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

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Posted 11th January 2019, By James H
Making a Stratum 1 Linux Time Server: Part 3 We have found out in the previous two parts of this series why distributed devices might need a method to ...more
Posted 14th December 2018, By James H
In the previous article we saw that getting distributed devices to agree on the current time is hard. This article, the second in a series of three, will ...more
Posted 4th December 2018, By James H
Generally distributed devices will need to agree on time in order to effectively coordinate tasks but getting everyone to tell the same time is challenging! ...more
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Posted 14th November 2018, By Orianne T
As a company, ITDev invests in the future of engineering by offering summer internships to undergraduates. Matthew wanted to share some advice to other ...more

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Posted 15th February 2019
Following our company tradition, we recently donated the proceeds from our staff-run tuck shop to our nominated charity, Winchester Churches Nightshelter.
Posted 23rd January 2019
Following on from ITDev's growth in 2018, we are delighted to announce that we have welcomed a further 2 new starters to the team: Simon and Quentin. With ...more
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Posted 7th January 2019
As a values driven consultancy, our beliefs and attitudes are firmly embedded in our culture and we're proud that our staff demonstrate these values, creating ...more