Bender GmbH and Co. KG _ Embedded system for condition monitor with touch panel
Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized family business that operates worldwide and is a successful pioneer and market leader for electrical safety products and solutions.
Electronic products – especially if they are safety-related – have to be updated regularly: This also applies to the COMTRAXX CP9xx series alarm indicator and operator panels from Bender.
Together with Phytec, a special migration path was decided: the development of a module that enables the use of a new processor without having to change the mainboard. The goals were higher computing power, long-term availability and the creation of the basis for future new developments.
The embedded solution from Phytec
Development of a mapper board that provides the connectors of the phyCORE-i.MX 6 module related to the pin muxing of the Bender applications on its underside. A phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus module is soldered directly to the top of the mapper
The graphics innovations of the i.MX 8M Plus were implemented by translating the MIPI signals to the parallel interface of the original design
In close cooperation with the development engineers from Phytec, a concept was developed and implemented that also allows the use of the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus module with existing Bender base boards. This was initially preceded by a feasibility study: Phytec is particularly well-known for its intensive and customer-oriented service even before the start of the project.
Customer feedback _ The satisfaction of our customers is paramount
Sven Nightingale Project manager at Bender
“The Phytec Mapperboard has enabled us to upgrade and enhance our products. Our wish to leave the mainboard unchanged could thus be optimally implemented. We are enthusiastic about the support from Phytec - from the quick feasibility check to the development of the mapper board to the support during the series launch and software adaptation".
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