that ensure its platform independence, allowing it to access the microcontroller hardware generically. Our solutions are meant to provide code reusability, portability, data encapsulation, and easy maintenance while incorporating extensible control capabilities and scalable architectural patterns.

OS software
stacks development

We are implementing or integrating existing proprietary and open source OS software stacks for applications as varied as networking, wireless, video, sound, etc. such that the application layers that sit on top of our BSP are equipped with all the tools they need for performing complex operations on a resource-constrained platform such as a microcontroller.

system profiling
And optimization

We optimize the implemented software components of the BSP, in an iterative process, by making use of hardware support, such as accelerators or MPU, when available, as well as setting up toolchains for profiling the system with respect to various parameters, such as run time, memory footprint, CPU load balancing, memory leakage, etc. At the end of this process, we deliver a BSP that is fully optimized for a custom embedded platform and the supporting infrastructure for further development.

build system development

By implementing reliable and scalable build systems for custom RTOS Board Support Packages, we ensure that the developed BSPs provide the flexibility required for adapting to new specific application needs as well as ease of use during the development process. Our team employs well-established open source technologies such as Make and CMake, Docker, etc. for implementing modern build systems that package together all components required for the development and maintenance of embedded systems. 

Supported Platforms

Architecture

Silicon Vendor

SoC Name

Processor

ARM

STMicroelectronics

STM32

Cortex M

ARM

Microchip Technology

SAM E70

Cortex M7

ARM

Microchip Technology

SAMA5

Cortex A5

ARM

Texas Instruments

CC2650

Cortex M3

ARM

Microchip Technology

SAMD3

Cortex M3

ARM

NXP

LPC8XX

Cortex M0

MSP430

Texas Instruments

MSP430

16 bit RISC

TMS320

Texas Instruments

TMS320Fxxxxxx

Cortex M3

ARM

Texas Instruments

TM4C123xxxxx

Cortex M4

ARM

Texas Instruments

TMS570LS0xxx

Cortex M4

ARM

Renesas

RE01

Cortex M0

ARM

Renesas

RH850 

Cortex M1

ARM

Renesas

S124

Cortex M0

ARM

Renesas

S3A6

Cortex M4

ARM

Renesas

S1JA

Cortex M23

ARM

Renesas

S128

Cortex M0

RL78

Renesas

RL78Sx

RL78

ARM

NXP

LPC8xx

Cortex M0

ARM

Texas Instruments

CC2564x

Cortex M3

ARM

Texas Instruments

CC2640R2x

Cortex M3

PowerPC

NXP

QorIQ Qonverge BSC913X

StarCore

PowerPC

NXP

QorIQ Qonverge B4420

StarCore

PowerPC

NXP

QorIQ Qonverge B4860

StarCore

compliant with best Industry Standards

Misra C
We offer software solutions that are compliant with the Misra C standards for code safety, security, portability and reliability.
FuSa Compliant
For the safety relevant systems, we implement FuSa guidelines and prepare the environment for companies to get the required certifications.
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Industries We serve

Having previously developed various embedded software and hardware services across numerous industries, our team of engineers is specialized in developing custom solutions that are of the highest industry standards, tailor made to the specification of each individual project.

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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!