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ETAS and PLC2 Design enter into partnership


Holistic solutions for data measurement, processing, and analysis for the software-defined vehicle from a single source

ETAS and design services specialist PLC2 Design enter into pioneering partnership –

innovation through cooperation

ETAS and PLC2 Design are entering into a close partnership. Both parties signed a corresponding agreement on March 31, 2022, subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.   

Data acquisition and processing is essential for the realization of software-defined vehicles. The new holistic solution from ETAS and PLC2 Design allows sophisticated customer software to be validated realistically in the AD/DA environment. In future, this will provide a faster, more reliable, and more efficient way of providing solutions for software-defined vehicles to manufacturers and other suppliers.  

The company PLC2 Design, headquartered in Freiburg, Germany, offers design services and develops products in the areas of FPGA (field-programmable gate arrays) and embedded systems. It also provides professional seminars and training courses for the embedded market, with a specific focus on AMD/Xilinx technologies.  

By partnering with PLC2 Design, ETAS has rounded off its measurement technology portfolio in the areas of in-vehicle data pre-processing and edge computing / high-performance data logging. Access to the ETAS sales and distribution network will enable PLC2 Design to market its products globally in the automotive market. 

The products that will be incorporated in the ETAS portfolio include the ADL-1000, a data logging system and edge accelerator, and the PGC-1000 PLC2 Grabber Card, a high-performance PCIe card. Furthermore, a FPGA-based IP core (PLC2 L5) for lossless video compression and decompression. 


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About PLC2 Design 
PLC2 Design GmbH, employing 20 associates, is a subsidiary of the holding company PLC2 GmbH. The PLC2 Group offers design services, products, and training in the areas of FPGA and embedded systems. As a full-service provider, PLC2 offers exclusive solutions designed to meet complex requirements. PLC2’s status as an AMD/Xilinx Premier Partner attests to the professional quality of its design services. These include FPGA design, FPGA validation, functional safety, high-speed design, video & image processing, embedded software, OS driver & application development, and continuous integration with Git. PLC2 offers products and solutions developed in-house for specialized applica-tions, including offloading engines, streaming-based systems, and IP cores for high-speed data acquisition and logging. 

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About ETAS  
Founded in 1994, ETAS GmbH employs around 1,500 associates and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch GmbH with international sales offices in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. ETAS' portfolio includes vehicle basic software, middleware, and development tools for the realization of software-defined vehicles. Our product solutions and services enable vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to develop and operate them with increased efficiency. Holistic cybersecurity solutions in the automotive sector are offered via the ESCRYPT brand. 

Further information available at www.etas.com 



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