• Strong and competent development
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Development

Whether hardware, software, layout or mechanics - as system service provider /E²MS (Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Services), TQ supports right from the moment the project idea is born. The development team numbering approx. 125 persons has many years of experience and considerable know-how in many branches.

 

Comprehensive development processes

 

  • According to industry, medical technology, aerospace, automotive standards
  • Predevelopment – conception – realization – product qualification – process qualification – obsolescence management – product care

 

Extensive development expertise

 

  • Project management
  • Hardware development 
  • Software development
  • Logic-Design / System-on-Chip
  • Mechanical development
  • Layout development
  • EMC measurement, EMC consultation
  • DFx - Design for Excellence
  • Product qualification
  • Process qualification
  • Testing tool development

 

 

How you benefit:

  • an interface for all matters
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • advice on the deployment of different technologies
  • support also provided for ‘older designs’
  • the right information at the right time in the right amounts
  • choice of modules from a standard library using an extended search
  • competent support throughout the entire development cycle
  • cost-effective solution for development tasks
  • broad experience
  • modular system (many solutions do not have to be newly developed)
  • from your point of view, the project is transparent and comprehensible at all times

Project management

  • Project planning: milestone plan, scheduling,  resource planning, quality assurance plan, development plan in accordance with  EN 9100, ISO 13485 or TS 16949 
  • Project monitoring: project progress, costs, deadlines, quality, approves
  • Target Costing, real-time manufacturing costs calculation
  • Project management tools: TQ-Projekt / SAP, MS-Project
  • Requirement management tools: Doors, Polarion

 

Hardware development

  • Microcontroller applications 8 - 64 Bit, Multicore and DSP (ARM Cortex-Mx, ARM Cortex-A8, ARM Cortex-A9  ARM7, ARM9, ARM11,  Power Architecture, Intel Architecture,  8051, ST7, H8, C16x, M16, MSP430, PIC, ColdFire, DSP; SDRAM, DDR2, DDR3, Mobile DDR, Flash, HDD, SSD, Industrial NAND-Flash,  Power Sequencing; as module solution und design-in)
  • Interfaces, field busses (PCIe, PCI, SATA, PS/2, USB, Firewire, PCMCIA, PCCard, J1850, RapidIO, ...; RS232, RS422/485, CAN, DeviceNet, CAN Open, KNX, LON, Ethernet, Sercos, Powerlink, M-Bus, Profibus, Profinet, EtherCAT, ...; as a solution kit )
  • Displays and touch screens (LCD, VFD, STN, TFT, also customer-specific; Touch: resistive, capacitive, multi-touch)
  • HF technology / radio technology (ISM430, ISM860, ISM2,4G, WLAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee, GSM/GPRS, GPS, ...)
  • Analog technology, measurement engineering (Signal pickups, signal amplification, signal processing)
  • Optoelectronics, audio and video technology (Camera systems, image pickup units, autofocus, digitizer, image preparation, image processing, laser, audio amplifier, spectrometer)
  • Power electronics / power supply (Switching regulator, power supply units, inverters, charging devices)
  • Engine controls (DC motors,  brushless DC motors,  AC motors, stepper motors,…)
  • Simulation (SPICE, HyperLinx, FDTD)

 

Software development

  • Firmware design
  • Operating system adaptations and drivers (BSPs): Linux, VxWorks,  FreeRTOS,  Embedded Windows, Windows CE, QNX PikeOS
  • Applications
  • APPs (Android, iOS)
  • Safety sensitive applications for industry, medical, aviation and automotive (Requirement, design, implementation, verification and traceability according to DO-178B, EN62304, IEC61508, ISO26262)
  • Tools (ELDK, PTX-Dist, YOCTO, LTIB, Keil, Code Warrior, Workbench, Visual Studio, Qt Creator, RadCase, Bauhaus Suite; GIT, VSS, Subversion, ClearCase; Enterprise Architect, Matlab Simulink; Bugzilla, ClearQuest, Beyond Compare, PC/SP-Lint, RTH)
  • Qualification (Module and component tests, regression tests; Black box tests, white box tests, system tests)

 

