Significant changes in product quality and reliability typically require high-level changes in the way you look at the entire product design process. They’re not just about the tool you use, or a quick fix to a problem you detected. To affect change, you need to make a commitment to product quality and reliability.
It’s about deciding that the quality and reliability of your product are something you want to invest in. And why is that? Because in the long term, designing reliable products will save you money. Fewer last-minute design re-spins, less product failure, fewer product returns.
Use simulation and analysis to achieve your goals. Intuitive and easy-to-use tools are widely available to meet the needs of EEs, simulation experts, and PCB designers alike. Simulation time is kept relatively short to make sure time is not a barrier to you, and the results are easily generated and documented.
There are so many ways to improve product quality and reliability: signal integrity analysis, analog simulation, thermal analysis, Design for Test (DFT), and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analysis are all at your fingertips. The question is, do you use them? Analyzing your design and documenting the results: what works and what doesn’t, will benefit not just this specific project but your future projects as well.
Read this white paper, Improve Product Quality and Reliability in 5 Simple Steps, to dig a little deeper into some of the things you can do to improve your product quality and reliability in your current project, and future ones.