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12 Feb, 2014

Paul Johnston Rolling out an enterprise system is for many Capital electrical platform design software customers a multi-stage process. One set of tasks in managing the distribution of the value to individuals and the corporation is to integrate to the corporate IT infrastructure. This is done mindful of the needs to provide acceptable reponse to users, adequate security policy conformance, appropriate data backup … Read More

Mentor Customer Support Division, Mentor Consulting, Outsourced Integrated Electrical Systems Software, Capital, Capital Harness Bridges, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Interconnect Design, Wire Harness, Integrated Electrical Systems, Capital Harness XC, Electrical Distribution Systems

27 Jun, 2011

John Day

Speaking at Mentor Graphics IESF Detroit conference earlier this month, Paul Hansen, editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (http://www.hansenreport.com) addressed four topics that strongly influence what electrical distribution systems will look like in the coming years. They are the German initiative to develop a 48-volt bus architecture and 48-volt components, a German

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48-volt bus architecture, Mentor Graphics IESF Detroit, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, higher voltage power supplies, partial networking technology, Paul Hansen, body control modules, Volkswagen, Mentor Graphics Capital suite, Electrical Distribution Systems, stop/start syswtems, Mercedes, CAN transceiver, Porsche, mild hybrid vehicles, Audi, Delphi

22 Apr, 2011

Paul Johnston Developing global platform cars is not easy. The workload of engineers designing electrical interconnect and delivering a manufacturing BOM for suppliers is considerable. The reality of electrical and electronic feature proliferation in a vehicle platform is somewhere between harsh and vicious for electrical design and wiring engineers. Not that I’ve personally tried to knock together a car … Read More

Electrical Design Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Distribution Systems, automotive wiring harness, Capital, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Interconnect Design, CHS, Wire Harness, circuit design software, Capital Harness, Wiring Harness, Capital Harness Systems

7 Feb, 2011

Paul Johnston Out and about on the last day of January I saw a house which still  sported the snowflake outdoor lights and the colored lights on the fir tree. That’s a little late, the second month just starting. And the year seems to be moving quickly to me. Capital 2010.2 released and already installed on a few computers I can mention and people are exploring the Capital Modular XC harness design capabilities … Read More

electrical wiring systems, Electrical Distribution Systems, IESF, autosar tools, Capital Harness Systems, automotive wiring harness, circuit design software, user conferences, vehicle wiring products, Detroit, car electrical system, wire harness cad, CHS, wire harness design

22 Nov, 2010

Paul Johnston Let’s look briefly at cause and effect. In previous notes on this subject, I remarked choices between in-sourced or outsourced information technology solutions in an electrical design processes yield consequences .  What’s in it for you? Knowing more about these issues will inform your choices.  A common way of referring to a tangle of human-factor issues is to say decisions are “political.” Radical … Read More

Electrical Interconnect Design, Electrical Distribution Systems, Extensibility, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Capital Harness Systems, API, IESD, Deployment, Design Rules, Wiring Harness, CHS, COTS

13 Nov, 2010

Paul Johnston Coming from Great Britain to live and work in the USA it still strikes me as curious that people would describe how they had “built their house.” In the UK - where people would say “bought a house.”  When you are getting a new house, in both locales home buyers would pay someone to build it. The contractor would offer choices of kitchen and bathroom fittings, floor plan, interior … Read More

Extensibility, Electrical Interconnect Design, Wire Harness, API, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Add new tag, COTS, Electrical Distribution Systems, CHS, Commercial off the Shelf Systems

15 Feb, 2010

Paul Johnston A little while ago I blogged the praises of the librarian and their role in underpinning the success of EDA design, and specifically their unsung role in electrical interconnect and harness design. This time around I extol the professionalism and virtues of Product Managers - employees of Mentor Graphics whose contribution is not acknowledged enough to the success of the Capital application, the popularity … Read More

Best Practice, Capital Harness Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Engineering, Product Manager, CHS, Electrical Distribution Systems

26 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston I’ll get to the business of estimating the cost of engineering changes to wiring harnesses in a minute or two.  You don’t want to overpay or undercharge. You want your estimates to be true and accurate. First a historical digression to identify where the phrase quoted after the colon in the title comes from. It is from the writings of Benjamin Franklin.  An unabashed interest in self-improvement … Read More

Harness, Electrical Distribution Systems, IESF, Capital Architect, Capital H, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Wire Harness, Cost Estimation, Electrical Design Systems, CHS, CHS Captial Costing

21 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston Two months to go approximately to the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum in Detroit. It will be the tenth such event. In December 2008 in Detroit there were 600 registrations for this event. It is substantial.  Breaking news. You heard what follows first here. he Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2010 is an event for design engineers, engineering management and executives … Read More

CHS, Dearborn MI, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Detroit, Electrical Distribution Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Design Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, IESF, Wire Harness, Trade Shows

17 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston   This is the concluding section of a short series of looking ahead to the new decade of harness engineering and electrical systems design for automotive and other transportation sectors. This final post is dedicated mainly to a short assessment of the physical implementation of the designs – the raw materials and sub-assemblies.  My personal opinion is either correct or incorrect. Time will tell and … Read More

CHS, Electrical Design Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Engineering, Wire Harness, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Distribution Systems

7 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston Here’s to a New Year and a happy one with a capital H. And a Capital C and S wrapped around the H. A new decade and a new rash of predictions from pundits I notice from my holiday period reading. So I thought why not join in! Here is what I think it will look like to stay ahead of the competition, protect your customer relationships and have excellent service offerings over the next 10 years.  It … Read More

Wire Harness, Capital Harness Systems, CHS, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Design Systems, Electrical Distribution Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Design Standards for Wiring Harnesses

27 Jul, 2009

Paul Johnston I had a chance to chat with my friend and former colleague Bob Valascho, a product specialist for Capital until his retirement a couple of months ago. He had a distinguished and productive career with full service suppliers, original equipment makers and software organizations after military service. Bob travelled extensively around the world in his career, but lived all the while in Michigan. Bob was … Read More

Expertise, Electrical Distribution Systems, FMEA, Capital Harness Systems, Best Practice, CHS, Generative Flow, EDS, Implementation Projects, Electrical Design Systems, Deployment, Robert Valascho, Career

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