Zuken Launches E³.HarnessAnalyzer and Acquires Software IP to Enhance Automotive Solutions

 Intedis technology boosts Zuken automotive development activities

30 October 2014Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA Zuken announces the launch of E³.HarnessAnalyzer and the acquisition of the tool-related intellectual property (IP) of electrical and electronics engineering specialist Intedis. The newly-launched product E³.HarnessAnalyzer, which is based on an existing Intedis product, offers efficient collaboration for the automotive harness industry. It complements Zuken’s automotive technology portfolio formed around the market-leading E³.series and Cabling Designer, which have been created through years of experience and in cooperation with the world’s principal automotive OEMs.

Zuken’s IP acquisition agreement with Intedis includes all product rights and the responsibility for their software development business and all related investment, maintenance and customer support.

E³.HarnessAnalyzer is a powerful tool for viewing and analyzing harness drawings in the standard HCV container data format, which combines KBL (physical data model) and SVG (vector graphics) data. The tool supports efficient collaboration through powerful analysis, redlining, and version compare functionality. These features provide a new level of ease-of-use when sharing the comprehensive harness design model and documents with internal or external project teams.

Several leading OEMS have implemented E³.HarnessAnalyzer into their wire harness design process. With its powerful search, analysis and compare functionality for complex schematics, they find that E³.HarnessAnalyzer gives their engineers a valuable tool for internal engineering processes and collaboration with suppliers.

Reinhold Blank, Business Director Automotive at Zuken, said, “First of all, Zuken is committed to supporting Intedis’ existing customers and tools.” He continues, “And we are excited about the opportunities this IP gives us as it perfectly complements Zuken’s powerful technology portfolio. It will help us continue to create solutions that offer substantial benefits for customers in the global automotive industry.”

The acquisition from Intedis adds to the resources of Zuken’s recently established global Automotive and Transportation Competence Center in Germany. It also includes products and technologies for wire harness engineering and electrical/electronic architecture tools. Zuken will develop and integrate these modules into its product portfolio to expand their market-leading solutions for electrical system design and engineering.

For more information see www.zuken.com/transportation

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Caption: E³.HarnessAnalyzer paves the way for harness design collaboration in the demanding automotive, special vehicles and wider transportation industries.

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Caption: E³.HarnessAnalyzer has a Google®-like search functionality that allows searching across all technical objects of a design.

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About Intedis

Intedis GmbH & Co. KG is a contact for future automotive electrics and electronics with headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. Intedis develops individual, innovative and zero-emission vehicles for the future in collaboration with automotive manufacturers and its shareholders LEONI AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. In more than 13 years of cooperation with major OEMs worldwide, Intedis have developed and integrated the broad palette of skills necessary for the development of complex next generation electronic architectures e. g. functional architectures, ergonomics, functional safety, energy simulation, mechatronics, high voltage electronics and high speed communication. These skills are completed by in-house developed simulation and integration environments. www.intedis.com.

About Zuken
Zuken is a global provider of leading-edge software and consulting services for electrical and electronic design and manufacturing. Founded in 1976, Zuken has the longest track record of technological innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) software industry. The company’s extensive experience, technological expertise and agility, combine to create world-class software solutions. Zuken’s transparent working practices and integrity in all aspects of business produce long-lasting and successful customer partnerships that make Zuken a reliable long-term business partner.

Zuken is focused on being a long-term innovation and growth partner. The security of choosing Zuken is further reinforced by the company’s people—the foundation of Zuken’s success. Coming from a wide range of industry sectors, specializing in many different disciplines and advanced technologies, Zuken’s people relate to and understand each company’s unique requirements. For more information about the company and its products, visit