Many people wouldn’t think so, but designing blueprints often begins on a board, sheet of paper, napkin, or just some sort of simulation software. Then, of course, our conceptual circuit diagram in the design part of our integrated design system continues. Usually, the circuit diagram will not be drawn on a large sheet, as we want some details of the work to be clear. The functionally related parts are placed on a sheet and these blocks are connected to each other on sheets at a higher level. This design structure allows us to keep the wiring diagram of equipment with thousands of parts clear.
The conceptual circuit diagram is an abstraction tool, a graphical language. The wiring diagram should not reflect what the panel to be designed will look like, but rather show how the designed circuit will work. Don’t be fooled by the stereotype that much of circuit design is drawing work. Selecting the right components is a very important part of circuit design, both in terms of working time and expertise. The selection should take into account the conditions that will affect the circuit, as well as the standards and other regulations that will affect the operation of the circuit.
It also happens that we work with partners who, like us, also deal with circuit design. We have many partners. Some of them develop and manufacture their own products, while others operate a design office like ours. We are asked to work together because they can better optimize their capacity and focus on the development steps that are most critical to them.
The power supplies we design for our circuits are, in most cases, switching to design high-efficiency circuits. Almost all of the circuits have some kind of cleverness, one or even more microcontrollers, possibly an FPGA or other target circuit or module. Our designers use different colors, figures and line styles creatively to make the connection even more informative and easier to interpret with these tools.