DESIGN REVIEW: INSTRUMENT BOARD DESIGN

An R&D Project Leader at a major medical device manufacturer required a review of the electrical design of a new product.  This product was in development, and the primary focus of the Design Review was to be a derating analysis of the components and a thorough inspection of each printed circuit board layout. This review would support the design release for engineering builds and the subsequent release of design verification units. Dellshire SMEs completed an independent technical review utilizing proven techniques for board designs which includes providing a list of issues/findings; discussion of any identified or potential issues discovered; recommendations for resolving identified issues; recommendations for improvement of the design to prevent potential issues or in support of good design and manufacturing procedures. The review met the clients schedule needs and provided several key areas for improvement or risk reduction. In addition, new design approaches were identified which would improve the robustness of the design.