Hardware Design

Why git is good for hardware development.

Why Git is good for hardware development

Git has become an essential tool in modern software development workflows, providing a robust and flexible foundation for version control and collaboration. But, it’s not limited to just code. It is also used for versioning and tracking changes in various types of files and projects, including hardware development.

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Q&A session with AllSpice Co-founders and Kaethe Henning from Alloy Product Development discussing collaboration, documentation, and hardware development.

Q&A: Hardware development, collaboration, documentation

As engineers ourselves, we built AllSpice to be a platform that helps engineers create incredible hardware products more efficiently. We love talking with our users, and we’re so happy you’re talking back to us 🙂. Here’s a recap of a live Q&A about hardware product development, collaboration, and documentation.

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Reviewing component changes and chip shortages

Over the last 6 months, the global semiconductor shortage has been consistently making news for the wave of resulting disruption across the hardware world. From automotive to consumer electronics, virtually every hardware industry has had to scramble to find component replacements ranging from sophisticated ICs to simple microcontrollers.

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Adopting a SW like HW development process.

8 benefits of adopting software processes for hardware

Because software and hardware are so closely connected, they are starting to cross-pollinate across teams. Hardware engineers are cherry picking what can improve their current processes. Although these principles cannot be simply copied and pasted from SW to HW development, much can be borrowed and adapted. We broke down how to do so in 8 ways.

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Digital design review.

Digital design reviews are moving beyond the conference room

Hardware engineers are all too familiar with what in-person design reviews look like. As engineering evolves, however, they are being replaced by asynchronous collaboration on a platform. Here’s why many in-person meetings are being replaced by digital design reviews.

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[Interview] Tools electrical engineers can’t live without

I was always quick to utilize digital design tools to augment my hardware designs. Programming classes were a big part of my undergraduate program, so even starting as an intern, I was given a lot of coding work that hardware engineers didn’t want to do (usually automating test fixtures or scopes).

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Google trends graph of git versus svn search frequency.

7 reasons why hardware teams are adopting Git

Git was created as a result of controversy. Before its launch in 2005, the Linux kernel’s continued development was revoked of its free, open-source status. A proprietary DVCS called Bitkeeper set out to control the market. By being too little too late, the end result was the rapid growth of Git in software that continues today.

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