Electronic know-how

Specialists at work

Recent generation medical devices are equipped with high-capacity processors and analog interfaces for a number of different sensors and actuators. According to the respective specification, electromechanical components make sure the device is operated fully or partially automated.

For the safe operation of the device, a hardware base designed as part of the system concept is vital. Depending on the classification of the medical device, it also detects faults identified in the risk analysis.

Our qualified engineers have gained a varied experience in all fields of actuating elements, sensor technology, electrical engineering as well as analog and digital circuit technology in designing innovative and safe hardware.

Our portfolio includes the development of analog and digital circuits as well as circuit simulations.

We provide the layout and the required documentation (e.g. insulation chart, bill of quantities, circuit plan, electronic concept / architecture). We are also familiar with the use of various microcontrollers (8 – 32 bit), architectures and manufacturers as well as embedded PCs.

We carry out authorization tests (e.g. EMC test laboratory) and functional / performance tests. When it comes to the design of prototypes, we provide in-house testing for whatever is required.

For our customers: varied know-know
in the electronic field.

Software know-how

Prepared for all cases

The European norm IEC 62304 (norm for medical device software) defines the basic requirements for embedded software as well as stand-alone software.

The software engineers at mechatronic are experts in working with this norm and its requirements as to risk management, classification, architecture, and configuration management.

In order to develop products fast and safely, we use efficient software development environments and advanced programming languages (focusing on C/C++ and C#).
We develop PC-based software (including databased applications), embedded software and firmware, communication modules (mobile communications, Bluetooth and so on) as well as user interfaces.

For our customers: impressive know-how
in the software field.

Our software tools:

  • Magicdraw (UML/SysML)
  • IAR Workbench (embedded software development)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (application development)
  • Rational Test RealTime (software unit level testing)
  • CPU Test (software unit level testing)
  • Crystal Revs, PCLint (static code analysis)
  • Surround SCM (configuration management)
  • Seapine Test Track Pro (Issue and Bug-Tracking)
  • FMEA 7 for medical devices (carrying out FMEAs and risk analysis)

Angewandte Programmiersprachen:

  • C / C++ / EC++
  • C#
  • Qt
  • HTML, DHTLM, Flash
  • Java
  • Visual Basic
  • Delphi
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • SPS
  • VBA
  • VB-Script
  • HP VEE / Agilent VEE
  • Assembler
  • LabView

Mechanical know-how

Interdisciplinary know-how

At Mechatronic, we develop innovative solutions for mechanical and electromechanical components of our customers’ medical devices with a team of experienced engineers.

We focus on 3D simulations, FEM calculations and additive production from the designing phase onwards. This is an advantage especially with small numbers of units, not only for the design of prototypes but also for series production.

Of course, we are mechanics experts, but we are also familiar with the fields of fluidics, pneumatics, optics, and electromechanics.

We know how to integrate kinematic processes and thermal requirements, which is necessary when you are dealing with the integration of electronic components such as circuit boards or motors.

As with all these solutions, it’s always about the choice of adequate materials for the number of units to be designed and for the production-related planning process.

For the development of complex, multi-functional components, component assemblies as well as entire systems, we make use of our interdisciplinary know-how:

We integrate kinematic components, actuators, and sensors as well as optical and pneumatic components. We deal with the design of components using metal, plastic, and other functional materials. We make sure the design is adequate for both, the manufacturing process and the materials used. And we simulate the performance of the designed component. We choose the manufacturing process accordingly and also consider further processes such as coating and finishing.

For tool-based production components, we coordinate the technical procedures with tool and series manufacturers. We improve existing design solutions as far as production costs and product reliability are concerned.

For our customers: wide-range know-how
in the field of mechanics.