Introducing BELIeVE – Industry’s First Independent JavaScript-Based Automated Solution for Hardware / Software Integration Verification

London, United Kingdom – Bermondsey Electronics, an embedded systems design and test house, has launched the Bermondsey Electronics Limited Integration Verification Engine (BELIeVE). A JavaScript-based solution, this advanced integration verification engine is the first of its kind and automates the operation of networkable instrumentation to exercise a device under test (DUT) and verify that its hardware and software are functioning together as intended. BELIeVE can also be used for continuous integration (CI) and end-of-line quality assurance in manufacturing scenarios.


During product development, BELIeVE can be used to inject faults and mimic events/conditions that would otherwise be hard to replicate. In addition, reports are automatically generated, which is of great benefit to engineers that must demonstrate their designs were thoroughly verified; for safety-critical applications, for example, but also good engineering practice.


Peter Wrigley, Managing Director of Bermondsey Electronics, comments: “BELIeVE is all about providing confidence in a design and going to market quickly with thoroughly verified products, it’s as simple as that. Also, BELIeVE epitomises everything that is good about automation, such as repeatability and being able to run tests during out-of-office hours, which makes great use of the instrumentation in which the user has already invested.”

Wrigley goes on to say that BELIeVE is effectively a new kind of embedded system development tool, one that builds on the well-proven test-driven development (TDD) methodology, with which software engineers will be familiar.


BELIeVE not only brings the product’s real hardware into the equation but also allows the creation of a simulated environment in which the DUT can operate. Once networked with instrumentation – such as benchtop power supplies, oscilloscopes, dataloggers, DMMs – BELIeVE runs scripts that can, for example, change input power, drive analogue and digital inputs, and record outputs. It is also possible to simulate user interactions, such as keypad button pushes and switch throws, meaning test can run unattended.


BELIeVE is available in two versions:


  • BELIeVE-DV is ideal for design and verification work and is supplied with editable interface libraries so that engineers can write their own tests. Enabled user interfaces include Test Manager, Project Manager, Test Editor and Command Line Interface. An unrestricted period BELIeVE-DV node-locked licence for a single PC costs £8,495 + GB VAT. Alternatively, for a node-locked licence for a single PC for one year, the cost is £4,995 + GB VAT. BELIeVE is supplied with a Getting Started guide, sample interfaces (including BLE and ANT+ serial ports), a comprehensive list of Test Editor commands and comes with up to 10 hours of free support from Bermondsey’s technical specialists.


  • BELIeVE-QA is for use in product manufacturing scenarios, or as part of a CI toolchain, and runs on the PC’s command line. It is supplied with a Getting Started guide and a node-locked licence for a single PC for one-year costs just £950 + GB VAT.


Fully functional evaluation versions of BELIeVE-DV and -QA can be downloaded from Bermondsey Electronics’ website,, and will function for 30 days before requiring a licence.


“Like all good inventions, BELIeVE was born of necessity,” concludes Wrigley. “We needed a highly capable integration verification engine to support our own design and test services. When we presented the verification engine at UKEmbedded in May this year, the audience reaction was staggering. In just a little over four months we have commercialised a powerful embedded systems verification tool we feel has the potential of transforming the industry.”

Bermondsey Electronics to give ‘Introduction to Integration Testing’ workshop at UKEmbedded Conference

Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom – Bermondsey Electronics, an embedded systems design and test house, will be giving a workshop at UKEmbedded on 12th May 2022 in Coventry. Entitled ‘An Introduction to Integration Testing’, the workshop will stress the importance of integration testing and its considerable benefits over software-in-the-loop testing (a.k.a. unit testing). A variety of industry hot topics, including continuous integration and continuous delivery, will be covered.

Also, in the full spirit of a workshop, there will be a number of practical exercises. Moreover, attendees will get to keep the development boards (and integration verification code) used during those exercises.

Peter Wrigley, Managing Director of Bermondsey Electronics, commented: “Integration testing is essential if you are to have the highest level of confidence in the product you’re developing. Whilst there’s some value in verifying software through simulation and exercising hardware in isolation, there’s absolutely no substitute for verifying that the compiled code works as intended on the target micro and interacts properly with the product’s memory, I/O and comms ports, and the outside world.”

About Bermondsey Electronics

Active in sectors that include aerospace, automotive, security, fitness and leisure, Bermondsey Electronics is a highly experienced embedded systems design house. The company’s design and verification services shorten and de-risk product launches, enabling OEMs to go to market quickly and with increased confidence in their products.

In-house capabilities include project management, hardware, software and firmware development, and design for test and manufacture (DFT & DFM). Moreover, Bermondsey Electronics has extensive experience of the technologies underpinning industry’s most exciting applications, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Industry 4.0, machine-to-machine (M2M), and the internet of things (IoT) and its industrial counterpart (IIoT).

Bermondsey can provide support at virtually any stage of product development – from initial concept through to the complete and thorough functional verification of prototypes – and can also oversee PCB bring-up.

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