Product Development: the whole range, from Firmware to Graphical User Interfaces, from Hardware to Mechanics

Would you like to Develop High Quality Products Fast?

Every new product defines the future of your enterprise. We use our knowledge and the knowledge of our partners to serve your future, from the development of software to mechanics. You can focus your resources on your core business, we act as your specialized and thus highly efficient embedded system development.

By being strongly process-oriented we create optimum products for your customers with high certainty and low risks. Be it in development of the overall product or as a partial project for embedded software and/ or electronics/ hardware.

All intellectual property (source codes, schematics, documentation, manufacturing data) is transferred to you, so you can produce, adapt and support the products on your own. We do not want you to be dependent on us.

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Software Development

Premium Technical Software, Developed Swiftly: is this Possible?

In order to reach this goal, on one hand we decrease the coding effort by a broad application of our own libraries and code generators, on the other hand we use professional software engineering methods like iterative ("agile") development and continuous integration with automated tests. So that the automated tests do not have to run on the target system, we design simulators for such projects. Those simulate the electronics and the equipment to be controlled.

We are covering a vast variety of technologies for technical software, so we can select for each project the solution that leads to the least product and life-cycle costs. As full-service provider from deeply embedded software for microcontrollers and signal processors (C/ C++) to PC software (C#), we can provide complete packages including software for service, test, configuration and visualization/ control in sizes ranging from a few thousand to more than 300'000 lines of code (CLOC) .

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Hardware Development

You want Electronics that Performs Straight Away?

Software is indeed usually the more important part of an embedded system, but if the electronics do not work, the software is utterly useless. In order that the electronics work from the beginning and are ready for mass production within two iterations, we use detailed processes and checklists for electronics design and layout.

For that purpose we start early to link up the electronics requirements with software, mechanics and production/ manufacturing. Together with the years of experience of our engineers, also in areas like high-frequency/ EMC, in low power systems including stand-by power optimization and in sensor systems, this results in innovative solutions for your hardware.

Because of the broad spectrum of technologies and knowledge we cover we can reach the lowest product price for you, e.g. through higher integration (less printed circuit boards), modern manufacturing technologies or innovative EMC concepts without shielding enclosure.

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Mechanics Design

You want Ideal Mechanics?

Due to the comprehensive knowledge of our partners about technologies from injection molding over composites and sheet metal as far as milled parts we find the ideal and economic mechanics solution for large to smallest production numbers. By optimizing your system integrally, i.e. over mechanics, electronics and software, massive cost cutting potential can be realized in the overall product. The optimization goals can be e.g. electromagnetic compatibility, manufacturability and maintainability.

Through the well-established partnership the interfaces between electronics/ software design processes and mechanics design processes are clear and so we can offer you an efficient development project.

Industrial Design

Would You like to Sell More Products?

If you develop your next product to be attractive and user friendly, it does not only sell more easily, but you do not have to provide as much support and you have less training effort.

We are considering those facets from the beginning and deliver optimized industrial design and excellent usability together with our partners without expensive adaptations in later project phases.

Troubleshooting

Is your Market Entry Delayed due to "Electronic" or Software Problems?

Are you in doubt whether it is the software, the hardware or even the integrated circuit? Do your EMC problems resist all standard remedies?

We have got the equipment and the experience in software and electronics to find fast and economical solutions for your tricky problems. The support we provide compromises the whole EMC range (radiated, conducted, immunity, emission, especially also for non-conducting enclosures), fast buses (USB, PCIe (PCI Express), Ethernet...), fast memory (DDR RAM...) and software problems (timing, protocol, buffer overflow...).

As our competencies encompass electronics and software, we efficiently tackle the problems with software/ hardware integration or hardware bring-up of your board support package or operating system. Also for production problems we can find the solution to get better yield and lower cycle time.

Industrialization

Shall one Begin something Early, so it has Not do be Done At All?

We think yes. In order not to insert a special industrialization phase between prototypes and series production start, we carry out Design for Cost, Design for Test, Design for Manufacturing etc. from the beginning. So the development time is shortened and the effort is smaller, you are on the market faster and more economically.

The following measures help us amongst others to reach this goal: The first prototype is developed already in a way that it could be the series product. So in many cases only one correction, one further prototype, is needed until series production, in maximum two corrections are required.

In addition we try to let produce all prototypes on the series production line, so process problems are discovered early.

Functional Safety & Security

Must Functional Safety and Security be Complicated?

Certainly only as complicated as necessary. In order not to have to invent the wheel each time anew, we have strict, established processes which deliver the safety-relevant results. Thereby we can economically execute projects with functional safety for industry (IEC61508), machinery (IEC 62061 & ISO 13849), automotive (ISO 26262), aviation (DO-178 (ED-12)/ DO-254 (ED-80)) and  other areas (explosion protection (ATEX), medical, railways...).

Because not only persons, but also data have to be secured, we are in aposition to develop and verify your products with respect to security.

Additionally our established processes strongly decrease the risk that the certification phase will consume unplanned effort and time.

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Project Management

Would You Like to have No Effort with Project Management?

We do the complete project management for you, so that you do not have to assign your staff for it. Project management also includes the management of the risks, so you do not experience surprises. We take care for an efficient development, by e.g. filing and documenting your data in a structured manner, also making maintenance more simple and economic.

After system design, our processes allow us to estimate your project accurately, so that milestones and effort can be defined clearly. Throughout the whole project, we offer you transparency and clarity about status, deadlines and effort.

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