What is Interoperability?

Interoperability Definition

Interoperability refers to the ability of different systems, components, and technologies to work together seamlessly, exchanging data and interacting in a way that is reliable, secure, and efficient.

With the emergence of connected technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), today’s products have become increasingly complex. Electronics and software now play critical roles in the product functionality and performance.

To ensure interoperability and manufacturability, manufacturers need the ability to bring together the entire design, consisting of mechanical, electrical, software, sensors, and other components in a centralized system. This enables engineers from all disciplines to collaborate throughout the development process and optimize the product design prior to production. In turn, they minimize errors and reduce costs associated with scrap and rework.

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