Product development Electronics and system development

We are your innovative and comprehensive development partner. Whether electronics, software, layout, mechanics or system development - TQ supports you in the development of your products from the product idea to the realization of the series product and product maintenance.

As an E²MS systems provider (Electronic Engineering & Manufacturing Services), we can help you design printed circuit boards, components and complete units to meet every need and requirement. Having many years of experience and an extensive know-how in a wide range of industries, our development team will always find suitable and successful solutions for your needs.

The benefits for you

  • Many years of comprehensive experience in electronics, software, system on chip, mechanics and system development
  • Continuous development services from requirements definition to series transition and product maintenance
  • Broad sector expertise: industry, aviation, medical technology, traffic & transport and others
  • Development services from flat modules to complete systems
  • Solution modules and modular system for reducing development times, costs and risks
  • Dfx - Design for Excellence (DfM, DfT, DfS, DfR, DtC, …)
  • Comprehensive offerings – A single source for all your needs
EMS-Development

Our services in the area of product development

System development

We develop complete products and systems for you according to your individual needs, from requirements engineering, electronics, software and mechanics development to product qualification and series transition.

  • Requirements Engineering : Systematic requirements analysis, assessment and requirements definition, the most important basis of successful products
  • Requirements Management : Requirements management and requirements tracking throughout the project, use of requirements management systems
  • System architecture and system design
  • Usability engineering, user experience design (UX design)
  • Industrial design
  • 3D visualization, model making, rapid prototyping, mockups
  • Simultaneous engineering (electronics, software, SoC, mechanics)
  • Production concept
  • Service concept
  • Risk management: Product risk management, project risk management, production risk management (depending on requirements)
  • System integration
  • System qualification and accreditation: verification, validation, if applicable field tests and usability tests, certification and accreditation
  • Series transition
  • Verification and traceability

Electronics development

Hardware development in the E²MS business: Depending on your requirements, we can provide support or take over the entire electronics development process for you, so that you can concentrate on your core competencies.
 

Microcontrollers – 8 to 64 bits, multicore und DSP – both modular and design-in solutions

  • Product Family ARM Cortex-Mx, Cortex-Ax, ARM 7, 9,11, ARM – A 53,72, Power-Architecture, 8051, ST7, H8, C16x, M16, MSP430, PIC, ColdFire, DSP
  • x86-Architecture: Intel® Atom™, Intel® Core™, Intel® Xeon®

Memory

  • SDRAM, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 + LPDDR4, Flash, HDD, SSD, Industrial NAND-Flash, Power Sequencing

Simulation

  • SPICE, HyperLynx, FDTD

Interfaces, field buses – offered as solution kits

  • PCIe, PCI, SATA, USB, USB-C, M.2, mPCIe, mSATA,CF-Card Firewire, RapidIO
  • RS232, RS422/485, CAN, DeviceNet, CAN Open, KNX, LON, Ethernet 1, 2,5 ,10 Gbps
  • Sercos, Powerlink, M-Bus, Profibus, Profinet, EtherCAT

Display und Touchscreens

  • LCD, VFD, STN, TFT, also customized
  • Display Port, HDMI
  • Touch: resistive, capacitive, multi-touch

HF technology / radio technology

  • ISM430, ISM860, ISM2.4G, WLAN, ZigBee, GSM/GPRS, GPS, LTE

Analogue technology, metrology

  • Signal pickup, signal amplification, signal conditioning

Optoelectronics, audio and video technology

  • Camera systems, data communication, autofocus, digitizer, image editing, image processing, audio amplifier, spectrometer

Power electronics / power supply

  • Switching regulators, power supply units, inverters, chargers

Motor controls

  • DC motors, brushless DC motors, AC motors, stepper motors

Software Developement

We support you with solutions tailored to your wishes, requirements and general framework. This ranges from hardware-related software components to complex application development, even in highly regulated environments (e.g. aviation, medical devices, and functionally safe systems). Everything is available as individual components or as complete systems. We enable short development times thanks to a large portfolio of existing and proven solution modules, thus offering quality and reliability.
 

