I have received couple of emails where readers of this blog ask me the same question:
How to become a good hardware design engineer?
This is what works for me:
- Work on as many different designs as you can
With each new design you will get new experience.
- Take challenges
With each new challenge your knowledge and experience grows rapidly.
- Learn from design guides
Design guides don’t go into details, but are very practical and – they work!
- Learn from solving problems
Problems can’t be solved without understanding how things work.
- Minimise potential risks
Stay as close to reference / existing designs as you can. This not only minimise HW risk, but also speeds up software development.
- Check your work, double check, triple check
Check it from different views and angles. I do really a lot of checking.
- If you feel you are not learning, find a new job
With a new job you will be working on completely different designs – getting new experience and skills for your CV.
Any other points? Leave a comment.