How to Avoid PCB Design Pitfalls

PCB design and manufacturing processes are very involved with numerous opportunities for failure if necessary precautions are not taken. A few culprits of PCB failure which affect the performance of the final product fall into the category of design oversights, like incorrect measurements and insufficient clearances. Drilling errors and over-etching can also cause catastrophic failures, while other failures may result from quality issues in manufacturing processes.

With experience and knowledge of PCB manufacturing processes, we can avoid most of these typical errors—which is why you should only trust your printed circuit boards to experts, such as the skilled staff at Freedom CAD Services. To guide your company through the potential pitfalls in designing your PCB, we believe it is crucial to identify the common issues experienced in PCB manufacturing, understand how they happen, and actively try to prevent them in the first place.

The Guide to Insourcing vs Outsourcing PCB Design Engineering Projects

Designing complex printed circuit boards can require many different skillsets, including electrical and mechanical engineering, signal, power and thermal engineering, physical design (layout), design for assembly (DFA), design for test (DFT) design for manufacturing (DFM) engineering. Insufficient or inexperienced resources in any of these disciplines can stagnate the process causing missed deadlines or an ineffective design.

This book aims to cover the the pros and cons of bringing on internal resources (insourcing) versus outsourcing your PCB design projects.

The Printed Circuit Designers Guide To: Executing Complex PCBs

This book will provide a set of guidelines for designing complex PCBs, with real-world examples as well as handy tips, tricks, and techniques by some of the veteran technologists at Freedom CAD Services.