EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Intervala, LLC, a manufacturer of complex electronic and electromechanical products, has implemented Valor® DFM software, the company announced recently. The software expands the company’s offerings to include comprehensive DFM (design-for-manufacturing) analysis for complex circuit card assemblies. The new capability is said to enable the company to accelerate turnaround times for customers by detecting and resolving design issues earlier in the design process before they can cause production delays.

“At Intervala, we build to our customers’ designs, as well as the customized designs we create for them,” said Teresa Huber, president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “The designs are complex, and the universe of electronic components is vast. In our industry, it’s not uncommon for unforeseen design issues to result in delays during the production process. Our investment in Valor DFM technology is a tremendous benefit to our customers. With this powerful tool, we can identify issues sooner and work with the customer to make design corrections or improvements. The result is smarter solutions, quicker turnarounds, and happy customers. Implementing Valor DFM is one more step we’ve taken to solidify our role as our customers’ trusted go-to manufacturing partner.”

The Valor DFM software performs more than 700 design checks covering all stages of the circuit design process. A unique benefit of the software is access to the Valor Parts Library (VPL), which contains detailed specifications for more than 35 million commercial electronic component part numbers.

The VPL also supports the full virtual prototyping of products, providing fast off-line simulations to validate physical design characteristics against assembly constraints even before a first article or pilot run. Valor users can also validate, in advance, critical manufacturing processes, such as solder-joint formation, test-point accessibility, pick-and-place constraints, and rework accessibility.

Intervala (www.intervala.com) manufactures high-reliability, precision electronic and electromechanical products for companies in the industrial, medical, transportation, and other technology-driven markets.

Valor DFM software (www.mentor.com/pcb/xpedition/npi/) is a product of Mentor Graphics, a Siemens business.

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