After completing various design steps, including schematics, layout, component selection, and successful prototyping, I’m excited to move forward with mass production! However, it’s crucial to remember an important step: seeking expert reviews, particularly for a Bill of Materials (BOM) review.
During my experience, I have come across numerous European-designed electronic boards that utilize components which not only prove expensive but are also challenging to source in Asia, where most production occurs. To address this, consider exploring Chinese equivalents, especially for connectors, if cost optimization is a significant criterion for your product. This approach can potentially save several dollars per project. Additionally, Chinese alternatives for IC chips, ranging from DCDC converters to MCU chips, are readily available and often offer pin-to-pin compatibility. Leveraging these alternatives can help reduce product costs and accelerate time to market.
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