A couple of months ago, I reported how Mentor's Valor links ERP/MRP with the shop floor. As part of this, I explained how it facilitates a lean new product introduction (NPI) flow. It starts by ensuring that the design can actually be manufactured, assembled, and tested. If there are any issues, these are fed back to the front-end designers and design tools to be resolved before things go further.
More recently, I introduced Mentor's Xpedition PCB Development platform and explained how it puts more power into your mouse.
Well, Mentor has just made a big announcement about how the company's Valor NPI software is now fully integrated with its Xpedition PCB design platform to deliver a seamless, automated flow for the design, fabrication, and assembly of PCBs.
To learn more, read Susan Nordyk's article at our sister site, EDN's PCB Design Center.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting