PCB Design

PCB Design and Layout

Taking your initial concept, RVL uses Altium, one of the latest and most effective CAD tools, for schematic capture and PCB design. Alongside this, we insist on observing the “Design for Manufacture (DfM)” rules that are often overlooked by “design-only” companies.

All schematics are designed while adhering to these strict rules. We always strive to provide elegant and simple solutions, whilst taking into account power requirements, voltage restrictions, and required communication interfaces etc.  All PCBs are subject to stringent rule checking, such as track clearance violations, high-speed routing impedances, 3D component clearances, silkscreen and solder mask checking and netlist verification. If you need an existing PCB layout revised or modified, we are happy to advise you and work together to find the best approach. We can work from existing design files, or start from scratch, but all finished designs are supplied with a complete manufacturing data pack.

Your data pack will include the Bill of Materials (BOM), complete schematic and PCB design files in both PDF and Altium format, manufacturing Gerber files, drill files, Pick & Place files, assembly diagrams and a STEP-created 3D PDF file (showing a complete PCB with components that can be rotated and viewed from every angle). This 3D PDF file can even be supplied with or without an enclosure, providing reassurance that the PCB does indeed fit inside the enclosure. A useful feature is that this can be made transparent for various viewing options, as can any of the component STEP models that are included with the design.

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We have used RVL for our surface mount assembly requirements since we began manufacturing. As our ongoing requirements have brought new challenges, RVL has enthusiastically stepped up to the mark, working with us expressly to the needs of our business. Keeping us informed at all times and in all situations makes RVL an invaluable part of our own business.
Hamish Dumbreck (Director), JESE Ltd
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