Software Development for Automation: Embedded Control Systems

Embedded Control Systems

An embedded system is a computer system designed for specific control functions within a larger system, often with real-time computing constraints. Examples include embedded automotive systems as well as those for industrial automation control. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts.

Embedded systems contain processing cores that are typically either microcontrollers or digital signal processors (DSP). The key characteristic, however, is being dedicated to handle a particular task. DetroitSoft offers experienced consultants to aid in the design of embedded systems, as well as design engineers who can optimize it to reduce the size and cost of the product and increase the reliability and performance.

DetroitSoft's embedded systems expertise ranges from portable devices to large stationary installations like those used in industrial automationcontrollers, or the systems controlling nuclear power plants. Complexity varies from low, with a single microcontroller chip, to very high with multiple units, peripherals and networks mounted inside a large chassis or enclosure.