Customer Success Stories

PHYTEC products have been deployed in thousands of systems across a wide range of industries and applications, such as control and automation, medical, test and measurement, automotive, energy, transportation, and more. We offer a complete set of services: systems integration, hardware and software design, mechanical design, and manufacturing. We provide end to end solutions for companies seeking full product development support from a single source, enabling them to shorten time-to-market, reduce development costs and avoid substantial design risk in bringing products to market.

Please see below for a list of customer applications that include PHYTEC products.

Belimo

Belimo is an innovative and publicly traded technology company with over 1,400 employees worldwide and numerous foreign subsidiaries and distributors. Belimo develops, manufactures and markets since 1975 electric actuators for air dampers and valve technology for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. In this specific market Belimo is a global leader with a comprehensive range."When we are looking for a partner for a Linux-based, form-fit embedded solution started working with Phytec 2009 convinced us from the start to provide solutions in hardware and software area. Meanwhile Phytec a trusted partner for development and purchasing in our house with the number of projects have already been realized. "- Peter Schmidlin, a member of the Executive Committee, Head of innovation

Groeneveld ICT Solutions B.V.

Groeneveld ICT Solutions is one of Europe's largest IT -. Service in the field of logistics automation Based on the i.MX 6 Module Complete eletrotechnics for ATX board computer was developed with completion of all approvals including approval E1.. The implementation of Android with special drivers is also inherited from PHYTEC. The entire electronics production is exclusively in Mainz. "As Groeneveld ICT Solutions we want to offer our customers the very best solutions. THEREFORE we require the same of our suppliers. Phytec is capable of delivering high quality solutions. More over, we've experienced that they have the same philosophy as Groeneveld - customers first and only the best possible products. These are the two main reasons why we have chosen Phytec as a partner. " - Ivo Kolman, Managing Director Groeneveld ICT Solutions .

proLogistik

The proLogistik GmbH + Co KG develops hardware and software for intralogistics warehouse processes. With approximately 150 employees, it created for more than 30 years of individual customer solutions for logistics from a single source. In the area of pro-V-ware to proLogistik relies on components such as the phyCORE OMAP4. The module can be used in the Pick-by-Voice solution, "pL Voice 9:30", which is a voice-based dialogue system for picking. At the heart of the device, it regulates cooperation between User Preferences and output via voice recognition and the application server via WLAN. Looking for an ARM-based hardware was chosen due to the suitable, particularly small design combined with high performance and lower power consumption as well as the guaranteed long-term availability of the module on the phyCORE OMAP4 Phytec.

Milesys

MILESYS develops call points and displays, voice recorders, telephone systems as well as validation and maintenance tools.

MILESYS has developed a PMR intercom for ERP as well as a call point based on PHYTEC products. The intercom is equipped with phyCARD®-S on Linux basis, has a phyCAM-S camera, IP/SIP network interface and PoE+ supply. The call point is equipped with a 3.5” display, a phyCORE®-i.MX27 SOM on Linux basis, IP/SIP network interface and PoE+ supply. 

Milesys chose PHYTEC as a partner due to the outstanding product quality. MILESYS develops products for military applications and therefore the SOMs are subject to increased demands.

PHYTEC developed an open source and mainline Linux BSP for MILESYS that offers application development with MPEG4/ H264 video compression as well as decompression feature. 

Ziehm Imaging

Ziehm Imaging is the specialist for mobile X-ray based imaging for clinical applications such as orthopedics, traumatology, va- scular surgery and valve implantation. Ziehm Imaging enables a new dimension in mobile imaging and has been awarded several prizes. Ziehm Imaging advanced developments in X-ray based surgery due to the latest technology such as ODDC software and an extensive know-how in medical imaging. Ziehm Imaging uses a PHYTEC SOM in its C-arm mobile X-ray imaging systems. 

Interflex

Interflex chose a phyCARD® SOM for its product application. This solutions achieves scalability across processor architectures. This shows that by reducing the complexity for hardware development products can even be optimized. The development team was able to focus on developing multiple custom Carrier Boards.

 

 

Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation GmbH is part of the Canadian Bom- bardier Group that manufactures locomotives, motor coaches, trams, underground trains, city trains and passenger compartment rail cars. Bombardier uses PHYTEC SOMs for its telematics in the motor coaches.

PHYTEC was responsible for the specific development and OEM production of the hardware, as well as the B2B package and project-specific customization of the Linux distribution. The EBI Star 1000 is based on PHYTEC’s phyCORE-MPC5200B I/O SOM to determine its current position by GPS and connect it to the control center via the radio connection using GSM/GSM-R.

