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Our expertise in embedded technology is the core driving force behind the data storage devices of market-leading electronic component manufacturers
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We deliver every service you need to launch your product. Our experience in hardware engineering, electrical, schematic and PCB design, enclosure design, firmware and driver development, rapid prototyping, server software, data analytics, Cloud/SaaS, web and mobile app development — bundled or provided step by step — will ensure the next big thing in the connected world is a success.

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Nearly Two Decades of Experience in Embedded Software Development

We are one of the few global outsourcers who have proven skills and decades of experience in firmware and embedded software development and related fields.

  • Wearables
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Hi-tech Gadgets
  • Networking Solutions
  • Medical Solutions
  • Digital Signal Processing
 

Featured Projects

Android-powered Home Intercom System with Video Streaming Capability

Softeq’s team contributed to the development of an Android-powered home intercom by executing extensive R&D and building a detailed plan of the multicomponent solution’s infrastructure.

Accurate Warehouse Asset Tracking through a Custom Automated Indoor Positioning Solution

 

Interactive Museum Guide Prototype: Geofencing and Networking Capabilities, IR-powered Multimedia Content Delivery

 

Fusing Fashion with Technology: A BLE enabled Luxury Wearable Accessory with Unique Smart Capabilities

 

A Virtual Button Driver: Enabling More Consistent User Experience with Screen Orientation on Convertible Laptop PCs

 

Laser Measuring Device Development from R&D to Sample Manufacturing: Precise Sports Activity Tracking, Multiparameter Measuring, Video Recording and Streaming

 

A Proof-of-Concept Smart Furniture Prototype: Reinventing Guest Experience in Entertainment and HoReCa Business

 

Engineering of Standalone Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers Equipped with Sensors

 

Reducing Drilling Equipment Downtime with Embedded TCP/IP Stack Enabled Solution for Optimized Data Transfer

 

Data Analysis and Instrument Control Software for Mass Spectrometers

Softeq helped create instrument control software to enable a leading provider of mass spectrometers to perform elemental and molecular research on both solid and liquid compounds, including organic materials. The data analysis and visualization tools additionally developed by Softeq's team to quantify the output of the mass spectrometers have been instrumental in successful genomic research and many other fields of materials study.

Gantom’s DMX Updater: Enabling Pros to Keep Their DMX Compatible Lighting Equipment Up-to-date

 

Bluetooth Badge Bridging IR-sensors and iDevices

Softeq helped an entertainment industry giant test the feasibility of a new wearable tech solution for one of its well-loved attractions. The innovative form-factor — a Bluetooth-powered badge — is pinned to the visitor’s clothes. It receives the raw data from infrared sensors installed across the venue and transmits to an iOS app for further analysis. Softeq’s embedded software development team delivered the prototype in next to no time despite the solution’s technical complexity mostly caused by Apple’s limitations on data transfer between connected devices.

Sensor-rich Club and iOS App Helping Smart Golfers Mobilize Performance Data

Softeq helped a leading sports products manufacturer develop a solution that would help golfers track, visualize, analyze and store their performance stats using a sensor-rich golf club communicating with an Objective-C iOS application. The middleware solution consists of a low-RAM, low power, high performance controller, 2.4 GHz retransmission unit and an advanced algorithm that would allow for progressive no-loss transmission of large data batches from the club to the mobile app.

Carrier Vibration Sensor: A Proof-of-concept Implementation of a Vibration Measuring Solution

 

Mass Storage Device Implementation: A Flash Drive Connecting to Apple iDevices and Computers

 

A Low-level Utility for Lenovo A3500-H Tablet ROM Customization: Secure Remote App Deployment, Management, and Control

 

R&D for a Voice Recognition Software Enabled Smart TV Control

The Big Button Universe, a US provider of specialty consumer electronics accessories, engaged Softeq to conduct R&D works for a pending implementation. Built with an eye towards the low-vision, baby boomer, senior citizen and memory-impaired customers, the company was seeking to assess the development of voice recognition software for a TV remote control that would help senior viewers improve their TV usage experience.

TrustedFlash™: One-Step System for Tamper-Proof Data Acquisition and Archiving

 

“Proxy” Driver Enabling POS Transaction Data Capturing to Facilitate Financial Reporting and Transactions Tracking across Companies’ Chain Stores

 

UDP-based Plug-in for an Open Broadcast Encoder

Softeq’s embedded software engineers were engaged to design a solution that would enable deployment of embedded Linux to the customer’s Systems-on-Module. The team built a Root file system for initializing deployment of Linux embedded to the board. The solution now allows testing the OS on a virtual machine before mounting it on custom Systems-on-Module.

 

Advanced Sensor Design from the Ground up

Softeq team has a way with sensing devices. Taking advantage of our feats of engineering and innovation in hardware and low-level fields, we’ve been pushing forward a ton of sensor-rich solutions — the solutions that capture real-world signals and help our global clients become data savvier, do more with less, automate a wealth of processes, and reach the areas of their business previously unreachable by a man.

