Hardware Engineering

What is Hardware Engineering?

Hardware Engineering is the process of designing, developing, testing and producing computer systems and various physical components related to computer systems. With the advent of technology and advances in R&D, the scope of hardware engineering has been expanded to include hardware devices enabling embedded software engineering in non-computer devices.

In embedded systems, hardware engineering comprises of the process of design and development of all electronics related hardware such as sensors, processors and controllers.

The scope of hardware engineering is limited not just to the designing and development of computer or embedded systems, but also to integrate the various devices for the functioning of the entire business system.

With the advent of technology and advances in R&D, hardware engineering is now prevalent in newer fields such as mobile computing and distributed systems, computer vision and robotics, etc.


HCL offers domain-specific hardware engineering and design services in VLSI ASIC, FPGA, and SoC engineering, board design, embedded software, mechanical engineering, and design, prototyping, and value-added engineering services such as compliance engineering, independent verification and validation and low volume manufacturing. We offer these services for partial lifecycle product engineering and for full lifecycle solutions.


For a leading Tier1 supplier in North America, HCL developed a low-cost test bench to validate SAS sub system which has high resolution and high precision.

For a leading North American OEM, HCL has developed an automated test platform to validate various control modules and automate the testing. This automated test platform was developed using ETAS Labcar hardware and software.


Linux Fast Path (LFP) is a term used to describe a paradigm where an alternate data path is created within the Linux networking stack that enables faster processing of data packets. This alternate data path is specific to only particular application packet types which are deemed important by the network service provider. Hence, what it really implies is that performance efficiency improvements can be gained for certain applications by being able to treat these particular application packets in a different way.