Debug and Flash
With iSYSTEM tools you can Develop, Debug, Flash and Test your embedded software. However, embedded software evolved to a more and more complex thing. How come?
Efficiency improvements in the Industrial space are being continuously driven by transitions to the digital domain and the fusion of sensors, whilst functional safety standards are maintained. With more and more embedded software being integrated, it is imperative to ensure that the software is regularly tested and kept up to date to ensure that the software released fulfils all regulatory standards at the time of installation, since in-the-field firmware updates are not always an option.
Motor control has seen increases in the level of efficiency and accuracy of control with digital algorithms being used to control Brushless DC (BLDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and stepper motors. And, in the domain of power conversion, digital power applications are being used to squeeze out the last few percentage points of efficiency by adapting their switching frequency and control loop configurations dynamically in response to load changes.
Including IO to the development, debug, and test process
iSYSTEM’s IOM Accessories also allow the capture of common serial data bus transmissions, such as SPI and UART, with these being spliced into a microcontrollers program trace capture. This allows the development team to really visualize the domains of external sensors with the internal sequence of event of RTOS tasks or state-machine status.
Fulfilment of appropriately assessed functional safety to meet Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) is another challenge, with safety standards such as IEC 62061, IEC 61511 and IEC 61800-5-2 defining suitable approaches and expected outcomes. Through Continuous Integration platforms, such as Jenkins, combined with iSYSTEM’s on-target testing approach to software testing, it is possible to regularly perform unit testing with code coverage on the basis software, such as software drivers and protocol stacks, automatically throughout the duration of development. By combining the I/O control accessories of our BlueBox On-Chip Analyzers, complete hardware-in-the-loop test benches can be developed, allowing autonomous testing of complete systems or subsystems, even collating data bus communication collected during testing to correlate with system functionality.
If you are looking to deliver safe industrial systems more efficiently, why not draw upon our team's extensive experience in this field to get you ahead of the competition – you'll be glad you did.