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News

Dead trees in the front of Dune 45 in Namibia

Lean: Just Reduction of Muda?

Lean Management is often synonymous with the reduction of waste (Muda). Is that enough?

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Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2023: Security by Design & Open Space

Visit the ESE Congress 2023 with us!
We present: "Embedded Security by Design" & "Barcamp with Solution Potential: Open Space".

The complete Solcept staff in the seminar room on Pilatus Kulm

20 Years of Solcept

We celebrated our 20th anniversary on the Pilatus... and stayed up there for the night.

Knowledge/ White Papers

Informations, tools and interesting stuff for embedded development, but not only...

Complex Systems

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Legacy Code Documentation

Do you have undocumented "legacy" code? How do you find out what your code does?

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Embedded system: printed circuit board with two processors

Embedded and IT

What does embedded mean anyway? What is the difference to "normal" IT?

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A river meanders through a forest

Data Flow Diagrams: The Forgotten Art

Why data flow diagrams? A plea for more clarity on design, analysis, and functional safety of complex systems.

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Coffee Filter

Anti-Aliasing! Do I need a Filter?

Does my data acquisition system need an anti-aliasing filter? Or is this easier done in software?

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What is the Benefit of Code Generation?

How to reduce development effort while increasing quality at the same time using a code generator...

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Incadescent Lamps

Flicker: What You Aalways Wanted to Know

Where does flicker come from? What can be calculated? How can you influence flicker?

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Power Profiles Soft Switching

How to Measure Flicker without Hardware?

Use our open source flicker simulator! Measure flicker of any voltage waveform.

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ScProbe: JTAG/ debug connector and high density test points on PCB

How to Contact on a Very Confined Space?

Contacting for development without building a printed circuit board adapter.

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Critical Systems

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What Functional Safety is Not

Does an FMEA make the product safe? Will I get the SIL sticker from TÜV at the end? Misconceptions dispelled

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High Software Quality Required - What Now?

Are tests enough to ensure the quality of my software? Or is there something more...

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Sistema for Embedded FuSa?

Sistema is for COTS safety components, isn't it? Or also a guide to ISO 13849...

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Venetian fortress Methoni in Greece

Secure by Design? For Embedded?

What does Secure by Design mean for embedded systems? Why does this matter to me?

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Antique lock

Secure Boot! For Microcontrollers?

Do you need that? And then how is it done?

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Workshop on the whiteboard

5 Tips for a Successful FMEDA

How to perform an efficient and effective FMEDA or quantitative FMEA?

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A Meaningful Software FMEA?

How to perform a software safety analysis, a software FMEA that makes sense?

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Stone pile on the beach

What is the Cost of Functional Safety?

How to estimate the effort for safety-critical systems based on "normal" development: a simple rule of tumb

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Mountain Runner

Functional Safety? The list

The customer finds your product awesome, just would like it with functional safety. What does this mean for your development? A short list.

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Functional Safety? The Details

The customer finds your product awesome, just would like it with functional safety. What does this mean for your development? The details.

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Connected Systems

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Digitalization: a Route

Do you want to digitalize your products? Bring them into the Internet of Things? Find a way here.

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Spider web

Your Product on the Web? Iterative Implementation

Do you have an idea for an IoT product? How can it be implemented efficiently and with low risk?

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Project Management

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Is System Design Worthwhile?

Will your project be faster with System Engineering? There is evidence for this!

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Climber on the rope

Risk Management? A guide

Do you want to set up a simple risk management for your project? Use our template.

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Outsourcing Checklist

You would like to outsource development or consulting?
How to pick the optimum partner.

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Effort Estimation

You want to know what the effort is? Use our estimation tools!

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Project Estimation: : divide et impera

Do you want to estimate your projects more accurately? Here is a method that works!

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Coarse Estimation: if you Know "Nothing"

You only have a rough product description? This is how to generate an effort estimate with it!

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Experiment: engineer measuring an electronic circuit

Experiments and Useful Results?

I encountered the situation time and again: a big heap of plots or a directory full of files, the results of many trials and experiments.

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Planning Poker for the Estimation of Hours

The instructions for Planning Poker and a deck of cards to estimate hours.

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Management

Dead trees in the front of Dune 45 in Namibia

Lean: Just Reduction of Muda?

Lean Management is often synonymous with the reduction of waste (Muda). Is that enough?

Time to Read 1 min

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Functional Safety: And the Processes?

A discussion of the possible options on how to obtain the necessary processes.

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"It works!" Is the product finished?

Or is it? What about the non-functional requirements?

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Ingenieur at the screen

Expertise: the Dreyfus Model

How to classify the expertise of technical specialists? Here you can find a short introduction to a useful model.

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Watch Hands

40% Faster Innovation and Product Development

This is the wish of everybody involved with product development. In a study the time wasters have been identified, but how to get rid of them?

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Four runners run towards the observer

Is Body Leasing Really Simpler?

For your R&D, you would like to call external support. Is it more efficient to have the engineers on place or to award the task as a project?

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Visualization: Plan-Do-Check-Adjust,creativity, processes and goals

What defines a Good Engineer?

Apart from technical knowledge, what are the key success factors of an engineer?

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Archive

That which was new, some time ago...

The complete Solcept staff in the seminar room on Pilatus Kulm

20 Years of Solcept

We celebrated our 20th anniversary on the Pilatus... and stayed up there for the night.

Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2023: Security by Design & Open Space

Visit the ESE Congress 2023 with us!
We present: "Embedded Security by Design" & "Barcamp with Solution Potential: Open Space".

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Shukokai Karate Wetzikon Sponsor

Solcept sponsors part of the training apparel for the Kimura Shukokai Karate Dojo Wetzikon.

Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2022: Processes without "Process Police"

Visit the ESE Congress 2022 with us!
We present: "Wie viel Demokratie vertragen Prozesse? Prozesse ohne "Prozesspolizei" am Leben und lebbar halten".

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ECC 2022: Software Safety Analysis

Visit the Embedded Computing Conference 2022!
We present "Software Safety Analysis for Practitioners"

Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2021: Intent Based Leadership

Visit the ESE Congress 2021 with us!
We present: "Von roter und blauer Arbeit: Sechs Pattern für Führung in dieser Zeit".

Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2019: Safety & Psychology

Visit the ESE Congress 2019 with us!
We present "Menschliche Aspekte von Safety-Projekten: Was Sie in der FuSi-Schulung nicht hören"

Forum Safety & Security

Safety & Security 2018: Experiences FuSa

Visit the Forum Safety & Security 2018!
We present "Vom funktionierenden zum sicheren Produkt: ein Erfahrungsbericht zur Einführung von funktionaler Sicherheit"

Embedded Computing Conference

ECC 2018: Processes, just Tedious?

Visit the Embedded Computing Conference 2018!
We present "Wieso Prozesse: ist das nicht einfach nur mühsam?"

Embedded Software Engineering Kongress

ESE 2017: Effort Estimation

Visit the ESE Congress 2017 with us!
We present "Aufwandsschätzung: Handwerk oder Magie?"

Embedded Computing Conference

ECC 2017

Visit the 10th Embedded Computing Conference 2017 with us!

Start Button: ready for ISO 26262!

Ready to Start with Automotive Safety!

Thanks to a good foundation with competent engineers and institutionalized processes we could reach the capability for ISO 26262 rapidly.

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News from May

New website, now fully responsive. New staff and again capacity for your projects.

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News 2003..2015

The very old news...

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