1. Home
  2. /
  3. Services
  4. /
  5. Embedded Software Design & Development Services
  6. /
  7. Firmware Development Services
Integra Sources home button.

GET IN TOUCH
A PCB in the foreground and a computer screen with a piece of code in the background

Firmware Development Services

We create custom embedded software for a wide range of microcontrollers (MCU) and digital signal processors (DSP). Our team provides RTOS, ROS, and non-OS based firmware development services.
Our company develops low-level firmware and redesigns and debugs your firmware to optimize performance. We design both bare-metal and RTOS-based firmware.

What we do

We offer various firmware development services, including creating low-level firmware, modifying and debugging existing firmware to optimize performance, and developing firmware for multi-protocol and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. As a firmware development company, we have extensive experience working with hardware, operating systems, low-level diagnostic and performance tools.
A printed circuit board and its components A printed circuit board and its components

What’s included

An engineer is developing firmware for an electronic device.

RTOS Development

Our experts develop RTOS-based firmware for solutions that demand real-time response. We work with FreeRTOS, Zephyr, ThreadX, RTEMS, LiteOS, NuttX, and other real-time operating systems. RTOS significantly speeds up the firmware development process.
A laptop in the foreground and a small robotic device in the background

ROS Development

We have extensive hands-on experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS), a set of software libraries and tools designed to control low-level hardware in robots and robotic automation systems.
The coding process

Non-OS Based Embedded Firmware

When an embedded device needs to run a set of tasks continuously and sequentially, or until the power supply is removed, we develop bare-metal firmware without using any operating system. This approach allows you to gain control over embedded system resources to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and meet specifications.
Laptop with code snippet on screen

Cortex-M Family

The ARM Cortex-M processor family is the most common platform we work with. Depending on the requirements, we use different versions of Cortex microcontrollers: M0/M0+, M4/M7, and the Cortex-R family.
An engineer is developing firmware for an electronic device.

AVR, PIC, MSP430, etc.

We apply AVR, PIC, and MSP430 microcontrollers, which may be well suited for some specific tasks. We recommend using more powerful architectures in embedded development to avoid significant investment when moving from one platform to another.
Firmware code on the PC monitor

DSP Firmware Development

We develop DSP firmware when the device requires algorithmic processing on the microcontroller and real-time digital signal processing. Integra’s engineers have extensive experience working with the C6000 and C5000 series DSP processors from Texas Instruments, dsPIC from Microchip Technology, and ADSP-21xx, Blackfin, SHARC, and TigerSHARC from Analog Devices.
Two computer monitors with pieces of code on the screens.

HAL

The hardware abstraction layer (HAL) enables the development of reusable and hardware-independent firmware. HALs are essentially APIs for interacting with hardware. We use existing HALs provided by microcontrollers and compilers and create custom ones.
Integra's engineer testing an electronic device and its software

Testing Services

Testing includes firmware debugging and optimization. We test each firmware part individually using all possible scenarios and apply manual and automated testing methods to deliver reliable, high-performance products.
Embedded software engineer working on a PC

Migration of Legacy Firmware to New Platforms

We can help you migrate the firmware from one MCU to another, preserving all the features and programming models unique to the product. We can change the PCB layout and make the design portable.
Integra Sources CEO is talking to a customer.

Have an idea?

SUBMIT A PROJECT

Our projects

Check Integra’s previous projects delivered within our firmware development services.

Aircraft Towing Protection System

The system helps airport ground personnel carry out aircraft towing safely. It consists of parking sensors, a mobile app, and a web portal.
  • Aircraft
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Firmware development
  • Mobile app development
  • Web development

Customizable Capacitive Keyboard

Integra Sources created a highly customizable keyboard that meets all modern requirements and will appeal to the fans of exclusive products.
  • Consumer electronics
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Firmware development
  • PCB schematic and design
A digital variant of a vibration conditioning device for industrial automation.

Vibration Conditioning Solution for Industrial Automation

The solution measures industrial machinery vibration. We implemented analog and digital filters that make the output signal smooth and strong.
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Firmware development
  • Industrial solutions
Details of the medical alert bracelet.

Medical Alert Bracelet That Delivers Assistance at the Touch of a Button

A bracelet designed for patients at military hospitals and clinics in the USA. It notifies hospital staff about an emergency with the patient.
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Firmware development
  • Healthcare
  • IoT
  • Wearable

Awards

Three Integra Sources' specialists are discussing a project.

Why choose Integra Sources

Innovative problem-solving skills, in-depth expertise, and enthusiasm make us a strong partner for hardware and software development.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WORKFLOW

Integration

  • Adaptation to customers’ management systems
  • Integration into customers’ development processes

Flexibility

  • Flexibility in development
  • Flexibility in communication

Communication

  • High level of communication
  • Personal account management
  • Legal security guarantee

Transparency

  • Transparency in development processes
  • Customer’s dashboard
  • Clear timelines
CONTACT SALES TEAM

Industries

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRIES WE WORK WITH
A tablet computer held in hands.

Consumer Electronics

Consumer devices, wearables, smart home solutions, desktop, mobile, and web applications.
A man is checking the work of power electronics.

Power Electronics

BESS and BMS solutions, charging systems, electric motor controllers, power conversion.
Mining machinery underground.

Extractive Industry & Manufacturing

Industrial automation, industrial IoT, computer vision, tracking solutions, wearables, industrial UAVs.
Two doctors are working with medical equipment.

Healthcare

HMIs for medical equipment, wearables, computer vision and AI-based diagnostics solutions.
A man sitting in a truck cabin.

Logistics & Transportation

Location and status tracking for freight and vehicles, warehouse robotics, order and warehouse management systems.
A female professor in a classroom.

Science & Education

Measuring and testing equipment, programmable robots, e-learning solutions, curriculum management systems.
A girl with a tablet computer is standing on a crop field near a harvester.

Agriculture

UAVs and autonomous robots, soil analysis and climate control systems, solutions for precision agriculture, asset tracking.
A man is recording himself on a video camera.

Entertainment

Multimedia solutions, video streaming systems, desktop and mobile applications, drones.
Industrial robots at a plant.

Robotics

Hardware and software, electric motor controllers, computer vision algorithms, AI solutions.
A tablet computer held in hands.

Consumer Electronics

Consumer devices, wearables, smart home solutions, desktop, mobile, and web applications.
A man is checking the work of power electronics.

Power Electronics

BESS and BMS solutions, charging systems, electric motor controllers, power conversion.
Mining machinery underground.

Extractive Industry & Manufacturing

Industrial automation, industrial IoT, computer vision, tracking solutions, wearables, industrial UAVs.
Two doctors are working with medical equipment.

Healthcare

HMIs for medical equipment, wearables, computer vision and AI-based diagnostics solutions.
A man sitting in a truck cabin.

Logistics & Transportation

Location and status tracking for freight and vehicles, warehouse robotics, order and warehouse management systems.
A female professor in a classroom.

Science & Education

Measuring and testing equipment, programmable robots, e-learning solutions, curriculum management systems.
A girl with a tablet computer is standing on a crop field near a harvester.

Agriculture

UAVs and autonomous robots, soil analysis and climate control systems, solutions for precision agriculture, asset tracking.
A man is recording himself on a video camera.

Entertainment

Multimedia solutions, video streaming systems, desktop and mobile applications, drones.
Industrial robots at a plant.

Robotics

Hardware and software, electric motor controllers, computer vision algorithms, AI solutions.
We've worked with
enterprises
and
startups
from Europe, the USA, Australia, and Asia
DaVinci Innovation Labs logo. AVerMedia logo. The Medical Team logo. Red Pitaya logo. GP2U logo. University of East London logo.

Testing and certification

Integra’s services include thorough testing, debugging, and pre-certification steps. Our experts carefully review the certification requirements applied to the product and stick to them at all development stages. We provide all the necessary documentation for further electronics certification and software audits.
DISCUSS A PROJECT
FCC mark.
ISO mark.
RoHS mark.
UL mark.
DISCUSS A PROJECT
Show more

Explore our workflow

GO TO WORKFLOW PAGE
1

We get acquainted with the concept of the future solution and sign a non-disclosure agreement. The team gathers project requirements, studies relevant documents, and analyzes rival products on the market. At this phase, a preliminary project evaluation is made.

2

We contact the customer to confirm the project requirements. Then we create a technical specification and set a budget and deadlines.

3

We make the final evaluation of the project, make up a team, and schedule its workload.

4

We sign a contract for firmware development. The team gets to work.

5

We select libraries, languages, and tools and get into firmware development, factoring in device features and hardware configuration. The team identifies and eliminates bugs and optimizes the performance of the software. Customers receive daily reports on the progress. If necessary, the plan can be amended.

6

The team tests all the software functions. We check its performance under corresponding operating conditions and run some tests required for product certification. If necessary, the product is then modified.

7

After the tests, we finalize the necessary documentation. We can prepare manuals if the product is designed for in-house use.

8

When the development process is finished, customers can enjoy a free warranty period. During this time, the team will fix any bugs and defects in the product.

Reviews

“Integra's team helped us clarify our requirements and change systems architecture to achieve the final goal. I'd say that the flexibility and enthusiasm of both engineering and management teams throughout the whole project were some of the things we value most in our collaboration.”
DR. SAM WASS
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
“Integra Sources’ extensive preparaion beforhand helped give me confidence that we chose the right partner. Despite the time difference, they are able to stay in constant communication. Integra’s dedication to the project has led us to develop an ongoing relationship.”
CHRISTOPHE BAUDIA
CEO AT GEOMOBY
Show more

Frequently Asked Questions

Read this information to better understand our firmware development services.

What platforms do you write embedded software for?

The range of platforms we work with is pretty broad. You can check out some of the most common platforms we use for embedded software development below:

  • x86/x86-64
  • ARM
  • FPGA
  • CPLD
  • PowerPC
  • MIPS
  • AVR
  • MSP430
  • PIC/PIC24/PIC32/dsPIC

What microcontrollers have you worked with?

We’ve written firmware for a variety of microcontrollers, including:

  • Microchip
  • Atmel
  • Microsemi
  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • Texas Instruments
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Silicon Labs
  • Espressif
  • NXP
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Freescale
  • Renesas

What tools do you use to develop firmware?

For firmware development, depending on the microcontroller, we use the following tools:

  • Visual GDB
  • Eclipse
  • Keil
  • IAR
  • CrossWorks IDE
  • SimplicityStudio
  • CodeComposer Studio
  • CooCox
  • Atmel Studio
  • TrueStudio
  • ParticleIDE
  • GCC toolchains

For updating and debugging firmware, we use the following equipment and software:

  • OpenOCD
  • Segger J-Link
  • ST-Link

What programming languages do you use for firmware development?

Most often, we use C and C++ for firmware development.

Do you do firmware code review?

Yes, we do. We review the code and propose improvements based on our observations.

I don’t have hardware ready for my device. Can you build firmware without the hardware?

If you don’t have hardware yet but need to speed up the development process, we can create firmware for your future device using a development kit. This will help you shorten the time to market and get a working product prototype.

What is your usual approach to firmware development?

We study the client's requirements, then select the most suitable components and technologies, decompose the task, and opt for the relevant features. This approach helps optimize the development process and reduce the firmware development cost.

Can you update my existing firmware?

If you have an existing product that needs updating, our firmware development engineers will assist you in upgrading your current solution with essential integrations.

Can you develop custom firmware for my device?

Yes, we have sufficient experience in custom firmware development and can create a custom solution for your current product.

We cooperate
with the whole world

See case
See case
See case
See case
See case
See case
See case
See case