Introducing BELIeVE – industry’s first independent JS-based automated solution for hardware/software integration verification
19 October 2022
Bermondsey Electronics has launched BELIeVE, an advanced hardware/software integration verification engine that automates the operation of networkable instrumentation & automatically produces test reports
Bermondsey Electronics, an embedded systems design & test house, has launched the Bermondsey Electronics Limited Integration Verification Engine (BELIeVE).
During product development, BELIeVE can be used to inject faults and mimic events/conditions that would otherwise be hard to replicate. In addition, reports are automatically generated, which is of great benefit to engineers that must demonstrate their designs were thoroughly verified; for safety-critical applications and those that must meet industry standards, for example – but also for engineering best practice.
Peter Wrigley, Managing Director of Bermondsey Electronics comments: “BELIeVE is all about providing confidence in a design and going to market quickly with thoroughly verified products, it’s as simple as that. Also, BELIeVE epitomises everything that is good about automation, such as repeatability and being able to run tests remotely or during out-of-office hours, which makes great use of the instrumentation in which the user has already invested.”
Wrigley goes on to say that BELIeVE is effectively a new kind of embedded system development tool, one that builds on the well-proven test-driven development (TDD) methodology, with which software engineers will be familiar.
Bermondsey Electronics has launched BELIeVE, an advanced integration verification engine that provides OEMs with greater confidence in their products & which makes better use of their engineering resources (people & instrumentation)
BELIeVE not only brings the product’s real hardware into the equation but also allows the creation of a simulated environment in which the DUT can operate. Once networked with instrumentation – such as benchtop power supplies, oscilloscopes, dataloggers, DMMs (digital multimeters) – BELIeVE runs scripts that can, for example, change input power, drive analogue and digital inputs, and record outputs. It is also possible to simulate user interactions, such as keypad button pushes and switch throws, meaning tests can run unattended.
BELIeVE is available in two versions:
• BELIeVE-DV is ideal for design and verification work and is supplied with editable interface libraries so that engineers can write their own tests. Enabled user interfaces include Test Manager, Project Manager, Test Editor and Command Line Interface. An unrestricted period BELIeVE-DV node-locked licence for a single PC costs £8,495 + GB VAT. Alternatively, for a node-locked licence for a single PC for one year, the cost is £4,995 + GB VAT. BELIeVE is supplied with a Getting Started guide, sample interfaces (including BLE and ANT+ serial ports), a comprehensive list of Test Editor commands and comes with up to 10 hours of free support from Bermondsey’s technical specialists.
• BELIeVE-QA is for use in product manufacturing scenarios, or as part of a CI toolchain, and runs on the PC’s command line. It is supplied with a Getting Started guide and a node-locked licence for a single PC for one-year and costs just £950 + GB VAT.
BELIeVE is a JS-based integration verification engine that automates instrumentation to confirm a DUT’s HW & SW are functioning as intended; via a debugger, BELIeVE can also inject faults & mimic behaviour that would otherwise be hard to replicate
Fully functional evaluation versions of BELIeVE-DV and BELIeVE-QA can be downloaded from Bermondsey Electronics’ website, www.bermondseyelectronics.com, and will function for 30 days before requiring a licence.
“Like all good inventions, BELIeVE was born of necessity,” concludes Wrigley. “We needed a highly capable integration verification engine to support our own design and test services. When we presented the verification engine at UKEmbedded in May this year, the audience reaction was staggering. In just a little over four months we have commercialised a powerful embedded systems verification tool we feel has the potential of transforming the industry.”
About Bermondsey Electronics
Established in 2016, Bermondsey Electronics is a highly experienced embedded systems design house, and is active in sectors that include aerospace, automotive, medical, security, fitness and leisure.
“BELIeVE is all about providing confidence in a design & going to market quickly with thoroughly verified products, it’s as simple as that,” says Peter Wrigley, Managing Director of Bermondsey Electronics
The company’s design and verification services shorten and de-risk product launches, enabling OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to go to market quickly and with increased confidence in their products.
In-house capabilities include project management, hardware, software and firmware development, and design for test & manufacture (DFT & DFM). Moreover, Bermondsey Electronics has extensive experience of the technologies underpinning industry’s most exciting applications, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Industry 4.0, machine-to-machine (M2M), and the internet of things (IoT) and its industrial counterpart (IIoT).
The company can provide support at virtually any stage of product development, from initial concept through to the complete and thorough functional verification of prototypes and can also oversee PCB (printed circuit board) bring-up.
Bermondsey Electronics is also the architect and sole proprietor of the Bermondsey Electronics Limited Integration Verification Engine (BELIeVE), versions of which are used during product design and verification, continuous integration (CI) and end-of-line quality assurance in manufacturing.
For further information, please visit: www.bermondseyelectronics.com