(Nick Carley, Antonio Fadhel and Will Jarrett contributed to this article.)
As a hardware engineer, you may be used to performing at least some of your work at home. But it can be challenging – if not impossible – to build, validate and test your designs without access to the lab.
To keep you moving forward, TI has a variety of online tools and resources for each phase of the design process, from investigation and brainstorming to design, testing and support. With access to resources like these, you will find it easier to keep innovating while working remotely.
Under normal circumstances, short deadlines may make it difficult to step back and think holistically about your system design. For instance, is this the most efficient design? Is there another way to solve your problem?
It may now be worth investing the time to explore doing something differently, especially if you discover an innovative method or a way to save costs. For example:
When you’re ready to start building your system, a number of tools are available online, whether you’re designing a power supply, signal chain or embedded processing subsystem. For example:
While there’s no substitute for lab testing in the final stages of design, tools do exist that can help you assess device performance in the meantime. Consider:
For support along the way, don’t forget about the TI E2E™ support forums. You can ask technical questions about your specific design issues and receive help from our product experts. You can also seek specific product support through the TI Customer Support Center.
No matter your design stage, there are easy-to-use online resources to keep you productive and innovating.
And if you just want to take a break and have a laugh, check out:
Here are a few other miscellaneous resources:
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