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Custom Your Best Printed Circuit Boards Design Services From MOKO

MOKO Technology Ltd | Updated: Feb 16, 2017

Creating printed circuit boards (PCBs) that meet all design requirements can be a highly-technical and time-consuming process – not to mention costly. Design engineers are tasked with turning concept into reality in the shortest time span possible to speed time to market with quality, reliable products.

In order to improve the technology of company,MOKO provide the high quality design for PCB, PCB design can now be streamlined through the use of sophisticated software that helps designers transform ideas into working boards in the least amount of time with the highest level of confidence that designs can be fabricated with the intended functions.

Technology of PCBs is continuously evolving as electronics are incorporated into new models of existing products such as smartphones, smart televisions, drones, and even refrigerators. These advances in electronics require increasing complexity of circuits with ever-smaller footprints including high density interconnect (HDI) and flex boards.

PCB Design Software Advantages

Creating PCBs with design software provides many advantages for engineers:

 Quick start – design software can store prior designs and commonly-used templates for reuse. Selecting an existing design with time-proven reliability and functionality, then adding or editing functionality is a quick way to get a project moving forward.

Component libraries – software vendors provide a library that includes thousands of known PCB components and materials available for inclusion on a board. These can be edited to add new materials that become available or to add custom components as needed. As new components are offered by manufacturers, libraries are updated accordingly.

 DRC – Design Rule Checking is a powerful tool that examines the PCB design for integrity issues related to both logical and physical characteristics. This function alone can save considerable time in eliminating rework and validating the board design.

 Intuitive routing tools – place and move routing easily and intuitively. Automated routing is another important feature that saves time in development.

  Quality improvements – design tools provide a more reliable result, improving quality.

File generation – once the design is completed and validated by the software, designers have a simple automated method of creating files the manufacturer needs to produce the product. Some systems further include a file checker function that verifies all files needed for production have been generated.

Time savings – flaws or questionable design elements can slow the production process with questions between the manufacturer and designer. Each issue adds time to the manufacturing cycle, and could result in rework and higher cost.

 Design for manufacturing – DFM tools integrated into many design packages provide analysis of the design against manufacturing ability. This can save considerable time in fine-tuning the design before it ever gets to the fabrication process.

  Engineering changes – as modifications are made, changes are tracked and documented for future reference.

  Collaboration – design software facilitates peer review and suggestions from other engineers through sharing of designs throughout the development process.
Simplified design processes – automated placement and drag-and-drop functionality allow designers to create and edit designs more efficiently and accurately.
 
Documentation – design software generates hard-copy documents for
PCB layout, schematics, component lists, and more. Manual creation of these documents is eliminated.

 Potential Problems Caused by Not Using PCB Design Software

Most PCB designers today are utilizing some level of software to develop and analyze board designs. It becomes apparent very quickly that there are considerable disadvantages to not implementing computer aided design (CAD) tools in PCB designs:

 Missed deadlines and slower time-to-market – the competition is using such tools as a competitive advantage. Management expects products on schedule, and within the established budget.

Manual methods and back-and-forth communications with manufacturers impedes the process and increases cost.


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