PCB Design – A Team Approach

quick turn pcb assemblyJust about every technology product in our world has passed through the hands of a PCB Designer.  The PCB Designer steps in after the electrical engineer has completed the schematic or circuit design.  The PCB Designer makes his/her contributions to the portion of the project that involves the printed circuit board which mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. In fact, the PCB Designer often acts as the liaison between Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing.

At MJS Designs, Albert Castro is the PCB Design Manager and takes a personal hand in every PCB design project that comes through the company.  Albert is a 13 year team member of MJS Designs and was recruited by the company as a Quality Control Inspector in 2001 while pursuing his Electronics Degree. He quickly moved to the design division of the company, where he has made his mark as the team leader since 2010.

In his role as PCB Design Manager, Albert has built a team that is well rounded with diverse industry experience. The core of the design team consists of an Electrical Engineer, Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Specialist, and a CAD specialist, to highlight just a few.   In the quick-turn, prototype business model of MJS Designs, this broad scope of expertise makes for a well-rounded team.  In addition to their experience with an extremely wide range of circuit board designs,  they have in depth knowledge on the latest design software, including Altium, PADS, Expedition, Allegro and Valor.  MJS Designs caters to many different market sectors and thus, prides themselves on maintaining an unusually large design suite to accommodate a variety of projects, specifications and requirements.

The team at MJS Designs excels in many diverse technologies including high speed, high density, digital, RF/Wireless, analog, power supplies and backplane designs. In addition, the Advanced, Certified Interconnect Designers (CID+) adhere to the IPC specifications, including Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), and Design for Test (DFT) requirements. MJS Designs often works with customers who already have their own CAD design capabilities and need MJS Designs to handle their advanced projects and to reduce their design turn-around time or improve scheduling.

Upon taking the role as PCB Design Manager at MJS Designs, Albert initiated a “reboot” of the service standards to assure the highest level of communication with customers and proactive communication with internal departments who are also connected to various projects.

“I never want a customer to wonder what is going on with their project.  Through every step of the process, we want the customer to know they made the right choice by selecting MJS Designs and our design team.” – Albert Castro, PCB Design Manager, MJS Designs.

What this means to the MJS Designs Customer

  1. A careful evaluation of all design projects to produce a thorough quote that eliminates surprises and minimizes change orders.
  2. A design team that can work from a formal schematic or a sketch on a cocktail napkin.
  3. A team approach to design to assure all possible challenges are considered. From engineering to manufacturing , the MJS Designs team are acutely aware of how their work relates to the end product.

The Eight Unwavering Services Standards of the company and the diverse design team, make MJS Designs the right choice for PCB Design in the world of quick-turn prototype and production.

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