EQware offers a wide range of services to help bring your designs to reality. We can do precisely what you need without the overhead or training involved with a new hire. Our engineers will hit the ground running, working closely with your team. Here are some of the services we offer. If you have any technical or business questions, please contact us.
Embedded systems are built upon elaborate collections of toolchains, IDEs, loaders, debuggers, and numerous special or custom development tools. EQware has experienced engineers who have worked on multiple toolchains, system simulators, and many other development and test tools.
Toolchain Extensions — If your IC extends the instruction set of a standard CPU, or if you are making a completely new CPU, you will need toolchain support. We have added hundreds of new instructions and completely new instruction sets—including vector instructions—to the GNU and LLVM toolchains. From custom cross-compilers to assemblers, linkers and debuggers, we can build the tools you need to take advantage of your powerful new architecture.
Debuggers — A debugger is a critical piece of any toolchain, increasing productivity by an order of magnitude. Our engineers have worked under the hood with GDB, and we've ported debug agents to non-standard architectures, emulators, and custom runtimes.
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 its performance. Such utilities can be invaluable, both in the debug and test stages. Frequently, there is also a need for special production and servicing test tools. EQware engineers build these tools as a matter of course and deliver them as a part of the package.
System Simulators — EQware knows how to check the feasibility of large and small systems alike. Whether simulating and testing a new algorithm prior to implementation, or creating a discrete event simulation of a complex system with many variables, we know the tools and techniques for the job.
Hardware Emulation — Hardware emulation greatly assists in development of new hardware, systems, and software. It is a very cost-effective prototyping method, giving the initial software developers a controlled environment. Our engineers have built completely custom emulators, ported existing emulators, and combined multiple open-source emulators together to simulate a complete system.