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Posts tagged with 'Interoperability'

14 Jan, 2011

Paul Johnston The last entry ended by looking at typical motivations for writing custom code in-house instead of using a commercial package. It is characteristic of these motivations that they are responses to the deficiencies of the commercial offering. Or a tendency to develop in-house code is born from assuming commercial tools do not exist or could not cover all the particular needs you have. Due diligence before … Read More

Outsourced Integrated Electrical Systems Software, Capital Harness Systems, CHS, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Integrated Electrical Systems, Interoperability, COTS, home-grown software

18 Dec, 2009

Paul Johnston Having standards to work to is normal. In the Aerospace and Automotive Electrical and Electronic design realm there is no shortage of specifications. Engineers work to a variety of standards. For example - specifications for conductor sizes and wire materials. Also drawing appearance standards which I referred to in a previous post about how potential users of Capital Harness Systems (Capital) vet available … Read More

Interoperability, Wire Harness, Design System Interface, DSI, CHS, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Engineering, EE Standards, Electrical Design

25 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Selecting a new suite of software tools is more than an exercise in having some means of delivering the correct computer aided design outputs for your electrical systems integration (part 4) - although we have seen that is around 25% of the answer to your problems. This project of drafting and evaluating responses to an RFQ is more than this plus ensuring that the solution satisfies your need to adequately … Read More

RFI, RFQ, CHS, Interoperability

15 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Requests for Quotation, Requests for Information come the way of the sales force in Mentor Graphics frequently. Prospective customers ask for testimonials, competence, references and proof of functionality. Following on from my last posting here is what I found.  My experience, my analysis of the data. These requirements in total over all documents I reviewed show a very even split.  Hundreds of individual … Read More

Purchasing, Process Model, Request for Quotation, ROI, RFI, CHS, Evaluation, Interoperability, RFQ, Electrical CAD

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