Industries

We have been successfully working in the car industry since 2001. Over the years, we have continuously increased our industry expertise. To master the challenges that the future holds for many industries and to reinforce innovative capabilities of industry, we rely on standards and processes long-established in the car industry, on sharing expertise across industries and on close collaboration between sites within the GIGATRONIK Group. Thus we achieve reliable and future-oriented systems - across all sectors of industry.


Automotive

Current challenges confronted by automotive manufacturers, such as innovative drive concepts, car informatics and on-board network systems, increase the demand for external development services in IT and electrical/electronic systems. This trend is reinforced by the networking of vehicles for assistance and piloting functions. In this area, the contract packages being awarded are becoming ever more extensive. To meet these high car industry demands and to shape the car industry's future in a sustainable way, experienced, reliable and, above all, full delivery-capable development partners are called for.

Since 2001, the focus of the GIGATRONIK Group has been on developing advanced E/E and IT solutions for innovation leaders in the car industry. We accompany our customers throughout the entire supply chain and stand for reliability, right from concept through to series production.

The quality and sustainability of our system-engineering and consulting solutions have earned us the trust of the world's largest automotive manufacturers, suppliers and commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Our priorities

  • Re-engineering of onboard networks
  • HMI/display
  • Electric mobility
  • Diagnostics
  • Car-to-X communication
  • Control device development
  • Complete vehicle expertise in E/E systems
  • IT systems in vehicle development and production processes

Applied standards, processes and methods

  • CAN(-FD), Flexray, Ethernet, BroadR-Reach
  • System architectures to automotive standards (AUTOSAR)
  • Automotive SPICE
  • Safety standards to ISO 26262, IEC 61508
  • ASAM diagnostic standards
  • State of the art requirements engineering
  • Model-based development methods
  • Test automation methods
  • Agile development methods
  • Prototyping

Aerospace and rail

In the air or on the rail track: we address critical safety requirements and complex systems by drawing on extensive experience and practical know-how in automotive electronics. The security of networked systems is a particular focus. We develop high-availability, high-reliability systems, using industry-specific processes.

Our priorities

  • Requirements engineering, systems engineering
  • Quality assurance and verification
  • Process optimization
  • Project management
  • Technology consulting

Applied standards, processes and methods

  • RTCA DO 178B
  • Functional safety to IEC 61508

Agricultural technology

Climate change, growing populations and ever-scarcer resources are creating new challenges for agriculture in the quest for new and more efficient forms of production. Intelligent agricultural machinery and networked systems are becoming an important response to this challenge. By applying the standards and methods of the car industry, we can develop high-performance, reliable agricultural systems.

Our priorities

  • Precision farming
  • Re-engineering of the onboard network
  • Fleet management
  • Remote diagnostics and software updates
  • Electric mobility

Construction machinery & specialised vehicles

With our exhaustive experience and methodological expertise in the car industry, we can develop high-availability, high-reliability systems without losing sight of our customers’ specific processes and requirements. We use networking and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications to connect individual machines to the cloud, implementing backend services and creating new business models in the process.

Our priorities

  • Smart Construction Site
  • Re-engineering of the onboard network
  • Fleet management
  • Remote diagnostics and software updates
  • Process optimization on site

Medical technology

When people’s health and even lives are at stake, second-best is not an option. We develop reliable medical devices, eHealth systems, and ambient-assisted living solutions with a commitment to professionalism and sound processes and we always work in compliance with applicable standards, from initial concepts through to final product approvals.

Our priorities

  • Secure networking of medical devices with IT systems
  • Health Monitoring by intelligent sensors and sensor fusion
  • mHealth applications
  • Remote and predictive diagnostic solutions and service solutions

Applied standards, processes and methods

  • Professional requirements and test engineering
  • Safety of medical electrical equipment EN 60601-1 / -2-X
  • Medical device software to EN 62304
  • Risk management to EN ISO 14971
  • Usability to EN 62366

Mobile machinery

Motorized tools and equipment rely more and more on electronic controls, electrical motors, or even completely autonomous systems. Our long-standing experience forms the basis for customized solutions that make your products safe and reliable. Our diagnostic systems ensure high machine uptime.

Our priorities

  • Concept development
  • Analysis of physical operating principles (high voltage)
  • Proof of functionality
  • Prototype to series production
  • Diagnostic systems

Electromobility and smart grid

The on-going rise of electromobility is creating a new need for complex electronics systems and new technologies in vehicles and the infrastructures they rely on. As the example of bicycles demonstrates, we expect a further proliferation of e-mobility in the area of lifestyle, fun and special vehicles. The time when a vehicle sitting in the garage can supply the house with electricity is getting ever-closer.

Our priorities

  • Hardware and embedded system development, HMI systems, electrical drive systems, power electronics, battery-management systems and regenerative controls
  • Smart Data, Big Data and diagnostic applications
  • Mobile development
  • Technology evaluation and prototype development
  • Consulting in relation to system integration, industrialization

Applied standards, processes and methods

  • Functional safety to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262
  • V-model development processes
  • SCRUM-based software development
  • Machinery directive 2006/42/EC
  • Electromagnetic compatibility directive 2004/108/EC
  • Low-voltage directive 2006/95/EC
  • R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC

The following current international standards and laws are vital for E-Mobility. These relate to: (1) environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, (2) power failure, for example, under/over voltage, (3) electrical safety and functionality, (4) reliability. These include:

  • IEC 61851: Requirements for e-vehicle charging stations
  • IEC 62752: Control and protection for charging mode 2 of electric road vehicles (IC CPDs), with integrated charging cable
  • ISO 15118: Road vehicles - communication interface to vehicle power supply system - Part 1: General information and applications

Building technology

Modern building technology involves complex distributed intelligence systems. These are used to reduce environmental impact and to increase quality-of-life – inside and outside. In this context, we supply proven, future-orientated know-how – from implementation and networking to integration and practical operation – in green technologies and in smart metering or building automation and lift technology.

Our priorities

  • Intelligent sensors and actuators for Smart Home and Smart Building
  • Secure networking of devices with their environment in Smart Cities
  • Innovative mobile operating concepts - from voice to Touch
  • Remote and predictive diagnostic solutions and service solutions 

Applied standards, processes and methods

  • Professional requirements and test engineering
  • Machinery directive 2006/42/EC
  • Electromagnetic compatibility directive 2004/108/EC
  • Low-voltage directive 2006/95/EC
  • R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC