Customized Development - Embedded Systems

Customer-specific Boards and Systems

Hardware and Software Development according to Customer Requirements

  • esd develops and manufactures hardware and software for the automation industry. Special focus is given to custom-specific solutions. Expert teams implement projects from all industries according to customer needs.

Benefits from Customized Development

  • Lower production costs by optimizing the range of functions, the module size and manufacturing effort.

  • Shorter time to market by using proven function blocks.

  • Longtime support and redesign of existing systems instead of discontinuation of products.

Expert Know-How from 35 Years of Experience in Automation

  • System development  - e.g. complex embedded single board computers including the required interfaces.

  • Application development – e.g. test software, complex controllers and control software.

  • Complete systems – hardware and software for complex controllers.

Hardware Development

  • Experts work together in various engineering teams. They develop complex embedded systems and I/O modules according to state-of-the-art.

  • Development is based on many years of experience with powerful microcontrollers (PowerPC™, ARM® and others).
  • Prototypes can be delivered within a few months after design start relying on esd's own prototype production.

  • Proven standard interfaces are available from stock, e.g. USB, PCI EXPRESS®, PCI®, CompactPCI® (serial), AMC®, VME, PMC, XMC.

  • FPGA development - especially for Altera® and Xilinx®, e.g. Cyclone®, Max10® or Spartan®.
  • Complex PCB design with up to 12 layers and 120µm structures, flex printed circuits and micro vias if required.

  • Various board support packages and I/O drivers in stock, including Linux®, VxWorks®, QNX®, OS-9®.

  • esd electronics takes over series production of up to 10,000 units per year.

  • 100% functionality tests of all products with archiving of protocols.

  • esd electronics develops according to IEC 61508 (Functional Safety, SIL 1 to SIL 4) and BVS (Mining Approval).

  • esd electronics carries out conformity tests, e.g. in accordance with DIN EN 61000 (EMC), DIN EN 60068 (climate) und DIN EN 13309 (EMC in motor vehicles)

  • Always up to date due to active memberships in user organizations such as CiA® (CAN), ETG (EtherCAT®), PNO (PROFINET®) und PICMG® (CompactPCI, AMC)

Software Development

  • Test and simulation software, e.g. for aerospace, marine and test bench technology

  • Complex control and controller software for special machines according to customer's requirements.

  • esd's own stacks for CANopen®, J1939 and EtherCAT®.

  • Integration of Industrial Ethernet such as PROFINET® IO, EtherNet/IP™ und Modbus-TCP.

  • CAN drivers with the same API available for almost all hardware platforms.

  • System software for operating and automation components with the option of integrating external systems.

  • Application programming for real-time systems (QNX, VxWorks, OS-9 etc.)

Complete Systems - Hardware and Software

  • Assumption of system responsibility for hardware and software.

  • Complex controls for special machines and solutions optionally with control units.

  • Development and production of customer-specific front panels and housings.

  • Assistance in certifications and type-examination (environment, climate, DNVGL, etc.).

For examples of customized solutions see here

For customer references see here