Rohde & Schwarz manages variants with increased efficiency using Zuken’s CR-5000 suite. In a sophisticated design flow, the schematic provides a master data set that drives all PCB assembly variants.
Satisfying the needs of both price sensitive markets and demanding customers frequently calls for a company to substantially diversify its product portfolio. But it would be costly to develop several independent product families in parallel to serve individual market needs. A more cost effective alternative is to adapt generic products using different functional modules that are designed to cover specific market requirements. However, this approach triggers a degree of product variability that needs to be managed. Powerful engineering tools such as Zuken’s CR-5000 PCB design suite provide the required support.