In today’s interconnected world, embedded devices play a vital role in various industries, including automotive, healthcare, industrial & home automation. The Firmware over-the-air solution provided by Faststream allows firmware upgrades to push new features and configuration modifications responsible for operating the underlying embedded devices.
It is critical to be able to upgrade the operating systems/firmware of connected devices to maintain them safely, offer new features, and repair problems. The Internet of Things (IoT) has a lot of potential, but it also has a lot of implementation obstacles, such as context-aware updates, connectivity concerns, security risk updates, IoT deployment scale issues, and recovery from interrupted updates. Firmware upgrades have become a typical component of IoT systems to keep the huge number of linked devices up to date-and safe.
Hence, the FOTA solution should provide reduced response time, work over poor links, and provide encryption for security. The solution should be scalable and efficient with respect to link utilization. It should also offer hierarchical support for connected cars environment.
The solution provided by Faststream facilitates over-the-air updates for automobiles, medical devices, robotics, and more. Our Firmware OTA solution enables efficient and secure firmware updates for embedded devices. The system architecture consists of an update server, embedded devices acting as gateways or standalone, AWS IoT Core, and MQTT for communication.
Today, automobiles have advanced to the point where they are incredibly clever. Instead of traditional mechanical components, the software now controls the majority of the vehicles. Software is becoming increasingly common in the automobile industry and accounts for a significant amount of the bill of materials. This rise, along with excessive warranty and recall costs, indicates that FOTA is inevitable.
Through OTA services, over the air firmware updates and downloads for any of the car’s electronic control components are possible. As the number of ECUs keeps increasing in vehicles, sharing diagnostic and operational data from onboard systems may assist automotive manufacturers in improving product quality and operational efficiency, as well as providing post-sale vehicle performance and feature updates.
Wireless upgrades should be possible in modern automobiles. A connected automobile that cannot be updated remotely poses a significant cyber security risk. Automotive over-the-air updates have become the most preferred method for the distribution of everything from operating system security patches to infotainment system features and configuration changes or ECU updates.
High demands are placed on the reliability and security of the processes used for the task of updating the critical vehicle functions. Service-oriented communication in the Adaptive AUTOSAR has replaced the signal-based communication used in the Classic AUTOSAR. This system architecture has made the integration of new applications into the entire system much easier. Therefore, adaptive AUTOSAR supports differential updates, while the classic AUTOSAR requires a full update of the application software.
Faststream’s Management Server Includes:
Once the development of FOTA features for connected devices is done, the software and hardware components are exposed to the following pre-production test-case scenarios: