PCB Design

We can offer a full PCB design and development process ranging from a simple FR4 based design up to something rather more exotic which would be just the job for a high performance and power dense power application.

We use Altium Designer™ V20 as it is by far and away (in our opinion) the best platform to development high end products. We can directly export STEP files for inclusion in a mechanical solution. We do have experience and licenced access to other design platforms including Labcenter Proteus™ .

We have available a highly talented pool of PCB design engineers who between them have over 100 years of experience. In addition they are well used to complex and high current layouts as well as high performance digital circuits. These are critical to good EMC performance.

Altium Designer™ is a PCB design tool that allows users to create electronic circuits by using graphical symbols instead of writing code. It has many features, including schematic capture, footprint creation, board layout, simulation, and documentation.

Adding Reference Points

In order to ensure that your PCB will function properly, you need to add reference points to your PCB layout. These reference points are used as a visual guide when placing components on the board. They also help with alignment during assembly.

Adding Connections between Components

To add connections between components, use the “Add Connection” tool. This tool allows you to select two components and then connect them together by dragging one component onto another. You can also drag a connection line directly from one component to another.

Creating Ground Planes

In addition to connecting components together, ground planes are used to provide a reference plane for other signals. A ground plane is a conductive path that connects every point on a board to a common potential. It helps prevent noise from interfering with signal integrity.

Adding Layers

To add a layer to a ground plane, click the Add Layer button at the bottom of the screen. Then select the type of layer you want to add. You can choose between a copper trace, a power plane, or a ground plane.

Adding Textures

Next, you need to decide where you want to place the textured layer. Click the Edit icon next to the layer you just added. This will open up the Properties window. In the Properties window, you can set the color, opacity, and texture of the new layer.

PCB Design Services

PCBs, (printed circuit boards), are made by combining copper and other metals in a process called electroplating. The resulting material is then etched away, leaving only traces of metal that form the circuit board.

Advanced Technologies

There are several advanced technologies used in manufacturing PCBs today. These include additive manufacturing (3D printing), laser cutting, and etching.

Through Hole Technology (THT)

Through Hole Technology or ‘THT’ refers to the process of drilling holes through a board. This technology has been used since the early 1900s. It was first used to make electrical connections between two layers of material. Today, THT is used to connect electronic components to the surface of a PCB.

Multilayer Technology

In multilayer technology, multiple layers of copper are bonded together using an adhesive called epoxy resin. These layers are then drilled with laser beams. After drilling, the holes are filled with solder paste. Once the solder paste is dry, the board is heated up until the solder melts and bonds the layers together.

The Basics of Circuit Boards

In order to design a PCB, one must first understand how the board will function. This includes understanding what type of circuitry will be required. Next, one should determine whether the board will need to be flexible or rigid. Finally, one needs to consider the size of the board.

In conclusion

PCB design services are important because they allow companies to produce high quality products with less cost. There are several different ways to make PCBs. One method involves etching the copper layer by hand. Another method uses a chemical process known as electroless plating. This process allows the creation of very thin copper layers. A third method uses photolithography. Photolithography is a technique where light is used to expose certain areas of a material. It is often used to create patterns on silicon wafers.

Contact us to discuss your PCB design and development.