Test engineering is a global endeavor. Electronic devices can be prototyped thousands of miles from where they are manufactured and ultimately deployed. They must be tested every step of the way. But electrical engineers worlds apart may store test results in different places, which can complicate tasks like debugging glitches and correlating results with test conditions.
Santa Clara, California-based startup Gradient One is trying to simplify many of the mundane tasks weighing down test engineering as hardware becomes more complicated. The company has developed a cloud platform for test automation, storage and analysis and other tasks that traditionally have been handled at the test bench. The goal is to shave costs for test engineering firms and other businesses.