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Innowise is an international full-cycle software development company founded in 2007. We are a team of 1600+ IT professionals developing software for other professionals worldwide.
About us
Innowise is an international full-cycle software development company founded in 2007. We are a team of 1600+ IT professionals developing software for other professionals worldwide.

Firmware development company

We build firmware that allows your hardware to work to its full potential. Minimize time to market, optimize the performance of your devices, gather meaningful insights from data collectors, and keep your hardware and software in mint condition with efficient maintenance and timely OTA updates. Get the firmware built from scratch, updated, integrated with legacy systems, reviewed, and maintained by experienced professionals.

Support your hardware with top-shelf firmware solutions

Firmware is a layer between hardware and software that controls the operations of the former, just like the operating system controls the way applications work. It provides the basic instructions to hardware components and allows them to boot up, communicate with the software on the device, and perform input and output tasks. Solid firmware is essential to having the embedded device perform reliably, and stay protected from threats and vulnerabilities.

Firmware development services we offer

We offer development teams ready to take the burden of embedded firmware design off your shoulders. We possess exceptional knowledge in building embedded systems to deliver a solid technical foundation to support various hardware projects. With the streamlined implementation of our firmware solutions into your hardware, you benefit from reduced embedded development costs, decreased time to market, and top-of-the-line deployment and maintenance services.

The Innowise team handles the entirety of the firmware programming lifecycle, from coming up with a specification, building architecture and the MVP, and delivering the finished product to deploying, maintaining, and updating the firmware.

We offer firmware development services for embedded systems to have them perform reliably. Support your larger systems or manage peripherals with dedicated hardware run by reliable firmware.

Dedicated professionals apply manual and automated testing approaches to make sure that the embedded firmware meets the specified requirements, correctly communicates with associated hardware, and keeps the client’s data protected.

Our team enhances the performance of our clients’ hardware systems. We optimize the firmware to improve the system’s integrity, have it consume less power, respond to commands quicker, and not waste energy.

Innowise developers work with devices running Android Open Source Project at their core. They develop custom firmware for vending machines, interactive displays, check-in systems, and smart TV boxes completely tailored to your use cases.

Our experts build firmware to integrate new hardware into the existing ecosystems. Have your hardware system support new features with newly added devices, or tie in separate pieces of hardware and make them work together efficiently.

We develop firmware for connected devices like CCTV cameras, drones, smart appliances, wearables, digital signal processing devices, and more. Our solutions facilitate convenient configuration and control of the devices and seamless integration with your IoT ecosystem.

Our professionals use RTOSs to enable a single processing core to rapidly switch between different tasks. Known for their reliability, RTOSs guarantee the shortest response times, which is vital for hardware systems like manufacturing equipment that do not tolerate lag.

Firmware developers at Innowise implement security measures on the firmware level to protect the embedded devices and data from exploitable hardware- and network-related vulnerabilities.

  • Firmware design and development
  • Embedded firmware development
  • Firmware testing
  • Firmware optimization
  • Android firmware development
  • Hardware integration
  • IoT firmware development
  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS)
  • Firmware security
Firmware design and development

Firmware design and development

Embedded firmware development

Embedded firmware development

Firmware testing

Firmware testing

Firmware optimization

Firmware optimization

Android firmware development

Android firmware development

Hardware integration

Hardware integration

IoT firmware development

IoT firmware development

Real-time operating systems (RTOS)

Real-time operating systems (RTOS)

Firmware security

Firmware security

Benefits of custom firmware development

Comprehensive firmware development
Improved performance and enhanced features
Custom firmware developers handle firmware projects every step of the way: they communicate with clients to come up with a project specification, design the prototype, lay the technological foundation, build features for an MVP, develop the entire project, deploy and maintain it. The client gets a fully-featured firmware solution that works as intended. In addition, the constant exchange of feedback helps the developers maintain the project’s direction.
The development teams build custom firmware that will work flawlessly with the client's hardware. With firmware optimized for a specific device by experienced professionals, the client can expect better response times and overall speed, longer battery life, improved stability, and tighter security. On top of that, they can add new features to existing devices, improve legacy functionality, fix recurring issues, and protect the device from being compromised.
Cost-efficient development
Faster time-to-market
Getting a dedicated team of software developers for the project's duration saves recruiting costs and allows our clients to easily hire internationally at competitive rates. Expert tech specialists create a clear roadmap for a project that minimizes downtime and resources spent on unwanted or irrelevant features and ensures no hiccups during development. The teams can also scale the project up and down in a relatively short time should the project goals change.
Experienced engineers know all the ins and outs of developing firmware and have perfected how we navigate each type of project. Having worked with different industries and corporate structures, they guarantee efficient collaboration and project delivery. The clients get a pool of experienced talent and an agile workflow to match it. The streamlined process helps to avoid roadblocks and get the finished product to market as quickly as possible.

