Electronic Design Process: 5. Prototype and Review
The production of your product prototype is the first stage at which reality meets with the previous theoretical stages. Review and testing of the prototype also demonstrates errors, if any, in the electronic and mechanical design.
At Hawkshead, we aim to make the prototype as near to the final design as possible to ensure that performance measurements are realistic and to reduce the "technical risk" and cost in any further design iteration. Such is the accuracy of this work that it is possible that the prototype can be used as an early demonstration unit, however this must be considered as a bonus and not relied upon.
Compliance Testing (CE) is legally the responsibility of the manufacturer or Client Company. We aim to facilitate this process and can offer practical support and advice in the execution. It is normally outside the main design contract but is a service that can be very cost effective in reducing the number of iterations and visits to a certified test house.