Made by Rutronik: Innovation and future DNA

Spurring on our industry: Digital transformation, artificial intelligence and new composite materials

Digital transformation is setting the pace for growth on global markets. Additionally, artificial intelligence acts as additional accelerator. New materials and composites become fundamental for consumer products. They become key to performance enhancement and play a major role in shaping the technological future. In many cases, they are essential for the functionality of new applications and decisive factor for access to growth markets.

Investment in R&D means shaping growth

Rutronik's consistent focus on growth includes investment in its own research and development capacities. We are aiming at developing new technologies on the one hand and on the other hand at designing highly innovative solutions – precisely tailored to our customers’ needs and the expectations of their end users.

Acceleration of the research & pre-development phase due to Rutronik’s individually tailored System Solutions

Rutronik System Solutions combine the best products based on their features and performance aiming at creating innovative and best-in-class solutions. Thus, we decisively shorten the time-to-market in dynamic industrial environments. Customers gain the necessary decision-making freedom in the research and pre-development phase and a time advantage over competitors.

Rutronik System Solutions

  • Research Level

  • Advanced Design Level

  • Design Level

  • Basic Level

  • Broadline Distribution

Research Level

  • Hardware developed by Rutronik serving as a proof of concept for system solutions in new markets and new technologies
  • Based on Rutronik IP
  • Development based on cooperations with leading universities and institutions
  • Rutronik is following an IP protection program within the research programs
  • Fusion of the know-how of suppliers on one board with the product know-how of Rutronik
  • Fusion of the research know-how of Universities and Rutronik know-how

Customer advantage

  • Ready proof of concept on research level
  • Combination of scientific know-how and newest products
  • Therefore greater competitive advantage regarding know-how and time to market

Advanced Design Level

  • Own Rutronik hardware (platform/boards) and corresponding software development
  • Usage of application modules based on these platforms
  • Development of software adaptions for different application modules with self developed software
  • Close cooperation with multiple suppliers through the modular set up of the Advanced Design Level System Solutions
  • All key components are based on the portfolio of our suppliers
  • Fusion of the know-how of multiple suppliers and Rutronik

Customer advantage

  • Modular solution with the best fit combination of different suppliers and products
  • Time to Market is reduced significantly
  • Inspiration for best fit products

Design Level

  • Hardware platforms, evaluation kits and reference design from suppliers as basis, optional combination of different boards
  • Software adaption by Rutronik support engineers which connect different boards with each other to demonstrate the corresponding functions
  • Support for implementing the respective software
  • Consulting for the functions of the hardware/boards, functions of the products within the boards and system thinking combine different boards and eventually forming a system solution (overall function, application).

Basic Level

  • Technical consulting on product and system level using diagrams, data sheets and training materials
  • Technical consulting through product and application engineers
  • Commercial consulting through sales regarding technologies, procurement and logitics

Customer advantage

  • Inspiration system thinking, new technologies, new products
  • Education training for new products
  • Exchange with experts on application level

Broadline Distribution

Consult.

Worldwide and individual consulting for applications and commercials parameters.

Components.

Component diversity regarding portfolio of semiconductors, passive components, electromechanical components, displays, boards and systems, storage and wireless technologies.

Logistics.

Consulting for individualized logitics systems and modules as well as value added services.

Quality.

Certified quality management system as well as continuous monitoring of processes. Additionally certified environment, health and security system.

Future Markets & tomorrow’s business models

Rutronik clearly aligns its activities with high-growth future markets as well as with their significant applications. We are focused on the identification of levers in the entire value chain to be shaping a sustainable future and competitiveness for its customers.


Application examples of Rutronik´s system solutions

Wasp scare

The wasp scare is a system solution that selectively influences the sense of smell of wasps. The influence only occurs within a defined radius. The sense of smell is being limited, so that the insects cannot sense stimuli within that radius. This can be for example the smell of fruit or meat. The technical solution can be adapted to a variety of insects.

