HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
A good partner
naperlou   8/8/2012 9:45:33 AM
NO RATINGS
Part of the trend you highlight is the importance of a vendor as a partner.  This type of value add is both useful and necessary in the high speed world of design outlined in the article.  When I have been involved as a field engineer in the past I found that briefing customers on new features was a great way to get new ideas.  Often, while working with customers in these situations, and hearing their challenges, we were able to come up with ways to use features and functions that were not necessarily envisioned by the developers of the product, but which were valuable to the customer. 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good partner
Charles Murray   8/8/2012 5:23:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Parker is right: Compressed design times are making life more difficult for all design engineers and that shows up in in areas like circuit protection, which end up being thought of as an afterthought.  

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: A good partner
tekochip   8/8/2012 5:49:23 PM
NO RATINGS
There was a post last week about a poorly chosen fuse type or value.  Some of the posters had mentioned that correctly specifying a protection device can be a little difficult.  Having a vendor for a partner will certainly make the selection easier and this is an excellent follow-up story to the previous posts.


thubten
User Rank
Iron
Re: A good partner
thubten   8/9/2012 9:38:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Littlefuse closed their massive manufacturing facility in Mount Prospect, Il. and moved to China, so executives could continue to maintain enormous salaries. Now they are squeezing the remaining design engineers before all their work goes to China as well.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: A good partner
tekochip   8/10/2012 5:08:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Did you ever hear James McMurtry's "We Can't Make it Here Anymore"?

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good partner
Charles Murray   8/10/2012 6:00:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Seems like that was Stve Jobs' viewpoint, as well, Tekochip.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, not metal.
There is a new cooperation between the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts: the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).
National Instruments has expanded the capabilities of its NI InsightCM Enterprise platform.
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 2 - 6, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Rapid Prototyping Embedded Systems using Micro Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service