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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The 11 Deadly Sins of Product Development

    1. The Fundamental Principle of Product Development

    2. The Vice of Laziness

    3. The Vice of Assumption

    4. The Vice of Fuzziness

    5. The Vice of Cluelessness

    6. The Vice of Perfectionism

    7. The Vice of Hubris

    8. The Vice of Ego

    9. Final Thoughts

    10. Resources

  2. Chapter 2 Development Process Overview

    1. Don’t Panic!

    2. Product Development Life Cycle Overview

    3. A Great Idea

    4. Preliminary Planning: Does This Make Sense?

    5. First Reality Check

    6. Detailed Product Definition, a.k.a. Surprise Management

    7. Second Reality Check: Go or No Go?

    8. Detailed Development

    9. Manufacturing

    10. Final Thoughts

    11. Resources

  3. Chapter 3 How Electronic Products Are Manufactured

    1. Manufacturing Overview

    2. Supply Chain

    3. Building Circuits: PCB Assembly

    4. Test

    5. Final Assembly

    6. Final Functional Test

    7. Packaging

    8. More, and Less

    9. The People Stuff: Factory Culture

    10. Final Thoughts

    11. Resources

  4. Chapter 4 Preliminary Planning: Can This Be a Success?

    1. Introducing MicroPed

    2. Can It Make Money?

    3. Can We Develop It?

    4. Go? No Go?

  5. Chapter 5 Detailed Product Definition

    1. Phase Overview

    2. Iteration

    3. The Road Ahead: An Overview

    4. So, What Will It Do? Specifying Our Product

    5. From What, to How and Who

    6. Technical Risk Reduction

    7. Updated COGS Estimate

    8. Go/No Go: Redux

    9. Resources

  6. Chapter 6 Detailed Development

    1. Detailed Development Process

    2. System Integration

    3. Testing

    4. Moving into Manufacturing

    5. Final Thoughts

    6. Resources

  7. Chapter 7 Smart Platforms: Processors

    1. Low-End Microcontrollers

    2. Middling Microcontrollers/Processors

    3. Big Iron: Desktop- and Server-Class Processors

    4. Other Hardware Platforms

    5. Final Thoughts

    6. Resources

  8. Chapter 8 Smart Platforms: Operating Systems

    1. Board Support Packages (BSPs)

    2. RTOSes

    3. Middleweight OSes

    4. Heavyweight OSes

    5. Final Thoughts

    6. Resources

  9. Chapter 9 Powering Our Product

    1. Batteries

    2. Wall Outlets: AC-to-DC Power Conversion

    3. DC-DC Power Conversion

    4. System-Level Power Design

    5. Final Thoughts

    6. Resources

  10. Chapter 10 Staying Safe: Regulations, Standards, Etc.

    1. Regulatory Fundamentals

    2. Navigating US Regulations

    3. European Regulations

    4. Batteries at 35,000 Feet

    5. ITAR

    6. Quality Systems and ISO 9001

    7. Final Thoughts

    8. Resources

  11. Chapter 11 Writing Requirements That Work

    1. Requirements Versus Goals Versus Specifications

    2. Why Requirements?

    3. The Case Against Requirements

    4. Writing Good Requirements

    5. Positive Requirements Versus Lurking Requirements

    6. Communicating Requirements

    7. Great Requirements Come from Great Participation

    8. Maintaining Requirements

    9. Final Thoughts

    10. Resources

  12. Chapter 12 Meta-Stuff: Project Planning and Infrastructure

    1. Project Planning

    2. Project Management

    3. Issue Tracking

    4. Change Management

    5. Final Thoughts

    6. Resources