We match your vision with our experience.

To help you realize your hardware’s fullest potential.

Embedded systems have revolutionized many industries across the board. With IoT devices collecting the data, more and more professionals gain access to insights that allow them to boost productivity in their respective fields further. Innowise recognizes the value embedded systems bring to businesses and works with clients to offer the best firmware solutions that complement their hardware endeavors.

Dmitry Nazarevich

CTO at Innowise

Custom firmware development for industries

Innowise is a custom firmware development company that applies cutting-edge technical prowess to business problem-solving. Tailoring each firmware project for a particular purpose dictated by the client, we are making sure that the firmware complies with the industry-specific requirements, relies on best engineering practices, seamlessly integrates into established workflows, and offers a consistent user experience.

Our firmware development technology stack

Our technical team keeps a close eye on the recent developments in firmware technologies so they can build firmware that allows you to utilize the hardware to its fullest potential. We offer embedded firmware development services using everything from C and ASM for building the firmware to a selection of RTOS, hardware description languages, device drivers, and hardware abstraction levels.

Programming languages
  • C
  • C++
  • Assembly languages (for low-level optimizations)
Integrated development environments (IDEs)
  • Keil µVision
  • Eclipse IDE for C/C++
Real-time operating systems (RTOS)
  • FreeRTOS
  • VxWorks
  • Micrium OS
  • JetBrains CLion
  • Zephyr RTOS
Version control:
  • Git
  • Subversion (SVN)
Debugging tools
  • JTAG Debuggers
  • In-circuit Emulators (ICE)
  • GDB
Hardware description languages (HDL)
  • VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language)
  • Verilog
Device drivers
  • Device-specific libraries and APIs
  • Low-level driver development
Build systems
  • GNU Make
  • CMake
Memory and performance optimization tools
  • Performance analyzers and profiles
  • Memory management tools
Transmission protocols
  • ZigBee 3.0
  • BLE
  • RS-232
  • RS-485
  • LoRa
  • LoRaWAN
  • I2C
  • MQTT
  • CAN
  • AMQP
  • CoAP
Hardware Abstraction Layers (HAL)
  • HAL libraries specific to the hardware platform
  • Custom-built or existing bootloader solutions

How much do our firmware development services cost?

We offer firmware development services at competitive rates with flexible pricing models and development teams that suit clients’ needs. We carefully study the client’s problem and determine the project requirements. That helps us identify factors that shape the overall project cost.

Cooperation model
Project complexity
Project duration
Team size
Team composition
Level of specialists

Hire dedicated firmware engineers

We provide teams of engineers ready to kick off your project in the shortest time – no need for a lengthy onboarding or tedious hiring process. In less than two weeks, you can get a dedicated team of firmware developers who are well-versed in popular collaboration workflows, quickly catch onto project details, and comply with the requirements. The engineers maintain close communication with the client and ensure a smooth flow of feedback and effective collaboration every step of the way. There are a number of benefits that the companies can enjoy by hiring dedicated firmware engineers:

Reduced hiring costs
Access to specialized expertise
Global talent pool
Effective scalability

Our firmware development process

Over the years of collaboration with companies, we have developed a strict workflow that allows our teams to stay on track with projects of any scale. Paired with profound technical expertise, the workflow enables our teams to deliver firmware projects on tight deadlines and keep things transparent for the client. Thanks to transparent communication, the developers flawlessly execute the client’s vision of the project and properly prioritize features.

