Finding Firmware Defects

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This article begins an exploration of how the nature of embedded systems software, also called "firmware," affects the software testing process. The testing methods commonly applied to other types of software are inadequate to thoroughly test critical firmware-based systems.

This article begins an exploration of how the nature of embedded systems software, also called "firmware," affects the software testing process. The testing methods commonly applied to other types of software are inadequate to thoroughly test critical firmware-based systems.

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Sean M. Beatty's picture Sean M. Beatty

As a principal with High Impact Services, Inc., Sean M. Beatty helps companies avoid the pain and expense of releasing products with critical software defects. Sean teaches, consults, and also tests and analyzes software for critical applications. He can be reached at smbeatty@highimpactservices.com.

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