PCB design

PCB Design

Once the project specification has been agreed, Our PCB design (hardware design) process comprises of three elements:

1. Circuit design

The size of the final board and available space it will require within the finished product housing will have been clearly identified in the project specification. Our first step is to identify and source the necessary components, particularly taking lead-time availability into account. Next, we'll calculate values and draw a simple hand-drawn sketch outlining how to connect the components.

2. Schematic capture

Using schematic editor software, we convert the sketched design into a circuit diagram (schematic design). Generally, we use the Cadstar software package.

3. PCB layout

We layout the printed circuit board making sure that there is sufficient space to accommodate the components and connecting tracks. The type of board will depend on the complexity of each project and could be either a rigid or a flexible PCB, depending on the final product. Single-layered rigid boards are used for straightforward designs, whereas intricate designs will be accommodated on multi-layered boards.