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Posts tagged with 'Wiring Harness'

9 May, 2013

John Day   Compared with, say, microcontrollers, there’s relatively little cutting-edge innovation in wiring harnesses, as indispensable as they may be. The wiring harness business, as Rick Burns describes it, is highly competitive and very cost-sensitive, with tight margins. Submit a quote a tad too high and you’ll likely lose the business, says Burns, Mentor Graphics’ product line director, System Integration … Read More

Capital software suite, Mentor Graphics, Capital Harness TVM, Wiring Harness

19 Mar, 2013

John Day   Engineers are adding more electronic features to cars, but at the same time engineers – not necessarily the same ones – are trying to reduce vehicle weight and improve mileage. I’ve been wondering how they do that. This week Freescale Semiconductor provided a clue. The company introduced a microcontroller (MCU) billed as a network gatekeeper (the Qorivva MPC5748G) and LIN and CAN satellite nodes … Read More

Freescale Semiconductor, 'FlexRay, Wiring Harness, LI N, SafeAssure

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

2 Apr, 2011

Paul Johnston I highlighted the powerful influence of customer lbrarians in delivering automation in the design of electrical systems’ interconnects using the capital suite of programs. Librarians get proficient initially through the ministrations of a trainer to guide them through the concepts of the software and how these apply to their working lives. I’ve also singled out the product management staff … Read More

Wiring Harness, Capital, Capital Harness XC, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Interconnect Design, Training, CHS, Customer Support

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

14 May, 2010

Paul Johnston Since I began working in the realm of software systems for electrical interconnect design I have seen increased user choice in on-and off-road vehicles. I have read the technical papers and marvelled at the memorable phrase “combinatorial explosion” used to refer to the options a buyer of a high-end new passenger car is able to order. Choice is good right? If you are fortunate enough to be able to … Read More

John Antilla, IESF, Virtual Architect, Capital Desktop Architect, Capital Integrator, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Wiring Harness, Complexity Management, Electrical Interconnect Design, Chrysler, CHS, CHS Capital Costing

23 Dec, 2009

Paul Johnston It  is rumoured that I took a break in October and the greater part of November from writing blog posts because of a time squeeze exerted by a spike in workload.  It might be true.  Now I do have fifteen minutes I could think about it, but two of them have already gone and in the remaining thirteen, no twelve and a half now, I would much rather … oh never mind. I announce a new playlist you can use … Read More

CHS, Preston Guild, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Twisted Circuits, Wiring Harness

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