A growing trend in consumer electronics is the desire of the customer to get a customized product tailored to their individual needs. This is either accomplished with a completely custom product that is built from the ground up, such as a home computer, or with a semi-custom product, which adds or changes features and components on a mass-produced item. An example of a semi-custom product is a digital camera, which can be modified with new hardware or software. To support this new functionality, device manufacturers need to be flexible in the design and manufacturing process, especially when it comes to printed circuit boards. While offering customized versions of your products may require more lead time for production, it can also help smaller companies compete directly with larger organizations by bringing in more business and notoriety.
How do Custom Products Affect Printed Circuit Boards?
When your customers or clients request a customized product or changes to an existing offering of yours, your team will need to ensure that you can deliver. Designing base printed circuit boards that you can use and add onto can help you lower production costs without sacrificing customization options that are popular with your audience. Working with the largest component library when designing PCBs allows you to incorporate the features and options that will take your products and applications to the next level. This is also true if you’d like to add new hardware or functionality to your finished product later on. Learn more about the PCB design process and how to maximize the efficiency and performance of your circuit boards by contacting an expert at Advanced Circuits.