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Step 1: Begin with Final Product in Mind

 Understanding the final results, function, delivery needs, and operating environment allows us to identify our design and manufacturing process out of the gate. As manufacturers, we understand the importance of designing for manufacturability (DFM), designing for assembly (DFA), and designing for testing (DFT).     

In the first phase, we will refine the scope of work and deliver a preliminary quote for design, major cost components, and interface based on our understanding of the functions needed and regulatory specifications.

Step 2: Conceptual Schematics and Approved Components

Once all aspects of the function are identified, we begin with the electrical schematic design and selection of the components placed on the board, box assembly, display selection, harness/plug needed for installation, and any environmental coatings or considerations required for the project.

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Step 3: Collaborate & Design

Once the conceptual schematics are approved and the scope of work is finalized, we begin designing the board, determining placement, defining exact values, and creating all the files we will need to manufacture your project.   


Step 4: Development

Often done in parallel with the hardware’s design, software development and scripting breathe life into the hardware, allowing it to function as needed.

We use stacking protocols, proven drivers, and sound techniques to ensure reliable operation.  Versed in multiple languages & protocols, we are well-suited to cater to your specific need to develop your solution.

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Step 5: Prototyping & Testing

Creating a working and functional prototype is an integral step before advancing to the manufacturing process.  By making the hardware and flashing the software onto the device, we can ensure that all functions designed on the board will perform as expected.

We perform In-circuit Testing (ICT), Functional Circuit Testing (FCT), and Device Under Test (DUT) on all prototypes based on use cases specified by our customers, considering several environmental factors.


Step 6: Field Testing

Suppose the prototype has environmental concerns or will be used on a larger vehicle or system. In that case, we take the extra steps to validate the solution with you by introducing it to the final product to ensure operation.

Once the device passes all tests at Poly Electronics and any testing by the customer in the field, we move on to the production and manufacturing phase to deliver your final product.

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