Sample maturity: from prototypes to validation and production
Managing product developement from first prototype to serial production
About sample maturity...
Some of Tame-Power products may still be under development. In that sense, and to help customers to undertsand why few references still not get certified, Tame-Power created sample maturity levels to help contextualizing products among development and certifications steps.
|Sample maturity||Short description||Main features||Validation & qualification||Customer use|
|A-sample||First prototype||First product integration including limited functions. Hardware and software primary release. Non-representative mechanical design.||Concept validation||N/A|
|B-sample||All functions implemented sample||Representative mechanical design from prototype tools and right material. All functions implemented without debug. Assembly on sample shop.||First validation on product level (DV)||First prototype. Tested in OEM system.|
|C-sample||100% representative with first test report sample||Final hardware and software implemented including all optimizations and corrections. Mechanical design from series suppliers. Assembly and test on final production line.||Sample use for product and process validation and qualification (PV)||Concept freeze and early production. First test report.|
|D-sample||Fully qualified sample||All features implemented. Tested and laboratory-certified product.||Complete validation and qualification. Product and product release ready for mass production.||Ready for serial production|