Printed Circuit Board Design

For a number of reasons, we consider it very important to maintain an in-house printed circuit board design facility.

Printed circuit board layout is very closely linked to the performance of an electronic design. This is especially the case in these days of high speed designs where track lengths, impedances and component positioning is so important. It is a strong advantage to be able to "iterate" a design between the electronic requirements and layout requirements. Any last minute design changes are easy to achieve when the layout is done in-house.

Since we started in-house PCB design - some 15 years ago - we have only used one design package. This is Bartels AutoEngineer™ from Germany. This package has served us well, and we have benefited from having regular updates all the time we have been using it.