Network device drivers continue to be in high demand as connected devices change and expand into new market segments. HiQES developers have worked on a wide variety of projects for network device driver development. Our engineers have experience with a wide range of networking technologies including Ethernet, 802.11 device driver development, 802.16, Bluetooth, 802.15, CAN bus, ZigBee, and other networking devices and protocols.

As new and existing markets expand with connected devices, the need for experienced engineers in the network device and stack space expands with it.  HiQES engineers continue to be at the leading edge of this technology, developing hardware, firmware and software for a variety of networking technologies. Our engineers have extensive experience with network device driver and stack development on numerous operating systems:

  • Android
  • Linux
  • Windows (all desktop versions)
  • MacOS
  • FreeBSD
  • QNX
  • Nucleus
  • VxWorks
  • Other embedded RTOS and custom operating environments


Wired Networking: Ethernet / CAN

Wired networking technology is still very much in use today.  The HiQES network engineering staff has extensive experience designing, developing and porting drivers and firmware for wired technologies such as Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and CAN bus.  Our engineers have successfully designed and deployed Ethernet support for bootloaders, embedded and desktop systems.  Multi-node systems, such as the ones used in the automotive industry, utilize CAN bus as the standard communications medium.  HiQES engineers have created and deployed both the CAN bus driver as well as software sitting in the stack on top of the CAN bus.


Wireless Networking: IEEE 802.11 / IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX)

HiQES is ready to bring experienced engineers to your next wireless Local Area Network (LAN) or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project. From concept to production, our team provides support in all phases of development. This includes support for standards compliance testing such as Wi-Fi certification.

HiQES engineers are experts across a wide range of leading IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 silicon solutions including:

  • AMD
  • Agere
  • Atheros
  • Broadcom
  • Conexant (Intersil)
  • Intel
  • Marvell
  • Raylink
  • Realtek
  • Texas Instruments

HiQES provides a wide range of development services for wireless software for your 802.11 and 802.16 devices including, firmware, 802.11 device driver development and 802.16 device driver development, configuration utilities, filters, OEM customization kits, installation software, control panel applets, and custom application software.

Additionally, HiQES has experience with wireless security features such as WEP, WPA, WPA2, CCX, and custom security extensions and interfaces. HiQES engineers have extended the functionality of several existing AP solutions to include support for new or enhanced security protocols for both the commercial and government markets.

If your company requires customized wireless development for non-conventional or standard applications, HiQES can design and implement a solution for your product. Some examples of our customized wireless development are:

  • Embedded 802.11 device driver development (microcontroller interfacing, RTOS support, etc.)
  • Quality of Service (QoS) extensions
  • Modifying 802.11 firmware and device drivers for extended range
  • Enhanced roaming algorithm development


Personal Area Networking (PAN): Bluetooth™ / ZigBee (IEEE 802.15)

HiQES provides network device driver development services for Bluetooth and Zigbee protocol stacks, device drivers, and firmware for Personal Area Networking (PAN) devices. HiQES’ experience and knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol will allow you to get to production with your products sooner. We also offer development support for cable replacement devices, Bluetooth host controller interface projects, serial (UART) and USB Bluetooth products.

Please see our projects page for examples of projects we have completed.

Regardless of your device driver development needs, our team is able to provide you with exceptional quality and timely delivery. For a free estimate or to discuss the details of your device driver needs with one of our solutions architects please send an email with the details of your driver needs to or call our sales department.