Embedded software is everywhere – from ordinary home appliances like dishwashers and microwave ovens to sophisticated medical devices, automotive engines, and flight control guidance systems. The global embedded software market was estimated at USD 10.46 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow by more than 7% annually from 2016 to 2023, according to the Global Market Insights report.
While the market is increasing in size, embedded software is steadily growing in complexity, sometimes requiring millions of lines of code. In many cases, embedded software performs both highly sophisticated and mission-critical functions. Even small software defects can affect the reliability and safety of the overall system and endanger people’s lives. Therefore, it is impossible to overestimate the importance of embedded software testing. Continue reading
Woburn, MA, – Auriga, a software R&D outsourcing services provider, is proud to announce that its Quality Management System (QMS) has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 13485:2016 for the software testing of medical devices in November 2017. Continue reading
Embedded software is quite different from application software. It is less visible to the end user; however, it is a complex and crucial component that makes sophisticated medical, industrial, automotive, and security equipment work smoothly and reliably. It is the heart of the systems to which we entrust our lives. Thus, testing for embedded software differs from application testing in many ways: it requires higher code coverage and presents considerable challenges for embedded companies.
In cooperation with LTM Research, an independent research company, Auriga has conducted a unique survey that unveils current trends in embedded software testing. We asked 55 embedded companies to compare their software-testing approach against those of their peers and highlight major pitfalls that derail their efforts to test embedded software. Continue reading
The growing interest in software development nearshoring directs closer attention to nearshore embedded R&D labs and raises several questions. What are these labs for and how do they function? How can you entrust your equipment and critical business tasks to a remote engineering team? In addition, why are more and more embedded devices owners and manufacturers in the mature technological markets choosing to nearshore their R&D activities? Continue reading
It has never been as easy to get lost in the rapidly advancing tech environment as it is today, when the is penetrating nearly every aspect of our lives and new technologies are constantly emerging, producing disruptive avalanches of change. The world is evolving faster than ever, and those who cannot embrace the new reality and do not take the time to learn new skills will be left behind.
This simple truth is especially relevant in connection with embedded software testing, which has significantly changed in the last decade. Software testing has always been one of the most important phases in embedded systems development, requiring a heightened code coverage and security level. However, since the traditional waterfall model made way for continuous delivery, it has become the biggest challenge for many embedded developers. Continue reading