A building block refers to pre-designed, pre-verified, and validated components or systems that can be readily incorporated into the development of new solutions. At Hectronic, we’ve found that using a reference platform as a starting point for creating a custom design system is a successful strategy. The platform is a library of Hectronic’s pre-made and verified building blocks including schematics, PCB layout, Bill of Materials, BIOS and firmware for the CPU, chipset and memory as well as power supply circuitry and I/O interfaces.
So instead of starting from scratch, our work involves adjusting and combining these building blocks. All these different building blocks are already designed and tested, which makes it faster and more efficient to create new products by combining and adapting these existing elements. The use of building blocks helps save time, reduce costs, speed up technical development, and improve the overall quality of the final product.
Think of building blocks like “LEGO” pieces for technology. Just as you use pre-made “LEGO” bricks to build various structures quickly, building blocks are pre-designed components. They’re combined like “LEGO” to create new products efficiently, saving time and costs while maintaining quality.
Since the beginning, we’ve embraced a culture of reuse. We believe that by following this principle, the development process primarily involves adding the necessary functionalities to achieve a completed product.