Custom developments made to measure

Are you looking for an experienced partner from electronics development to series production? Benefit from our more than 35 years of experience in the development of complex electronics especially in the automotive, mechanical engineering, medical technology and aerospace industries.

We have highly qualified hardware and software developers who are happy to take on your task and turn the specifications into reality. It does not matter whether it is an automation solution specially tailored to customer requirements or a customer-specific adaptation of one of our standard products. With our specialized know-how we will find a solution for your application together with you.

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Our Development Service

We are your professional partner - from the good idea to the finished serial product

Hardware Development

  • Development of complex SBC and controllers, also with operating unit and I/O modules, "State of the Art"
  • Many years of experience with powerful microcontrollers and processors (PowerPC™, ARM®, etc.)
  • Development also according to IEC 61508 (functional safety) and BVS (mining approval)
  • Proven standard interfaces available, e.g. for EtherCAT®, CompactPCI®, PCI®, PCI EXPRESS®, AMC, VME, CAN
  • VHDL development for FPGAs from Xilinx® and Intel® (formerly Altera®), Efinix®, Lattice®
  • PCB design with up to 12 layers and 120µm structures, also with flex boards and micro vias
  • Test and simulation systems for test benches and printed circuit boards

Software Development

  • Board Support Packages and I/O drivers, e.g. for Linux®, VxWorks®, QNX®, OS-9®
  • EtherCAT support with Master and Slave Stack as well as our Workbench
  • Integration of Industrial Ethernet such as PROFINET® IO, Ethernet/IP and Modbus-TCP
  • CAN driver with same API for almost all hardware platforms, stacks e.g. for CANopen®, J1939
  • Complex control software for special purpose machines according to specifications
  • Application programming for real-time systems (QNX®, VxWorks®, OS-9®, RTOS-32 and others)
  • Test and simulation software, e.g. for aerospace, marine and test bench technology


  • Samples in many cases already 3 - 4 months after the start of the design
  • Test systems for validation and functional tests
  • Support for certifications and type tests (environment, climate, etc.)
  • Bootloader and board support packages for Linux and RealTime-OS
  • Commissioning and training at customer site

Serial Production

  • Serial production in quantities from 10 to 10,000 units/year with OEM partners
  • 100% functionality testing of all products, development of end-of-line tests in-house
  • Archiving of test protocols for at least 10 years
  • Continuous optimization of series costs
  • Stocking of EOL components to ensure availability

Lifecycle Management and Redesign

  • Monitoring of the product status within the framework of lifecycle management
  • Continuous monitoring of component availability to ensure long-term supply capability
  • Re-designs for cost optimization and in case of component discontinuations

Consulting and Support

  • Reliable assignment of an esd responsible for your entire project
  • Dedicated and flexible contact persons in all areas
  • Short ways at esd between system design, production and customer support
  • Documentation in German and/or English
  • Own subsidiary in the USA and worldwide support with partners in China, Japan, Israel and France, among others

Custom developments have numerous advantages

  • Time to market shorter and more cost-effective through the use of proven function blocks
  • Commissioning in your company with training accompanying the project
  • Redesigns can be carried out quickly and cost-effectively
  • Series costs optimized by reduction to the required functionality
  • Buffer stock at esd electronics and just-in-time delivery
  • Availability ensured with component stocking for up to 10 years
  • Lifetime support and redesign to compatible successor (fit-form-function) instead of discontinuation

User and technical reports on selected custom developments

VMEbus: Highly stable in demanding projects

Due to its robustness and real-time capability, the standardized VMEbus technology is still used today in projects with greater demands. To ensure future availability esd electronics develops VME components replacing both its own assemblies as well as those of discontinued third-party products.