Evaluating the Growing Complexities of PCB Design

September 26, 2017 Mark Forbes

Complex PCBs

In a world where product sizes continue to shrink, designers are faced with the difficult task of accommodating the miniaturization of PCB components and other design complexities. Naturally, this translates into smaller boards and the painstaking task of making all of these miniature puzzle pieces fit.

Configuring these small-scale components into the layout can seem like an impossible task and ensuring that they all fit and function properly is an added stressor. While the modern complexities of PCB design pose significant challenges, implementing a unified, state-of-the-art PCB layout software tool can help you navigate the design process with ease and confidence.

How Improved Communication Benefits Design

Mobilizing your design not only requires various components and tools, but also calls for open lines of communication between each stratum of your design team. Oftentimes, there are breakdowns in communication between the mechanical and electrical domains, resulting in a prolonged development process. Setbacks like these can dig a deeper hole into your design budget and cost valuable time. Tackling your design without an integrated layout software tool, in addition to poor communication, can spell disaster for you and your project deadline.

Protect Your Design Assets and Stay Competitive

Advancements in PCB design mean more high-tech, innovative prospects in the world of technology. Products are becoming more accessible, inexpensive, and dynamic, and PCB design technology is evolving to facilitate these smaller, more efficient designs. While this may present many challenges along the way (especially those concerning PCB layout and component configuration), a unified PCB layout software platform can be the solution to solve your complex design dilemmas.

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About the Author

Mark Forbes

Mark Forbes graduated from Bradley University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and has been in the EDA industry for over 30 years.

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