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Pegmatis, an elite design center, offers value engineering services to help streamline customer designs and reduce costs. The company provides a wide range of professional services, connecting great ideas with technology.
Existing products can face many challenges to maintain presence in the marketplace. These challenges are not limited to hardware systems only. Our clients are often are faced with products that are becoming obsolete, are too expensive to manufacture or support, or they are simply missing potential markets due to limitations in product design. Pegmatis works with our clients to provide direct improvement opportunities on hardware and/or software systems to reduce product cost structures, add feature sets, and improve quality and yield in manufacturing, or provide a technology path to mitigate end-of-life issues or a simply general product refresh with more features.
Some of the categories Pegmatis considers during a value engineering exercise include: Cost reduction, feature refresh, quality improvements, performance improvements, design scalability, manufacturing yield improvements and component end-of-life mitigation.
Supported by an incredible engineering team with more than 300 years of collective experience and an engineering bench that has worked as a team for decades, Pegmatis offers world-class product design, engineering and consulting.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
We’ve seen many changes over the past few years, and nowhere are they more evident than in the world of sourcing components. Sourcing has become one of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers and design engineers today. Gone are the days of procuring parts from a single source, and communication between stakeholders and distributors is critical. But as we learned in a conversation with I-Connect007 columnist Kelly Dack, PCB designers can use certain layout strategies to plan for the unexpected, such as leaving extra real estate so that smaller components can be replaced by larger, readily available parts if the originals become “unobtainium.”
Happy Holden, I-Connect007
For this issue, Happy Holden provided a range of options for designers who are seeking to conserve materials in their next design. He also offered an example of the relative cost index, or RCI, that he developed at HP exclusively for PCB design. With this RCI, designers can figure out the relative cost of a new design compared to an eight-layer through-hole board. We hope you can use this handy formula on your next design job.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Brad Griffin, product marketing director for Cadence Design Systems, about Cadence’s Matrix solver technology. They discuss its use as a multi-disciplinary field solver as well as Cadence’s focus on thermal analysis and utilizing the power of the cloud.