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DFM Validation & NPI

New product introduction (NPI) platform for PCB design-to-manufacturing handoff

Valor NPI ensures a smooth transition from PCB design to fabrication, and on to assembly and test. The Valor NPI platform provides comprehensive DFM analysis, applied in parallel with your design flow for maximum advantage, or on design completion. By combining the Valor NPI manufacturing data creation tools and DFM, the manufacturing level product-model can be fully prepared for handoff to process-preparation.

For PCB designers, Valor NPI provides concurrent DFM analysis during the design process, applying almost 700 manufacturing rules to the design ensuring minimum revision spins in manufacturing. The DFM analysis flow can be set up to automatically analyze each new version and pinpoint all potential manufacturing problems directly in the CAD system.

For manufacturing NPI engineers, Valor NPI provides comprehensive analysis to prove new products match the fabrication processes. BOM, AVL and component analysis ensures the design complies with assembly and test processes. Rapid feedback to the PCB designer allows DFM corrections or improvements to be implemented before hand-off to process-preparation.

Leverages the ODB++ intelligent data format to optimize data exchange between design, fabrication, assembly and test.

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Full DFM analysis for fabrication, assembly & test

Validate manufacturing constraints concurrently with the design flow

Valor DFF embedded in Xpedition layout tools

Easily find and fix the essential fabrication DFF problems at source

Manufacturing risk assessment

Identifies direct manufacturing violations as well as potential low yield or field failures

Preparation of the complete, integrated product-data

A single structured data package eliminating the need for drawings and side-files

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