PCB Design Service Capabilities

Our Areas of Design Expertise Include In Electronics, Electrical, Telecom  :

  • Single and double-sided PCB
  • Prototype PCB Design
  • Multilayer PCB Design
  • Flexible PCB Design
  • Aluminum PCB Design
  • Flex-Rigid PCB Design
  • HDI PCB Design (High-Density Interconnector)
  • LED PCB Design
  • Quick turn PCB Design
  • RF PCB Design (Customer to provide RF specs)
  • Chip Eval and Chip Characterization Board Design
  • Design With Fine Pitch BGA
  • High-Speed Boards (HDMI, DDR)
  • Micro BGA / Micro Via / Blind and Buried Vias
  • Rules Driven Designs
  • Schematic Capture
  • Library Development
  • Database Construction and Verification
  • Signal Integrity/Design Verification
  • EMI Checking
  • Full Document Package Creation
  • Bare Printed Circuit board or Exact Printed circuit board

Digital/High-Speed and Analog Design Capabilities Include:

  • Circuit Design and Analysis
  • FPGA to ASIC Conversion
  • Component Analysis and Evaluation
  • Compliance and Value Engineering
  • Pulsed Circuits
  • Analog Circuit Simulation and much more!
  • Embedded Microprocessors and Chipsets for Power PC, Intel x86, TI DSP, Mellanox, Broadcom, and various other chipsets used in Server, Telecom, Industrial, and Commercial market segments

 

Circuit Board Design – Why MACHLAB?

  • MACHLAB is a firm believer in getting it right the first time. MACHLAB has exhaustive techniques to ensure all the entrapped errors are corrected before the product is brought to you. Thus, saving your time, cost, and a frustratingly vicious cycle of incorrect outputs and alterations to rectify it.
  • MACHLAB specializes in customized electronic product design. We also provide PCB prototyping & assembly services so that the PCB assembly can be proven fully before embarking on bulk manufacturing.
  • MACHLAB has 7+ years of excellent experience in the designing and manufacturing of a vast variety of electronic products which is cost-effective while not compromising the quality.
  • We use industry-leading E-CAD design tools such as Altium Designer & Autodesk Fusion 360 (Autodesk Eagle) to handle our PCB designs. Our PCB design also uses 3D models which greatly simplifies M-CAD integration. This assures our customers that we deliver designs that are not only industry-standard but also allows for easy maintenance of the designed work.
  • Our design services come with great success rates and we following all well-known and good design practices to ensure there are no mistakes and hence your products can enter the market faster.
  • Based in NAGPUR, India having an immense talent pool with low operating costs, MACHLAB aims to provide our customers with our design services to lower costs & improve quality levels.

PCB Layout Design

PCB is an acronym for Printed Circuit Board. A PCB layout is made to electrically connect the electronic components through conductive tracks and pads. It forms the backbone of all Electronic Design Services. Hence, it must be carried out with utmost care & responsibility. It can almost single-handedly determine the success of an Electronic Product. These components are soldered onto the PCB to provide electrical connectivity and to fasten them onto the board

 

It is the base of the majority of electrical circuits providing it the mechanical support and electronic connectivity to the electronic components and other integrated circuits. A simple PCB can be designed by laminating a slight layer of conducting material on top of an insulating substrate. The electronic components are then mounted on the circuit board and soldered into place which in turn saves a lot of effort debugging the circuitry for faults.

The PCB consists of alternating layers of different materials laminated with adhesive and heat resulting in a single object.  The layers include:

Silkscreen: this top layer adds the numbers, letters, and symbols to the PCB that allow for easy assembly and a better understanding of the board. The labels on the silkscreen indicate the function of each pin on the LED on the board.

Solder mask: this layer gives the PCB its distinctive green color

Copper: this layer is laminated to the PCB through adhesive and heat. The thickness of the copper is determined by the weight, in ounces per square foot.

Substrate (FR4): this is the base material and is usually fiberglass. This layer gives the PCB thickness and rigidity. Aluminum is also used instead of fiberglass. Aluminum is preferred because it is low cost, environmentally friendly, and durable.

There are multiple types of PCBs including:

Single-Sided PCB

A single-sided PCB consists of a single layer of the substrate followed by a thin metal coat on one side. Conventionally, after the base metal plating, a protective solder mask is applied along with the silkscreen mask to mark out the parts of the board. The Double-sided PCB services include solid-state drives, printers, calculators, cameras, radio and stereo equipment, and power supplies.

Double-Sided PCB

This PCB is different and more useful than the single-sided PCB because it has metal conductive layers on both sides of the substrate. The holes drilled in the PCB allow connectivity between the circuits on either side of the board. The double-sided PCB allows the circuits and electronic components to connect to the other side using two techniques: through-hole or surface mount. Through holes allows the connections via small wires also known as leads, passed through the holes and soldered to the respective component. The surface mount technology uses the board as a wiring surface for components. This PCB allows you to make compact circuits and takes much lesser space as compared to other PCBs. The designs for Double-sided PCBs include Automotive dashboards, Power supplies, HVAC systems, LED lighting, Amplifiers, and Vending machines.

Multi-Layer PCB Design

Multi-Layer PCBs further enhance the intricacy of the PCB by having from three to as many as ten or twelve substrate layers. The layers encapsulated between the two outer planes are power planes that supply the circuit with power. The Multilayer PCB design reduces the electromagnetic interference created by the circuits, by placing signal levelers in the middle of the power planes. The Multi-Layer PCB services include heavy equipment like computers, GPS technology, File servers, Data storage, Satellite systems, Weather analysis, and Medical machinery.

Rigid PCB

PCB can also vary in rigidity along with the number of layers. When thinking of a circuit board an inflexible printed circuit board comes to our mind and this PCB is produced by using fiberglass as a substrate. This keeps it from twisting or bending and keeps the shape intact. They come in single, double, or multilayer forms. The rigid PCB can include any device’s circuit boards that need to be in the same shape throughout their lifespan. For example the motherboard inside the computer.

Flexible PCB

The PCB can be altered to make it flexible by using flexible materials like plastic but the fabrication costs tend to be greater than the rigid PCBs. They are very efficient in terms of cost and weight as one PCB covers the area in which multiple PCBs would be needed.

Rigid-Flex PCB

Rigid-Flex PCB is the best possible merger of rigid and flexible PCBs having rigid PCBs attached to flexible PCBs.