Signaling and embedded systems
Digital and smart railways
Signaling and embedded systems are key aspects in moving railways towards digitalization and smart railways. These systems are key drivers of progress in this sector since the benefits that come from applying these electronic systems to the railway domain include improvements in simple passenger information systems, smart maintenance, asset tracking, signaling and system evolution, and they can even make autonomous driving solutions possible, thereby avoiding human error. Ceit offers tailored solutions to cover all of a operator’s needs by providing the most suitable and cost-effective solutions.
Ceit provides ad-hoc signaling and embedded system development for railway applications including non-safety related electronic systems, safety critical systems (SIL 4 design methodology), positioning systems and communication systems. Testing includes field testing for system validation and environment characterization; laboratory testing (i.e. zero on-site), including virtual laboratory for on-board ETCS; hardware in the loop; EMC analysis for characterization and system development, RAMS analysis, security assessment and pre-certification testing.
Knowledge and expertise
Ceit has the technical knowledge required for signaling and embedded systems, covering the whole life cycle from concept and requirements to validation, certification and commissioning. Our multidisciplinary team possesses complementary knowledge in different technologies such as antenna, radio frequency and analogue electronics, digital electronics, FPGA, DSP, microprocessors and SW. A range of validation strategies are used at Ceit, such as virtual validation in the laboratory, physical laboratory validation (hardware in the loop) and on-site validation. The added value our team provides is based in our knowledge of state-of-the-art technology in the railway domain (signaling, railway dynamics, energy, etc.), thanks, primarily, to our collaborative experience in multidisciplinary projects.