Many companies experience the pain of expensive recalls, costly product rework, and unexpected delays in product releases. A major contributing factor is the lack of an effective product Electrical Design Verification and Validation Process. Ensuring your customers’ needs are met through digital or physical means – as the design progresses – is a critical part of product development, and can help you avoid these expenses and delays. Definition of Verification and Validation - Verification and validation is the process of ensuring that a design meets requirements. Verification confirms that products properly reflect the requirements specified for them, ensuring that “you built it right.” Validation confirms that the product, as provided, will fulfill its intended use, ensuring that “you built the right thing.” Typical ‘inputs’ are requirements and design representations such as 2D/3D mechanical CAD drawings and models, electrical schematics, and software code. Typical ‘outputs’ are a determination of whether the design component or system met requirements, descriptions of failure modes, summarized test results, and recommendations for design improvement. Topic Sheet: Verification and Validation Page 1 of 4 Verification and Validation Ensure redesigns meemee meet requirements through digital or physical meamea means Optima Design Services (Nottinghamshire, UK) produced its mechanical designs for the Event product line in half the time normally required.
The first physical prototype worked perfectly. output Design Definitions 2D/3D Drawings Reports Mechanical 3D Models Electrical Schematics and Diagrams Requirements input Verification &Validation yes no Design meet requirements? Why did it fail? Recommendations so design doesn’t fail OR adjust requirements accordingly Process that verifies and validates that designs meet requirements through digital or physical means progressing from components to assemblies, systems and products.