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Benchmark Report: Overcoming Complexity in Multi-Board Systems

Market demand is rising dramatically for smart, connected products with software-enabled features. The result is a striking proliferation of electronics in everyday products. Such features also require more sophisticated electronics, resulting in increasingly complicated multi-board systems. These requirements introduce more risk to product development processes that now also have to run on shorter schedules.

Product development leaders are looking for solutions to these challenges. Some have found success in a shift-left strategy. This involves implementing new methods to: ensure system integration; boost design reuse; and employ digital prototyping during the verification, validation, and design phases of development. New processes aren’t all that’s required, however. This shift also requires careful change management.

Lifecycle Insights conducted a survey-based research study, the 2021 Shift-Left Strategy for Electronics Systems Study.

Organizations are looking for better ways to manage shorter schedules, smaller budgets, and more complex product requirements. This study reveals that taking a shift-left strategy offers companies distinct benefits that help mitigate these challenges.