Embedded systems to engineer the next-generation business solutions

With IoT, software and hardware advancements are blurring. As the cost of hardware goes down considerably, newer ideas at the intersection of device, data, and design see the light of day. And this digital transformation is being seen across many industries such as automotive, healthcare, semiconductor, and heavy industries among others. Behind the scenes, at the heart of this digital transformation, are embedded systems and their associated software.

 

As the transformation proliferates, many challenges remain - continuous upgrade cycles, technology changes and adoption, and faster time to market. At HARMAN, we bring together end-to-end embedded product engineering services. We deliver a unique blend of product engineering capabilities and analytics - with a design-first approach. This often helps to see the “big picture” and a customer-first orientation in a broad engineering field.

End-to-End Embedded Engineering Solutions

New Product Development

Concept to Reality: We have decades of experience in giving life to new product ideas for embedded systems.

 

  • Test jigs and fixtures
  • Compliance testing:  EMI / EMC, RoHS, FCC/CE mark
  • Board assembly, rapid prototyping, production, systems design, schematic, PCB layout, component selection, bill of materials, and its optimization
  • Brand strategy, visual communication, user-centered design, packaging, Design For Manufacturing (DFM), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Firmware design, architecture on OS and OS-less systems
  • Development of device drivers for peripherals, board or platform bring up porting and optimization of 3rd party codecs on specific target processors, integration of protocol stacks
  • Applications for multimedia, mobile, NFC solutions, algorithm development, porting across platforms, UI/UX

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Intelligent Sensor Development

Sensor networks for smart industry and smart infrastructure are getting more and more essential. With our expertise in sensor development, we offer following services:

 

  • Sensor hardware design (analog and digital signals)
  • Simulation-based on the customer specification. Industrial and mechanical design
  • Circuit simulation and layout for PCB manufacturing. Use of tools like Altium
  • Component selection based on sensitivity and accuracy, power consumption, form factor requirements
  • Sensor Integration with existing hardware
  • Driver development on the OS or OS-less platforms
  • Sensor calibration
  • Testing in simulated environments and using tools like NI
  • End-to-end integration and testing with the overall system

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Wireless Enablement

We custom engineer machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to be more standardized, exact and accurate for significant improvement in outcomes.

 

BLE

  • Voice activated remote control
  • ECG Patch
  • Home health hub
  • Beacon – retail store

NFC

  • Mobile payments
  • M2M
  • Stack integrations

WIFI

  • Wireless sensor nodes
  • Print server
  • Home automation, ‘ lighting control’

ANT+

Dongle for iPhone for fitness data collection on iPhone (bike speed, distance, torque, heart rate)

ZIGBEE

  • Wearable sensor communication
  • Home automation
  • Smart pluggable electric vehicle charging

Edge Analytics

We build intelligence into embedded sensors and devices. HARMAN's solutions include problem definition, real-time data collection and reconciliation, algorithm development, data abstraction and aggregation, and developing capability in embedded sensors and devices for real-time decision-making. 

 

  • Technology consulting
  • Research for creating viable design options
  • Product resource assessment
  • Algorithm design and development for embedded product
  • System integration
  • Custom application development
  • Development of benchmark data
  • Algorithm validation
  • End-to-end testing

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Camera Tuning

Experience in complex imaging solution projects including responsibility for whole imaging system from driver development, IQ tuning and testing to middleware, application, asset test design and development, release and integration.

Image Quality Tuning

Using a professionally equipped IQ laboratory with dedicated devices, tuning and measurement software

Image Quality Benchmarking

HARMAN provides detailed report on current status of image quality, suggests possible improvements and estimates efforts (lab and field test)

Image Quality Testing

From smoke tests to complete IQ test sets for release-to-release verification and regression detection

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Audio Processing

Enable customers to differentiate their offerings with outstanding audio performance - driving higher revenue and margin. Best in the world expertise in:

  • Acoustic systems (audio outputs and inputs)
  • Design, simulation, and optimization
  • Testing, tuning, and validation
  • Transducer design and system integration
  • Microphone component and assembly design
  • Bluetooth electronics
  • Software integration
  • Standards compliance with all major international organizations

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Embedded Device Security

Building the trust across the entire ecosystem devices to be a trusted ecosystem.