This train equipment is especially suited for railway operations and specific requirements of this sector. This applies firstly to the functional requirements that make simple integration possible. The EBI Star 1000 offers a multitude of interfaces that collect comprehensive information about the motor coach and the train and subsequently transmit it to the control center. It includes everything such as digital I/O’s, serial interfaces (RS 422, RS 485, MVB) and Ethernet. The collected data is assigned time as well as position and then buffered in the device to ensure optimized transmission. In addition, EBI Star 1000 enables the motor coach operator to make manual entries regarding the condition of the train and are directly sent to the control center. EBI Star 1000 can also receive messages from the control center and display them to the operator if necessary.

Integration of this proven standard SOM into the specifically customized peripheral electronic system enabled Bombardier to cost-effectively comply with all project-specific requirements. We used an expansion bus to make EBI Star 1000 equipped for future challenges as it offers the possibility of different expansions. Externally the device is fully compatible with all previous versions. 

samtec

Samtec tools are used for entire production, test and diagnostic systems for the automotive industry. Focused on motor vehicle diagnostics for more than 20 years, samtec has become a supplier of cutting-edge software and hardware.

A modular-built VCI with PowerPC-Core, designed for communication with vehicle electronic control units. The HSX Interface can be integrated into tool chains that are based on the standards according to ISO 22900. Due to the multi bus design diagnostic tasks can be simultaneously executed on several bus systems such as the FlexRay. PHYTEC and samtec optimized the processor core on the basis of phyCORE®-MPC5200B-tiny during an early development phase. Using a PHYTEC standard System on Module in combination with the experience of our engineers in processor configuration and interface control under the Sciopta operating system shortened the development time immensely. PHYTEC delivers a customized standard System on Module. 

Olympus Innov-X

The Delta Alloys & Metals Handheld XRF Analyzer from Olympus Innov-X provides highly-specific material chemistry analysis to rapidly and accurately identify alloy grades and pure metals. X-Ray Fluorescence is a powerful analytical instrumental method used in a wide variety of industries to determine the elemental composition of various materials. The Delta can determine alloy chemistry and grade identification in seconds, ranging from simple sorting to challenging grade separations. It provides recognition and analysis of 88% of the elements in the periodic table, and its use ranges from incoming material inspection to end-product verification.

PHYTEC designed a custom Carrier Board supporting the phyCORE®-i.MX31 for the first generation Delta. A nextgen Delta device is based on a phyCORE®-OMAP4430 SOM for which PHYTEC likewise developed a custom Carrier Board. PHYTEC also provided customized Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSPs to support the following features of the Delta: LCD, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, accelerometer, GPIO, special interrupts, USB camera, and power management. 

IVU Traffic Technologies

IVU Traffic Technologies AG is a leading supplier of IT systems for transport and logistics processes, including: truck fleet monitoring, retail network geomarketing (GIS), and electronic voting machinery. 

Integrated into a single package, the IVU.ticket.box is an interactive vehicle-based fare collection, ticket printing, and traffic control communication system for use in public transportation.

The IVU.ticket.box offers enhanced features such as bar code scanning and smart card reader capabilities. The IVU.ticket.box was the recipient of an iF International Forum Design Award in 2010.


IVU was able to develop a product line for public transportation and start delivering devices in less than one year. PHYTEC handled all aspects of product development including: project management, software and housing development, and third party contribution and conformance to VDV/VÖV and E1-manufacturing standards in Germany. 

“PHYTEC and IVU look back at many years of cooperation in the field of onboard computers and ticket printers for public transportation. PHYTEC develops a new IVU product called IVU.ticket.box. PHYTEC completely develops the hardware and uses a phyCARD®-i.MX35 as the System on Module. IVU develops the application and business logic. PHYTEC offers the product in combination with many exten- sions in order to reduce costs for customers.“

Marten Bandholz
Project Manager Hardware Development

PHYTEC used already existing components for the different devices in order to promote re-use and achieve favorable series prices through standardization. Custom driver development was required to extend the functionality of our standard Windows Embedded BSP. Enhancements included drivers for an on-board CAN interface, 11 simultaneous active serial interfaces with high data throughput, as well as specific AC97 audio requirements to divide the stereo channel into two individual audio channels.  

Grabner Instruments

The Grabner Instruments portable fuel analyser is used for fully automatic, rapid and accurate fuel measurement.

The extremely compact FTIR (Fourier Transformed Infrared) spectrometer measures the entire spectrum. Full information
on fuel composition is determined by analyzing more than 40 different components. This device also determines a number of parameters that are crucial for fuel quality, such as octane rating, cetane rating, vapor pressure and distillation properties.

The simple handling of the unit significantly reduces the operating costs and training. Users do not need any petrochemical expertise. The instrument is perfectly pre-configured for fuel analysis, and the portable analyzer offers measurements "straight out of the box". An integrated electronic densimeter and sophisticated mathematics that used for analyzing the spectrum, make the MINISCAN IRXpert an outstanding measuring instrument.

