PCB-Design

Q.P.I. has many years of experience in the field of the PCB design of the most diverse types of products. Q.P.I.’s PCB design specialists are not only experienced in using a wide range of PCB design software packages, they also have a lot of experience with the issues of EMC and Signal Integrity. They have a lot of know-how when it comes to production processes and the requirements that a design must satisfy for optimum manufacturability and ease of assembly. This is know-how that the Q.P.I. designers use to guarantee you the quality that you’re accustomed to from Q.P.I. A Pre DfM check guarantees optimal producibility. Q.P.I. has PCB designers in the Netherlands and Belgium which means it is very flexible when it comes to PCB designs and the component library service. Q.P.I. will completely adapt to suit your preferred way of working. It’s your choice.

qpi_pcb_design_at_locationBased on the number of hours worked. Q.P.I. comes to you and our PCB designers sit beside your developers so that they can work together to realise the optimum solution.
pcb_design_at_qpi_designcentreBased on the number of hours worked. The Q.P.I. PCB design specialist works from our PCB Design Centre.
qpi_pcb_design_fixed_quotationBased on a quotation. Q.P.I. gives you a quotation for making a PCB design based on the circuit diagram you supply. You can choose to have the design made at the Q.P.I. design centre or at your location.

Always a quality product

optimal-pcb-design2Good quality PCB designs are essential for realising reliable electronic circuits. Good footprints form the basis for this. The Q.P.I. PCB designer has access to the extensive Q.P.I. libraries with components that are compliant with IPC-7351 Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design. All Q.P.I. PCB designers are trained to use the lay-out packages they work with and have a lot of experience with PCB design, but also with issues like EMC and SI . Most of Q.P.I.’s PCB designers have experience of working with different PCB design programs. The construction of a printed circuit board and the way in which it is manufactured are essential for guaranteeing reliable electronic circuits. The Q.P.I. PCB designers are familiar with the latest PCB manufacturing techniques and production options, so that an extremely reliable product can be guaranteed. If there are very specific questions, the PCB designer can consult with Q.P.I.’s printed circuit board developers. And, of course, while designing the PCB, assembly aspects are taken into consideration such as the optimum component placement, the location and number of fiducials and the use of solder dams.

Overview of the PCB-Design programs in use

PCB-Design packageNetherlandsEurope
Zuken Cadstar
Zuken Visula
Zuken CR-5000
Cadence Allegro
Cadence Orcad
Mentor Graphics Pads XE-ARS Suite
Mentor Graphics Expedition
Mentor Graphics DX Designer
Altium Designer

The Q.P.I. PCB designers have access to extensive libraries with thousands of footprints and additional component information, all of which is IPC-7351 compliant. This helps to speed up the design process, reduce the chance of errors and, as such, results in a better quality product.
The names of the components in the Q.P.I. library are such that an assembly company using the BoM (Bill of Materials) of the design can order the components directly. A specification overview is given for each component.

Library management

Q.P.I. can also manage your libraries. Please contact us for further information.

Using the Q.P.I. component library

If you’re making your own design Q.P.I. can support you too. Our component library system is accessible for Q.P.I. customers. This offers the customer considerable savings on making the required footprints, BoMs and reduces the chances of errors occurring.

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