  • Device and user identity, authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Secure software updates
  • Application partitioning through container and hypervisor technologies
  • Content security
  • Secure end-to-end communication between sensors, gateways, and cloud
  • Non repudiation
  • Secure network access
  • Secure storage
  • Cryptography
  • Secure provisioning
  • Device integration with TPM, SE, TEE technologies
  • Security testing: information gathering, vulnerability analysis, wireless attacks, embedded web application security, sniffing, hardware hacking 

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Device Validation and Testing

Our engineers provide the expertise that is required for validating mission-critical systems. With hundreds of thousands of man hours in experience, we provide the following services:

  • Develop test benches
  • Verify device functionality and performance
  • Simulate operating environment
  • Measure parameters such as accuracy, tolerance, repeatability, etc.
  • Board/system testing
  • Test set development
  • Test and measurement equipment (ATE)
  • Simulate operating environment
  • Functionality verification
  • Performance verification
  • System verification - ATP / FTP, HALT
  • Module, integration, system level testing
  • External interface simulation and testing
  • Analog, digital I/O, communication
  • Other testing – GUI, protocol, power management

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Product Obsolescence Management

Let your products retire without impacting your customer’s business.

  • Assist customers to shift investments from existing solutions and products to growth opportunities
  • Effectively manage legacy products and provide end customer support – no effect to end customers
  • Handle mature products, extend product revenue, reduce cost, maximize margins
  • Redeploy high value resources to focus on innovative and core products
  • Understand the core domain knowledge using the subject matter experts. Retain the core IP with the customer

Embedded Engineering Solutions Competency

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Industrial

Industrial applications of embedded systems arise from unique requirements in the industrial environment. From diagnostics and monitoring to controlling applications and implementing security, HARMAN makes it easy to deliver responsive user experience across the ecosystem.

  • Smart factory: digitization
  • Device and sensors integration
  • Industrial IoT gateway
  • Deep learning / artificial intelligence
  • Supervisory control
  • Tank farm automation
  • Terminal automation
  • Energy management
  • Remote asset performance monitoring
  • Condition monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Quality control

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Life Science and Healthcare

We at HARMAN believe that taking advantage of new opportunities offered by embedded systems can support personalized treatment strategies. We aim to improve not only medical care but also the quality of life.

  • Assisted living
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Vitals monitoring
  • Telehealthcare
  • Remote device management
  • Activity monitoring
  • Fitness monitoring
  • Medical devices
  • Wellness
  • Disease management
  • Wound care

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Automotive and Aerospace

Our automotive electronics software services enhance vehicle efficiency, performance, and safety. From design to manufacturing, our years of expertise can help your solutions get ahead without compromising on quality.

  • In-vehicle infotainment
  • Wireless tier pressure measurement sensors
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Engine management
  • Emobility for EVSE
  • Telematics
  • Fleet management and analytics
  • Automated testing of components

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Consumer Electronics

In today’s dynamic business environment driven by technology, embedded systems are expected to carry out complex tasks, ensuring a real-time response. Backed by years of experience and anticipating changes instead of reacting to them, we help businesses develop products and accelerate time-to-market. 

  • Lighting control
  • Occupancy detection and space management
  • Comfort as a service and environment management
  • Security
  • Asset utilization
  • Digital infotainment
  • Wearable devices
  • Smartphone

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Semiconductor

With our high-quality engineering services, frameworks, and end-to-end embedded solutions businesses can gain a competitive edge by maximizing productivity and innovation. Let us help build new embedded products and explore opportunities. 

  • Hardware design
  • Platform validation
  • Pre-silicon validation of SOCS
  • Virtual platform development
  • Secure runtime environment
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Camera tuning
  • Audio processing
  • Infotainment
  • Test automation

BENEFITS

Fast track your embedded product engineering with our deep competency across design, technology, product development, industry competency, and a customer-first orientation.

  • Concept to Manufacture

    Our in-depth expertise across the stages of the embedded product engineering lifecycle, both hardware and software design, testing, and manufacturing.

  • Beyond Embedded Solutions

    Combining our product engineering expertise with our analytics and user experience, HARMAN creates unique embedded platform solutions.

  • Cross-Industry Knowledge

    With the expertise gained by working across a multitude of industries, our experts can solve complex problems deriving inspiration from elsewhere.

  • Frameworks and Accelerators

    Shorten time-to-market, continuously deliver solutions and ensure predictability as well as repeatability through frameworks and accelerators.

  • Strong Eco-system of Partners

    To keep up with the pace of changes in hardware and software, HARMAN is part of a strong ecosystem of partners across our range of offerings.

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