Design Method for a Scalable Modular Structure Product Family

  • Yonanda Adhitama
  • Wolfgang Rosenstiel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 299)


In this work, product family design that aims to develop a family of modules for a modular product is discussed. We focus on developing a method to generate a set of module products that are derived from a common platform to satisfy a variety of market niches of the final product. We integrate the market consideration with the derivative product design and use the market info as the benchmark to evaluate the scalability of the module family. The production cost issue for the module products is also discussed. The aforementioned issues could be integrated within the proposed framework through appropriate modification of objective functions and problem formulation of multi-objective evolutionary algorithm. The design of a family of application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for a modular structure based electronic control unit (ECU) is used to demonstrate the proposed approach.


Product family product variety modular-structure product scalability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Bosch GmbHSchwieberdingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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