Is a standard grid layout used on boards to facilitate identification
Is enough spacing provided between components to allow for clips and
Are all components oriented in the same direction (pin 1 always in
Are standard connector pin positions used for power, ground, clock,
test, etc., signals?
Are the number of input and output (I/O) pins in an edge connector or
cable connector compatible with the I/O capabilities of the selected
Are connector pins arranged such that the shorting of physically
adjacent pins will cause minimum damage?
Is defeatable keying used on each board so as to reduce the number of
unique interface adapters required?
When possible, are power and ground included in the 1/0 connector or
Have test and repair requirements impacted decisions on conformal
Is the design free of special set-up requirements (e.g., special
cooling) which would slow testing?
Does the item warm up in a reasonable amount of time?
Is each hardware component clearly labelled?