Is one engineer capable of coping with a variety of challenges and disciplines?
Can an electronic design be made perfect, taking into account the complexity of constrains, legal demands and scattered production processes?
To answer these questions we have to see how the designer’s world nowadays looks like. It’s true, he has a number of applications available that wil help him make his design. But which application to use when he is searching for the problem that makes his design fail. Or maybe more interesting: how should he spend his valuable time?
What if there was an application where the engineer and his colleagues could share the engineering experience, find ways to analyze their designs and/or be pointed into the right direction?
Before answering this question, we first take a look at the design cycle: from idea to product.
The marketing department has an idea and needs a prototype. The engineer starts working on it and it appears to be a success. So now the questions raises: “When can you deliver? And of course, the product needs to meet all the necessary legal certificates”.
Now the real challenge starts for the engineer, as time to market becomes current. The product needs to fulfill safety regulations and meet the radiation norms. The design time for the engineer has become limited and an infinite number of specifications have been added to the design.
Let’s review three major aspects here: Functional; DFM (Design for Manufacturing); EMC (Electrical Magnetic Compatibility)