Hardware Design

Following the product book, Lichtvision develops products to the point where actual production begins. We research which components will be needed - including possible alternatives - their availability and cost and which vendor has them. We design and develop the schematics; we optimize layout and enclosure. Safety and efficiency are in the forefront throughout the design process: Where should operating controls be positioned? Which clearance and creepage distances must be maintained to guarantee insulation even at failure state?

Which component orientation allows both SMD and TH technology to be soldered in a single step on automated soldering equipment without any parts being missed? Where should droplet catchers for solder be located? How should components be spaced so that pick and place machinery can assemble error free circuit boards? Only a design with no unanswered questions and a simple layout can be manufactured efficiently - paving the way to maximized automated production in the fewest possible steps.