Even though the embedded systems testing process resembles that used for many other kinds of applications, it is impacted by some issues important to the embedded world:
- Separation between the application development and execution platforms
- A large variety of execution platforms and thus of cross-development environments
- A wide range of deployment architectures
- Coexistence of various implementation paradigms
- Tight resources and timing constraints on the execution platform
- Lack of clear design models
- Emerging quality and certification standards
These issues greatly affect testability and measurability of an embedded system. This explains why testing such systems is so difficult and consequently is one of the weakest points of current development practices. So it is no wonder that, according to a recent study: 50 percent plus of embedded systems development projects are months behind schedule and only 44 percent of designs are within 20 percent of feature and performance expectations, and all this even when 50 percent plus of total development effort is spent in testing. Therefore we put a lot of effort on providing good and efficient testing procedures.
Depending on the type of the requirement and unit under test we approach the testing from six different aspects:
- Software unit testing
- Software integration testing
- Software validation testing
- System unit testing
- System integration testing
- System validation testing
Whether you need your ongoing project to be thoroughly tested, or you want to increase the quality of your existing projects, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information.
Embedded Factory believes that a project is not complete without proper documentation. This not only makes the project easy to maintain and upgrade in the future, but also makes the product easier to understand by prospective clients.
We feel that every standard software development processes must follow documentation. The output of many phases of software development is often a document. A few examples of which can be Implementation Plan, SRS/FRD, Design Document, Test Plan and Test Cases, and End User Documentation.
Documentation is important for others to understand your code. To make your code re-usable you must document it thoroughly. Gone are the days when one coded with the intention to just make the product work, now if 40% effort goes to the actual coding then the remaining must go on making it re-usable and well documented for future use.
The biggest problem faced by most of the programmers is time crunch to meet the deadlines. Let us help your team to be more efficient by outsourcing the documentation work. This will vastly help improve efficiency of both your programmers and make your product more understandable and professional.
Contact us for a free quote, or if you simple need more information regarding documentation or testing services that we provide.