As many of our projects are in the category of embedded device, there is often a hardware component to the project. Very frequently this hardware component is the central part of our project.
To develop this part of a given project a detailed analysis of the features and performances required for the product will be created in a collaborative effort of hardware, mechanical, and software engineering experts.
The steps followed are classically:
- System Diagram
- Schematic Capture
- Netlist and Gerber Files
- Prototype Fabrication
- Hardware Bring-up
Once this phase is underway it is customary that most of the software, firmware and drivers intended to run on this platform have been developed independently on evaluation board provided by the MCU manufacturer. The last phase of the Hardware role in the project use the software for final validation.