High Speed
PCB Design

High Speed Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design

 

We offer high-speed board design services for electronics. Try our expertise in high-speed, multi-layer, mixed-signal board designs from the block diagrams to all necessary documentation and manufacturing support.

Besides high-speed designs, we obtain full-fledged capabilities for hardware simulation & analysis: pre-layout and post-layout signal integrity, power integrity, thermal analysis, and EMC/EMI.

Design procedure

Each project comprise a diverse set of offerings and services, but the overall high-speed PCB design procedure consists of:

 Block diagram

 Design specification

 Library components review

 Schematic design

 Schematic review FW engineer

 Components placement

 Layer stack calculation

 Pre-layout analysis

 PCB routing

 PCB layout review

 Post-layout analysis

 Design documentation development

Result: We take responsibility for each stage of the PCB design procedure, as well as for arising challenges like reduced design time or increased complexity. We make sure you get the best quality design on time and on budget.

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Our experience

Number of designs

PCIe – 6; FMC cards – 12; PCIe104 – 3; PXIe – 1; SoM – 7; RF – 3; mini-PCIe – 2

Interfaces

PCIe, 10GbE, 100GbE; CameraLink, MIPI, HDMI, DP; DDR4, JESD204b

Featured case-study

Satellite modem design

We designed the device in a compact 1U form factor by dividing it into digital and analog boards. Our engineers have developed a dedicated front end using high-speed ADC/DAC converters and modern high-frequency analog modulators/demodulators. We reached high-speed data exchange between server and device with the help of four 10G interfaces and the DPDK framework. To configure the device and measure the signal parameters, we developed a graphic application.

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Hardware simulation and analysis

We deliver high-speed PCB designs along with combined Signal Integrity, Thermal analysis, Power Integrity, EMI/EMC.

SI
Signal Integrity Analysis (SI)
When designing complex digital circuit boards with high-frequency interfaces, we use IBIS model-based signal integrity analysis. The simulation takes place at the circuit development stage and during PCB design. Signal Integrity Analysis allows us to diagnose and eliminate parasitic capacitances and inductances of conductors, mutual induction of adjacent conductors, and circuit inconsistency. We do it by timing, reflection, crosstalk analysis and more.
PI
Power Integrity (PI) Analysis
Power Integrity Analysis (PI) is an important stage of electronics design; it allows simulating power distribution on the PCB. We analyze the power integrity in highly-integrated and high-current devices with DC-Drop simulation, decoupling analysis, plane noise analysis, etc. The outcome is improved power integrity by early problem detection before sample manufacturing; detection of problems that are difficult to diagnose in a lab environment; reduced number of design iterations; increased reliability of designed hardware.
Thermal
Thermal Simulation & Analysis
We do simulation of board thermal behaviour, thermal gradient and distribution, hot spot identification, etc. Outcomes of thermal simulation: prevention device over-heating during long-term use within the range of working temperatures; increased device reliability; reduced design time and cost; reduced expenses in warranty maintenance on client site.
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis (EMC)
Checking the electromagnetic compatibility of the circuit board layout allows to: reduce the number of iterations; reduce the time of certification testing; improve the electromagnetic compatibility of complex integrated devices.

Design output options

By request of our customers, we provide preferable for them design documentation options:

PCB Manufacturing

  • Gerber and NC drill files
  • ODB++ (if needed)
  • IPC-D-356 file for electrical test
  • Drill drawing PDF-file

Assembly Manufacturing

  • BOM
  • Stensil apertures for solder paste
  • Component placement file
  • Assembly diagram for top and bottom layers
  • Shematic files
Materials for electronics enclosures

 

Our hardware development projects

 

Digital transceiver for kite surfers: design & prototyping We've helped a startup to design a digital handheld transceiver for kite surfers with a built-in MP3 player

Microcomputer 88F6282 to design network devices We designed a solution that decreases the time, costs and risks when designing new products with WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

TI DM373-based SoM for video surveillance projects We've designed the CPU module based on the TI DM3730, which helps cut the time, costs, and risks of designing new products

