8 Steps to Manufacture Your Custom Carrier/System Solutions with ADLINK
Though ADLINK has been well known for its offer of various Computer-on-Module portfolio, from the most powerful to the most energy and cost efficiency, what some may not know are the extensive customization services ADLINK provides, for carriers, daughter boards, and even systems.
Here are the common eight steps ADLINK provides to assist clients to customize and mass produce a carrier/system:
1. Understanding client needs
ADLINK starts by understanding the specific needs and requirements of the project, consulting on intended use, desired features, size constraints, cost and timeline target, and any other important details.
2. Selecting the appropriate Computer-on-Module
ADLINK assists clients to choose the right Computer-on-Module that best suits their application, considering factors such as computing power, connectivity options, and available software support.
3. Identifying required I/O interfaces
ADLINK works with clients to identify the interfaces and connectors they need on the carrier board. These may include USB ports, HDMI, Ethernet, GPIO, power connectors, and any custom interfaces for the application.
4. Identifying the right components
ADLINK aids clients to select the right components for their carrier boards. This can help to ensure that the boards not only meeting performance requirements, but also supply sustainability. These include power management ICs, memory, and other peripherals.
5. Design and development phase
ADLINK creates a block diagram that outlines the major components and connections on the carrier board. This helps visualize the overall design and ensures that all necessary components are considered.
The carrier board’s design schematics and layout is also curated. This includes routing the signals between the various components and considering factors like component placement, signal integrity, and thermal management, ensuring the board size fits within the intended enclosure and meets all of the required electrical and mechanical specifications.
6. Prototyping the carrier board
Using its own factory with certified quality control and production priority flexibility, ADLINK produces the prototypes for clients to check the design and verifying that it works as expected while identifying any potential problems.
7. Testing and validation
ADLINK conducts a series of tests to ensure that the board meets all client requirements, including but not limited to the functionality, reliability, signal/power integrity, thermal, EMI/EMC, safety, and RF. ADLINK can also help clients check if the product can meet any regulatory compliance and certification requirements, along with ongoing support any design refinements or troubleshooting.
8. Mass production and sustaining support
ADLINK has a well established SAP system for material management and order fulfillment that hastens client project deployment with a shortened time-to-market.