drb electronic offers consulting in the field of Mechatronics. Special expertise is available for

  • embedded software design and development
  • communication
  • realtime systems
  • automation and robotics
  • digital circuit design
  • EMC compatible design

Furthermore we develop building blocks for innovative embedded system solutions. Our goal is to design embedded systems which feature

  • open source
  • robustness eg. to EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), shock, vibration and industrial protection
  • cost optimized design
  • compliance to required standards


pyffau 0.1.2 released. The framework now features debugger control of tasks including breakpoints and variable evaluation.


drb introduces pyffau, a python framework for automation running e. g. on DRB_PIADDON_IPC and DRB_RPI_IPC.
In a first step the framework provides

  • objects to access all board peripherals (Digital IO, Analog IO, RTC, CAN, RS232)
  • an editor panel to create and run up to 4 python tasks including syntax highlighting, file management and flow control

For details please visit the download page.

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pyffau task frame pyffau CAN frame


DRB_RPI_IPC is available. It comprises Raspberry Pi Model B+ and DRB_PIADDON_IPC in a robust and space saving housing. Soon available will be a python Software framework for generic soft real time automation applications.



The new Raspberry Pi 2 is on sale for $35/30€. It features a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM and the performance will be around 6 times of Model B+ while being pin compliant. Besides various Linux distributions Windows 10 can be run as operating system. The price/performance relation seems to be unbeatable and many control hardware suppliers will need to rethink their platform used up to now. DRB_PIADDON_PLC is compatible to Raspberry Pi 2.


DRB_PIADDON_IPC is a controller built upon the Raspberry Pi Model B+. It can be used e. g. for home automation. For details please visit the Products page.



DRB_PICOMPMOD_IPC is an industrial and home automation controller built upon the Rasperry PI Compute Module. For details please visit the Products page.





 *Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation