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Episode 11: Benefits and Limitations of using Off-the-Shelf Boards in your Product

Each week, we dive in deeper into what's gone on in the tincubator through the week in 14 minutes or less (I couldn't cut this one down, it was too fun!). Our topics are driven by conversations we have on social media, driven by the posts we share of our day-to-day business operations.


Topic

This week we're covering the benefits and limitations of using off-the-shelf (OTS) and/or custom hybrid boards like our IoT Property Management Sensor product design. We'll use our design as an example as we step through some of the decision factors to consider when you're deciding between OTS and full custom electronic boards. If you've ever wondered why people choose one over the other, or why we selected this custom hybrid solution, watch this video to hear all about it.


Discussion Points include: I/Os, size, cost, speed (both of dev and to market), pinouts and interconnectivity.


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Links


TikToks:

Benefits and Limitations of Custom Hybrid: https://www.tiktok.com/@tincubate/video/7034850920508837125

Long Lead Times: https://www.tiktok.com/@tincubate/video/7029718603872079110

A Closer Look: https://www.tiktok.com/@tincubate/video/7037436746916826373


Other Links:

Northern Mechatronics Modules: https://www.tincubate.com/nmi

Northern Mechatronics NM180310: https://www.northernmechatronics.com/nm180310

Ambiq Apollo3 Blue (MCU used): https://ambiq.com/apollo3-blue/

Semtech SX1262: https://www.semtech.com/products/wireless-rf/lora-core/sx1262

SIMCOM 7080G: https://www.simcom.com/product/SIM7080G.html

Weekly Roundup Ep 9 (counterfeit parts, electronics shortage): https://youtu.be/5RFOQfxENtI


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