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area of expertise networked systems

Welcome to C&S.

We would like to inform, wake interest, provide knowledge, make curious, establish contacts and last but not least present our offers.


Learn more about us by viewing our page.  Of course our internet presence is never "finished" - so please visit us every now and then.

Well-established: Our quality management.

Up to our accreditation document we are accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for  

  • LIN
  • CAN 
  • Automotive Ethernet.  

Please find the details in the accreditation document.

Additionally our information security was assessed by the company Operational Services, according to criteria based on ISO 27002. 

As the result of the assessment the release of secret data was given to us. Details you can read under ISO 27002.


We live our quality management system!  For more information see quality management





Our invitation: Meet us wherever you want.

Have we piqued your interest? 
Please feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment.

  • You can visit us or we will come to you.
  • You will introduce to our company.
  • We will introduce you with our company. 
  • We will exchange thoughts and visions.
  • Innovations require an origin.

Let’s get to know each other!


Meet us on Facebook.

If you want, you can also meet us on facebook. Did you know that 'Facebook' in the American is a term for a brochure that is distributed by the administration of American universities each year so that the students get know each other better (Source: German Duden)? And with this in mind: C&S on facebook - we get to know us.


News about us.

Please also refer to yesterday's New: Click here for the archive.


Merry Christmas and best wishes for a
happy and successful 2017!




Release of the final version of the CAN FD Physical Layer Interoperability Test Specification is now available.

Click here to read more.


We were at the 'Bordnetz Kongress 2016' on September 21, 2016.

An interesting congress with many lectures about autonomous driving and Ethernet in automobiles.



Our employee Patrick Isensee has informed about simulation, evaluation criteria and automated analysis in a lecture about the topic CAN FD network validation.


There is also a professional article in the current edition of Elektronik Automotive: Bordnetz.


Booth in Paris, September 20 - 21, 2016

At the 2016 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, we are represented with a booth.

Visit us at this important event for manufacturers, suppliers, vendors and tool providers to learn more about Ethernet technologies and applications in the automotive environment.

You will find more information here:


Release of the first draft version of the CAN FD Physical Layer Interoperability Test Specification is now available.

Click here to read more.


CiA® plugfests

Meet us today and tomorrow at the CiA plugfests in Nuremberg!


From the heart of Germany to the Middle Kingdom.

In May we were in China for almost a fortnight and expanded our customer contacts.



We are looking for reinforcement for our team!  

Are you interested in working in our team?



Find on Our Jobs our current vacancy. We are looking forward to your response.


February 2016: Second Automotive Ethernet Congress.

After the premiere had been well received last year the second Automotive Ethernet Congress will take place in Munich on February 03 and 04, 2016.  On February 03 our employee Ricardo Sappia will give a lecture on how to enable a power efficient and interoperable behavior in Automotive Ethernet Systems: Enabling Power Efficient and Interoperable Behavior in a Multi-Vendor Environment of 100BASE-T1 Components.


Read here for further details.


Our wishes for you!

We wish you all a wonderful christmas and a happy and peaceful new year 2016! Our sincere thanks not only to our customers and partners but to all who are with us!

Till next year!


Just in time for Christmas: Our accreditation document 2015. 

Now we have it in black and white: Up to our accreditation document we are accredited now for LIN, CAN an Automotive Ethernet. Please find the Details in our accreditation document! 

Read more on our Quality&Security pages.


First Interoperable Automotive Ethernet Platform successfully presented.

At the 2015 OPEN all member meeting October 26 and the IEEE Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Tech Day, Booth #C3, October 27 – 28 in Yokohama, Japan physical layer transceivers (PHYs) of different vendors were shown working together in a single platform.


Read more under Ethernet IOPT. There you also can download the presentation of our employee Fabian Nikolaus about the standardization of tests for efficient testing of Automotive Ethernet ECUs.


C&S lecture from the 15th International CAN Conference (ICC) is online. 

At the 15th International CAN Conference in Vienna, our employee Federico Pereira gave a presentation on October 28: An Automated Model Based Design Flow for the Design of Robust CAN FD networks


On our CAN FD page you can download the presentation.


Assessed! Accreditation for CAN_FD and Ethernet IOPT is going on! 

At the end of August, we had again an assessment concerning our DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. This time we not only got over successfully with the supervision of our accredited LIN_PL but two further fields were assessed: CAN_FD and Ethernet IOPT! The assessor of DAkks (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle) has passed on the report to the responsible committee. 


Read more about the accreditation procedure under Quality&Security.


Cooperation between Ixia and C&S sealed.

Ixia, a leading provider of application performance and security resilience products for testing TCP/IP and Ethernet products, has extensive experience in TCP/IP conformance testing for the IT and telecom industries.


The main objectives of the collaboration between C&S group and Ixia is to address the challenge of safeguarding, validating and optimizing automotive Ethernet communications in emerging E/E architectures.


Read more about Ixia and our cooperation and find the information as PDF file.


The cooperation is also an issue in the newsletter of the Hanser Automotive magazine.


Approved: With us, your secret data are safe.

Since September 29, 2014 we have it in writing - we meet the requirements needed to effectively protect information that is entrusted to us. We were audited by an external company on the basis of various security standards:

  • Requirements of the VDA based on ISO 27002: Information Security Assessment VDA
  • Volkswagen Guideline: Basic Safety Standards for Co Developers to secure prototypes, components and their data
  • Volkswagen Guideline: IT-security treatment guidelines for partner companies.


Read more under Quality&Security.


The 'Northern Lights' C&S now also in the south of Germany. 

In February 2014, we opened our new office in Ingolstadt. You will find us in our new location in the old town of Ingolstadt. 
The address can be found under contact.



Qualified: C&S group GmbH is confirmed by Ford as an independent test and validation service provider (ITV provider) for ECUs.

Read more under Ford ECU Tests.