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How to start with electronics product development?

Do you have an electronics product idea but not sure if its technically possible to develop it?
 
Are you wondering how much will it cost to develop it and the price per unit?
 
Are you confused about how the different parts of your product interconnect with each other?
 
These are the most common questions every HW Entrepreneur, maker or inventor has when thinking about developing a new electronic product.
 
At Developpa, we love taking raw ideas from passionate people and transforming them into actual tangible working machines.
 
However, before diving into full design and development, there are a few pillars that must be defined. These are:
 
Initial Technical Research
Hardware Architecture
Software Architecture
Enclosure Pre-design
Product Costs
Timing
 
Without defining these points first, and just taking it “as it goes” you run into the almost guarantee chances of falling into overspending and long development times extensions.
 
At Developpa, we have as very first requirement for every project, to create a document where all the previously mentioned points are researched and analysed before proceeding any further. We call this work product Developpa Hardware Idea Validation.
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Hardware Idea Validation Process

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Device Description

This is a brief pseudo technical description of your device which is useful when textually presenting the idea.  

Hardware Block Diagram

This "map" allows you to graphically visualize all different components from the electronic board and how they interface with each other.

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Main Electronic Components

The choice of MCU, specialized chips ,power supply and electro-mechanical components will be the main cost drivers of the device and will determine its performance.  

Software/Firmware Flowchart

Visualize how the software will work and take decisions according to its inputs and outputs.  

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Main SW/FW Components

This includes processes such as WiFi connectivity, DSP, MQTT, SD Card, ADC, etc.

Enclosure Pre-design

We can provide an early design of the enclosure if needed.

Electronic Components Bill of Materials

Approximate costs of electronic components for 1000 units.

Enclosure Costs

Costs of the injection moulds and manufacturing price per unit. 

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PCBA Costs

Approximate costs of PCB manufacturing and assembly for 1000 units.

Certifications

Depending on the market, your product will need certifications such as UL, FCC and CE  

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Engineering Resources Costs

These are the cost associated with design and development of the device. 

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Project Timing

Approximate development time for the HW, FW, Enclosure and product validation.

Interested in getting your Developpa Hardware Idea Validation?
Please fill the form and get in touch with us for a free consultation.

The Developpa Hardware Idea Validation is a non-binding document, and an NDA will be signed before any proprietary information exchange.

Hardware Development and Design

Product Definition, Initial BOM, Circuit Analysis, Schematics Capture, PCB Layout Design, PCB Manufacturing and Assembly​

Software Development and Design

Embedded Systems Firmware Design, Mobile App Development​

Product Enclosure Design

3D design for manufacturing or 3D printer and quotation of enclosure for an electronic product

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