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PCB Design Services

If you’re looking for a PCB design service that’s dependable and thorough, delivered by PCB design engineers with years of experience, you’re in the right place.

We’re problem solvers by nature, and it’s our goal to fit our work to your need. And with our eReview online system, you can have better communication, transparency and input at every stage of your project.

We have collectively gained over 100 years of PCB design experience, having worked across a number of sectors including military, medical, autosport, rail and telecoms. The designs we have worked on have reached global audiences and changed the world. Between the Quantum team, we have a mix of skills that make us the ideal choice for your PCB design project.

Our PCB design expertise:

  • Flexible/Flexi-Rigid
  • HDI
  • High speed
  • Microwave
  • PoP (Package on Package)
  • RF
  • Multilayer
  • Single layer
Altium
Cadence
Mentor Graphics
Zuken Software

Problems we solve

  • 3D requirements
  • Creepage & clearance
  • EMC
  • High speed / skew
  • Power integrity
  • Resource / expertise
  • Signal integrity
  • Thermal

 

Solutions we create

  • 3D model/height
  • Design rule driven
  • Experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • PLM/PDM
  • Process
  • Simulation
  • Standards
  • Tools

 

Results we achieve

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Increased manufacturing yields
  • Increased profit
  • Reduced design iterations
  • Reduced design time
  • Reduced product failures
  • Shorter time to market

 

Design Expertise

 

High layer count Single sided to 16+ Layers
Advanced Technologies Flip-chip, Package on Package (PoP), embedded components
Advanced component technologies PCI, PCIe, PCI104, DDR 2,3 and 4
High Density Interconnect (HDI) Track widths and gaps down to .075mm, utilising microvias (standard and buried).
Flexible Circuits From single sided to multilayer high speed flexi / flexi-rigid
High Speed / Sensitive tracking Length control, length matching, Impedance control (Differential and Single ended), skew etc.
Signal Integrity Analysis Pre & post layout analysis of sensitive signals to ensure optimum electrical performance.
RF/Microwave Design GSM, GPS, Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiMax, GPRS, UMTS, Edge and LTE
Thermal Combatting thermal issues by using good layout techniques and thermal analysis if required
Power Integrity Analysis Evaluation of power planes to ensure optimum power stability & delivery
Creepage & Clearance Ensuring designs conform with IPC-2221 & UL60950-1 safety standard if required.
EMC Using good design principles to optimise the design for EMC

 

PCB example

Quality is at the heart of everything we do – from our wealth of expertise, impeccable processes, extensive software and bespoke customer service.

We understand the importance of being flexible, consistent and transparent to ensure that every project is a success. After all, our goals are the same as our clients – to get a high-quality end product shipped on time, on budget.

Our team can accommodate almost any request – be it short turnaround times, working on site with your team or real-time collaboration across multiple locations.

The global business environment puts more and more pressure on our customers to stay competitive – bringing their ever more complex products to market faster whilst improving design productivity is essential to success.

Rapid advances in technology and product development lead to shorter and more demanding product development cycles.

Quantum offers a Rapid PCB Design service to alleviate some of that pressure and to help our clients stay ahead of the competition.

We can guarantee short turn-around times for any size of board, complex or simple, single sided or multi-layer, by utilising the latest PCB design technology on the market and working a shift system to ensure 24/7 design when required.

Quantum can provide design resource whether it is working from our own offices in Port Talbot and Plymouth or if necessary, working at our clients’ sites. Quite often a combination of the two is a good solution.

We find that our eReview environment provides tangible benefits to all our customers, helping to resolve any design queries, conducting on-line design reviews, and allowing customer input for critical circuits in real time.
This all saves time, which in turn reduces costs and even helps with environmental issues as there is no real need for travel.

Our expertise in the PCB design market today enables us to advise our clients on the best products for their particular situation.

As well as offering advice, we can install the software, set up the component libraries and provide full training both in general PCB design and in the specific design solutions our clients purchase.

