Besides Printed Circuit Board (PCB) prototyping and manufacturing, JCAD Inc. now also offers Firmware development services. Our knowledgeable team has the skills and experience to meet all the hardware and firmware requirements you need to bring your electronic invention to life.
When you create an embedded electronic product, you require custom developed firmware to make it function. Creating this firmware is not an easy task, as it requires a deep understanding of hardware platforms’ capabilities and embedded coding.
JCAD Inc. has worked for more than 10 years helping businesses of all sizes; from entrepreneurs to international corporations, taking their products from simple concept or idea, all the way through the production process and into reality, and we focus on providing high-quality, yet cost-effective solutions to our clients looking to develop firmware and electronic products.
Our electronic development team is ready to work with you to fulfill all of your project’s firmware requirements. Just give us a call on 1-888-202-2052, speak to us through live chat, or use the quick quote button below to find out how we can help you develop firmware for your next project.
What is Firmware? What’s the difference between firmware and software?
Embedded firmware is basically a kind of software that is less complex (most of the time) than the software you might find in your computer or smartphone (although these devices also have elements of embedded firmware in them). Firmware is often what dictates the functions of basic electronics; TV remotes, microwaves, washing machines, etc.
Firmware provides all the controls, monitoring and data that these devices require to function properly. It differs from software in that it is more of an inbuilt feature of a product, that is not easily updated or modified by users or technicians.
Every embedded hardware product requires firmware to collect instruction data from users, and to understand and then react to it by performing an action. Because of this, embedded firmware is intimately connected to its hardware.
Most of the time, firmware is stored in read-only memory (ROM), but nowadays it can also be held in programmable read-only memory (PROM), erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) or Flash memory types, with the latter being an excellent choice that allows the device to easily receive updates to the firmware simply by downloading it, a function which is much more difficult for other memory types.