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

Posted 12th July 2019, By Steven S
Expanding on a previous blog post we now expand on building a kernel for a different architecture, cross-compiling.
Posted 4th March 2019, By Lucas N
Our first CI deployments brought many benefits but we felt that there was still a lot of room for improvement. This blog explores how we addressed these ...more
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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

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Posted 28th June 2019
We've got several 'Reasons to be cheerful' (thank you 'Ian Drury and the Blockheads') here at ITDev. Firstly, we're celebrating two staff milestone ...more
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Posted 26th March 2019
On 7th March, ITDev brought together peers and associates from over 20 companies to discuss Continuous Integration (CI). As part of the event, we were ...more
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Posted 26th February 2019
With available graduate and internship places for this year, ITDev attended the University of Southampton's Engineering and Technology Careers Fair.
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.