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Overview of PCB Layout

  • You can design the PCB layout by your own or get PCB layout service from PCBONLINE.
  • PCB layout is the first step before manufacturing and assembling the printed circuit boards.
  • By placing the components most effectively on the boards, the PCB will serve the required electrically connecting and mechanically support functions. PCBONLINE provides you the best PCB layout service which will help design the most ingenious circuits for your products.

Advantages of PCB Layout

Why Choose PCB Layout Service from PCBONLINE

  • • Proficient theory and practical skills, EDA skills, and practical experience in signal integrity simulation and power source integrity analysis.
  • • Comprehensive PCB layout making process and very strict specifications and standards to meet requirements.
  • • PCBONLINE has standard mutual checking system and carries out sound DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFX (Design for Excellence) and DFT (Design for Test).
  • • Hundreds of R&D engineers with outstanding technical ability and proficient in PCB layout software Altium, KiCad, Eagle, etc..
  • • Rich product development experiences in PCB layout for power supply, Arduino, Arduino Uno, musical effects, RFID, IoT, video monitoring, HD camera, video code, etc.
  • • We insist on doing PCB layout design online successfully at once.
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PCB Layout - Design Process and Tech Specs


Make a PCB Layout Design

  • The steps of making a PCB layout design are similar whether you design by your own or from us. What makes the difference is experience. The general steps are:
  • Step 1. Draw the circuit board schematic.
  • Step 2. Design PCB layout. At this step you will determine the size of the circuit board, where to place the components, and how many layers of the board are.
  • Step 3. The PCB layout software will automatically conduct wiring when you place the components.
  • Step 4. Check your PCB layout and confirm.
  • To draw the schematic and design a PCB layout, you also need PCB layout software. The commonly used software includes Altium Designer, Pads, OrCAD, Eagle, and P-CAD.
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  • In Step 2, the PCB layout process can be more detailed:
  • 1. Establish and confirm the design requirements, prepare the components information, and construct the database;
  • 2. Import a netlist;
  • 3. Perform functional simulation prior to synthesis;
  • 4. Develop a preliminary layout: conduct requirement analysis and evaluate the design, and make the design plan;
  • 5. Optimize the layout and confirm;
  • 6. Start PCB wiring;
  • 7. Perform post-synthesis functional simulation;
  • 8. Complete all wiring manually and checking;
  • 9. Optimize the wiring;
  • 10. Output the design.
  • PCBONLINE has numerous circuit designers, development engineers, MCU and embedded system developers, and will help you design a complex circuit board perfectly. If you order from us you don't have to go through the above steps to get the final PCB layout, and you just need to provide us the circuit schematic, net list, components information, and your design requirements.
  • The workflow of PCB layout in PCBONLINE is: customer inquiries > submit data > quotation > payment > start to design > confirm > uploading > PCB layout download.
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How to Generate Gerber Files?

  • Let's take Altium Designer or Eagle as an example to see how to generate a Gerber file. We will be focusing on Altium instead of Eagle. It needs a little experience to generate. Or you can check for online tool menu that can help you out in days.
  • Gerber files in Altium Designer need to be generated through three outputs, the steps are as follows:
  • 1. First output

    Under the DXP menu bar, select "File > Fabrication Outputs > Gerber Files".

    1.1 Under the layer form, click "Plot Layers" and select "Used On".

    1.2 Click "OK" to complete the output.

  • 2. Output again

    2.1 In the layer form, select "Plot Layers> All off in Turn", and tick "Mechanical (x)" of the Layer name on the right.

    2.2 Set the following requirements under the Drill Drawing form:

    Under Drill Drawing Plots, select "Plot All Used Layer Pairs".

    Under Drill Guide layer pairs, select "Plot All Used Layer Pairs".

    2.3 Click "OK" to complete the output.

  • 3. The third output

    Click "File > Fabrication Outputs > NC Drill Files", select "Leading/Trailing Zeroes" in the middle of the dialog box and select "Suppress Leading Zeroes". Then click the "OK" button in the lower right corner. Complete the third output.

  • Note: you have to generate a Gerber file for each layer of the PCB if it is double-layer or multilayer.

PCBONLINE Layout Service Capability

  • PCBONLINE has a large number of professional designers, development engineers, MCU and embedded system developers. We are experienced in microcontroller development, digital and analog circuit design, electronic product development, human-machine interface, system analysis, and optimization. If you ask, PCBONLINE can efficiently help you complete project research and development. If you want PCBONLINE to design circuit boards for you, you will get perfect results.
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  • Delivery time (depending on the circuit complexity)

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