Good day all,
This is my first question on the electronics board, and I have checked for similar queries, but so far no luck. It is possible that I'm searching for the wrong terms, so I will describe my issue below.
I've recently started working for a company again doing embedded and firmware work (first time in some years), but they do not have an formal 'equipment under test' register or process in place. By this, I mean keeping track of:
- PCBs being tested (with identifying information, ie SN, batch, etc)
- History of the PCB (work done, failures, mods, etc)
- Current FW versions
- Any faults noticed on a particular PCB (or problems found during FW testing)
The last time I worked with such a process, it was a physical (paper) register, but for high value, low volume equipment, in one location. In this case, volume is higher, and work is spread out somewhat, and I need a way to track the history of boards so that we can see any common issues, or past issues that may be causing a new problem, etc. It will also be good to know where and with who a given board is at any given time.
I'm not sure at all whether there is software (free or otherwise) that will do this, and what the correct name (or terminology, category, etc) it would be hiding under.
On the software side, we'll be running Git, Jira, and all the related items (pure software development is what I've been doing for the last few years), and ideally I'll be able to link issues from Jira, to specific boards under test.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I should make it clear that this register would be for equipment and boards being used during R&D, and some very basic acceptance testing. This is not for acceptance testing of boards actually going to customers. We do, however, still need to track the configurations and history on these boards. Sorry for any confusion!