Printed Circuit Board Layout Services
P.D.C. offers a full range of PCB layout services. We have established
standards for acceptance and delivery which result in a rapid design cycle. We
are very flexible, easy to work with, and cheerfully work within the customer's
parameters and requirements. If you have a PCB design project and you would like
a quote please click on the PCB Layout Quote Request form.
P.D.C. has over 20 years experience in Electronic Design and Printed
Circuit Layout. We can use our extensive design capability to be your company's
PCB design center or we can handle your engineering overflow in time of need. We
have the know-how to efficiently manage PCB layout, using our qualified
designers and the most up-to-date PCB design software. We can consistently save
you thousands of dollars on your layout. We allow you to get your product to
market as quickly as possible.
PCB layout from schematic capture to preliminary parts placement
through the final routing, you will be provided with check plots to keep you
apprised of the progress.
We manage our PCB design services with the goal of meeting or beating
deadlines. We can coordinate your board's manufacture with board houses so that
the design and manufacture of your board is seamless. Here are some features we
Standard Board Technology
offers a full range of printed circuit board layout services
for your new boards as well as changes to existing boards.
Printed Circuit Layout
The connections on the PCB should be identical to the circuit diagram, but
while the circuit diagram is arranged to be readable, the PCB layout is arranged
to be functional, so there is rarely any visible correlation between the circuit
and the layout.
The CAD PCB layout consists of several layers, for illustration purposes the
holes, outline and component identification layers are usually combined into one
Using the latest OrCAD Layout program for creating the PCB to specification
of your choice, then creating your Gerber files in either RS-274D or Extended
formats. If you don't have an OrCAD Schematic file, your board may also be layed-out
with Netlists from almost any Schematic Drawing Software.
When your schematic is finally completed and approved you need a printed
circuit board fast and it must be accurate. If your Engineering is too busy,
P.D.C. should be the first place you call. We can layout your new design and
enable you to produce a prototype in the most efficient manner.
PCB Design is a task that requires the integration of a range of technical
disciplines. Electronics knowledge and a clear understanding of EMC and signal
integrity issues, coupled with a technical understanding of mechanical design,
fabrication and assembly technology is required to ensure that the end product
is functionally correct and manufacturable within commercial cost constraints.
We have the experience and breadth of knowledge to achieve an optimum solution.
Printed Circuit Board Routing
PCB layout can be performed manually (using CAD) or in combination with an
We have the most top-of-the-line auto-routers in the industry and they are
used at least partially in most designs. An auto router saves a tremendous
amount of time routing traces on the board. The autorouters are impressive tools
but it is important to note that they are just that - tools; and it is the
judicial and masterful layout engineer that uses an auto-router (or recommends
not to use it) that gives you, the customer, the value of the tool.
Often a portion of the board routing is performed by hand since areas such as
high speed analog and power supplies do not lend themselves to use of auto
routers. Despite great leaps in the capabilities of routing tools,
frequently there is no substitute for the application of an experienced layout
engineer's "hands on" approach to routing in critical areas.
PCB Design Systems
Investment in world leading tools from Cadence-OrCAD provides us
with a highly capable design environment with support for all current
Our capabilities extend from single sided technology to
multi-layer designs in excess of 14 layers. We can accommodate leaded and fine
pitch surface mount components in a variety of assembly configurations. To
support the more complex designs we routinely provide track and spacing of 6
mills, with 4 mills for high-density applications.
Schematic / Netlist Input
Netlists generated from a variety of schematic sources, for
example OrCAD, may be input directly. As an alternative entry method we can
generate OrCAD schematics from your circuit designs. This also allows us to
provide a complete Bills of Materials, back-annotation, and other reports.
Using the latest OrCAD Schematic Capture program to transform
those ideas into a usable database. Using a vast and ever expanding library of
parts with imbedded part information including manufactures, part numbers,
possible purchasing information and footprint. Used for making a reliable
netlist and ease of use for ECO changes. It is recommended to have your
schematic in the OrCAD format if planning to use back-annotation for your board
design, creating a complete database with automatic error checking and
annotation of changes.
Library and Parts Maintenance
Careful and well structured library and parts management is
vital if the integrity of the design database is to be maintained. We can offer
a full custom library creation and maintenance service or access to P.D.C.'s own
A truly comprehensive set of documentation is provided with
every design we produce. This includes; PCB manufacturing files, assembly data,
bill of materials, solder paste stencil files, SMD placement files and test
point files as required.
Documentation is provided in multiple electronic formats on CD
along with a plotted graphics for archiving and reference purposes. Graphical
versions of the files are also provided for easy reference without the need for
specialist viewer software.
Call us now to discuss your project: 862-219-6867