ByteSnap’s article on how to successfully troubleshoot hardware appeared in embedded.com
Successful Hardware Troubleshooting
When the Gantt charts are drawn up at the beginning of a project, perhaps the hardest part for the hardware engineer to estimate is the debug phase of a product development. It is also one of the most ignored sections in planning.
CAD tools have progressed over the years in terms of ease of use and integration into PCB and mechanical. But ultimately, the design work is carried out by a person who is not only fallible, but may also be working with incomplete or incorrect data. Some bugs are inevitable on all but the simplest designs and so the art of troubleshooting these bugs is all-important.
For the full original article on hardware troubleshooting, please visit: http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/industry-comment/4425658/11-steps-to-successful-hardware-troubleshooting