Firmware analysis
Our team studies the client’s existing firmware solutions to assess the available set of features, system integrity, and performance. The developers can then offer ways to optimize those aspects of the firmware.
Firmware design and architecture
With the specification done, firmware development engineers design the embedded firmware by building architecture to ensure the firmware’s reliability and maintainability.
Firmware programming
Firmware development engineers build new features and/or improve the ones already there. The teams perform the work in short sprints to ensure the most production agility.
Firmware testing and debugging
The QA team performs a series of tests, using as many scenarios as possible to see that the firmware works reliably, has appropriate response times, and has no security issues.
Firmware integration
Our developers integrate the firmware into your existing hardware system to guarantee seamless communication of new devices with legacy hardware.
Firmware deployment
Innowise developers install the firmware onto the client’s hardware and configure it. Also, they train the client’s staff on how to use the solution, troubleshoot issues, and maintain the firmware.
Firmware maintenance
Our tech experts continue to support the firmware along the way, adding new features, updating security and compatibility per the requirements, and eliminating bugs.

We have the expertise to support your firmware project.

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Why choose Innowise as a custom firmware development company?

At Innowise, we combine unmatched technical prowess with process agility and scalability to match the pace of each client individually. The combination of those aspects allows us to bring real value to our customers and deliver embedded firmware solutions that target the industry’s pain points with unrivaled precision.

Seasoned engineers

Innowise employs the top 3% of engineers in our development centers. Equipped with an extensive tech background, they are ready to consult the client on the best solution to their problem and execute said solution flawlessly.

Process agility

Our developers follow the agile development process, which enables us to move through the production process swiftly. Polished over the years, the workflow helps the teams anticipate issues and resolve them promptly.

Scalable process

Innowise carries a bench of engineers with variable firmware development expertise, meaning we can scale any project quickly to meet the production volume requirements. The clients can also hand-pick developers for their projects.


The notion refers to building the low-level code that governs the proper operation of electronic devices. It is essentially a layer that manages the hardware on which software runs. Among other features, firmware performs input and output tasks, boots the device, and grants the software access to the hardware.

Assembly, C and C++ are considered the most widespread languages for embedded firmware programming, and Innowise engineers possess extensive knowledge of those technologies. Striving to keep our services relevant, the developers keep tabs on recent developments in the firmware industry and ensure we have the most demanded tools in our tech stack.

RTOSs perform a small number of repeated tasks with low latency and guaranteed response, which is why they are preferable for critical embedded systems. For example, say you have a part of manufacturing equipment that has to stop each time there’s an issue on the production line to keep the workers safe. Because of the deterministic and predictable nature of RTOS, it will do so every time.

Since firmware is closely tied to the hardware, most challenges arise from this very dependency. For instance, firmware developers have to consider the limited resources of the hardware they work with and adhere to strict security requirements.

Firmware is essential to the device’s operation since it controls most hardware-related functionality. That is the exact reason why hackers and malware often target firmware. Given that embedded systems are often used in industries like construction, logistics, healthcare, and FinTech, keeping the firmware protected is a priority for any developer.

The duration of the firmware project depends on how complex of a solution the client needs. At Innowise, we offer a firmware development workflow that optimizes resource management and allows us to deliver projects within strict deadlines. The clients get a clear project roadmap with the scope of work and milestones on top of constant communication with the production team.

The firmware update is a vital part of the firmware maintenance process, during which the developers build new features, fix discovered vulnerabilities, resolve bugs, and optimize the performance. After the new version of firmware is ready, the engineers test it and proceed to dolly it to the hardware manually or through an OTA update.

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What our customers think

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Our team was happy with Innowise's work. They met specifications at a competitive hourly rate. The team improved with deadlines through requirement adjustments partway through the project. They communicated effectively through Skype, and their efficient onboarding process was a highlight.

Marco Wülser Project Manager IMT
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We are pleased to recommend Innowise as a reliable IT outsourcing partner and highly appreciate their attention to detail and professionalism.

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Andreas Huber Company Owner INDI Solutions & Consulting
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Innowise has completed the first MVP within three months. Since the collaboration has been effective and the team has been highly focused on our goals, the number of the vendor’s team has increased.

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Marco Scarpa Technical Product Manager Beantech S.r.l

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