Arrow Electronics has introduced software support services to help customers accelerate their journey to production. Areas covered include artificial intelligence, application software, security software, operating system integration and cloud software. Leveraging the Software Competence Centre in Gdansk, the services will be accessible via all local Arrow branch offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). These new services complement the existing hardware and software design capabilities offered globally by eInfochips, Arrow’s professional engineering services arm.
Embedded system designs are advancing to new heights with increased feature sets. The proportion of project effort devoted to the software development for these advanced projects is now a dominating factor for successful design execution. Recognising the criticality of software support, Arrow has invested in its engineering teams, developing the expertise to support customers through the software development process.
The professional software support services follow a structured menu for customers to select from. Some initial services, such as assistance getting development tools from the hardware supplier up and running with the standard supported software, are complimentary. Other, more involved tasks are fee-based, with Arrow’s key goal being to help the customer get their product to market as quickly as possible.