3rd Party Design

OEMs are increasingly taking advantage of the Original Design & Manufacturing (ODM) model, to accelerate time-to-market and take advantage of low cost capabilities that ODM providers supply. But how do clients maintain their quality reputation when dealing with ODM providers having differing quality systems, design approaches and verification methodologies?


ODM Design


Valydate application within a client’s ODM’s design process delivers full proof of Schematic Integrity prior to acceptance of an ODM’s design. Clients are assured the emerging design is free of latent defects in advance of market introduction.

The application of Valydate Schematic Integrity Modeling as a screen for a new designs’ acceptance can provide time-to-market sensitive OEMs with a rapid and cost-effective means to assure consistent, reliable design from their ODM and Design Services partners. The systemic reveal of defects and marginalities provided by Valydate Technology and tools presents an objective, thorough and measured indicator of the new design’s ability to meet performance targets such as:

  • High Production Yield
  • Low In-Warranty Failure Rate (MTBF)
  • Low No-Fault-Found Rate
  • High Install/Commissioning Success Rate

Clients’ ODM’s quality targets will be achieved more rapidly, the potential for latent defects in the design will be dramatically reduced, and customers will perceive highest quality New Product Introduction. Valydate’s CAD-agnostic capability can work directly with clients’ ODM partners to establish in-process analysis support, fully compatible with their unique design processes, which ensures optimized first pass design success.

An ODM’s emerging design can be modeled and results reported within a 2-3 week interval.

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"Valydates analysis service identified real errors before we committed our design. This helped us get to market faster with a higher quality product."

Ben Brown
VP Engineering, LTX-Credence

“Valydates Schematic Integrity service has been very useful; not only in finding some issues, but also as a thorough check in verifying that other parts of the design have been done correctly.”

Milan Fait, Alcatel-Lucent HW Design

“A must have process before fabrication to avoid unnecessary re-spin”

VP of Digital Hardware Eng., ATE Solutions Provider

“The service provided to us by Valydate helps us reduce the risk of going in layout with a complex design strategic to our companys growth. Some findings in the report will save us precious time in debugging and we are confident that this first layout will even be the version released to production.”

Andre Lessard, Hardware Manager, Commscope