Most of Trinity Electronics’ products are based on printed circuit boards. The boards range from simple, single sided boards with a few passive components to multi-board, multi-layer packages with hundreds of components. Components may be surface mount, through-hole or frequently, a combination of both component types. We have completed over 600 unique PCB designs.
Our PCB layout experience covers diverse fields. We have the experience to efficiently manage PCB layout, using our qualified designers and great PCB design software. We can consistently save time and money on your product development, both in prototyping and in mass production. For high-volume production, circuit design is optimized to suit a single-sided PCB layout if possible. This can reduce the bare PCB cost by up to 40%.
Our capabilities include:
- Single, double-sided and multi-layer boards
- Rigid, Flexible and Rigid-Flex
- Analog, digital, high current and mixed designs
- Hi-speed, high-density layout
- Differential pairs, impedance control
This is often the hardest part. Some of our clients supply a complete schematic ready for layout but most often, we are required to design and prototype the circuit. Power budgets are calculated and parts chosen to handle power dissipation, operating temperature, vibration and electromagnetic noise. The design is then checked against the requirements documentation to make sure that all the specifications have been met.
Schematic capture or schematic entry is the step where the schematic is formalized. Our designers specify each component in preparation for the layout. Power requirements and heat generation calculations are checked at this point. Procurement is addressed here if it was not already done. The parts must be available and checked for end of life issues. There are parts marked for end-of-life every day.
Trinity’s component library contains thousands of components and expands weekly. Here the schematic symbol and the PCB footprint as associated together. The footprints must include the pattern for the copper layers; solder mask and silkscreen (stencil).
A bill of materials (BOM) is a list of the components needed to assemble a circuit board. A complete and accurate Bill of Material is critical for circuit board assembly, production and procurement.
Production documentation include the following:
Documents for circuit board fabrication
- Gerber files
- drill files
Documents for circuit board assembly
- silk screen
- solder paste files
- unique assembly steps
- coordinate files
For printed circuit boards in Edmonton and more information, contact Trinity Electronics Systems!