Device Driver Development

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Expert Knowledge

ITDev has an excellent understanding of both software and hardware, and this includes the interface between the two: the device drivers. We understand all aspects of hardware: functionality, interfaces and control for maximum performance and reliability. Equally, we have a real appreciation for the software side and are able to produce application programming interfaces (APIs) that are robust, easy to understand, easy to use, and well-documented for the application programmer.

Linux / Android Specialists

ITDev has many years of experience developing device drivers for Linux and Android operating systems. You can find some of this work in the mainline kernel itself, as we have successfully upstreamed drivers on behalf of our customers.

We have a particular depth of experience with touch controllers, but have also developed drivers for a variety of sensors and peripheral devices, using interfaces such as I2C, SPI, GPIO and USB. As well as developing new drivers, we are often engaged to integrate and backport new features and have experience working with Linux kernels from 2.6.35 through to the current mainline.

Whether or not you require a bespoke driver, we can also support your project with custom kernel builds and board support packages (BSPs).

Typical Development Tools

  • Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK)
  • C / C++
  • Assembler
  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

Typical Operating Systems

  • Embedded Linux
  • Android
  • FreeRTOS

Latest Blog Posts

Our product development process
Posted 24th September 2021, By Steve W
In his first in a series of blogs addressing the product development process, Steve looks at how to avoid the pitfalls ...
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Posted 29th January 2021, By Jon O
Having started 2021 much as we ended 2020, we thought it would be good to look back to before the pandemic and reflect on how the year turned out against ...more
Higher level testbench reusing lower level components
Posted 5th January 2021, By Tom J
ITDev recently engaged with an ASIC design company. This blog outlines our verification strategy, and how our knowledge of UVM allowed us to achieve high test ...more
Ladybug in sight
Posted 3rd August 2020, By James H
If debugging a Linux driver is bugging you, this 'how to' guide explains how to approach this using the function tracer within ftrace to find out what’s going ...more

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Posted 10th May 2021
News this month includes details of further engagement with our client on Android audio device driver development and a new partnership with the world’s first ...more
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