Wednesday May 07, 2014

Easy Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Testing

Avoiding rework and shipment delays are key goals for Electronics & High-Tech firms, given that production delays and quality errors impact output and time-to-market. Having a means to validate the accuracy of designs during the manufacturing assembly process is priceless.

For example, with AutoVue, Electronics & High-Tech firms can validate that their converted CAM files have been properly generated before sending them out to PCB manufacturers for manufacturing by evaluating them against original ECAD design files. This ensures that the correct product is built and prevents manufacturers from rejecting designs, saving both time and money. Usage of AutoVue’s compare feature also enablesElectronics & High-Tech companies to confirm that whatever changes were made to the converted CAM files by the PCB manufacturers, are in accordance with the original design intent.

Once the bare board has been built by suppliers, all the components need to be installed and connected onto the bare board. Developmental and prototype manufacturing facilities can take advantage of AutoVue in order to quickly and visually determine which components should be installed in which locations, and ensure that everything works properly. Rather than relying on long assembly instructions and painful visual searches, AutoVue provides users with a complete list of all components on the board. Clicking on a component highlights its location on the board and vice versa, lettings users easily find components by part number, location, board side, etc. Some customers like Harris Corporation for instance managed to reduce time spent on creating PCB assembly instructions from hours to minutes (watch the video here), and enabled users to find specific components in AutoVue without needing to conduct a long litany of visual searches.


Another benefit of using AutoVue for PCB manufacturing and testing engineering is to speed up board debugging. Test engineers’ mission is to validate that the board works fine. If they find problems, they need to cross-reference components between the schematic and the layout to identify where the problem occurred. Using AutoVue and its cross-probing capability, test engineers can easily locate the faulty component on the PCB drawing and instantaneously highlight its location in the schematic. Test engineers can then determine whether the defect impacts other components, identify the root cause of the issue and relay all this feedback in a visual manner to the design team, ensuring rapid resolution and fast new product development cycles.

If you want to find out more about how AutoVue can help streamline the manufacturing and testing engineering processes, you can do so by reading our AutoVue for EHT solution brief and watching our EHT video on Youtube

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Harris Corporation Streamlines Manufacturing Assembly Operations with AutoVue

"AutoVue is a critical component to our business process; we can’t live without it.” – Charlie Davies, Principal ECAE Applications Engineer, Harris Corporation.

Read how Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company in the high tech space, is using AutoVue to streamline their manufacturing assembly operations, enhance design reviews and improve communication of engineering changes.

Click here to read the complete story.

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

New AutoVue Movies Available at the Oracle AutoVue Channel!

There are 4 new movies available at the Oracle AutoVue Channel. Three of these latest AutoVue movies demonstrate how AutoVue can be used in various processes, in the Electronic and High tech  sector. The fourth shows how AutoVue can be used on an iPad using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (OVDI)

They are:

  • Improving the Design Process with AutoVue in the Electronics & High Tech Industry  Watch it now (7:17) 
  • Improving Manufacturing and Assembly with AutoVue in the Electronics & High Tech Industry Watch it now (7:55) 
  • Improving Supply Chain Management with AutoVue in the Electronics & High Tech Industry Watch it now (4:42) 
  • Mobile Asset Management on the iPad With AutoVue and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (OVDI) Watch it now (3:52) 

See all the Movies available at the Oracle AutoVue Channel!

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The authors of this blog are members of the AutoVue Enterprise Visualization team at Oracle. The views expressed on this blog reflect those of the members and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.

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