PCB Design

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ITDev can design and deliver complete electronic systems. We provide electronics design, schematic capture and layout and are happy to work with our trusted suppliers to manage PCB manufacture, population and testing. We have on-site facilities for prototyping and rework, as well as analogue and digital evaluation.

Design and Schematic Capture

We aim for the highest quality in all of our work, and PCB design is no exception. We take care to ensure that our designs will be reliable over tolerances of components, voltages and temperature. If required, we can ensure second sourcing is available for all chosen components. We also provide thorough design documentation explaining component choices and design decisions. This ensures that your design can be reliably and efficiently maintained long into the future.

Our designers are familiar with low-power requirements and can advise on component selection and design techniques to minimise power consumption. We are also experienced in low-noise, high-frequency designs and take care to highlight critical nets in the schematics, both for documentation purposes, and to ensure that they are treated appropriately in layout.

We use the following software tools to generate schematics:

  • Altium Designer
  • NI Electronics Workbench

PCB Layout

We have experience of low-noisehigh-frequency, analogue and digital PCB layout. This includes:

  • Transmission line impedance matching
  • Differential pair routing and length matching
  • Power supply noise isolation and filtering
  • Component placement and routing optimisation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

We also consider the mechanical aspects of layout to ensure that all components, controls and displays are correctly aligned with the target enclosure. 3D modelling can also be used where appropriate, for example, to check ease of access to connectors and test points.

PCB Manufacture

ITDev use certified associates to manufacture our circuit board designs.

Typical Board Design

  • Single, double sided or multilayer
  • Surface mount technology (SMT)
  • Analogue, digital or mixed signal
  • Solder mask
  • Silkscreen

Latest Blog Posts

Posted 4th March 2019, By Lucas N
Our first CI deployments brought many benefits but we felt that there was still a lot of room for improvement. This blog explores how we addressed these ...more
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Posted 11th January 2019, By James H
Making a Stratum 1 Linux Time Server: Part 3 We have found out in the previous two parts of this series why distributed devices might need a method to ...more
Posted 14th December 2018, By James H
In the previous article we saw that getting distributed devices to agree on the current time is hard. This article, the second in a series of three, will ...more
Posted 4th December 2018, By James H
In general, distributed devices need to agree on time in order to effectively coordinate tasks, but getting every one to tell the same time is challenging! ...more

Latest News

Posted 26th March 2019
On 7th March, ITDev brought together peers and associates from over 20 companies to discuss Continuous Integration (CI). As part of the event, we were ...more
ITDev at University of Southampton Careers Fair 2019
Posted 26th February 2019
With available graduate and internship places for this year, ITDev attended the University of Southampton's Engineering and Technology Careers Fair.
Posted 15th February 2019
Following our company tradition, we recently donated the proceeds from our staff-run tuck shop to our nominated charity, Winchester Churches Nightshelter.
Posted 23rd January 2019
Following on from ITDev's growth in 2018, we are delighted to announce that we have welcomed a further 2 new starters to the team: Simon and Quentin. With ...more