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Firmware testing

Started by Neo February 23, 2007
Hi,
I dont know if this is the right forum to ask but I would like to know
what is firmware testing is all about. I have been asked if I am
interested in this but have not worked in this area before(I am from
hardware background) so please let me know of any links or sites which
can give me an idea.

thanks,
Neo

Neo wrote:

> Hi, > I dont know if this is the right forum to ask but I would like to know > what is firmware testing is all about. I have been asked if I am > interested in this but have not worked in this area before(I am from > hardware background) so please let me know of any links or sites which > can give me an idea. >
Neo, firmware is the funtionality of a device. So testing firmware is testing the functionaliy of the device. Rene -- Ing.Buero R.Tschaggelar - http://www.ibrtses.com & commercial newsgroups - http://www.talkto.net
On Feb 23, 2:09 pm, Rene Tschaggelar <n...@none.net> wrote:
> Neo wrote: > > Hi, > > I dont know if this is the right forum to ask but I would like to know > > what is firmware testing is all about. I have been asked if I am > > interested in this but have not worked in this area before(I am from > > hardware background) so please let me know of any links or sites which > > can give me an idea. > > Neo, > firmware is the funtionality of a device. So > testing firmware is testing the functionaliy of the > device. > > Rene > -- > Ing.Buero R.Tschaggelar -http://www.ibrtses.com > & commercial newsgroups -http://www.talkto.net
Hi, How is it different from hardwware functional verification? Also what kind of tools, programming languages are used? any special skills reqd? thanks, Neo
On Feb 23, 4:26 am, "Neo" <zingafri...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> How is it different from hardwware functional verification? Also what > kind of tools, programming languages are used? any special skills > reqd?
You are testing the built-in software rather than the hardware. Obviously the lines may blur. In general, the software is going to be more complipcated than a lot of hardware, and so the errors may involve very unusual occurances - think about how you would go about verifying the windows operating system (and then realize that there's a version of it marketed for embedded applications!). Though if by hardware your mean a processor or comparable complexity asic, then verifying that can be pretty complicated too.
"Neo" <zingafriend@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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> Hi, > I dont know if this is the right forum to ask but I would like to know > what is firmware testing is all about. I have been asked if I am > interested in this but have not worked in this area before(I am from > hardware background) so please let me know of any links or sites which > can give me an idea. > > thanks, > Neo >
Check out comp.software.testing. It's not firmware specific, but it's a good ng. Scott