Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Electronic Design Automation Process
The Monitoring Systems and Technology Center of Sandia National Laboratories is an engineering collective with a core competency in designing, building, and testing high reliability satellite spacecraft payloads. The Center has developed a process and capability to reduce design cycle times and provide increased quality with greater design information availability.
This process integrates Electronic Design Automation tools into a concurrent engineering environment to improve product realization and process efficiency, and provides automated tools to design engineers to support intelligent design decisions before committing to product realization. The process also enables obtaining a manageable level of quality control which is consistent and repeatable. It provides a seamless process from design to production to reduce product errors and maintain data integrity throughout the process, as well as creating a single repository for design data.
Enhancements under development include system level modeling, simulation, and automated systems engineering. The system currently supports electrical and mechanical design capture, optical design and design options for digital and analog design. Other areas supported are a manufacturing-approved component library, automated electrical/mechanical interface, multilayer PCB design including high frequency design and integration with automated test equipment tools as well as a hardware modeler. All activities have traceability, document control, and parts inventory integrated with a relational database.
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