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How to Involve Customers in PCB Product Development
If you’re a freelancer and you’ve led or managed a complex PCB design project, the need to involve your customer in the product development process may not be obvious. Your customer is probably a project manager at a bigger company, so they’ll be overseeing progress on the project and leading communication with you. If you work on a small team or as part of a large organization, involving customers in product development can be time-consuming
Best Practices in Hardware Version Control Systems
Read more about some best practices for using hardware version control systems in electronics design.
IoT PCB Design: It's More Than Just Hardware Development
IoT products are lovely and sometimes frustrating products. Design teams need to be multifunctional to design these products successfully. They need to get the hardware, embedded software, web platform and/or app, and mechanical enclosure perfect if they want to see market success. Problems in any of these areas mean your new product will be substandard and, eventually, competitive products will win market share. So what does it take to ensure
A Guide to Challenging Projects
Starting a project? Here's an expert advise from Mark Harris to get you through challenging design projects. Read this blog and see if this method will work for you.
Getting Through Agile Prototyping in Agile Hardware Development
If you’ve worked in software development, such as in web design or enterprise software design, you know how difficult it can be to get clients to understand the look and feel of a product from a static wireframe. We’ve had the same problem in recent projects, especially when the POC was not a technical person. The client ultimately had to take it on faith that we knew what we were doing and could deliver what we promised. There’s no substitute
Tips for Managing the Hardware Development Cycle
Your PCB design team needs to stay productive. Here’s how you can control the hardware development cycle when working remotely.
Making Value Chain Management Work for Electronics
Exploring and tracking projects as part of value chain management is possible with the right set of managed design data tools in the cloud.
ISO 13485 Compliance: Tools for PCB Designers and Manufacturers
Your Altium 365 workspace and Concord Pro can be used as part of a QMS system for ISO 13485 compliance. Here’s how cloud collaboration helps manufacturers.
World-Class Electrical Engineering Courses with Rolf Ostergaard
Denmark also has a robust tech industry. On several occasions, Speeding Edge partnered with Rolf Ostergaard, founder and owner of EE-Training, to present our two and three-day training courses in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark as well as in Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden and Oslo, Norway.
The Role Of ISU Petasys, A Multilayer Manufacturing Company in Realizing a Successful PCB Implementation
John Stephens, Senior Vice President of Sales for ISU Petasys (pronounced “E-soo”), built his first circuit board in 1974. Like many others of us in the industry, he got a first-hand education in PCB design, and manufacturing and assembly by working in the aerospace industry. He explains, “I started in aerospace at Litton Guidance and Control Systems, where I worked in a process development lab that was basically a prototyping shop where we
Figure of Merit: A Way to Score Your Opinions
Metrics are data, and statistically backed measures. It is always expedient to base decisions on data and metrics. But what if a metric doesn’t exist? Then you can create the next best measure: the Figure of Merit. The problem with opinions is that they are difficult to defend, and when used in conjunction with producibility, they often they vary from person to person. That is why the Figure of Merit process is so popular. For a small amount of
Setting Up Concord Pro Revisions and Lifecycle
Precursor To help PCB Designers to become better at what they do, there are various Blog series on Concord Pro which are presented in such a way that they are first broken into by categories. These categories walk through the entire process of efficiently using Concord Pro. At the end of each blog are practical steps you can take to get organized, and get the most out of Concord Pro for your PCB projects. Introduction We are continuing to set up
Best Practices Cultivating a Healthy and Productive Remote Working Environment
A leading research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc., found that nearly 75% of the 317 CFOs and business finance leaders they surveyed planned to move at least 5% of their formerly on-site workforce into permanently remote positions even after the COVID-19-related quarantines have ended. Zach Peterson, prolific technology content writer, scientist/engineer, and owner and CEO of Northwest Engineering Solutions, joins the OnTrack Podcast to
Sharing PCB Data with Manufacturers in the Cloud
Once you’ve finished your new project and you’re ready to push it to your manufacturer, you’ll normally be stuck in an endless email chain with an engineer, or you’ll have to share cloud links with each other. Personally, I find the long email chains and long list of links overwhelming, especially when I have plenty of other tasks that require my attention. Sharing PCB data with manufacturers shouldn’t be a headache, it should be a seamless
PCB Design Review and Collaboration in Altium Concord Pro
Remote collaboration tools are everywhere these days, and now designers have access to a convenient collaboration system for electronics design. Whether you’re part of a design team, or you need to quickly execute any design changes recommended by your manufacturer, you need cloud collaboration tools that are immediately accessible within your PCB design application. Now with Altium Concord Pro, you’ll have access to a cloud-driven design
PCB Debugging: Tips, Tools, and Tricks
There are some basic PCB debugging steps you should take when your new prototype has some signal integrity problems.
Integrated Electronics Manufacturing and Design Collaboration
Advanced devices require collaboration among multiple team members, both to ensure functionality and manufacturability. With embedded systems, this extends beyond a hardware team to include software developers. If you want your new product to be manufacturable at scale, then at some point, you will need to involve your manufacturer in the collaborative process. This is especially true with high speed digital devices and high speed analog devices