The PCB Design Experts
Concept CAD supply a professional design service to the electronics industry. We are one of the top UK Cadence design bureaus, able to draw on years of experience at the forefront of PCB design using the most powerful CAD tools. As one of the few UK bureaus running the high performance "Allegro Expert - XL" suite of tools, customers can be sure Concept CAD has the tools and skills required for the design of the high speed, signal integrity critical, boards of today.
Our scalable resource has earned us a reputation for outstanding, service, quality and flexibility, and a drive to ensure that customers' deadlines are met, however aggressive.
Why Choose Concept CAD?
Highly skilled designers: our designers are experts in complex PCB layout, focusing on hand routing of efficient, cost effective circuit boards. All of our designers have considerable experience at the forefront of PCB design.
Powerful toolset: Unlike most other Cadence Allegro PCB design bureaus, Concept CAD has invested in the top of the range Cadence Allegro "Expert - XL" suite. These tools gives Concept CAD the functionality that allow to place and route boards faster, and additional constraint features required to fully constrain and control high speed, Signal Integrity (SI) sensitive nets.
Commitment to your deadlines: Concept CAD has a well earned reputation for being flexible and are able to assign extra effort where and when required, in order to ensure design timescales are met. We are able to offer on site support, additional hours, weekend working and shift work.
High speed controls: our expertise with high speed net controls ensure that all net constraints are entered in to the design database for dynamic net controls. In addition, we have delivered training courses in constraint management to respected companies such as Motorola and HP.
Quality: Our process ensures that design requirements are documented before any work is started. All completed designs undergo an internal review and audit to ensure all design requirements and best practices are met. We can also offer a full Valor audit for optimum PCB fabrication.
Full service: Concept CAD can offer a full turnkey solution from schematic capture through to fully assembled boards.
Security Cleared Designers: Concept CAD has designers with UK Government security clearance.
Why outsource to Concept CAD?
Many product designs require significant PCB design effort during the design cycle, however, at other times the layout requirement may be minimal. Using Concept CAD affords customers the scalability they need and the comfort of knowing that they'll have access to a highly skilled design team.
Onsite PCB Design Contractors
In addition to our comprehensive, in house PCB design service, we can also provide on site PCB design contractors. PCB design contractors are available for short, mid and long term contracts as you require. In addition, we can also offer an onsite and offsite mix as necessary to ensure that both timescales and cost constraints are met. Our contract PCB designers have years of experience supporting customers’ onsite PCB design. We have provided PCB Design resource to customers across the UK as well as several locations in Europe and the US.
Years of high end usage of the Cadence Allegro PCB design tools have given Concept CAD the experience required to offer the highest level of PCB design service. Consistent high quality PCB designs and high level of customer care has earned Concept CAD a reputation of one of the UK’s best providers of PCB layout services. Investment in the Allegro “Expert XL” PCB design tools affords Concept CAD additional powerful design features only available to a small number of PCB layout bureaus in the UK. The use of these Allegro PCB design tools enables us to design the most complex boards and control most aspects of the board, both physical and electrical. Concept CAD designers are experts in manually routing highly complex and complicated PCB designs. Manually routing of PCBs results in space efficient designs.
What Do Our PCB Layout Services Involve?
A professional, high quality PCB layout service is afforded to all of our customers. Concept CAD’s commitment to meeting customer PCB design deadlines is unsurpassed in the industry. We offer a highly flexible PCB design service which ensures that your PCB layout is completed to your deadline. The controls and features available in the “Expert XL” Cadence Allegro PCB design tool offer powerful constraint features to control high speed Signal Integrity (SI) nets which ensure your PCB meets the most complex of PCB layout requirements. Our specialist approach to providing a complete contract PCB layout service means that quality is assured. All PCB design requirements are captured and documented before work begins and all areas of our PCB layout services are audited upon project completion to customer requirements and a high level of best practice criteria. Our complete contract PCB layout service includes all areas of a Cadence design project from beginning to end. Our Allegro PCB design services can start from schematic capture and progress right through to the project completion and the fully assembled PCBs. Our contract PCB design services and support can be provided on site anywhere in the UK, this means that clients can have the benefit of our expert Allegro PCB design engineers where you need them throughout the full duration of your PCB layout. Whether you require on site contract PCB layout services for a single day or for extended periods, Concept CAD can provide highly comprehensive contract PCB design services to meet any requirement for your project.
Cadence Allegro Design Entry and Allegro Layout
Cadence Allegro Design tools are industry standard systems for the design of PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards). The Cadence Allegro PCB Design platform enables users to take a PCB design from Schematic capture through to a completed PCB layout. The Cadence layout flow consists of either Cadence Concept HDL or Cadence Capture for front end schematic capture, and Allegro for PCB design. Tight, seamless integration between all aspects of the Cadence layout tools ensures design constraints, values and properties are transferred between all of the Cadence layout system components. However, the Cadence layout tools may be used in isolation: most netlist formats may be generated from the schematic capture tools and likewise the PCB layout tools will accept netlists generated from most non-Cadence schematic capture tools.
Allegro Design Entry
Schematic entry via Allegro Design Entry (OrCAD) is an industry standard schematic capture system. Simple operation but with powerful edit and library management systems coupled with full integration with Allegro PCB layout makes this our capture tool of choice. Allegro Design Entry can also be used in conjunction with the CIS (Component Information System), a powerful tool to allow a full database based parts management system. Most netlist formats can be generated from the Allegro Design Entry tool if required.
Allegro Layout – PCB Design
Comprehensive features and functionality ensure that each PCB layout is carried out in an accurate, efficient and timely manner when using the Allegro Layout toolset. Powerful controls within the Cadence PCB design tools enable the layout of complex, high speed, high density and constrained PCBs. The Allegro Layout PCB design suite of tools ensures no board is beyond our PCB design service.