Did you know the expression ‘crosstalk’ stems from the days of telephone exchanges, as staffed by operators connecting parties who could sometimes and unintentionally hear someone else’s conversation? The talk was, literally, crossing over from one line to another.
Take a walk in the engineer’s shoes: I need an 80 MHZ network controller for my new project and I found one in the PLM/PDM system. That was easy. Now a quick check in the procurement database to do a price and availability check. So far so good, now on to the component engineering system to see if there are any possible lifecycle issues with a 10-year minimum requirement. It’s my lucky day, no issues and it’s a company-preferred part with an ECAD library instance.