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.
Electronic Board System Design
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.
Insights from Research: Finding and Accessing Information in Engineering
I think we all know that engineers use a lot of different information to make design decisions. And the big question is, how do they find that information, and how do they access it? Well, this year, we conducted some research to look into the answers.
Is the Smart, Connected Product Trend Driving Modular Design?
So, let’s talk about the smart connected products trend and how IoT connectivity actually might force a lot of companies towards modularity and platform design. If a company is developing multiple products that are smart and connected, you have to think, “Well, what’s the common platform they’re all connecting to?”
Cross-Probing with NX, Capital, and Xpedition
Not long ago, Siemens PLM Software and Mentor Graphics announced integrations between NX, their Mechanical CAD application, Capital, their harness design ECAD application, and Xpedition, their board design ECAD application. There’s an infrequently cited capability there called interactive highlighting or cross-probing. In this video, Chad Jackson provides an overview of what it is and why it is important.
Cloud Technology and Its Influence on Electronics Collaboration
Cloud technology is a big conversation. Let’s break this up into digestible, micro bites and see just how cloud technology is influencing the way we collaborate in the design and manufacturing workspace … or any workspace for that matter. We’ll begin with the first digital communication tool that entered the workforce in the 1990’s: Email. …