EQWARE is familiar with the special problems involved in successfully
launching a new IC design. Here are some of the services we can provide:
- Evaluation Boards — EQWARE can
take your new IC and build a complete board around it, with all of the peripherals
needed to help your H/W team test and validate their design.
- "Probe" Code — This is the initial "standalone" code,
often written in mixed 'C' and assembly language, that will be used to prove your IC's
functionality. EQWARE engineers will work closely with your H/W
team to help make sure your design works the way it's supposed to. Probe code
can then be passed on to serve as an example for subsequent board-support package
- Testing and Reporting — EQWARE has
plenty of experience with the kind of meaningful test reporting your H/W team needs
to keep making progress — plus the regression testing that will ensure
your design starts clean and stays clean through the entire development cycle.
- Reference Boards — EQWARE can
design a complete reference board, help you choose appropriate peripherals,
and produce all of the documentation a board house will need to manufacture it.
- Reference OS — EQWARE has experience
with many O/Ss. We're proven experts at porting WinCE® BSPs and Linux®
LSPs onto new reference boards, including kernel modifications and all of the device
drivers needed to demonstrate your new IC's functionality to potential OEMs.
- Sample/Test Applications — If your reference board
needs a sample or test application to show it off properly, EQWARE has
experience here as well, especially in the areas of streaming audio and video,
codecs, wireless networking and memory technology devices.
- Custom Test Tools — Nearly every embedded project
needs to have a few custom tools built along the way; tools to stimulate your
design, put it through its paces, and record it's performance. Both in the
debug and test stages, such utilities can be invaluable. EQWARE
engineers build these tools as a matter of course, and deliver them as a part of
- Toolchain Extensions — If your IC extends the
instruction set of a standard CPU, you'll need toolchain support.
EQWARE can help... we've added hundreds of new instructions —
including vector instructions — to the the GNU toolchain. From assembler
through compiler, linker and debugger, we can build the tools your customers will
need to take advantage of your powerful new instruction set.
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