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RecycCirc ( Recycling and archiving printed circuit board designs )
The proposed project would generate the required new methods for a Service concept that sellsactual recycled parts of printed circuit board designs. THE RESEARCH PROGRAM :The file formats of printed circuit board documents are quite diverse. From the sub-ecosystems of EDA( Electronic Design Automation ) tool houses there has already been found 22 different but commonfile formats. The project studies whether the format conversion is most feasible between “ input to manufacturingmachines “ formats or between the “design output” formats. The project maps the used file formats andselects the most used file formats to enter the integration and additional development of format conversionmethods between the essential formats. Another necessary field of research is to develop a logic framework and an algorithm based on it, to resolvewhether a conversion can be performed between a matching design in the designs database, and theparticular target EDA tool used at the moment by the customer. The goal is to be able to operate in the fieldof file formats that is used by at least 60% of the volume of the European Design Bureaus.The project also develops the IPR management methodology. The owner of the IPR of a design is often theowner of the brand of the electronics device in what the board is used. The purchased rights of the designbuyer must be clearly visible on the Service Contract.
PARTNER PROFILE SOUGHT
Required skills and Expertise:
ICT methods to develop metadata related toolsbasic process know-how in electronics manufacturinginfrastructure experts basic know-how in CAD and EDA
Description of work to be carried out by the partner(s) sought:
* The Science University would concentrate on Database archiving methodology and user interfaces* The manufacturer SMEs would be experts in managing pcb designs* The manufacturer SMEs would prepare their processes to start selling design IPR they own* The board design SMEs would be experts in file formats and conversions* The ECM is an alternative for the main shareholder of the net service* The web service or electronic commerce company is another alternative for the main shareholder ( MiUAS concentrates on administration, general digital archiving methods and user interfaces ) .
Type of partner(s) sought:
* An Electronics Contract Manufacturer ( ECM ) registered to the EU or to an FP7 Partner Country.* A company with hundreds of electronic devices or modules in their product range.* SMEs that own a lot of IPR in printed circuit board designs.* SMEs that design printed circuit boards.* Internet service and electronic commerce companies for the b-2-b market* A university. Has published PhD dissertations about Digital Archiving or Semantic Libraries after 2002. A co-operation relationship with a current operational Digital Archiving Service is preferred.
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