SOURCE: Fidus Systems Inc.

Fidus Systems Inc.

July 07, 2015 07:00 ET

Fidus Systems Presents White Papers Related to Electronic Product Development and Design

Fidus Pens White Papers for Their Audience

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - July 07, 2015) - Fidus Systems has a new 'White Papers' area on our website, where papers will continually be posted by in-house experts on various subjects. Fidus is composed of thought leaders and specialists in electronic product development and design, with our specialties focusing on the fields of high speed communications, high performance computing, and high resolution video.

Our first series has been 'Panelizing Boards for Manufacturing and How to Reduce Costs.' This two-part entry addresses the whole panelizing process, including how the panelizing is done, how to keep costs down, and many of the decisions that must be undertaken when going through this entire procedure.

"Once a board design is complete and it is time to start manufacturing, the board must be panelized. This process involves adding board features that provide the necessary hooks to allow a pick and place machine to handle the board for automated assembly. Panelizing includes adding grip rails (for conveyor support), tooling holes (for mechanical alignment and fastening) and global fiducials (optical marks for machine vision detection)."

"The mechanical alignment is the first step in finding the global fiducials and the global fiducials is the first step in finding the local fiducials on each board. Global fiducials can be easier for the machine to locate as there aren't other features on the grip rails that can confuse the machine vision as is more likely on the local fiducials. A minimum of three global fiducials is required by the pick and place machine for proper XY alignment of the machine." -White Paper excerpts

Fidus has an amazing team of talented experts with the experience and capabilities to create white papers relating to complex electronic products, including concept through to production. Our in-house expertise includes:

- Hardware
- Signal Integrity
- PCB Layout
- Wireless
- Embedded Software
- Mechanical

With this high level of experience in the field, Fidus has started to write some very interesting material, explaining intricate processes and highlighting various subjects of interest. We believe that passing on knowledge on this advanced subject matter is of vital interest to many in the electronic product development field.


Fidus Systems provides Electronic Product Development and Consulting Services across a wide range of industries. Focusing on high-speed, high complexity designs, Fidus enables your success with multiple design centers and flexible business models. Fidus delivers excellence in Hardware, FPGA, Signal Integrity, Embedded Software, RF, and, PCB Layout. Fidus is proud to be the inaugural Xilinx Alliance Program Premier Design Services Member in North America.


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