Logic design / System-on-Chip development

  • Applications
    High performance and low latency
    High speed control algorithms
    Proprietary protocols
    Peripheral extensions for processor / microcontroller
  • Methodology
    Design with VHDL, C and MATLAB
    Design at system level with IP cores
    Verification by simulation, coverage, hardware tests
  • Design Service
    Wide manufacturer- and architecture support (e.g. ALTERA, XILINX, LATTICE, ACTEL/MICROSEMI)
    Optimization, conversion, implementation on ASIC

 

Layout

 

Mechanical development

  • Housings and complete systems
  • Drives, motors, gears
  • Machines and systems
  • Conception, design and consulting
  • Material and technology consulting
  • 2D/3D construction
  • Data administration PDM and QM processes
  • DFM / DFS / DFC
  • 3D simulation (Dynamik)
  • FEM strength analytics
  • FEM thermo simulation
  • FEM computational fluid dynamics
  • Rapid prototyping (3D print)
  • Professional ECAD interfaces (IDF, Pads)

 

EMC measurement, EMI optimization, EMI consultation

  • EMC consultation
  • EMC training sessions
  • EMC conception (mass,  power supply, filters,…)
  • EMC measurements
  • EMC analysis of cause
  • EMC optimizations
  • EMC simulation (SPICE, HyperLynx, FDTD)
  • Spurious emission, interference immunity
  • Far-field, near-field, grid-bound

 

DFx - Design for Excellence / optimal design

  • DFM – Design for Manufacturing: production optimized design
  • DFT – Design for Testability: testability optimized design
  • DFL – Design for Longevity: longevity optimized design 
  • DFR – Design for Reliability / Design for Robustness / Robust Design: high reliability / low fault rate / longevity
  • DFS – Design for Service: easy maintenance design
  • DFE – Design for Environment: eco-friendly design: RoHS, REACh, EuP, power consumption, recycling,…
  • DTC/DFC – Design to Cost /Design for Cost effectivity: cost-optimized design

 

 Product qualification

  • Function test, specification test
  • Tolerances, stability, signal integrity, timing
  • Mechanical tests, vibration and shock resistance
  • Thermal check, temperature cycle test, climate test (temperature, moisture)
  • EMC check
  • Reliability and lifetime tests (HALT, HASS)
  • Density/impermeability test, chem. resistance (liquids, gases)
  • Functional safety requirements (SIL, ASIL, DAL)
  • Environmental protection requirements (REACh, RoHS, WEEE, EUP, BattG)
  • FMEA (system FMEA, design FMEA, process FMEA)
  • Certifications and permits (Equipment safety ,TÜV/GS, VDE, UL, medical product permit, aviation permit, shipping permit, automotive permit)

 

Testing tool development

  • ICT, FPT, BST, FKT, Burn-in, Run-in, combined tests, optional inline
  • HF technology
  • Advance quality planning
  • Test planning
  • Test concepts
  • DFT consulting
  • Design and implementation of individual test electronics 
  • Test models and programs
  • Test adapters, test equipment
  • Maintenance, calibration and repair of testing equipment

Our development clients include both industrial corporations with established equipment and machinery as well as smaller companies that have conquered growth markets thanks to their innovative products.

Our clients have, amongst other things, turned to us when it came to developing electronic systems for the following applications:

  • Industrial electronics : SPS controls, motor controls, machine protection systems, communication controllers, control cabinet monitoring systems, remote maintenance, laser controls, oven controls, ...
  • Measurement, optoelectronics : Luster measurement devices, color measurement devices, optical sensors, camera systems, IR spectrometers, fingerprint scanners, ...
  • Industrial PCs, HMI: ColdFire, ARM, Power Architecture, x86 Architecture, ...
  • Communication technology: Industrial routers, mobile routers, data converters, data concentrators, ...
  • Energy technology, environmental technology: Environmental measuring probes, string boxes, smart metering, converters, uninterrupted power supply, ...
  • Medical technology: Screen electronics for computer tomographs, X-ray controls, controls for lithotripters, blood sample analysis equipment, dental mixing equipment and UV hardening equipment, plethysmography and angliography equipment, magnetic field treatment devices, blood pressure measuring equipment, camera systems, ...
  • Aviation: Passenger service units, flight attendant panels, display units, communication controllers, power supply units, seat power modules, acceptance test boxes, ...

You find detailed information about our development services (incl. layout) in the