 

From various sensor-equipped solutions for the sports industry and smart healthcare laboratory systems to laptop drivers leveraging the power of tilt sensors to rotate a screen and wearable device projects relying on direction- and motion-sensing — Softeq draws on its knowledge of the domain to create sensor node software and design wireless sensor networks for advanced business solutions, as well as develop highly performant applications, making use of these types of sensors:

  • MEMS
  • Acoustic
  • Optical & Imaging
  • Environmental
 

DSC and DSP Software Development

Drawing on its remarkable hardware and embedded software expertise, Softeq implements novel product ideas powered by efficient DSPs and DSCs. Softeq’s clients can up the ante on their operational processes, business efficiency and industry standards by building with us advanced industrial control and automation systems, complex surveillance and healthcare applications, entertaining sports and leisure solutions, and more.

Taking the Reins and Running the Show

Developing a DSP-based solution capable of fetching and processing multiple concurrent real-time real-world signals and instructions is a challenging endeavor. But with Softeq’s years-long standing as an old-line provider of system-level solutions, this challenge is a doable task — doable and delivered to the market at its best within an optimal timeframe. Our core domain competences in DSP/DSC are:

Control Systems/Motor Control

 — from industrial automation to fully-automated drone-based inspections;

Digital Image Processing

 — camera apps with face recognition features, data overlays, meta tagging;

 

Video Compression/Pattern Recognition

 — from surveillance systems to complex video analytics solutions;

Audio Signal Processing

 — audio recording apps with advanced algorithm-based noise filtering features.

 

Team: Years of Experience

TEAM: YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Firmware and embedded development is a challenging task requiring mature and competent specialists. Softeq is one of those very rare companies having about 75% senior and expert level staff on board.   

Domain Proficiency

During the decades-long track-record of working in the industry Softeq has delivered firmware and embedded solutions to dozens of customers from the US and Europe. Combining our project experience, personal skills and continuous R&D efforts we’ve garnered valuable expertise in a number of domains, hardware types, and application areas:

  • Firmware for various electronic device types
  • Storage device firmware
  • Data exchange among the devices
  • Microcontroller programming
  • Digital signal processing
  • System-on-chip embedded software 
  • Embedded Linux based solutions
  • Cross-platform software development
  • Drivers and BSP (Windows, Linux, Mobile platforms)
  • M2M Solutions and Connected Devices
 

Team: Key Technology Skills Distribution

We have a solid team of skilled embedded software engineers with 10 years of experience on average and a strong foothold in Assembler, C, C++, and Python. Besides, we have extensive knowledge of proven architectures, network protocols, and more.

Technology Skills Distribution

  

C/C++ Protocols Architectures RTOS

C

ANSI C

C++

MFC

Objective C

STL

Qt

GCC

 

ATA/SATA

HCI

TCP/IP

UDP/IPX

.25/X.28

Profibus

CAN/CANOpen

EtherCAT

SD/MMC
Protocols

Bluetooth

WiFi

8051

X86-64

Renesas

PIC

xScale

ARM

AVR

FreeRTOS

uKOS

ThreadX

μClinux

BeRTOS

ChronOS

cocoOS

eCos

embOS

LynxOS

Nucleus RTOS

OSEK

RTLinux

uOS

 

 

End-to-end Service   End-to-end Service 

Softeq provides full cycle development — from initial analysis, requirements management, hardware and PCB design, enclosure design, rapid prototyping, to implementation, ongoing support, and continuous improvements. 

Long-term Partnership   Long-term Partnership

We are committed to a long-term strategic partnership and provide professional and cost-effective services at any stage of a project, system or device life cycle.

 

Mature and Focused Team   Mature and Focused Team

Softeq’s Embedded Systems Department is a strong team of seasoned professionals with years of hands-on experience in firmware and embedded application development, as well as profound practical knowledge of a wide range of domains. We guarantee that only highly skilled engineers will work on your projects.

Systems Thinking   Systems Thinking

To be able to deliver a high-performance and reliable product, we pay close attention to each and every detail of the solution, making sure all the system components are seamlessly interconnected and the system architecture is coherently optimized.

 

Technology Partner for Industry Trendsetters

Embedded software developed by Softeq has been a driving force behind many digital products in your daily life. Our expertise has been particularly appreciated by many industry leaders and OEMs, often Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as emerging producers of innovative goods including wearables. This diverse experience helps us give large companies the agility of a smaller business while utilizing their economies of scale. 

Often, we cooperate with our clients during their R&D stage for new product development and help energize those endeavors with cutting-edge technology. At Softeq, we've participated in multiple product releases which have brought multi-million dollar revenues to their producers thanks to the functionality, performance, interoperability and integrity of the firmware we've built.

In addition, we have great experience in working with legacy code and offer most reliable and cost-effective support, maintenance and improvement of the existing solutions.

Established Processes

Softeq continuously improves and refines its development, quality assurance and project management processes and procedures to ensure stable and controllable project flow.

  • Precise requirements management
  • Comprehensive research and analysis on the early stages to mitigate project risks
  • Mature project management — we are competent in RUP and Agile (SCRUM) methodologies
  • Strict source code management policies 
  • Established documentation strategy
  • Seamless communication
  • Transparent workflow

Start a Project with Softeq

Devising the ‘next big thing’ driven by embedded software? Take a seasoned professional on board! With nearly two decades of first-hand embedded solution and firmware development experience under our belt complemented with extensive R&D practice and proven project management processes, Softeq makes a reliable development partner for building powerful electronic solutions, devices, and low-level components that enable innovation. Get in touch to discuss the possibilities for collaboration.

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