If your organization is still getting its ‘sea legs’ when it comes to developing smart, connected products, then don’t worry: you’re not alone. Many companies are trying to figure out the intricacies of developing software code, integrating electronics into mechanical design, or figuring out what data to send to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Lots of folks are climbing up a pretty steep learning curve.
There is one area, however, that is a frequent stumbling block: the development of routed electrical systems. Those wires, cables, and harnesses deliver power to all electronics and carry signals between sensors, antennas, and embedded systems. Despite its critical role in smart, connected products, many organizations don’t see its development as a high priority. That’s a major oversight. In this post, we’re going to look at the timing of the development of harnesses, the needs of modern engineers to support concurrent harness design, and the technology capabilities needed to enable that change.
Let’s get started.