Electronics in everything

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Increasingly complex consumer and industrial electronics demand significant design effort. Complex designs require bi-directional collaboration between electronic and mechanical design teams. Instead of focusing on the design, engineers get stuck in inefficient processes and rework, wasting valuable time and effort. With the right tools and design strategy, teams can let processes fade into the background and focus on design and innovation.

Demand is driven by new technologies and the growing need for smart connected devices, from consumer electronics and industrial applications to connected health devices and the internet-of-things (IoT) to augmented and virtual reality to autonomous vehicles and beyond. As a result, product design teams are under intense pressure to deliver a variety of complex products. Many of these new tech products are customized or personalized, which forces manufacturers to deliver enormous value on tight budgets and schedules.

Electronics in everything is the force driving multi-domain design collaboration. Leading companies find that to overcome today’s electronic design and manufacturing challenges, they need an integrated approach that combines all design and development processes into a single collaborative environment. Collaboration is the differentiator that drives productivity, innovation, time-to-market (TTM), and ultimately, profitability.

Increasingly complex consumer and industrial electronics demand significant design effort. Complex designs require bi-directional collaboration between electronic and mechanical design teams. Instead of focusing on the design, engineers get stuck in inefficient processes and rework, wasting valuable time and effort. With the right tools and design strategy, teams can let processes fade into the background and focus on design and innovation.

Demand is driven by new technologies and the growing need for smart connected devices, from consumer electronics and industrial applications to connected health devices and the internet-of-things (IoT) to augmented and virtual reality to autonomous vehicles and beyond. As a result, product design teams are under intense pressure to deliver a variety of complex products. Many of these new tech products are customized or personalized, which forces manufacturers to deliver enormous value on tight budgets and schedules.

Electronics in everything is the force driving multi-domain design collaboration. Leading companies find that to overcome today’s electronic design and manufacturing challenges, they need an integrated approach that combines all design and development processes into a single collaborative environment. Collaboration is the differentiator that drives productivity, innovation, time-to-market (TTM), and ultimately, profitability.

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With the rise of increasingly complex products, engineering disciplines are rapidly converging. To compete successfully, companies must transform into a digital enterprise that leverages multidiscipline collaboration across domains for greater productivity throughout the entire electronic product design and development process. Companies benefit from the versatility of product design solutions that work together, from PCB design to complete PCB systems design flow covering multi-board definition, design creation, design validation, high-density advanced package design, electro-mechanical co-design, physical layout, simulation, verification, and manufacturing validation for hand-off. Ultimately, these integrated solutions reduce errors by reducing data duplication and ensuring design integrity while simplifying validation and verification.

Remove the barriers to innovation and productivity

Today, the rapidly growing complexity of multi-dimensional products is driving the adoption of multi-domain design collaboration. Fragmented legacy systems cannot keep up with the rapid pace of innovation. And the best way to efficiently deal with such complexity is with a solution that integrates all design and engineering domains, which is why domain convergence is becoming essential for successful design teams.

Increasingly complex devices need the efficiencies of a single platform for electromechanical design. Separate applications for design, simulation, and validation no longer work.

A digitally integrated solution across multiple domains reduces manual intervention, fosters collaboration, improves transparency, and eliminates re-spins between design and manufacturing. And with increased design efficiency, engineers have more time to create innovative and disruptive products.

Our comprehensive digital twin approach enables data analysis and simulation across mechanical, electrical, and software domains. Such a system delivers the ultimate efficiency of a single source of truth for collaboration, data sharing, reuse, and control.

Collaborative data management capabilities

Comprehensive data management is essential for the system performance that companies need to compete. Achieving system, tool, and process efficiency are only possible with an integrated Electronic Systems Design platform that manages the data and provides a single source of truth for secure collaboration among all stakeholders across multiple domains and supply chains.

Powered by Siemens Xcelerator, an integrated SaaS portfolio of secure cloud-connected software and services, full digitalization provides access to all product teams, suppliers, and partners for enhanced data visibility and sharing via connection to the cloud. It integrates electrical, mechanical, simulation, and software design processes and tools to manage design data (ECAD, MCAD, simulation, and software) in a robust collaborative environment.

Our comprehensive cloud services with IoT connectivity incorporate domain architecture, including mechanical architecture, electronics architecture, electrical architecture, and software architecture. It includes product lifecycle management (PLM), design and simulation, mechanical design and verification, electronic design and verification, EDS, network and harness design, software engineering, and verification. And it provides manufacturing connectivity, including mechanical manufacturing, harness manufacturing, software production, system integration, and test, with multi-domain traceability and configuration.

This comprehensive digitalization integrates a shift-left approach with design intent analysis and validation throughout the development process and speeds the digital transformation cycle. It breaks down the barriers to collaboration so design teams can “start integrated and stay integrated.”

An image of an electronic systems design team collaborating on different large computer screens. A woman in front of the computer is modifying the design by typing on a computer keyboard.

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