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Ascent Technologies is an organization dedicated to the engineering of embedded microcontroller-based software using an ISO 9001 certified process. Ascent has been in business for over sixteen years and has acquired extensive familiarity with a wide variety of microcontrollers. In addition, we are a trusted Motorola supplier, providing both technical training and software development services.


Advantages to Using
Ascent Technologies


  • We have requirements experience in Structured Analysis (SA) and Object-Oriented Analysis (OOA) methods.
  • The tools we use for requirements development are Teamwork, OMT, Rational Rose, System Architect, Matrix X, StateMate, and Doors.
  • Hazard Analysis methods we support are Fault Tree and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

Design Phase:

  • We have design experience in Structured Design (SD) and Object-Oriented Design (OOD).
  • We are familiar with both state- and event-driven architectures.
  • We are experts in QNX, Photon, UNIX, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Wind River.
  • We possess numerous CASE tools for design, supporting both SD and OOD.
  • We have auto-code capability.
  • We are experts in real-time applications.

Code Phase:

  • We use many high-level target languages including C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, and Ada.
  • We have expertise in target microcontrollers, including:
    • Motorola 6800, 68HC05, 68HC08, 68HC11, 68HC12, 68HC16, 68332 family, MC6833X, MPC555, and M·Core Family (MMC2001, MMC2003).
    • INTEL's 86 family, X486 and Pentium.
    • NEC, TI, Microchip, and many other popular microcontroller manufacturers.
  • We have coding and other development standards in place.

Test / V&V Phase:

  • Independent Test/V&V team - independent of your company's development team.
  • Our development and testing groups are internally independent.
  • We have a large experienced staff.
  • We have the capability to develop and execute the project's V&V plan.
  • We have excellent lab facilities capable of multiple projects.
  • We are familiar with state of the art testing tools such as Hindsight and LabVIEW.
  • We have automatic testing capability.


  • 30,000 square feet of modern office space.
  • Excellent laboratories to support multiple large projects.
  • Extensive, reliable computer network allowing engineers access to contemporary systems.


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