As an embedded developer of machine controls, the ultimate test for your software is to run on the target machine. Whether it’s an agricultural implement, a wood chipper, or a concrete paving machine, there comes a point where the software needs to meet the motors, solenoids and sensors. The problem that we all face, though, is that program managers almost always want to have the software ready to run the prototype as soon as the machine is assembled.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you probably know a lot of about the areas that DISTek works within. Our expertise ranges across the off-highway vehicle industry (including agriculture, construction, and forestry) with engineers that specialize in a variety of disciplines. Out of convenience, we typically group these disciplines into three big areas (“embedded software”, “automation and test”, and “modeling and simulation”), but the reality is that we do all kinds of projects that cross-over between these disciplines.