Design For Test

design for assembly

Design for test (DFT) is an important methodology of engineering design that puts constraints on the design process to make test generation and diagnosis simpler and easier. This helps reduce overall costs, especially for complex circuit boards, by optimizing test-related product costs.

Smart Electronics practices design for test to ensure our customers the lowest overall total life cycle costs. The total cost of an engineering change can increase several times when it is made late in the product development cycle, so we avoid that at all costs. Our overall goal is to improve our clients’ competitive advantage with faster time to market, improved product quality, and increased profitability.  DFT is an important part of achieving that goal.