We are proud to be the largest and most recognized brand in automation and control solutions and the premier technology partner for fortune 500 businesses globally. Our products are integrated into new high-tech commercial buildings including some of the most recognized real estate across the globe. Our clients include Google, Microsoft, Amazon, LinkedIn, and many others. We are the leaders in the most exciting industry in the world!
As a technology company in the electronics field industry (design and manufacturing) we are part of a rapidly changing environment due to our nature. Because of its implicit relationship to technology, the processes and techniques needed to design and manufacture electronic devices are in a state of permanent change. Any successful engineer — not only test engineers but process, quality, and others — will need to stay on top of current processes and test technologies in the industry and quickly learn and adapt to this dynamic environment.
One of the reasons why customers prefer Crestron includes trust in the brand. There are multiple ways to build brand confidence, but quality and reliability are the most common. For Crestron to deliver great out-of-the-box experiences requires a significant amount of up-front work — just designing a cool product is not enough. Creating successful and reliable products requires much more than just designing a set of product features. It demands many other considerations, including manufacturability and testability.
To test or not to test?
The quality of a test solution (which translates into product quality) is directly proportional to its testability. What does testability mean? Our industry has a set of guidelines and principles often called Design for Manufacturability (DFM). In plain and simple terms, this means that any successful design will account for provisions that would facilitate its manufacturing. These considerations are very important because, depending on the case, they will allow production to achieve high-quality yields, reduce waste, increase product throughput, and in general, promote a healthy and stable production environment. There are other “Design For” standards (DFxs), but the most common are:
• DFM - Design for Manufacturability. DFM relates to design provisions that facilitate the fabrication processes, minimize defects, and promote efficiency.