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ETAS Group

ETAS Group
Limited liability company
(Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
Industry Automobile, Software, Hardware
Founded 1994
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Key people
Friedhelm Pickhard, Philipp Rose, Christopher White
Revenue 135 Mio. Euro (2008)
Number of employees
700 (2008)

The ETAS Group designs and markets development and diagnostic tools essential to both development and service of automotive electronic control units (ECUs).


ETAS GmbH (the company name being the acronym of Engineering Tools, Application and Services) was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the ETAS Group, with its workforce of about 700[1] and a sales volume in the hundreds of millions, came into existence in 2003 through subsequent acquisitions of companies such as LiveDevices Ltd. in York, United Kingdom and Vetronix in Santa Barbara, California, United States. ETAS maintains a presence at international locations in France, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, P.R. China, India, South Korea, Brazil, Russian Federation, Sweden and Italy.

The Bosch subsidiary[2] provides automakers and their suppliers with products and services for automotive Embedded Systems, e.g., development tools (in the form of both software and hardware) for ECUs used in passenger cars and trucks, as well as real-time operating systems and diagnostic tools for these vehicles. With the objective of achieving shorter development cycles, increased software quality and improved fault analysis, tools and components of this kind have been deployed in the auto industry since the early nineties.

Major product lines


Open product family for the model-based development of embedded automotive software:

Typical deployment in the development of electronic control units for internal combustion engines, hybrid propulsion systems, transmission control units, chassis management systems (ABS, ESP), as well as convenience electronics


INCA is a measuring and calibration environment for electronic control units (ECUs):

  • Measuring, displaying, recording and evaluation of ECU data
  • Adjustment and administration of data records
  • Based on open automotive standards
  • Suitable for deployment in the lab, in the vehicle and on the test bench

According to corporate claims, ETAS is the market leader for measurement and calibration tools.


Product family for the virtual prototyping and rapid prototyping of ECU functions:

  • Integration of models created in ASCET and MATLAB/Simulink, as well as C-Code
  • Verification and validation of ECU functions, also in real-time conditions
  • Suited to deployment in office, lab and vehicle


Product family for the creation of a Hardware-In-The-Loop setup. Labcar is mainly a development application for the HW interface connection to the ECU: Some execution and automation of ECU tests, based on models created in ASCET and MATLAB/Simulink, is possible to integrate into Labcar. Labcar is inseparably connected to Experiment Environment, which usually is the control panel of the HIL currently running.


Real-time operating systems (RTOS) for ECU processors:

  • Conformant with standards such as OSEK, AUTOSAR, MISRA
  • High performance for OSEK operating systems
  • Installed base in the hundreds of millions


Various hardware products serving specialized purposes:

  • Connecting ECU processors (e.g., ETK)
  • Measurement data acquisition
  • Real-time simulation of ECU functions or of physical ECU environments
  • Applications for diagnostics and testing for vehicle manufacturers and service shops (e.g., diagnostic scanner for reading a vehicle's fault memory).

External links


  1. ^ Company profile, March 2010 von März 2010
  2. ^ As per year-end report 2008 (cf. Federal Gazette) ETAS is a wholly owned Bosch subsidiary
  3. ^ About ASAM Organization