|Printed Circuit Board design and Schematic/Circuit Capture
services on a contract basis.
Over thirty years of experience doing PCB layouts (in fact
the company name stems from when PCB design was the main focus
of our business!) distribute, train and support users of Electronic
Design Automation (EDA) software in Australia and New Zealand.
However, the achievements of Barry Olney, Managing Director
spans two decades.
In 1987 Barry joined QPSX Communications as member of the
Product Development team where he supervised the Computer
Aided Design section. QPSX developed the technology (IEEE
802.6 standard) that would ultimately spawn the world’s present
day broadband telecommunications infrastructure.
The prototype system was developed in 18 months but the
real challenge for Barry was to re-design the product to comply
with QPSX technology and distribution partners Siemens and
Alcatel in order to bring the product to market. Barry embarked
on an extensive study of IPC and various manufacturing design
rules and ultimately produced a design guideline that would
enable high speed multilayer printed circuit boards to be
manufactured, automatically assembled and automatically tested
in any modern assembly plant. This experience formed the basis
for the Advanced Design for Surface Mount Technology course
Engineering contractors, software, and hardware. They provide
specialists who can bring projects to a successful close for
all your Mentor Graphics needs.
Alpha-C, Inc. - Design of rigid and flex circuits. Delivery
3 to 10 days. PADS, Accel/Protel, PCAD supported. Turnkey
manufacturing, assembly and test.
Appropriate Technology Corp. - Embedded control design /engineering
services /machine design and build /programming for instrumention
and industrial process control/ Electronic engineering /Printed
Circuit Design and Layout.
CA Design - Offers layout designs, prototypes, and training.
Available both offsite or in-house, with OrCad, Cadence, Mentor,
and PowerPCB platforms. Online quotes, 20 years experience.
Cadenergy Limited - Designs PCBs for consumer, industrial,
oil, telecoms, medical, defense, shipping and security markets.
Based in Scotland.
DVK Integrated Services, Inc. - PCB design services provider
for 19 years using Mentor Graphics, Spectra, Autoactive RE
EDA tools. We specialize in high speed and high tech board
Dynamic FPC Design, Inc. - Flex, rigid, and rigid-flex board
design. Using Protel, OrCAD, Cadence Allegro, Specctra route.
Delivery 1 to 5 days.
Fisher PCB - Experienced PCB design service for controlled
impedance, high speed, tight constraints, and rush service.
PADS PowerPCB, BlazeRouter, Orcad, AutoCad, and Specctra are
the suppported software.
Gator CAD - Innovative designs using the latest EDA tools
from Innoveda, Inc. Improve the market and technology leader
in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced
the availability of the PADS I/O Designer? product specifically
targeted at its PADS? product user community. For designers
implementing complex field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
on their PCBs, the I/O Designer? product has a proven track
record of decreasing design cycle time, improving performance,
and lowering product costs. These same benefits are now available
to the PADS product users at an aggressive entry price as
the use of high density, high performance FPGAs increases
across the spectrum of electronic products. For the first
time the PADS I/O Designer product is being made available
to the PADS community.
“Mentor Graphics has demonstrated exceptional productivity
benefits in optimizing the FPGA-to-PCB integration process
with I/O Designer,」 said Danny Biran, Altera's senior vice
president of product and corporate marketing. “The introduction
of I/O Designer for PADS will bring the benefits of cycle
time reduction and lower PCB costs to a broader FPGA / PCB
customer base. Altera’s advanced FPGA technology, combined
with I/O Designer for PADS, is a perfect solution for the
PADS user to expand their mainstream FPGA usage.」
“Providing an industry-leading integrated and concurrent
FPGA / PCB design process has been a major benefit to our
customers,」 said Henry Potts, vice president and general manager
of Mentor Graphics’ Systems Design Division. “Users of high-speed
verification models written in ICX-SPICE to be used with Mentor
Graphics? industry leading ICX? PCB design verification environment,
consisting of fully integrated analog/mixed signal circuit
simulation technology. Designers can now implement the world's
fastest FPGAs on their PCBs using Mentor's integrated design
entry, place and route and signal integrity solution.
"Mentor Graphics has reduced the cost and complexity
of multi-gigabit signal integrity analysis by fully integrating
its SPICE and S-Parameter solution directly within its PCB
design environment," said Jerry Banks, director of Global
Alliances at Xilinx, Inc. "Users should benefit from
a robust design with a reduced number of board spins and a
higher PCB production yield by having accurate verification
models for our multi gigabit Virtex-II Pro X devices."
"High performance Xilinx FPGAs, such as the Virtex-II
Pro X devices, are achieving speeds of 10 Gigabits per second
per channel," stated Joe Dalton, director of marketing,
systems design division, Mentor Graphics. "Rules of thumb
no longer apply when placing and routing these devices on
a PCB. Each PCB interconnect must be carefully verified using
advanced tools from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx FPGAs. Our
collaboration with Xilinx enables our users to capitalize
on the most advanced FPGA technology available." high-end
FPGAs report time-to-market reduction and systems performance
improvement of up to 50 percent, and reductions in PCB layer
counts resulting in reduced product costs. With the continuing
trend in electronic products of using even more high-end FPGAs,
the impact of providing I/O Designer to our PADS users is
The PADS I/O Designer Product
The PADS I/O Designer family provides for concurrent design
of the FPGA and PCB by bridging these unique design flows
and automating the various processes needed to implement today’s
high pin-count, high-speed FPGAs on PCBs. Starting with nothing
or an early hardware design language (HDL) description or
a top-level DxDesigner? product, the FPGA-PCB interface is
quickly defined with a variety of correct by construction,
drag and drop PCB signal to FPGA pin assignment methods. The
PADS I/O Designer product then synchronizes the interface
across the FPGA and PCB flows through:
productivity and decrease engineering cycle times. Excellent
customer service and our commitment to quality.
Gendreau Microsystems, Inc. - Layout design of rigid, flex,
and rigid-flex. Controlled impedance, high speed, tight constraints,
rush service. PADS, Orcad, Protel, Specctra platforms.
Golden Gate Graphics - PCB design service and CAD CAM CAE
training. Located in Colorado, this fast turn-around printed
circuit board layout service has served customers coast-to-coast
Hamilton PCB design - PCB Design service in the Raleigh Durham
North Carolina area and is the maker of the AM1000 Rangemaster
Part 15 AM radio transmitter.
HCD - Holmes Circuit Designs Ltd. - Printed circuit design,
system design and quality pcb services. RF, digital and analog
design. Quality PCB Design and build service delivered on
Keimac Circuit Solutions - Schematic capture, PCB layout,
small scale assembly, parts sourcing and circuit board prototyping
using PADS Power PCB and Orcad.
Knox Associates Design - Twenty-four years experience in electronics
Using the latest Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools
from Altium Limited, which currently means Designer 6. We
can of course also read files from earlier Protel versions
(Protel DXP, Protel 2004, Protel 99SE or Protel 98) and other
Analogue, digital, RF and power designs can all be handled,
with 'design for manufacture' factors always being carefully
considered. Single layer, double layer and multi layer boards
are all easily accommodated.
One of our recent designs was a ten layer board with geometries
of 0.15mm clearance and track widths. As you might imagine,
this board was heavily loaded with fine pitch BGA chips.
If your design department has better things to do than PCB
layout - give