"The collaboration with PHYTEC helped us carry out a technically complex development project with a comparatively small development team within a very short time period. The phyCORE® SOM and a Development Kit enabled us to quickly develop a first prototype. For series production we will use a baseboard that has been designed especially for us. In retrospect, I think that the combination of PHYYTEC hardware and software know-how was of great value to us."

Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Prokop
Team Leader Software Engineering 

Milon Industries

Intelligent training begins in the mind. Milon experts have been devoting a great deal of their time to look into how fitness equipment can be safer, more comfortable and more effective. In 1986, Milon (at that time, still under the name Miha) was the first provider of electronically controlled training equipment. Milon was also one of the first companies in Europe to introduce smartcards. However, what really sets Milon apart from others companies, is invention of the memory function. The memory function ensures that the equipment automatically adjusts to the particular user when a smartcard is inserted. Combining three innovations: smartcard – electronics - memory function, in a space-saving circuit concept is unique worldwide.

Reasons for Milon to use PHYTECproducts:

"As the market leader for smartcard-controlled training systems, we need professional partners that we can rely on for development of our premium products. We have found an ideal partner in PHYTEC. PHYTEC with its flexible working approach has already supported us throughout the conceptual phase. This particularly applies to adherence to delivery dates. We were able to benefit from the PHYTEC's extensive experience during the commissioning of the first prototypes. They were able to accommodate final requests for changes in a easily and promptly implemented them due to the manufacturing facility in Germany.

The pleasant working relationship and comprehensive support enable target-oriented and professional cooperation. This is important, because if you want to set standards you cannot accept compromises."

Frederik Lieberoth
Development / R&D, milon industries GmbH 

IBA Dosimetry

IBA delivers precision devices for diagnosis and therapy of cancers. The I'mRT MatriXX is a 2D dosimeter 1020 Ionisationsmesskammern and is used in quality assurance and plan verification of IMRT irradiation method. It is used for verification of the planned radiation fields and dose to be applied in the IMRT treatment. 

Already in the early development stage of the unit PHYTEC was involved in the redesign of the previous model. With the Coldfire (on phyCORE-MCF5485) and the operating system MQX of ARC a viable platform for the high demands of IBA was found. PHYTEC has taken over the development of key electronic components (incl. The processor core) and delivers them since 2006 in series. The collaboration has led to a similar extent in the meantime also to the market of another IBA product (Blue Phantom).

proveo

The Proveo GmbH operates in the field of fleet management of airports. By optimizing the ground services on the apron immense costs can be saved, so that such a system pays for itself within a short time. 

On the basis of an application related interface definition of Proveo PHYTEC could already support at an early stage, the development of the system in an advisory capacity. Moreover, GPS developed by PHYTEC and GPRS functionalities have been integrated into the complete instrument. PHYTEC has taken the Linux driver adjustments that were required for the specific application. The CE and E1 certification were successfully carried out by us for the customer. PHYTEC manufactures and supplies the complete instrument.

Moog

The Moog GmbH is a leading global manufacturer of high performance driving techniques. Moog products combine electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies for highest demands and flexibility in motion control. 

For the motion controller MSD Moog provides PHYTEC Power-PC-based microcontroller modules with flexible I / O conditioning FPGA-based. The operating system is real-time Linux is used. With the FPGA located on the module various sensor interfaces are integrated, for example encoder, SSI and EnDat. PHYTEC services - reasons for Moog for choosing PHYTEC:

  • Inputs in the range CPU / FPGA design and Linux software support
  • Minimizing risk in the overall product design by utilizing the PHYTEC expertise in EMC / EMI-optimized design of high-frequency modules
  • Joint development of additional product characteristics with subsequent recording of these features in the PHYTEC standard module
  • PHYTEC corporate philosophy fits perfectly with the expectations and own philosophy of Moog

Cornings Cable Systems

Corning Cable Systems is the world’s largest manufacturer of cabling systems. The OptiSplice Ribbon Handheld Fusion Splicer is a sturdy and reliable high-performance splicer for ribbon fiber applications. This innovative field device features an intuitive user interface, dual cameras, fast heat-shrink oven, and high-capacity Li-Ion battery. Its compact size and rugged design allow it to be used in a wide variety of installation settings. 

 

The phyCORE-PXA270 serves as the basis for the OptiSplice. PHYTEC also provided CMOS-based image processing technology and five other PCB subassemblies that comprise the system. A second generation of the product boasts expansion of the camera interface to two camera channels. PHYTEC also specified conformal coating for the multiple PCB assemblies, as well as designed an optimized system housing.

Integration of required camera drivers into PHYTEC’s production-ready Linux Board Support Package.