Custom electronics for a development project can benefit a project greatly by reducing system complexity and preventing communication errors between different electronic devices. Designing custom electronics during a development project however can be a very time consuming and tedious proces, especially when the knowlegde, tools and skills required are not available.
There are a lot of comsumer grade development kits, in the form of microcontroller boards, shields, HATs, etc, that, in principle, offer a relatively easy way of making custom electronics. However these development tools are not designed to be used in the end application, or in the application at all for that matter. Industrial applications and especially automotive applications are very harsch on electronics, with load dump situations, electromagnetic interference, interrupted power supplies, chemical resistance, water ingress and corrossion.
The GOcontroll Moduline embedded controllers are designed to withstand the harsch conditions automotive electronics face. This starts with a robust enclosure to protect the delicate electronics inside against impact, water ingress and corrosion.
Also the electronics have been designed to meet ECE-R10 requirements, which was confirmed by testing the Moduline IV and Moduline Mini I at Kiwa-Dare Woerden in Q2 of 2023.