Electronic Board System Design

PLM vs. ALM – Which to use for Electronic Board Systems?

During the development of electronic board systems, printed circuit boards, multi-board systems, and the like (for this discussion they will be called “electronic board systems” to encompass them all), using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) seemed to be a natural progression. PLM was traditionally used to manage mechanical hardware. It easily became the process for electronic …

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Altimade: Connecting PCB Designers to Suppliers to Expedite Product Development

Ordering and testing a prototype is a key milestone in the development of printed circuit boards (PCB). That prototype is necessary to validate the design and test its performance. But this step can be daunting for many engineering teams.  Ordering a PCB Prototype, a Critical Step Ordering a PCB prototype isn’t as simple as it …

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Ansys HFSS Plays a Key Role in Designing Smart Connected Products

There has been a proliferation of high-speed, high-frequency electronics placed in today’s smart connected products over the past few years. This increases the need for electromagnetic (EM) simulation in design. Ansys HFSS, a 3D high-frequency simulation software, meets the industry’s stringent demands. Simulation Overcomes Challenges in Designing Smart, Connected Products Today’s smart, connected products are …

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The Digital Engineering Approach

Let’s talk about systems development’s full potential, which only results from a comprehensive approach. What are the aspects of a digital engineering approach?

Generative Engineering: Automation for Electrical Distribution Systems

How are engineering teams addressing the challenges of complex E/E systems? In this post, we discuss how engineering teams can address the challenges of this trend by harnessing design automation for E/E systems design, why the traditional approaches to engineering fall short and how teams are turning to generative engineering solutions.

What’s New in OpenBOM?

What is the latest with the OpenBOM and how does it help procurement work with engineering information?

If you’re not familiar with OpenBOM, it’s a cloud-based application you use through your browser to work with bills of materials.

Validating Systems Architectures from the Bottom Up

Products are becoming more feature-rich and more complex. Many organizations increasingly rely on systems engineering. In this post, I’ll dive into some common issues with developing systems architectures. I will focus on how to increase collaboration between detailed design and systems engineering teams through a validation step right before detailed design starts.

Systems Engineering Enables Traceability for Electrical and Electronic Design

Systems engineering practices help organizations mitigate and manage product complexity. When applied to electronics and electrical systems, systems engineering takes on a whole new meaning. Using this approach, teams break down a product’s requirements and functions with a high degree of granularity and allocate them to functions, logical architectures, and physical items. In doing so, they gain traceability that enables them to explore the impact of any design changes on requirements and make the best decisions possible.

This post explores some of the different areas where systems engineering makes a difference and how systems engineering enables traceability.

Mechanical Design and Electrical Design on Autodesk Fusion Platform

Autodesk acquired an ECAD solution that they’ve been integrating into their Fusion Platform. In this post, Chad Jackson discusses the implications and advantages of having both the electrical and mechanical design on a cloud-based platform.