Hardware Development Basics

Created: 08/04/2020Last Updated: 08/04/2020

Introduction: Hardware development process takes a product from the early definition stage to form factor design. Production Definition/Scoping/Planing comes from market research and organizational objective and goals. As a system ee, we translate this product requirements into concrete electronic design in the following steps.

General design steps:

    1. System Architecture
    2. Schematic Capture
    3. Board Layout

General development stages and schedule:

    1. Prototyping (Proto)
    2. Engineering validation testing (EVT)
    3. Device validation testing (DVT)

General manufacturing stages:

    1. Production validation testing (PVT)
    2. Mass production (MP)

Field Analysis

    1. Early Field Failure Analysis (EFFA)