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Our proven expertise in automotive software and hardware development enables the creation of high-performance embedded system products. We assist customers in transforming their concepts into market-ready serial products, adapting to the rapidly evolving automotive industry. In addition, we offer end-to-end hardware and software services for a wide range of applications, including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), Vehicle Connectivity, Telematics, and more.

Software Development

At DigitalGate, we employ diverse development methodologies tailored to project type, customer requirements, and standards. We complement these with our internal quality management procedures. In the automotive sector, we primarily use two development methodologies: the V Model for validation and testing, and the agile approach, chosen based on project specifications.

We offer complete BSP development services that include infrastructure development, as well as the required modularity for scalability and long-term maintenance. Our BSP solutions are of the highest standards in the industry, customized to customer requirements.

Our BSP Development Services include:

  • BSP development for Linux, QNX, VxWorks, RTOS, Bare-Metal, and Autosar
  • Bootloader development, secure boot, PKI infrastructure setup
  • Bootloader integration and boot scheme development for normal operation, recovery, software updates, etc.
  • Boot time optimization
  • Memory footprint optimization
  • Device driver implementation
  • OS stacks configuration, networking, USB, and video.
  • Build system development
  • Hardware tests and bring-up
  • Flash programming, remote access, and software updates via the (mobile) radio network (OTA)

Our team of embedded engineers has a rich experience with various microcontrollers: single processors, multi-processors, as well as digital signal processors. We also specialize in optimizing, testing, and debugging hardware prototypes and shortening the timetomarket for the products we design. Our middleware software brings unified interfaces with scalable and transparent functionalities overcoming problems related to reuse and code portability. 

Key Development Areas:

  • Autosar basic software development
  • Autosar stack configuration and integration on custom platforms
  • Autosar code generation tools based on open-source technologies such as xtext, xtend, artop, etc.
  • Application driver development
  • OSAL
  • Communication protocols
  • Tracing libraries
  • Diagnosis, e.g. DLT
  • Framework development
  • Application optimization for runtime, load balancing, memory footprint

We offer custom embedded solutions by using modern frameworks for domain-specific applications, APIs for integration with other systems and libraries, as well as simulators for quick prototyping, widgets, or display controls. All User Interface development and integration services that we offer are meant to bring color, ease of use, and aesthetical design to the integrated systems. In addition, our solutions are cross-platform and highly flexible, with high-performance capabilities, integrating simple and user-friendly APIs, designed for multilingual support. 

Key Development Areas:

  • Graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
  • Voice-controlled interfaces (VUIs)
  • Gesture-based interfaces

Our team of expert engineers can improve performance, reliability as well as efficiency along with the implementation of advanced control algorithms. We do this through the usage of tunable automated optimization methods, and with the development of controller code for embedded systems that are designed to meet the performance requirements of the hardware. In addition, our team is specialized in the development of algorithms that are customized to solve various kinds of tasks.

  • Sensor fusion and high-level data fusion
  • Object detection, object clustering, object tracking
  • Localization and mapping as well as SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping)
  • Sensor calibration
  • Low-level data filtering and feature extraction
  • Automated data labeling and tooling.
  • Data acquisition
  • We implement all mathematical models required for the lateral as well as longitudinal control of a vehicle
  • Lateral control of the vehicle e.g. lane keep assist, lane change assist features, etc.
  • Longitudinal control of the vehicle e.g. automatic brake assist features.
  • Tuning the implemented algorithms and testing on the test track
  • Simulatimg the implemented algorithms with synthetic data and real data gathered from test drives

safety, security and testing


Our team of embedded engineers offers software solutions that incorporate the basic concepts of automotive cybersecurity.

Internal Vehicle Communications:

  • Secure data storage
  • Authenticated frame transmission, such as secure onboard communication, to prevent the manipulation of critical signals.
  • Communication with tire monitoring systems (e.g. via Bluetooth)

Vehicle Connectivity:

  • Intelligent charging: secure communication with an electric charging station
  • Car2X/V2X: authenticated data transmission between vehicles and infrastructure
  • Internet access and hotspot for infotainment in the vehicle
  • Diagnostics


  • IEC 61508/ISO 26262: Automotive functional safety standard
  • SAE J3016: Autonomous driving standard
  • SOTIF ISO/PAS 21448: Safety of the intended functionality
  • ISO/SAE 21434: Standard for cybersecurity engineering in road vehicles
  • SAE J1939: Collection of standards for ECU communication and diagnostics
  • ISO 11898 (CAN Bus Protocol): Electronic communication Bus


  • Unit and module testing
  • KPI verification and validation
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) testing
  • Module in the loop (MIL) testing
  • Software in the loop (SIL) testing

Hardware Development

To ensure superior quality in automotive system designs, our team creates simulation environments for circuitry. We ensure electrical, thermal, and mechanical parameters that adhere to application and regulatory limits. 

Additionally, our engineers strictly adhere to project specifications, aid in communication with PCB manufacturers, and select suppliers for cost-effective PCB production. Our hardware solutions withstand extreme temperatures climates, from -20°C to 70°C and high humidity.  

We provide end-to-end automotive hardware development, encompassing electronic schematic design, layout, and optimization.  Throughout the design process, we focus on:  


Our team of hardware engineers takes care of all aspects related to PCB schematic design, from the initial system concept up to the actual schematic design. We also offer schematic designs that are optimized and simulated thoroughly.

Key Development Areas:

  • Complete schematic designs from initial concept design up to complete PCB schematic design as well as the corresponding documentation;
  • Optimal schematic design solutions through thorough simulation of the designs and choosing the main components of the schematic;
  • Perfect balance between budget and specific application needs.

PCB Layout design

Our team of engineers offers end-to-end solutions that accelerate the design of the most complex electronics and intelligent systems. By using specialized layout software, our team implements according to the schematic/ the optimized layout for the PCB.

Key Development Areas:

  • Optimized layout for the PCB based on the schematic design
  • Single or multiple layers PCBs’
  • Components placement optimization
  • Routing that defines the optimal electrical connectivity
  • Requirements for placement, signal, and thermal integrity consideration

PCB design optimization

Our team of expert hardware engineers optimizes the design of the PCBs’ by taking care of all aspects regarding component placement, spacing, clearances, thermal relief, and shape restraints. Our team also debugs, inspects, and tests so that the PCB design is fully optimized for serial production.

Key Development Areas:

  • Debugging, inspecting, and testing
  • Fully optimized PCB design according to customer requirements, the number of layers required, the best suitable components, quality, and cost factor
  • PCB designs completely optimized for serial production

testing, Standars and compliAnce

Hardware Compliance Services

Compliant with the requirements of ISO 26262 – Functional Safety Standard

  • Safety mechanisms
  • Detection, indication, and control of internal faults
  • Failures external to the hardware
  • Tolerance times
  • Target values for hardware metrics and failure rates

Hardware Tests

  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Testing
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing
  • CE Certification
  • RoHS Certification

Hardware Standards

  • Automotive hardware development as latest Cybersecurity standard- ISO/SAE 21434
  • Support for hardware unit design as per ISO 26262 standard
  • AEC-Q

We`d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions about software, hardware, or embedded systems in general, our team is always here to answer!