Manufacturing: New project package

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New Product Introduction(NPI) package list

1) Product name

2) Version

3) Gerber and scheme

4) BOM (list)

5) Test plan

6) Other manufacturing requirements

7) Engineering sample

8) Product description

9) Documentation link


Contents

Package of Materials

  • PCB files / Gerbers
  • Partlist
  • Firmware / Software
  • Test plan
  • Prototype
  • Copy

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Board Files and Gerbers

  • Your PCB and part placement
  • Cadsoft Eagle
  • Gerber files

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Partlist/BOM (stuff on the board)

  • Bill of materials

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  • Bill of materials - Common

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  • Bill of materials - Specific

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Try to use a standard partlist that most distributors stock


Firmware and Software

  • Anything that goes into your chip

o HEX, SVF, BIN, etc

  • Programming instructions and utilities

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Test Plan

  • Quick and easy way to test the hardware
  • As automated as possible
  • Think about it early

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Prototype

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Copy

  • Sell your widget
  • No crap, lots of facts
  • Good (action) pictures

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