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PCB Layout San Diego, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California

When it comes to the global electronics components industry, the organization responsible for ensuring and enforcing industry-wide standards is the IPC (http://www.ipc.org) formerly known as the Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits. Their work, via the website IPC.org, the Twitter account @IPCAssociation and other channels, is essential to the Technological Standards, sponsored Trade Shows and the dissemination of technological white papers, member updates to help facilitate the vision and accuracy throughout the electronics supply chain.

eBonsella facilitates the process for the needs of San Diego PCB layout, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, California PCB layout. We want to ensure that no matter what your specific needs are when it comes to printed circuit boards, that we connect you with technological companies, individuals and prospective customers and resources alike that meet our high standards of PCB layout California.

Some Technical Information to Ask and Share:
It is often a good idea to have made a prototype circuit using point-to-point construction or wire wrap, as you will have solved certain basic issues to do with component selection: (example: should I use a 1/4 watt resistor here, or do I need 1/2 watt? etc.)
Consider physical constraints on the assembled board's size and heat dissipation requirements; choose your heat sinks if needed.

Consider carefully the physical size of the components you are designing in; the circuit schematic doesn't tell you this. Equivalent components often have different packages.
How do the components attach to the board? Are they surface mount components? Do they require holes, screws, washers, etc?
Are there mechanical parts directly mounted to the board? example: switches or variable resistors?

San Diego PCB layout would ask how will the board mount in its container? What stresses (shock, strain, shear) will there be upon it and upon components?
How will the board connect to its power source? What other connectors will be required
(Ie: signal inputs, outputs)?

Use construction paper and a pencil and sketch the board in its actual size; or use component layout software that includes information about the component outlines.

Decide appropriate widths for each of the signal traces; this depends on the current each trace is expected to carry.

Decide whether you will have a single-layer board, 2-layer, or multi-layer based on the circuit complexity and fabrication costs.

Begin by placing component outlines, then by placing signal traces; leave a little room around each for tolerances.

For a single layer board, spend more effort to avoid having traces cross each other; play with component placement or run traces underneath components; sometimes a jumper wire is needed.

In 2-layer and multilayer boards simply run the traces on different layers, and use plated-through holes to jump from one layer to another.

Try to predict and avoid assembly errors: where there are multiple components of the same kind, or where pins have a polarity (eg: electrolytic capacitors), try to place them in parallel and orient the positive pin in the same direction.

If your PWB design software has a DRC (design rule check), use it.

PCB Layout California Guidelines for RF Circuits on a 2-Layer or Multilayer Board:
Identify the critical parts of the circuit and lay them out first
Have one of the layers act as a continuous ground plane (usually the 'bottom' side).
If signal traces are constant width and height above the ground plane, and are properly terminated, then their characteristic impedance is better-behaved and may be calculated.
Avoid sharp corners.
Keep signal traces and component leads as short as possible.
Inputs and outputs should be far apart, so that RF energy will not leak back from output to input. Stages should line up, rather than snake around.
Decouple the RF parts of the circuit from the DC parts of the circuit.
Shield AF and IF components from RF components.

Cost Cutting Design Tips for PCB Manufacturer from San Diego PCB layout and Silicon Valley PCB Layout:
Limit the number of layers as much as possible to reduce overall costs
Utilize hole sizes larger than .012 (smaller drill sizes increase drill time)
Try to provide Annular ring pads that are .010 larger than hole size
Standard panel size is 18 x 24 with the manufacturing usable area of 16.00 x 22.00
Specify hole size tolerances of at least +/- .003. Tighter tolerances just increase problems and lower yields

Some Other Terminology and Software Design Tools Used:
Double Sided & Multilayer Designs
Radial Layouts and Non-standard Geometries
SMT, Thru Hole, Hybrid boards
Digital, Analog, RF, Power, Mixed Technologies
High Speed/High Density/Fine Pitch
Impedance Control
Matched Line Lengths
Differential Pairs
High Current
Flex Circuits
ANSI/IPC compliance
OrCAD Capture
OrCAD Layout
Cadence Allegro
Altium Designer
Mentor Graphics Board Station

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