The MERLIN project

Embedded Systems Engineering in Collaboration

The MERLIN project is an ITEA project lasting from July 2004 to June 2007. MERLIN aims to improve competitiveness and products’ quality in European electronics industry by

  • providing technologies enabling faster time-to-market for products;

  • improving the quality of electronics products by increasing the use of systematic development and management practices during product development, distribution and integration;

  • providing technological and methodological knowledge to establish competitive collaboration networks; and

  • improving competitive collaboration in Europe by customizing, combining and validating state-of-the-art technologies.

Merlin Exploitable Solutions

Merlin Exploitable Solutions for Global Software Engineering have been published. The solutions are available at

Merlin Handbook

Merlin Handbook has been published. Currently the content of the Handbook has been enhanced and a new version has been published as a wiki, publicly available in

Merlin ToolChain

Merlin ToolChain is now available. Merlin ToolChain can be downloaded from here.

For more information, please contact project leader Dr Rini van Solingen (email: