For more than twenty years, Optimum Design Associates (Optimum) has offered their customers PCB design and layout services, and also bare-board assembly. Optimum has customers in many application areas in the electronics industry and specialize in very complex PCB designs. To stay at the top of the competitive heap, they employ advanced design techniques and software solutions to ensure the highest quality possible and avoid costly re-spins due to any factor – design errors, data errors, manufacturability problems, signal and power integrity issues, and a host of other potential issues.
Optimum Design Associates designs printed circuit boards following a standardized design flow, ensuring that the requirements of the customers are met, quality levels are high, and the resulting designs are suitable for PCB fabrication, assembly, and test.
PCB DESIGN PROCESS
Although Optimum has several PCB design tools available, depending on customer compatibility and fabricator requirements, they have used Mentor Graphics tools since the business was founded in 1991. Currently, they employ Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise and PADS. With Expedition, they also have Xtreme technology that allows multiple designers to work on the same PCB at the same time.