Hourly PCB Design Support

For clients that require a more interactive approach to PCB layout, Via Technology offers board design services at an hourly rate. This approach allows our designers to assist your engineering teams in whatever manner best fits your particular project circumstances. Hourly PCB support works best for many situations including:

  • Clients with dense board designs that wish to experiment with preliminary placements to determine if all components can fit with necessary clearances
  • Board designs where it is uncertain if routing requirements can be accomplished within specified layer limits
  • Situations where parts of the schematic design are not yet finalized but schedule constraints dictate a need to start the rest of the board layout knowing that the final schematic may necessitate a degree of rework.
  • Circumstances where the client would like Via Technology to assist in specifying part numbers for common parts (like decoupling capacitors, zero ohm resistors, etc)
  • RF designs where client direction is a necessary part of the layout (Via Technology will only perform RF PCB layout under client direction)
  • Clients who simply prefer a more interactive layout process

PC Board Design Capabilities & Tools

  • Double Sided & Multilayer Designs
  • Radial Layouts and Non-standard Geometries
  • SMT, Thru Hole, Hybrid boards
  • BGAs
  • Digital, Analog, RF, Power, Mixed Technologies
  • High Speed/High Density/Fine Pitch
  • Impedance Control
  • Matched Line Lengths
  • Differential Pairs
  • High Current
  • Flex Circuits
  • ANSI/IPC compliance

Design Tools Supported

  • Altium Release 10
  • Cadence Allegro v16
  • OrCAD Capture v16.3
  • OrCAD PCB Designer v16.3
  • OrCAD Layout v16.0
  • PADS v9
  • PCAD v16.3 (legacy support)
  • AutoCAD
  • TurboCAD


  • Gerber and drill files
  • PCB Max File
  • Assembly and fabrication files
  • DXF, DWG, PDF versions (optional)
  • Formal drawings on customer format (optional - customer to supply format and required notes)