Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Issue International/2015

How Deutsche Bahn redevelops discontinued electronic circuit boards

March 2015 | Herbert Scheller

Railway vehicles have a very much longer service life than the electronic components incorporated in them. If documents that would be important for maintenance and retrofitting are no longer available, there is often no alternative to practising reverse engineering. This article reports on a unit of Deutsche Bahn known as “EZW” (Elektronikzentralwerk or Central Electronics Workshop), which has developed an efficient process for this purpose and also offers it as a service to clients not belonging to the Deutsche Bahn group.