Old solutions and ways of thinking get in the way of truly innovative solutions. As designers of military interconnects look for ways to shrink down products while adding functionality, many are turning to the semiconductor test industry for the new approaches needed to create optimal solutions.
“The Psychology of Science” by Abraham Maslow introduces the law of the instrument with one of the first references for the phrase, “If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” The idea of using a universal “golden hammer” to solve multiple problems can be found in functions such as software design. Developers tend to use the same exact tools and baselines when developing new code for projects, even though they may have completely new constraints. The same scenario frequently happens in hardware engine