Engineering services are a broad spectrum of activities which involve business, technical, analytical, and consulting skills to support companies with embedded electronics expertise and solve their product development issues.

Avench offers 4 services to help you solve your design/prototyping/manufacturing problems:

Avench would be able to help you with technical expertise across almost all domains but our main focus areas are:

  • Oil and gas
  • Medical Electronics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Consumer Electronics

We will be more than happy to help you connect with the right engineering team if you can share the details on sales@avench.com.

Avench is open to work with companies all around the globe. Although, we have a strong customer base in the US, Canada and India. We have also worked with some Malaysian and Taiwanese companies. Our idea is collaborate, put in our combined efforts to help each other and make it a fruitful experience.

Please visit our homepage/customer names page to know about the no. of clients that we’ve worked with.

It’s been 5 years that we’ve been around and we’ve had some changes with approach towards who we work with. Initially, it was just about helping people with embedded design and since we were new in this game we thought working with entrepreneurs or start-ups would be the best thing to do. But eventually, we realised that it is not the right path for us if we want to touch and help a larger section of the community to build new products. In short, we are open to working with all types of who have design/prototyping/manufacturing needs but our data states that our main customers are OEM companies.

Avench works with customers based on 4 engagement models

We believe that engagement model selection is one of the most crucial steps in the whole project execution journey. It can make or break the implementation of a project. We take time to study your requirements and share a proposal which will highlight the engagement model. Our focus always will be to provide a great customer experience.

It would actually depend on the type of product, industry and market region that you are catering to. Apart from this, there are many factors like type of components, end application, design complexity etc which can only be decided/suggested if we know at least the basic details of the enquiry.

Send us a mail on sales@avench.com and we can arrange a one hour meeting to discuss the requirements.

You can drop by office whenever you visit this side of the city/country.

USA: Avench Systems INC, 100 North Arlington Avenue, Suite 200, Reno, Nevada- 89501 USA

India: Avench Systems Pvt Ltd., Plot no: 10A, KIADB Industrial area, Electronic City Phase 2, Bangalore 560100

Our server data shows that our average design timeline ranges from 35 to 50 weeks

Embedded System – It is an microprocessor based system designed to perform a specific and designated function with the help of embedded software and hardware. It is a programming tool in embedded devices that facilitates the functioning of the machines. In this context, the software helps to manage various hardware systems and devices. Embedded system is a microprocessor based system with a combination of computer memory, computer processor and input/output peripheral devices that have a dedication function within a larger electronic or mechanical system.

A microprocessor is a type of computer processor where the data processing control and logic is included in a small number of integrated circuits or on a single integrated circuit. To perform the functions of a computer’s central processing unit, the microprocessor contains the  logic, arithmetic and control circuitry. Microprocessors contain both sequential combinational and digital logic that operate on the numbers and symbols that are represented in binary number systems.

Microcontroller is a computer on a single metal-oxide-semiconductor(MOS) integrated circuit(IC) chip and contains one or more number of CPUs also with the programmable input/output peripherals and memory. In contrast to the microprocessors that are used in general purpose applications or in personal computers, microcontrollers are designed for embedded applications. In modern and simple terminology, a microcontroller is similar to a system on a chip(SOC), but less sophisticated.

Microcontrollers are used in automatically controlled devices such as remote controls, appliances, toys, office machines, automobile engine control systems and implantable medical devices. Mixed signal microcontrollers integrates with  analogue components that are very much needed to control the non-digital electronic systems. In the realm of Internet of things, microcontrollers are a popular and most economical means of sensing, data collection and actuating.

SPI is known as Serial Peripheral Interface and it is an interface of synchronous serial communication which is used primarily in embedded systems for short distance communication. In the mid 1980, this type of interface was developed by Motorola and the typical applications include liquid crystal displays and secure digital cards.

By using a master-slave architecture, SPI devices communicate in full duplex mode. For writing and reading, the master(controller) device originates the frame. With individual chip select(CS), multiple slave-devices may be supported through selection.

Popularly known as Universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter(UART) is a computer hardware device for asynchronous serial communication in which the transmission data and speed format can be configurable.

The driver circuit handles the electric signaling levels, external to the UART and there are two common signal levels, RS-485, a 5-volt system and a 12-volt system.

For an operator console, teletypewriters used to attach it, as it was one of the earliest computer communication devices. For the internet, one of the interesting facts is that it was also an early hardware system.

Direct memory access(DMA) is a method which enables an input/output (I/O) device that is used to receive and send data directly from the main memory, to speed up the memory operations and bypass the CPU. The entire gamut is managed by a chip called DMA controller (DMAC).

Without the presence of DMA, in some instances of CPU is using programmed input/output and is actually occupied for duration of write and read operation and that is the reason it is available to perform other vital tasks. Many of the hardware systems use DMA, including sound cards, network cards, disk drive controllers and graphic cards. In multi-core processors, DMA is used for intra-chip data transfer. DMA can be used for moving data within memory or for “memory to memory”.

The  three main components that made the embedded system include software, hardware and time operating system. The hardware consists of memory, timers, system application specific circuits and processors.

Memory leaks in embedded systems can be risky and there are some tools to identify, track and analyze memory leaks in the embedded C & C++ programs.  The library functions of the standard C malloc() and free() help to allow memory blocks which are of arbitrary size to be allocated to an application for an arbitrary period of time.

  • Lesser redundancy
  • No much data storage
  • Produces real time responses
  • It bears variety of environment
  • It helps to enhance the product quality
  • To optimize resources such as microprocessor and memory
  • Can be produced in higher production
  • Better stability with high reliability
  • Portability and can be carried anywhere
  • Reduced cost and lower power operation
  • Real-time response.

Undoubtedly, 8-bit processors are much simpler to integrate into a device. As it depends on the hardware requirements that are much relaxed. Everything is affordable, additional circuitry, power supply and the interfaces.

They can be as small as the SOT-23 package. Due to the greater insulation distances, low leakage currents distances translate into low idle power consumption. Devices such as pico/nano power AVR and PIC devices that can run on a coin cell battery. On-chip EEPROM, on higher density devices it’s very unique to implement as almost none of the 32-bit devices has real EEPROM.

No. If the microcontroller is constructed to offer countermeasure against modification, downloading firmware, any data and code uploaded to a microcontroller are considered not only easy to download but also to modify.

Watchdog  timer is also known as COP or computer operating properly which is a software or electronic timer used not only to detect but also to recover from computer malfunctions. They are used in computers to facilitate automatic correction of hardware  faults that are temporary and to prevent malevolent or errant software from disrupting system operation.

Benefits of Watchdog timers include:

  • Saves time and money
  • Without any human intervention resets automatically
  • To monitor the software debugs, no need to place the employers
  • Increases the system performance

In recent times most of the applications require wireless connectivity to receive and send information in different types of networks. This was achieved mostly by the RF transceiver and microcontrollers modules. Using an FPGA rather than a microcontroller has various benefits such as better efficiency, high computation speed and low power consumption.

Frequently Asked Questions on Embedded Software Development

FAQ on Embedded Software Development