Alternative Development

AltDev provides a rich variety of embedded software services having experienced team of professionals that worked for many years in the embedded industry for market leading companies like Ericsson, Nortel, IBM or ENEA.

Located in Bucharest, Romania, AltDev is able to provide telecom, datacom, medical, automotive software design, development, testing, support, training or on-site implementation offering its expertise and value-added resources that dramatically reduce your software development time, costs and improve the quality of products.

AltDev‘s number one goal is to make customers more successful by combining the long industry experience with Romania’s most competitive advantage in software services: highly qualified, cost effective resources.

Our Offering

  • Strong experience in software development for telecom industry
  • Networking and high performance systems focus
  • Understanding of portability and maintenance versus development time/costs issues
  • Ability to schedule and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to formalize requirements and to implement requirements
  • Understanding of scalability/ availability problems in production systems
  • Understanding of security and modern industrial cryptography
  • Ability to understand various business models and to remain in touch with real world
  • Understanding and applying classical real-time development patterns for various scenarios and platforms
  • Ability in product troubleshooting, bug isolation and fixing in industrial computing environment
  • Ability to find answers fast and clear and to learn from similar experiences
  • Expertise in speaking client language


  • Strong software development, maintenance and testing expertise
  • Romanian legislation advantages as set of laws designed to stimulate IT environment
  • Very good quality/cost ratio
  • Good IT infrastructure
  • High quality of our resources and access to pool of professionals (both experienced and newly graduated)
  • Multilingual skills
  • Legislation regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of intellectual property rights is in agreement with EU practices and ensures protection against infringement

Domains of Expertise

  • Software development, testing, maintenance and implementation for telecom industry
  • BSP (Board Support Package) and application development on embedded systems
  • Operating systems: RTEMS, VxWorks, Nucleus, Linux and Embedded Linux, eCos, FreeBSD, Solaris or other UNIXs, in-house OSs (Ericsson’s DIOS or Nortel’s STEM)
  • Processors: ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, x86 architectures
  • Host-based development tools (cross-compilers and cross-debuggers usage on Windows – Cygwin, Linux, Solaris)
  • Familiar with standard UNIX both BSD and SVID (System V Streams included) environment
  • Expertise in low level network programming from ASIC and network device drivers issues to socket performance development techniques and data serialization/encapsulation
  • Cross platform development (customizing or fixing make tool, script interpreter/shell, compiler tool locations etc)
  • Compiler suite and gdb debugger, make and clearmake build system and autotools suite (automake, autoconf, libtool)
  • Various scripting and programming languages
  • Extended experience in managing ODM companies from telecom/datacom industry


  • WiMax, HSPA, GSM, CDMA, mobile technologies
  • BGP, OSPF, RIPv1, RIPv2, multicast (IGMP, PIM-SM/SSM), VRRP
  • Layer 2-3 Switching
  • Layer 4-7 Load Balancing
  • Virtual LAN, Spanning Tree Protocol, MultiLink Trunk
  • Frame Relay, X25, SNA
  • Radius, DHCP, BOOTP, LDAP
  • VoIP, VoFR
  • SS7, IN, CAMEL
  • ISDN, Analog Lines, R2/CAS, SSL
  • SNMP v1-v3

Embedded/Board bring-up

  • Embedded Linux – BSP, Kernel modules, Device drivers
  • VxWorks – BSP, Drivers, FileSystem
  • Communication or power supply interfaces (SPI, USB, I2C, I2S, MMC, GPIO, UART, SDIO, Ethernet, etc)
  • Camera, camcorder, audio, ALSA, GPS, SDcard, Bluetooth
  • Power management
  • Emulators

Sample of Projects

  • Development of system that offers connectivity to units in the vehicle using 3G, Wi-Fi, Ethernet over USB and Bluetooth (WRLinux and Freescale i.MX281 processor)
  • Low level driver development for Intel IVI platform (Meego system and Atom processor)
  • Device drivers development for TI OMAP processors running VxWorks embedded OS
  • Device drivers development for datacentric mobile products for TI OMAP processors running Nucleus embedded OS
  • Overall responsibility L2-3 and L4-7 switch that provides front end processing, local and global load-balancing, application redirection, advanced filtering and security for server farms
  • Overall responsibility for Multiservice Access Switch data centres, content delivery networks delivering up to 60 voice connections as well as fax, video, legacy and data traffic over a single WAN link

Embedded Computing Unit - ECU1

  • Highly efficient industrial device powered by Linux embedded operating system suitable for extended set of industrial applications (connectivity, data acquisition, protocol conversion, remote maintenance, etc) due to its interfaces (RJ45 Ethernet connectors, RS232, RS485, USB, touchscreen connector, micro SD, CAN, digital and analog inputs/outputs, 20-bit ADC microphone input, 20-bit DAC audio output etc) and optional accessories (3G/GPRS, GPS or external antenna).

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Armand Calinescu 26th, 2nd floor, Bucharest, Romania

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