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Embedded Software and Systems Development

Challenges we address

As organizations come under increasing pressure to achieve higher levels of device integration while reducing the associated cost, size, and complexity, process innovation becomes highly significant. HCL can provide next-generation embedded software and systems engineering solutions that would satisfy all these business requirements.

HCL’s Embedded Product Lifecycle Services

HCL is recognized as a leader in designing and developing safety-critical embedded systems software for the medical device, automotive electronics, and aircraft components industries. Through IPs, we develop embedded middleware, rich applications, and interactive GUIs for consumer electronics, computer peripherals and telecom products. Our embedded systems group comprises of a large and talented pool of embedded software engineers/developers who are competent in a wide range of programming tools, microprocessors, and real-time operating systems.

HCL executes turnkey embedded software development projects for new products, and provides discrete services for the existing ones. Our embedded product lifecycle services include:

  • New product development: Feasibility study, architecture, modeling, embedded systems design, embedded systems software engineering, embedded systems software programming, embedded software development, release management, and feature driven development
  • New product adaptation: Re-development and re-engineering of embedded software and systems, new technology adaptation, performance and reliability improvement, and multiple platform porting services
  • Product sustenance: Lifecycle enhancements, defect tracking and fixing, feature enhancements, regression testing, and maintenance releases
  • Testing and verification: Test plan design, test automation and scripting, compatibility and interoperability, compliance testing, and regression testing

HCL provides embedded engineering services at all layers, as illustrated below:


  • Processor expertise - Intel x86, ARM7 DMI, Freescale, Renesas, Intel network processors, Xscale architecture devices, Intel microcontrollers
  • Network processor expertise - Intel IXP series, Vitesse, Mindspeed, Motorola C Port C5, Agere Payload, Clearwater, ARM9/11/Cortex, Hitachi, MIPS, TI OMAP
  • Expertise in RTOS - Linux, OSE, QNX, VxWorks, WinCE, nSOS, Windows NT - RT, Nudes, RT Kernel, DSPBIOS, EPOC, ITRON, ThreadX, OSEK


  • BSP, device drivers, firmware, diagnostics, boot loaders
  • Multimedia including audio, video, imaging and speech components, USB, FireWire, UART
  • Telecom and networking protocol and wireless development and
  • Automotive networks, Telematics
  • DTMF decoders, DPLL, equalizers, VAD, comfort noise

What we’ve done for others

  • For a U.S.-based automotive OEM, HCL designed and maintained APIs for the embedded Java apps that would run on their next generation head unit. HCL designed and maintained the remote diagnostics specifications for the HMI framework and was involved in the analysis of their service delivery platform.
  • For a U.S.-based automotive Tier-1 company, HCL provided vision algorithm design, performance tuning, customization, embedded software engineering and development, testing, in-vehicle communications, and diagnostic services for the subsystems of its electric car. 

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