  • Result of a collaborative research paper with a university within a thesis
  • Contract research with universities and institutions
  • Development of unique IP and corresponding IP protection

Development Kit RDK2

Like its predecessor board RutDevKit-STM32L5 the Development Kit RDK2 offers a complete solution for hardware and firmware developers and a basis for a modular toolkit, so that proof of concepts can be created in a very short time. The board is run on the PSoC62 MCU by Infineon. The microcontroller has a dual core CPU and is therefore ideal for secure edge computing and cloud applications. The PSoC62 has an integrated power management IC for SMPS for all connected power supplies. The board's new and unique butterfly design allows for improved handling and user-friendly access to the Arduino connectors and reduces potential interference from electromagnetic effects, especially with RF IoT Arduino Shields. The integrated potentiometer can be used for testing the analog-to-digital conversion. A special feature is that the user can access all pins of the PSoC62 via supplied headers. In addition, a capacitive sensor technology has been installed, the so-called Cap Sense.

Odor eliminator (UVA)

The system solution odor eliminator makes use of the odor destroying properties of UVA LEDs. Volatile compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOC) can cause odors and can be harmful in certain concentration. The state is not stationary, it is a volatile state. The status depends on the chemical and physical parameters that are not constant. Thus, a volatile and multidimensional and ever changing system exists. The odor eliminator is a system that selectively stimulates volatile compounds. The molecular composition of the VOCs is changed and analysed and destroyed with the help of UVA LEDs.

  • Result of a collaborative research paper with a university within a thesis
  • Contract research with universities and institutions
  • Development of unique IP and corresponding IP protection


Electronic Nose

The system solution electronic nose works like the human sensory organ. Like our nose the system detects volatile compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOC) that emit odors or can be harmful to ones health. This system selectively stimulates the compounds and analyses and characterises the behaviour of the compounds physically and biochemically. When observing volatile compounds in the air, the state is not stationary, it is a volatile state. The status depends on the chemical and physical parameters that are not constant. Thus, a volatile and multidimensional and ever changing system exists.

  • Result of a collaborative research paper with a university within a thesis
  • Contract research with universities and institutions
  • Development of unique IP and corresponding IP protection

HESS – Hybrid Energy Storage System - Medium Power Industrial

The HESS is a hybrid energy storage system makes use of the advantages of lithium ion batteries and super capacitors (super caps). When operating conventional battery-powered industrial systems in combination with highly dynamic loads (e.g. inductive load), high-frequency current changes with very high current amplitudes are continuously present. Highly dynamic charging and discharging of supercaps is used to provide or absorb this short-term energy. Only nominal currents are applied to the battery. Uncertainties in the system result from the unwanted and parasitic effects in the electronics of DC/DC converters. Oscillations occur in the system and have to be controlled (analog or digital).

Virus eliminator (UVC)

The system solution virus eliminator makes use of the disinfecting effect of UVC LEDs. When observing volatile compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the air, the state is not stationary, it is a volatile state. The status depends on the chemical and physical parameters that are not constant. The virus eliminator is a safe and closed system, that precisely destroys the molecular and organic composition of viruses and bacteria in the air.

  • Result of a collaborative research paper with a university within a thesis
  • Contract research with universities and institutions
  • Development of unique IP and corresponding IP protection

Text To Speech

The RutAdaptboard-TextToSpeech can be used for a variety of HMI (Human Machine Interface) applications e.g. smoke detectors, elevators, handheld devices, vending machines, access controls or health products. The speech output is available in different languages e.g.: British English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin). Because of its Arduino pinout it can be operated on any evaluation board with Arduino interfaces. For the speech output an external speaker is needed that can be connected with a 3,5mm Jack socket. The actual speech output is being generated through a PC software and controlled by the host microcontroller. Thus, the functionality of the corresponding HMI can be expanded and significant time and cost savings can be achieved.


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