Mikrocontroller Software

  • Design and implementation of firmware for microcontroller systems
  • Integration and adaptation of modern real-time operating systems (RTOS)
  • Development of specific peripheral drivers
  • Integration of middleware
  • Design and implementation of the application logic
    • Measurement, control, regulation
    • Digital signal processing
    • Data storage and processing
    • Complex state machines
    • Graphical user interfaces (GUI)
    • Connectivity (including WiFi)
    • IoT applications (MQTT)

Application Development

  • Design and conception
  • Implementation of modern software architectures and operating concepts (including distributed applications, micro services, use of web technologies)
  • User interface and usability design
  • Measure and control
  • Signal processing and sensor fusion
  • Data management
  • System updates (classic, over the air (OTA), cloud based)
  • Security and safety
  • Graphical user interfaces (GUI) with/without touch operation
  • Design and implementation of connectivity and modern IoT solutions
  • Desktop applications for communication with embedded devices
  • Use of the latest programming languages, frameworks and technologies

Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

  • Customized Apps
  • Service apps for status display and control
  • Platform-specific or cross-platform code base
  • Maintenance and care

IoT, Web and Cloud Applications

  • IoT microcontroller software
  • Development of web front-end applications for embedded systems as an alternative to the display
  • Networking of products with cloud services and portals (retrofit integration)
  • IoT interfaces for embedded systems (cloud connection)
  • Backend programming with your cloud solutions (including update infrastructure, runtime analysis, machine usage)
  • Customer-specific IoT devices and IoT gateways
    • Wireless devices (WiFi, LTE / LTE-M, ZigBee, Z-Wave)
    • IoT functions for TQ modules and baseboards
    • IoT Software
  • Firewalls and edge computing servers
  • Own box PCs, integrated and customer-specific solutions
  • Cloud servers and cloud services
    • Installation and administration, also in external data centers
    • Supervision and monitoring
    • Data storage
    • Data preparation and visualization (including information fusion)
    • Maintenance and care

Embedded Operating Systems

  • Customer-specific UEFI BIOS development for our x86 modules
    • Boot logo, chip integration (including Super IOs), PCIe configuration
    • Secure Boot
    • Adaptation of customer-specific carrier hardware
  • Embedded Application Programming Interface (EAPI)
    • Access to board information
    • Backlight, storage, I2C bus, watchdog, GPIO functions
  • Linux Board Support Packages (BSP) for PowerPC, ARM and x86 architectures
    • Real-time extensions (Preempt-RT Linux, Xenomai)
    • Use of modern build systems like Yocto, PTXdist, BuildRoot, OpenWRT
    • Development of bootloader (among others U-Boot, eboot, vxWorks bootlader, GRUB)
    • Professional embedded Linux development
    • Implementation of peripheral drivers / hardware interfaces including I²C, I²S, SPI, CAN, USB, RS232/485, PCI/PCIe, LVDS, HDMI, Ethernet, WiFi, and many more
    • Integration of libraries and middleware
      • Modern communication stacks, such as WiFi, CANopen, Modbus, MQTT, OPC UA, fieldbus
      • Integration of data management systems, file systems, databases
      • Embedded GUI and application frameworks, such as OpenGL, DirectFB, Qt

Engineering Services

  • Requirements engineering
  • Software architecture design
  • Threat analyses (Cyber Security)
  • Functional safety
  • User interface and usability design
  • White and black box testing
  • License conformity Clearing
  • Standards and processes including software development according to processes of EN9100 and DO-178B/C (DAL C-E) as well as IEC 62304 and IEC 61508

System-on-Chip developement (SoC) / Logic-Design

As an E²MS system supplier, TQ offers system-on-chip development, also known as Logic Design, of the highest quality.
 

SoC applications

  • High performance and low latency
  • Fast control algorithms
  • Proprietary protocols
  • Periphery expansion for processors / microcontrollers

SoC methodology

  • Design with VHDL, C and MATLAB
  • System-level design with IP Cores
  • Verification with simulation, coverage, hardware tests

Design service

  • Broad vendor and architecture support (e.g. INTEL/ALTERA, XILINX, LATTICE, ACTEL/MICROSEMI)
  • Optimization and conversion

PCB-Layout

As an E²MS system supplier (E²MS = Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Services), TQ can assist you at every stage of your project – according to your wishes and needs. In addition to electronics development, PCB layout (also called PCB design) including correct PCB realisation of challenging boards is a good entry point into TQ’s electronics services.
 

High PCB quality

Through intensive contact with various circuit board manufacturers qualified by TQ and the application of defined design rules, your circuit board is produced in a high-quality and cost-effective manner.
 

Design for Manufacturing (DFM), high assembly quality

With the help and feedback of TQ’s own assembly production department, we keep our PCB design rules up to date and place your components on your PCB in compliance with all electrical requirements.
 

Design for Testability (DFT), best possible testability of the printed board assembly

Test procedures are coordinated at an early stage with the TQ specialist department for test equipment development. This is how we achieve optimal test depth at low cost. The layout is designed for the most effective and cost-effective optical and electrical testing possible.

