• PCB Layout - digital
  • Analog Schematics
  • 6-Layer Rigid Flex PCB (Tronical Prototype)
  • Analog/Digital Schematics
  • PCB Layout - digital

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PCB Layout / Schematics

With Altium Designer V17

When we developed the world's first guitar preamp in 19 "format at Nobel's mid-80s, we were not yet able to design boards ourselves, which was taken over by a company in the north of Hamburg, but what we experienced there in incompetence and usury resulted That's why we used the PCBs to create the layouts ourselves: OrCad was used as the schematic layout, and the TRAX program by Protel was used for the PCB layout, both based on DOS and remained true to the Protel (later Altium) products Although it also features OrCad (later Cadence) and Eagle boards, but once you've worked with the Altium Designer, you do not want to miss that luxury anymore.

Currently I'm working (still) with the version 17.


The 3D view

can be quickly identified placement problems. The PCB can be so well controlled from all sides. A connection to SolidWorx is possible and so the control of the PCB in the housing in advance is recognizable!


Here is an example of the prototype ODR-C in version 2.

For the most part, I create the 3D components myself. Here you can see the 1% metal film resistors with the real color codes.

Other 3D bodies are either offered by the manufacturers themselves, or you can get them on special 3D websites.


Avoidance of EMC problems

Since I have often worked on layouts with analogue / digital circuits in the past, I am familiar with the typical problems of the different interference radiations and are thus already recognized in the layout approach and effectively eliminated.


PCB Varianten

From the single-layer to the multi-layer I have already created all sorts of layouts. Among other things, I even had the opportunity to develop so-called rigid-flex PCBs. These are boards that can be connected to an integrated flex layer. This process is simple for production - but the costs are quite high. In cheap mass products, this method is currently hardly used.


* Note: All trademarks or product names listed here (OrCad, Trax, Protel, Altium, Cadence, Eagle) are not owned by myself or by my company Nordland Electronics!

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