Can you take over an existing design or help with a substandard PCB?

Yes – this is a very common model of cooperation. We will take a professional look at the existing PCB and find a way to improve or complete it. Often we don’t even need any documentation.

What is DFM - Design for Manufacturability?

Design for Manufacturability is the process of optimizing the design of components so that they can be easily and efficiently manufactured. The goal of DFM is to minimize the number of errors in production, increase quality and reliability, reduce costs and shorten production time. That is, to make life easier for production not only with a technically functional design, but with a well thought-out design that is easy to produce.

Because we have our own production, it’s easy to get feedback on the technologies – what solder well, where the scrap is, what confuses the technicians in production. Thanks to this, we are able to design and bring high-end electronics to mass production.

How are samples developed and produced?

As a rule, the same as elements for series production: mostly in SMT assembly, ready for machine assembly and, if we produce samples in our company, also machine assembled. This facilitates the transition to serial production, we verify the applicability of serial technology during prototyping – it makes little sense to bastlit under a magnifying glass.

The first prototypes and samples usually do not have the tester connections sorted out, and for miniaturized applications we produce larger versions of the boards for hardware debugging.

What is electromagnetic compatibility and how does the PCB affect it?

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the property of an electrical device that it does not affect other objects, including itself, and that it resists the effects of other devices: it does not interfere with its surroundings (for example, a radio receiver or medical equipment) and is resistant to interference from its surroundings (for example, a mobile phone, large machinery or nearby radar).

The PCB can influence EMC by its design and use in the final application. Some factors that may affect the EMC of a printed circuit board are:

  • Placement and orientation of components on the board
  • Shape, length and width of joints
  • The use of grounding surfaces, shielding and suppression elements – filters, capacitances, etc.
  • Method of connecting external signals and integrating the PCB into the device box

Poorly designed PCBs are a frequent cause of equipment unreliability – especially irregular outages and “hiccups” caused by external interference. Redesigning the PCB often almost miraculously eliminates these problems.

We can design and verify the PCBs correctly according to EMC principles.