Rapid start of production

Internal review in the different design phases avoid the need for redesigns, saving you time and costs. Our overall view of your design across the entire process chain allows you to benefit from low product costs.

Mechanical development

Our experienced development team designs and develops casings, drives and complete systems for you according to your requirements.
 

Range of services

  • Housings, housing parts
  • Optical systems
  • Mechatronic systems (motors, drive systems, actuators)
  • Complete systems

Planning and conception

  • 3D design
  • Industrial design
  • UX design, usability engineering

Design

  • 3D design
  • 2D design
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Design for Automation / Design for Robotic Assembly
  • Design for Service
  • Design for Robustness
  • Design to Cost
  • Poka-Yoke-Design
  • Tool design

Simulation

  • FEM strength analysis
  • FEM thermal simulation
  • FEM flow simulation
  • Assembly simulation
  • Motion simulation

Connectors & Wiring

  • Wiring, cables, harnesses
  • Connectors

Sample and prototype construction

  • In-house prototyping
  • 3D Printing

Project management

Benefit from the extensive experience and expertise and the support of our certified project managers for your products.
 

Scope of services

  • Customer consulting 
  • Project planning
  • Project monitoring
  • Project reporting
  • Project risk management, product risk management, production risk management
  • Change management
  • Approval management
  • Traceability

Methods

  • V-Modell 
  • Classical project management
  • Agile project management, Scrum
  • Hybrid project management using classic and agile methods depending on requirements

Tools

  • MS-Project, TQ-Project, SAP, JIRA, Confluence and others
  • Requirements management systems Polarion and Doors

 

V-Model

V-Model

Agile development according to Scrum

TQ-Scrum

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

TQ offers a full range of services in the field of electromagnetic compatibility such as:

  • EMC consulting, EMC training
  • EMC concept (ground, power supply, filter, ...)
  • EMC measurement
  • EMC preliminary testing
  • EMC optimization
  • EMC-Simulation (SPICE, HyperLynx, FDTD)
  • Interference emission, interference immunity
  • Far field, near field, wired

Product qualification / verification, validation and accreditation

As an E²MS system supplier, the TQ-Group offers you a wide range of product tests at the highest level as a basis for product certifications and approvals:
 

Climate tests

  • Temperature and humidity
  • Temperature cycles

Mechanical tests

  • Vibration resistance
  • Shock resistance

EMC tests

  • Interference emission
  • Interference immunity (field-bound, line-bound, ESD)

Reliability and durability tests

  • HALT (securing product development)
  • HASS (securing serial production)

More environmental tests

  • Impermeability
  • Chemical resistance (liquids, gases)

Radio approvals

  • EMC and RED
  • FCC and ISED
  • and more

Function and specification testing

  • Tolerances
  • Stability
  • Signal integrity
  • Timing

Development process

  • FMEA at system, design and process level

Environmental protection requirements

  • REACh, RoHS, WEEE, EUP, BattG

Functional safety requirements

  • SIL, DAL

Other validation tests

  • Endurance tests, load tests
  • Field tests
  • Usability studies, usability tests

Certifications and approvals

  • Device safety TÜV/GS, VDE, UL
  • Medical devices
  • Aviation
  • Shipping

Product compliance tests, certifications and approvals at the TQ-Product-Compliance-Center

Test equipment development and construction

We plan, design and implement test equipment for assemblies and complete devices - optimally adapted to your respective requirements.

  • Test planning and test conception
  • DfT consulting, DfT analysis, DfT conception
  • Use of all common inspection methods - depending on the requirements, the most suitable inspection method in each case
    • AOI (automatic optical inspection), X-ray inspection, AXI (automatic X-ray inspection)
    • In-circuit test (analog and digital)
    • Boundary-scan test
    • Function test
    • Combined test methods
    • Burn-in tests (static / dynamic and active / passive), run-in tests
    • System tests, end-of-line tests, final acceptance tests
  • Test equipment development Test electronics, test software, test adapters and automation (depending on requirements)
  • Test equipment development Test electronics, test adapters and test systems
  • Test equipment qualification, test equipment capability analysis, validation
  • Test equipment monitoring

Series transition

We ensure a fast and safe transition of your products into series production.

  • Definition and documentation of production processes
  • Production risk management, process FMEA (depending on requirements)
  • Machine and process qualification incl. validation
  • Fixture and tool construction and qualification of these incl. validation
  • Test equipment development, test equipment construction and qualification of these incl. validation
  • Supplier selection and qualification
  • Initial sample testing and initial sample qualification
  • Zero series production and series release
  • Verification and traceability

 

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