R & D


Complex mechatronic systems – from your idea to life cycle engineering

Expertise from day one

Our global R&D team is there to support you in the advancement of your ideas. You decide in which phase of development you want to involve us: cooperation in the generation of functional specifications, concept determination and assessment of solutions, development and design, prototyping, integration or testing.

You can choose from our manifold areas of expertise in project management, PCB design, electronics, mechanics and quality.

Complex mechatronic systems from idea to life cycle engineering

These are our strengths in the development of mechatronic systems:

  • Multidisciplinary expertise
  • Implementation of efficient methods and tools
  • Standardized, stable processes
  • Innovative solutions

Competitive edge for our customers

These are the strengths that provide a clear competitive advantage for our customers. Trust us with part of the task or complete project responsibility as your partner in development.

Komplexe mechatronische Systeme

Even during preparation we give consideration to what is to be produced and/or tested down the road. This guarantees product quality from the very beginning. In the same way, we provide recommendations for components and material selection — always keeping an optimal price-performance ratio in mind.

We take advantage of the synergies from our international network of experts. Groundbreaking concepts and foresighted ideas are the pillars of our development and the basis of our operations.

Project Management (DRP)

Project planning

  • Time planning
  • Resource planning
  • Cost planning

Project controlling

  • Cost trend analysis
  • Milestone trend analysis
  • Reviews
Grafik Projektmangement

PCB Design (DRL)

Fields of expertise

  • Industrialization of circuit idea
  • Taking care of design in different project phases
  • PCB design from one-sided printed circuit boards to multi-layer boards
  • Concurrent design MCAD-ECAD
  • Ultra-fine line technology incl. blind, buried vias
  • Impedance-controlled signal transmission (signal/power integrity)


  • Mentor Graphics Board Station, Expedition
  • Cadence Allegro
  • Altium Designer
  • Easylogix PCB Investigator
  • Downstream CAM 350
PCD-Design DRL

Electronics (DRE)

Fields of expertise

  • Embedded systems
  • Power electronics
  • Inductive components
  • Simulation (circuit and thermal)
  • Life cycle engineering
  • Functional safety


  • HyperLynx
  • Micro-Cap
  • Simplorer
  • FloTHERM
Elektronik-Entwicklung DRE

Mechanics (DRM)

Fields of expertise

  • Simulation: kinematic, kinetic, thermal, flow, optical
  • Strength calculation
  • Materials: metal, plastics, compounds
  • Current connection technologies
  • Rapid protoyping: fused deposition modeling, laser sintering


  • SolidWorks
  • Pro Engineer / Creo
  • Catia V5
  • Pro Mechanica
  • Pro Mechanism
  • Simpack
  • Flow Simulation
  • Moldflow
  • OptisWorks
  • CETOL 6 Sigma
  • IDF-Schnittstelle
Entwicklung Mechanik DRM

Quality (DRQ)

Quality planning

  • Specification analysis
  • Standards research
  • Risk evaluation
  • Design FMEA
  • Design review


Qualität DRQ

Product Qualification

  • Electrical/Mechanical type testing
  • System tests
  • Environmental simulation
  • Life test
  • EMC/Optics lab


  • LabVIEW
  • TestStand
  • DIAdem
  • EXAM
  • CANape
  • Matlab/Simulink

Software (DRS)

Embedded Software

  • Preferred processor families:ST-Micro, NXP, Infineon AURIX
  • Also available: Renesas RL78, RH850
  • Programming languages: C, C++


PC Software

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Programming languages: C++, C#



  • FPGA: Altera
  • Tools: Quartus II, ModelSim PE/PLUS



  • CANape, CANdela, CANoe
  • Confluence
  • Doxygen
  • EB Tresos
  • IAR Embedded Workbench
  • JIRA
  • MATLAB, Simulink
  • Razorcat Tessy
  • SVN
  • SciTools Understand
  • Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Tasking VX
  • Vector VT