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With our state-of-the-art development lab and experienced cross-functional team of experts, we stand ready to assist you with embedded systems development services for hardware-related and/or embedded software projects – including development devices designed for connectivity in the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have strong, proven capability in system design, firmware, and driver development. Our combined strength in embedded software development and hardware design and development services makes us an ideal partner for IoT product development and embedded or real-time software R&D. Our engineering team can cover the entire product lifecycle, from concept and prototyping to development, testing, production and support. There are times when we work closely with a customer’s in-house hardware teams; in some cases, we may assume that function completely.

Embedded systems services require expertise is several disparate, but related areas:

Software Development

  • System Engineering
  • Real-time Control Software
  • Firmware Engineering
  • Device Drivers and BSPs (Board Support Packages)
  • Communication Protocols

Hardware Development

  • Industrial electronics and compact devices
  • Telemetry/biotelemetry and telemechanics
  • Ultra-low voltage devices
  • Ruggedized electronics
  • Rapid prototyping

Digital Signal Processors (DSP)

The First Line Software team has implemented numerous DSP solutions for industrial, consumer and communications applications. We have built embedded systems using DSP devices from a broad range of manufacturers, including Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Freescale, ARM, Cortex-M, and others.

Our DSP services include development of algorithms, multimedia codecs, frameworks and middleware for image processing, video analytics, multimedia streaming, and various biotelemetry applications. Client projects have also required our expertise in electromagnetic signal processing, GSM Wi-Fi, and the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) algorithms. The result is reliable connectivity and internal stability.

Power Management

Designing a high-performance embedded system requires efficiency in managing complex interactions between hardware and software. To achieve effective power management, the First Line Software team closely integrates the hardware and software development processes once they have a deep understanding of the target device’s functionality and each use case scenario.

When a device has the potential for connecting with many types of devices and using battery power for extended periods of time, First Line Software utilizes the industry standard – Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 – to achieve power efficiency.

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First Line Software team members utilize systemic thinking and cross-functional skills to meet both the functional and power requirements of embedded system development projects.

We welcome the opportunity to explore how the First Line Software team’s knowledge and expertise with embedded systems development and services can be instrumental in achieving the business goals of your embedded system development project. Why not contact us today?

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The team we put together in the last half of this year is one of the most productive, skilled and enjoyable I’ve ever worked on. It’s great to see the product brought to life, and I’m proud to work with all you folks.

Senior Architect, Fortune 100 company

Your effort is the #1 reason that this project is going so well. I've worked with a lot of teams over the years and there are very few teams that I trust and respect. When you are given a task or feature, I never have to worry whether or not it will be accomplished on time and I never worry about the quality - you always deliver.

Architect, Strategic Software Consultancy

First Line is a great technology partner capable of delivering complex, ‘industrial grade’ projects. They have demonstrated strong technical competence and solid understanding of the media and publishing domain. We have also been very impressed by the management team's attention to our needs and commitment to our success.

CEO, leading European digital media company

I would like to thank the First Line development team for their dedication and high level of quality in their work. Despite being thousands of miles apart, we have been able to work quickly, effectively, and intelligently. Your team has been a major part of why we have been successful thus far.

VP Engineering, e-learning startup

The First Line team has an excellent process and we can learn from your team and improve.

Product Owner, Strategic Software Consultancy

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Application Development Director, global marketing company

Our First Line Team has been doing a great job. All of the guys check in great code, and they have a forward thinking mindset, not a feature-to-feature approach. They are also very open in terms of sharing knowledge, which is critical to running productive distributed teams.

Application Development Director, global marketing company

For a software vendor like ourselves, picking the right development partner is crucial. First Line’s technical expertise and solid project management, coupled with their proficiency in Agile methodologies, have made them an integral part of our product development group.

VP Product Development, leading enterprise software vendor

We have never had a better release that we can think of. And that is all because of your hard and dedicated work. So here is a big THANK YOU to everyone from all of us!

Editor, leading Scandinavian newspaper

Your quality of work is exceptional, and your flexible approach has allowed us to build and deploy a large amount of complex functionality in a very short space of time. Kudos to everyone for their professionalism and for delivering results that exceeded our expectations.

CEO, leading social media analytics provider

I want to express my gratitude for all of your team’s hard work and support over the last few months. Our project is officially live and we could not have done it without your assistance. I especially would like to thank Alex for his extra help this weekend. I understand it was at the last minute and late nights for him. We are very grateful for all that he has done for us.

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Define
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We discuss: project and business objectives
We provide: business analysts who assess current business processes and systems to identify specific gaps and areas for improvement
You provide: critical knowledge of your tasks and objectives

2

Gather requirements

2 days - 1 week

We discuss: general requirements of IT solution
We apply: proven methodologies and expertise for collecting requirements
You provide: subject matter experts on key issues

3

Brainstorm and select best potential solutions

Timeframe - individual

We present: potential solutions for your IT project
We provide: expertise in available technologies and recommendations for solutions and define implementation costs
You decide: which solution First Line will build and deliver

4

Define cooperation model + agreement on contract terms

1-2 weeks

We explore: cooperation models most suitable for you
We offer: proposals for various options
You choose: the most comfortable model for your company

5

Solution
development

individual

We discuss: detailed requirements for implementation
We activate: a team of exceptional developers and testers who use best-in-class methodologies
You receive: process transparency, regular demo versions, solution that meets your business objectives

6

Project acceptance, testing

individual

We review: whether the end deliverable meets the business objectives
We provide: solution release version, installation and configuration management services, staff training
You receive: IT-solution that achieves your business objective

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