About us

The Smart Embedded Technologies GmbH

Your leading supplier of test systems for the aviation and semiconductor industries as well as for electronics development and production in power electronics.

Your specialist for test system development and construction

SET GmbH is specialist and partner in developing semiconductor test systems, HiL and functional test systems, as well as for developing and manufacturing electronic systems.

Since the company’s foundation, we have been growing steadily. We have more than 120 employees working at three locations. Besides our expertise, our employee’s technical knowledge and an authentic value base, we have always been convinced that the pillar for this success is our commitment to support our customers in every possible way – not only today but also in the future.

Our renowned customers and the large number of successful projects in the aviation, semiconductor and automotive industries confirm our conviction. We are always happy to be part of these projects and part of our customers’ success.

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Figures & Milestones

2022
120+ Employ­ees
450+ Custo­mers
3 Loca­tions
CEO Frank Heidemann und COO Roland Bucher

“Innovative for the success of our customers – a philosophy which we live with our employees and our customers.”

Frank Heidemann, founder and CEO & Roland Bucher, COO

Innovation Award by WiR

Wirtschafts- und Innovationsförderungsgesellschaft (association for the promotion of businesses and innovation) for technologically new test platforms for wide bandgap power semiconductors

With their competence in the domain of power semiconductors, SET ensures that e-mobility will become even more efficient in the future. „By means of the newly developed test platforms, we managed to prove that prior lifetime models for silicon carbide semiconductors were insufficiently encompassing – and that some of the semiconductors installed in EVs lose 15% of their efficiency within very little time,” says Frank Heidemann.

The new testing procedure helps improve the quality of power semiconductors to further expand the reach of EVs.

SET Innovationspreis

Strategic partnership of SET GmbH with Tech180 Inc. and National Instruments

in aviation and aerospace, covering products, hardware and software frameworks as well as the revolutionary System on Demand principle (SoD) based on HiL testing.

„Together, we want to begin a new era of design, development and maintenance for test systems in the aerospace domain,” explains Frank Heidemann.

SET strategische Partnerschaft

Launch of the new Hardware in the Loop test system „System On Demand“ for aviation and aerospace

System on Demand (SoD) – The smart solution for shorter development times.

Only 12 weeks to achieve a modular HiL test system.

“EMEIA Partner of the Year 2019” of National Instruments

“Partner of the Year 2019” for the region Central Europe

Opening of our new development and production location

in Easthampton, USA



“Alliance Partner of the Year Award 2018 Central Europe”

by National Instruments

Awarded to ADAS iiT the “Technical Innovation Award 2018”

 by National Instruments

Launch of ADAS iiT – Innovation in Test cluster

Four National Instruments Alliance partners joined forces and formed a collaborative effort.

Founding of our development location in Dusseldorf








Awarded the “Technical Innovation Award 2016”

 by National Instruments

Awarded the “Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Specialty”

 by National Instruments

First fully-automated flight and landing of a twin-motor DA-42

with the modular fly-by-wire platform developed by SET.

Expansion of electronics production and doubling of production capacities

 at the Wangen location.

“Gold Allicance Partner” of National Instruments

Start of series supply of an actuator for the cockpit of a passenger airplane developed, qualified and manufactured by SET

Awarded the “Innovationspreis 2013/2014” for the development of our A350 Electronic Bypass Valve.

The crafty people at SET managed to do what nobody had achieved before: They developed a ventilation valve that reaches all the way into the drive train and is completely made of plastic – reducing its weight by an additional 35% when compared to previous valves.

Successful EN 9100 and ISO 9001 certification

Nominated for Flightglobal Achievement Award in the “Innovator of the Year” category

as a partner of the DA42 fly-by-wire team.


As one of three projects we made it to the final alongside the NASA – Mars Curiosity Mission.

Premises expansion by 1,000 sqm at the headquarters in Wangen

With its research and development department, SET is an important partner to promote the implementation of new test procedures in the global industry and with its innovative test platforms, the company contributes to safer and more reliable electric products and future means of transportation.

Award for 10 years as Alliance Partner of National Instruments

“SET Power Systems GmbH” spin-off founded

as subsidiary and joint venture with AVL GmbH covering the fields of e-motor emulation and power electronics.

Awarded the “Electronic Design Specialty” by National Instruments

Successful maiden flight of the SET-developed modular fly-by-wire hardware platform

Relocation to the new company premises

Alliance partnership with National Instruments

As early as 2003, SET entered into an Alliance partnership with the US group National Instruments, one of the largest suppliers of hardware and software for measurement technology and automation.

SET GmbH founded by the two CEOs Frank Heidemann and Horst Hammerer

with the aim of developing innovative avionics in the field of test and validation.