Development of an Automated Electronic Prototyping System

Cesar Yahir Sanchez Zambrano, University of Texas at El Paso


Prototyping systems with interconnected components can be a time and resource expensive process. The process consists of three main phases (design, build and analysis) with each having their own associated cost. For the case of electronic circuits, the building phase is the costliest phase among the three, being prone to human errors which causes the circuit to fail. All three phases of the prototyping process are important. However, often a disproportionate amount of time is spent on the build phase due to the difficulty of making and troubleshooting circuits by hand. In this thesis we will discuss a system that delivers students a fast and reliable method to prototype real electronic circuits in a personal laboratory. This system uses a modular hardware architecture that can interconnect electronic components automatically using a developed software. The circuit building system demonstrated that the building phase of a circuit took 17% of the total time spent on the entire prototyping process of such circuit. The automation of the building phase allows users to balance their time between the different phases of prototyping including design, build, and analysis.

Subject Area

Electrical engineering|Computer Engineering

Recommended Citation

Sanchez Zambrano, Cesar Yahir, "Development of an Automated Electronic Prototyping System" (2022). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI29211636.