Schematic and PCB Design

  • Schematic and Printed-Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Documentation using Altium.
  • Key Design Criteria and Initial Checklist:
      1. Evaluate current Bill of Materials if available to determine supply-chain issues.
      2. Learn if there are any issues with existing design if applicable.
      3. Evaluate Power delivery needs.
      4. PCB layer stack-up for optimal EMC performance and impedance control.
      5. Design rules such as differential pairs, high-voltage and high-current capacity.
      6. Mechanical CAD interface through interchange of STEP files.
      7. Footprint analysis
  • PCB Review of existing designs, especially if there are EMC issues.
  • Component Management:
      1. Library Component Creation
      2. Component selection: I can help with the active selection of specific parts, freeing engineers to concentrate on the architecture.
      3. Availability
  • Design planning for manufacturing. What issues might there be in assembly?