Detailed Design Phase
Detailed Design PhaseWhat Is the Product?Once the concepts are reviewed and a design is selected, the team knows what the product is. Engineers across disciplines execute the detailed product design and development, build engineering prototypes and verify the product.Detailed Design Phase DeliverablesApproved designPreliminary technical product documentationPrototype functional test resultsProduction launch costs and scheduleTooling specificationProduction test specification Industrial designers refine the form and appearance, create hard models and develop the final 3D rendering.Mechanical designers perform detailed part and assembly design, perform analysis of the design, and develop prototypes for test and verification. Tooling designers develop the tooling required for the design validation and volume production.Electrical engineers finalize the schematic and bill of materials, design any required ASICs and FPGAs, perform modeling and simulation of the circuitry, check signal integrity, create PCB layout, perform DFX analysis, and build prototypes units. Verification of the design is performed through electrical, mechanical and software performance testing. Software developers perform all of the required software coding from firmware support, driver development, embedded development, and application software. Processes are based on ISO standardization. Design verification testing ensures that the software meets specified requirements. The ability to trace requirements to designs and test cases ensures there are no major surprises during software verification testing. Topscom engineers specify, design and build the fixtures and test systems required for assembly and testing of the product during product launch and high volume manufacturing.The program managers and the global operations teams develop the supply chain and the global logistics solution for the product.