Hardware Design

We develop customised embedded electronics and power electronics up to 500 kW. The development is completely focused on the goals of our customers: Short time-to-market, long-term available components, use of standards, high reliability and low production costs. We also routinely implement EMC-optimised layouts as well as demanding requirements for explosion protection, functional safety and high availability.

Rapid and Reliable Development

With established EMS partners, we create patterns in a short time. From many years of experience, we master the handling of all commercially available microcontrollers and avoid project risks. In our own laboratories, we carry out EMC tests during the development to ensure the success of product certification.

Engineering Services

  • Reliable measurement and control electronics
  • Implementation of circuit design, layout, simulation and life cycle analysis
  • Developments on the basis of microcontrollers and FPGAs of all leading vendors
  • Usage of component library owned by embeX or the customer
  • PCBs up to 740 mm length with 18 layers and clock rates in the GHz domain
  • Control electronics under consideration of embedded security

EMC optimised layout

  • EMC optimised layout
  • EMC debugging in own lab
  • EMC optimised housing

Power electronics and thermal management

  • Power electronic systems up to 500 kW
  • Functionally safe electronics
  • Converters for the control of electric drives and for generation plants in consideration of grid codes up to 1500 V
  • High power chargers for electric mobility
  • Use of innovative power semiconductor technologies such as embedded power MOSFETS, wide-bandgap semiconductors such as SiC or GaN
  • Simulation and design of thermally optimised housings and systems
  • Heat sinks made of aluminium extruded and die-cast profiles, as well as water-cooled in Brazing technology or with inlaid tubes

The figure on the right shows an control electronic unit with embedded power stages for a 5 KW three-phase motor in diameter 100 mm.

Electronics for High Availability

  • Simulation of systems under load conditions
  • High-availability electronics with multiple redundant circuit parts
  • Component selection with derating and worst case analyses
  • Calculations of reliability ratios and safety parameters
  • Predictive maintenance
    • Comprehensive self-diagnostics 
    • self-tests AI-based solutions

Developed Products


During the development phase, samples are manufactured by a network of EMS partner companies under our coordination. Already during development, test equipment is provided for samples and later series production. After completion of the pilot series, responsibility for series production is transferred to the partner company, so that the customer has only one contact person for all matters at any time. The EMS service provider is selected in consultation with our customers.


We use the same tools as our customers to ensure that our collaboration is as efficient as possible:

  • Altium Designer
  • CR-5000, CADSTAR (Zuken®)
  • Mentor Xpedition (Siemens)
  • Pads® (Siemens)
  • Allegro® (Cadence®)
    • OrCAD compatible
    • HDL Designer compatible