Hitex GmbH

Hitex, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, was founded in 1976 as a system house and is today one of the leading providers of tools & services for complex embedded designs. The range of solutions for the key issues of software quality and functional safety covers the entire development process.

For many years Hitex has successfully accompanied development projects of customers from the automotive sector to medical technology.

One focus is the development of safety-critical systems according to standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or ISO 13849.

With professional tools for development, unit testing, static code analysis, and proven safety components, Hitex helps to make software more powerful, safer and to shorten development times. The company supports with services such as (safety) consulting, training, development, test services, and certification support and with production services.

With Hitex, you can be sure that your system is working, of high quality, meets the required safety standards and is successfully certified.

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Hitex is premium distributor for Arm tools and the Pelion IoT platform and leading distributor of Europe for Arm development tools. Based on experience from innumerable Arm-architecture-based development projects, Hitex supports its customers based on own experience gained by the use of the tools. As embedded experts in all things microcontroller-related, Hitex is the perfect partner especially in the interaction between hardware and software.

Hitex was awarded in September 2019 with the "Sales Management Excellence" award from Arm. Feedback from the Global Distribution of Arm, about the award: "Hitex fully convinced us because they offer a professional sales process for the sale of Arm products as well as significant added value for all customers".

Functional Safety Related Services

EU directives and legal requirements regarding the functional safety of products are reflected in many standards. The basic standard IEC/DIN EN 61508 and the standards derived from this standard, such as ISO 26262, which is used in the automotive industry, are of particular importance here. To allow manufacturers to place products on the market, they must prove that there is no risk to the health of consumers at any time. This can often only be proven by applying the relevant standards.

From safety libraries to a pre-certified real-time operating system – Hitex has all the modules required to quickly implement a safety-critical system.

Hitex safety and security know how from the experts:

  • Safety consulting/training/services
  • Support on functional safety-related design
  • Certification support
  • Safety software tools
  • Safety components

Standards can impact the operating principles of organizational units involved in the development of safety-related systems. Hitex discovers whether your in-house processes are already “safety-ready”.

Hitex offers comprehensive support for development projects: from the selection of the right controller up to tools and components.

  • Starting from the system design requirements specification Hitex supports you in the design of your safety-related system.
  • Tailor-made training courses equip team members with all the safety knowledge they need.
  • With the right safety concepts and measures, all requirements for safety functions and safety integrity are fulfilled.
  • When your safety project reaches the actual implementation stage, you can count on Hitex’s broad standards-compliant hardware and software development experience.
  • Hitex helps ensure quality by conducting design, code, hardware, documentation reviews and quantitative and qualitative analyses including unit tests.
  • Hitex supports through the entire process so that an appropriate safety case is available for the assessor on time.

Functional Safety Resources

The complete development team is qualified with functional safety know-how for industrial and automotive (IEC61508, ISO13849, ISO26262, and others). The Hitex safety development process was audited concerning functional safety from Risknowlogy and VDE. The demanded roles, for example, functional safety manager are available.