firmware and software processes

FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE PROCESSES & BEST PRACTICES

This is an introduction to a 4-part series. We’ll be sharing FOUR parts about our firmware and software processes and best practices —> 1: Requirements, 2: Architecture, 3: Code Review, and 4: Software Quality Assurance, so stay connected. You can find a link to Part 1: Requirements below.

firmware and software processes

You’re past your deadlines and over budget – your code base is large, disorganized, and unreadable – it’s full of bugs – necessary features and requirements have still not been implemented – you’re almost done, but progress is slowing down and new engineers can’t spin up fast enough to provide the help needed to carry the project over the finish line.

These dreaded situations are avoidable! How do you find help that will ensure high quality code and projects being completed on time? How do you do it right the first time and avoid pitfalls that compromise the quality and usability of the final deliverable product? Having a thorough understanding of proven effective software practices that work in the long run leads to a successful product.


Vetting a consultant who will deliver quality firmware and software services can be a difficult challenge. A better and more thorough understanding of the processes outlined below, enables you to ascertain the qualities for which you should look. It is optimal to engage with a team that uses best practices; teams that have years of experience and success. At SIGMADESIGN, our firmware/software team developed and follows a stringent process to assist clients who need firmware and software services. This process has a proven successful track record.

SIGMADESIGN’S FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

There are four key components to our development process that are often overlooked, but they have a huge impact on the quality and usability of the end product.


If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll.


While any road may get you somewhere, there’s no guarantee that any method will get you the high quality firmware/software product that meets your needs, is completed on time, and is free of bugs. To avoid poor quality, late delivery, and defects, it’s important to know where you’re going and how to get there. The following four key components define where you’re going and how you can plan to get there while avoiding costly mistakes and future problems:

  1. Requirements
  2. Architecture
  3. Code Review
  4. SQA (Software Quality Assurance)

Because we develop requirements and architecture as well as conduct code reviews and SQA throughout the project cycle, we are able to deliver extremely high quality code. We do things the right way… not the long way. It might seem like development is taking a long time by meticulously defining, designing, reviewing, and testing code, but getting and staying on the right track ultimately gets us to our destination faster. At SIGMADESIGN, our expertise and experience gives us the ability to handle any software or firmware project no matter how complex or simple. Let us help you design products that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

You can read Part 1: Requirements HERE.

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