IMX6UL processor module for industrial automation projects We've designed an affordable processor module in the SODIMM form factor for a significant reduction of development time and costs

Broadband SDR satellite modem on Zynq Ultrascale+ We designed a hardware & software platform for a broadband software-defined radio satellite modem

Industrial switches with 10GbE and 48 ports We have designed a new product line of 1Gb/10Gbps Ethernet switches operating at an industrial temperature range (−20 to +70°C) 

Wireless stereo speaker software development

FPGA software & Linux kernel drivers for 4K frame grabber We developed a versatile framebuffer FPGA IP core and integrated PCI-e IP core into the customer’s FPGA project

Unit for communication and navigation on the railway

Railway navigation system design with GPS & GLONASS We offered the customer a hardware solution based on three modules (units) that are connected with cables

Air quality monitoring system for clean & smart cities

Air quality monitoring system for smart cities We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to an IoT cloud server

Jade platform for automotive infotainment systems We developed hardware & software platform for automotive display, monitoring, and diagnostics systems based on the Fujitsu Jade MB86R01

AM1808, a single board idustrial computer We've designed a multi-functional and small-size single board computer with open architecture for the development of industrial built-in systems

A software and hardware system for safe operations on the brain and spine, with a millimeter accuracy

Neuronavigator Promwad engineering team designed a working prototype with the support of 3D images of ultrasound / MRI / CT.

A model range of industrial managed gigabit switch equipment with 8 and 16 ports
L2 industrial switch We created reference designs of industrial managed switches with 10Gbase-X and 10/100/1000Base-T ports
Network traffic analyzer with Bypass function
BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
DECT base station, VolP gateway, WiFi router, Office PBX, Server
Modem 7-in-one device We have designed and prepared for mass production an advanced VoIP modem router that provides all types of office communications
Development of the device for trusted session

S-Terra trusted module We have developed a custom bootable medium, which is a USB device and designed to build trusted computing modules

Development of a mobile glucometer for iOS and Android smartphones
Glucometer for smartphones We have created a mobile gauge of glucose concentration in the blood that works paired with mobile phones under iOS or Android control
we upgraded the controller of an electric traction device that was developed for subway carriages made more than 10 years ago

Controller for traction driveWe upgraded the controller of an electric traction device for subway carriages made more than ten years ago

we finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

MPEG2/4 transcoder softwareWe finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

Network Device with Bluetooth Sensors
Bluetooth device + iOS & Android apps for Parrot We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server
VoIP broadband router design
VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
we created a reference design of a set-top box DVB-T/C + IPTV, which is intended for rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
IPTV+T/C hybrid set-top box We created a reference design of a set-top box with rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
we have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

Locus DVB-T STBWe have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

Protected USB dongle with integrated browser for online banking
USB Dongle for secure session We have developed a software/hardware system for safe data transfer while working on an insecure computer terminal
Promwad have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the starting point or a pre-marked location in a coordinate system.
Navigator with compass We have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the pre-marked location in a coordinate system
we have developed a computer for networks with a client-server architecture that transfers basic processes to a remote server

AK1100 thin clientWe have developed a new turn-key product, the AK1100 thin client based on the processor Marvell Sheeva 88F6282

5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

5D video hardware+softwareWe have developed a 5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

IPTV STB design for SmartLabs
SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video
Smart home multimedia controller

Smart house controller (HDMI-CEC) for a Swiss company We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

Onboard multimedia computer

Onboard multimedia computerWe have developed a sophisticated hardware and software system for multimedia, GPS navigation, travel time calculation, control of air conditioning

The development of cinema Control Panel programm for 5D cinema
5D software for special effects By order of the animatronics supplying company we developed the CinemaControlPanel program for a 5D movie theater system
we developed a video registration device for digitalization, storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

JPEG2000 4-channel recorderWe developed a video registration device for storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

we developed a multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

IP-Plug ARM mini-serverWe have developed the multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

Android device for automotive GPS/GLONASS navigation and communication
Navigator for cars We have developed a car navigation device which supports GLONASS / GPS, mobile communication and data transmission

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