The electronics and electrical industries have become an
important branch of industry in Finland. They produce
products which are used in health care, industry, and
every-day living such as mobile phones, industrial
instruments and automotive electronics.
In the global markets there are many competitors and
companies seeking new ways to decrease costs. This hard
competition forces companies to specialise and focus on a
certain market-segment. Products are containing more
functionality, and product development is a continuous
process to fulfil customer needs. Developers have to
master a range of technology and the total amount of
product data is increasing.
This report describes the requirements of the embedded
product's design data management. Analysis covers
different product technologies as well as development
processes. The challenge of the design data management is
to manage the total set of data related to the structure
of the product during the product's life-cycle.
The result of the analysis is the framework which
represents the requirements of the design data management
of the embedded product. This classification contains
three subsets: data management, process and life-cycle
management, and data capture and distribution.
This framework is used to evaluate three commercial PDM
systems. This consideration brings out the fact that the
current solutions do not meet all the requirements of the
embedded product's design data management.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||106|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Series||VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes|
- design data management
- embedded product design