Embedded Systems Technology

Contact Information

Robert Klar
Principal Engineer
High Reliability Software
(210) 522-5052

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SwRI has evaluated, developed, deployed, and verified embedded systems for more than 20 years.

image of SwRI-developed Tomahawk Missile HIL simulation system

SwRI developed the Tomahawk Missile HIL simulation system.

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SwRI expertise is applied to a wide range of applications including network-centric systems, cyber security, wireless communications, radar and remote sensing, automation applications, and space and airborne systems.

Embedded systems have been evaluated, developed, deployed, and verified for more than 20 years by the Embedded System Group of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

The staff maintains a system focus and excels in forming small, interdisciplinary teams to solve clients' difficult real-time and embedded systems problems. SwRI provides services ranging from turn-key system development to system engineering and system integration services, to short-term consulting agreements.

Embedded Systems Technology

Embedded systems technology includes:

  • Real-time scheduling
  • Adaptive systems research
  • Expertise in commercial real-time operating systems, including:
    • VxWorks™
    • WindowsCE™
  • Laboratory outfitted with the latest:
    • Real-time system development tools
    • Debugging tools
    • Analysis tools

Real-time and Embedded Systems

The Embedded Systems staff has developed many real-time and embedded systems including:

  • Automotive and in-vehicle systems
  • Device drivers for Windows NT and 2000, Unix/Linux, and VxWorks
  • Field calibrator interface protocol software systems
  • Flight software for science instruments and command and data handling
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation systems
  • Real-time networking systems
  • Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) Board Support Packages (BSPs)
  • Robotic control software
  • Signal processing and real-time video/audio compression systems
  • Spacecraft interface simulators
  • Telephone monitoring systems

CMMI® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

Related Terminology

embedded systems technology  •  high-reliability software  •  software engineering  •  real-time systems  •  embedded software  •  flight software  •  real-time scheduling  •  adaptive systems research  •  real-time operating systems  •  VxWorks  •  WindowsCE  •  real-time system development tool  •  analysis tools  •  debugging tools

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