In this thesis, three individual projects are presented. The first project is concerned with the use of CMOS detectors in HEP. A CMOS sensor called the HVStrip1 is described and some preliminary measurements are made in the laboratory, culminating in a signal to noise ratio being calculated for the sensor of 17 Â± 0.4 at â60 V biasing voltage. The second project encompasses an effort to document and improve a vital piece of test beam software called EUTelescope. This was undertaken as part of an ATLAS qualification task. Finally, the third project centers around work carried out on improving the data capture rates at the DESY II test beam. Software enhancements were made to the DAQ software EUDAQ2 which, when used in combination with a new trigger logic unit, increased the rate of data capture by a factor of 5.5 at a test beam energy level of 2 GeV.