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.
Make OS work less daunting by taking advantage of EQware's years of experience with OSs, RTOSs, runtimes, drivers, bootloaders, BIOSs, kernels and middleware. Our engineers can confidently port or modify a kernel, adding new drivers or creating a custom runtime to suit your particular needs. We have put runtimes in everything from tiny development boards to custom HPC systems. EQware has the skillsets you need for these and other OS related tasks.
Device Drivers — Device drivers are modules that interface between application-level software and your hardware. They typically run at kernel level, giving them special powers to fulfill their unique roles, but possessing special limitations as well. Their performance is often the key to a product meeting its requirements. Our engineers have created, ported and optimized numerous device drivers for many popular OSs, and for nearly every category of device.
Kernel Modifications — Not every firm is prepared to make changes inside the OS kernel, but when projects require it, EQware is up to that challenge. We also have the tools and experience needed to debug, analyze performance, and run regression suites against your kernel code.
BIOS/Bootloaders — Early in the boot cycle of every computer, special start-up code is executed which configures key devices, bringing up enough of the hardware so that the OS can be successfully launched. This is the bootloader, or as it's often called on workstation-class platforms, the BIOS. Bootloaders can be difficult to create, modify, and debug, but with EQware on your team, your project will soon be up and running.
RTOSs — EQware can provide the real time behavior needed by your product. Whether using a full OS such as embedded Linux, a small off-the-shelf, or custom OS, we can ensure that your system responds to interrupts and handles critical operations in a timely fashion.
Custom Runtimes — Sometimes no OS or runtime exists which fits your technical or licensing requirements. Instead of settling for a lesser runtime solution, contact EQware. We have ported and enhanced libc, libc++, pthread, OpenMP, and MPI libraries for custom environments. We also have experience in creating runtimes from the ground up.
Middleware Libraries — Today's embedded systems consist of multiple layers of software required to support your product application. These middleware layers can have critical functionality to support complex communication stacks, high performance multimedia, general accessibility, and more.