Our consultancy services range from answering questions about manufacturability and cost-effectiveness to assisting clients with new industry requirements and legislation.

Our consultancy services include:

  • CAD Software selection based on your requirements
  • CAD system setup
  • Library setup
  • General procedures

Our training services include:

  • Altium Design
  • Cadstar
  • Pads
  • Allegro
  • Training tailored to suit your needs.

We can arrange and manage the manufacturing process on your behalf, to provide a full turnkey solution if required. This would free you to concentrate on your core business activities and reduce your supplier count.

Why choose us?

  • Over 100 years of PCB Design experience.
  • Trusted by high profile clients including McLaren, Red Bull, E2V and Bosch.
  • Extensive software and expertise delivering thousands of PCB design projects.
  • Impeccable processes ensure that your design is shipped on time and on budget.
  • Bespoke customer service – speak directly to an engineer from the moment you contact us.
  • Real-time collaboration available across multiple locations.

What Our Customers Say

  • We have found the service Quantum CAD provides to be of a high level and we are particularly pleased with their engineers’ flexibility and availability …Quantum CAD has shown good commitment in helping us reach our scheduled targets by making enough manpower available to complete the task in the required time.
    Project Leader, Panasonic Communications Co. (UK) Ltd
  • It has always been necessary for Panasonic to have support of the highest quality and we recognise Quantum CAD as a reliable, diligent and professional company that have always been prepared to extend themselves around tight timescales.
    Principal PCB Designer C.I.D, Panasonic Mobile Communications
  • Quantum CAD designed the PCBs for our diabetes insulin patch pump and its wireless touchscreen user interface. This was the first time we’ve outsourced PCB design and Quantum CAD worked closely with us and our contract equipment manufacturer (CEM) to enable us to bring quickly to market the world’s smallest diabetes pump. Both PCBs are high density, in that they have high component counts on small form factor boards. Of particular note, the designs include 0.4mm pitch ball grid array (BGA) packaged devices and package-on-package (POP) technology. Quantum CAD’s engineers took these technologies in their stride, whilst maintaining great superb awareness. The result: the highest-yield, lowest-cost PCBs. Quantum CAD also took full responsibility of PCB (component) library development and ensured the correct revisions of files were available between all parties; using the web-based CXInsight PLM platform. Accordingly, design reviews were managed – and technical queries resolved – promptly and efficiently. We found Quantum CAD to be extremely enthusiastic, capable and knowledgeable, and they were perfect partner on such an important project.
    Project Leader, Cellnovo
  • Quantum CAD have a great knowledgebase for PCBs and design work in general, several times they have made technical suggestions which we incorporated into our designs. We have always found Quantum CAD to be very accommodating where quick turnaround was needed. In terms of quality and service I truly believe that Quantum CAD will not be beaten and that is why they are our number one supplier for outside company design work.
    Business Development, Zarlink Semiconductor
  • Communicating with Quantum CAD was straightforward; the changes were implemented quickly with no hassles. The finished board was better than we expected… Once we gave the approval to start the PCB layout, the job was completed to our satisfaction and within our time frame.
    Senior Development Engineer, CEM Systems
  • Quantum CAD completed the project in a professional manner and interacted with both pcbportal and our clients effectively. Despite incomplete information, Quantum CAD delivered upgraded Gerber files to project completion date. Our customer was happy and we have pencilled in future projects for Quantum CAD to work on.
    Quality Manager, pcbportal.com

 

Case Study

 

PCB Design – Power Control

Project: Our client’s goal was to develop a customised processor card. It required matched impedances technologies and small component packaging to meet form factor requirements.

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PCB Design – Blood Glucose Manager

Project: Our client’s goal was to reduce the burden of managing diabetes on a day to day basis.  The product features a pump, wirelessly connected to an app based touch screen handset.

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PCB Design – High Speed Flexi

Project: Our client’s goal was to develop a flexi rigid that would cater for high speed and power signals while meeting all resistance, crosstalk and mechanical requirements.

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