From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Phase locked loops and confusion.
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 13:53:05 GMT
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John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Chuck Simmons
> wrote (in <3DE0487D.23BBD573@webaccess.net>)
> about 'Phase locked loops and confusion.', on Sun, 24 Nov 2002:
> > You have
> >just got to attend a design review in which fur flies over a resistor
> >costing less than $0.001 in volume.
> Such a contentious design review probably costs a lot more than the
> extra cost of all the resistors used. (;-)
It was that bad. I figured that a design review cost about $10,000 for
engineering time. At that company, dropping a $0.001 component would
save $2,000 to as much as $10,000 over the product life (figuring 10^7
max units shipped). I was also once on an engineering task force to
study servo track writing cost and how to reduce it. We spent a lot more
than our recommendations saved. That one was even more ironic because
none of us on the task force ever saw the factory.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org