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Myths About Embedded Development Services

If you know anything about the tech world, you will know that embedded systems are the rage these days. If you had to explain just how crucial embedded development services are to the world of technology today, you could say that embedded systems are to technology what BluRay is to video quality – it’s next-level stuff!

Savvy businesses the world over have been quick to incorporate embedded systems development into their plan of action wherever necessary. Tech companies haven’t just been hiring embedded systems engineers, they’ve taken to outsourcing embedded development services too. Embedded development has also become a big item on the list of services being offered by outsourcing companies in India. As with any new technology, there are certain myths associated with embedded systems development. Here is everything you need to know about some of the most common myths one hears about embedded systems:

Myth 1: The configuration of embedded systems cannot be changed

Myth busted: Software updates are a necessary part of any device that we use. Almost every modern device runs on an embedded software system. It is, therefore, foolish to believe that embedded systems engineers – who specialize in writing the codes on which these systems run – won’t have the wherewithal, and the foresight, to plan for the need for updates. While changing the configuration of an embedded system may be a complicated task, it is hardly an impossible one. As long as potential system updates have been accounted for during the planning stages, there is no reason why the configuration of an embedded device cannot be changed.

Myth 2: Embedded systems cannot be altered in size

Myth busted: If the company you are outsourcing embedded development services to has experience in embedded development, and your offshore team of embedded engineers is competent, they will design your product in such a way that it has room for scalability whenever necessary. As in the case of updates and configuration, the thing to remember is that if a client mentions clearly from the outset that they would like their product to be scalable, the team of developers can plan and execute the design accordingly so that it meets the client’s needs.

Myth 3: Embedded systems are prone to limitations due to memory restrictions

Myth busted: This myth is a popular one but after the advent of multi core technologies, it doesn’t hold an iota of truth. Embedded development services may at one time have been limited by the size of the processor’s memory but that is no longer true. Multi core technology has allowed for parallel processing – where all the processes are carried out simultaneously. When developers use parallel processing effectively, embedded systems improve both in terms of performance and scalability and are no longer limited by memory restrictions.

Myth 4: Embedded systems can only be written in assembly language

Myth busted: The trouble with myths is that they do not keep pace with the advancements in technology. Take this myth for instance. While embedded systems may have initially been written only in assembly languages, embedded development services have come a long way since then. These days, high-level languages are often used in embedded systems because programs written in a high-level language run faster and use less memory than those written in assembly language. Embedded software written in a high-level language can also be completed in less time than the ones written using assembler.