Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE match your needs for electronics development

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Introduction to Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE

Rayming PCB & Assembly is a leading provider of printed circuit board (PCB) design, fabrication, and assembly services. They have partnered with CadSoft Computer GmbH, the creators of the popular PCB design software EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor), to offer comprehensive solutions for electronics development.

What is CadSoft EAGLE?

CadSoft EAGLE is a powerful and user-friendly PCB design software that enables engineers and hobbyists to create professional-grade PCBs. It offers a wide range of features and tools for schematic capture, board layout, and CAM output generation.

Key features of CadSoft EAGLE

  1. Schematic editor with extensive libraries and design rule checks
  2. Board layout editor with automatic routing and real-time design rule checking
  3. 3D visualization and MCAD integration
  4. Scripting support for automation and customization
  5. Multi-platform compatibility (Windows, macOS, and Linux)

Benefits of using Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE together

Streamlined PCB design process

By combining Rayming’s PCB fabrication and assembly expertise with CadSoft EAGLE’s powerful design capabilities, electronics developers can streamline their PCB design process from concept to production.

High-quality PCB fabrication

Rayming’s state-of-the-art PCB manufacturing facilities ensure that designs created in CadSoft EAGLE are fabricated to the highest quality standards. They offer a wide range of PCB materials, surface finishes, and manufacturing capabilities to meet diverse project requirements.

PCB Material Description
FR-4 Standard glass-reinforced epoxy laminate
High Tg FR-4 FR-4 with higher glass transition temperature
Polyimide High-temperature and flexible substrate
Aluminum Metal-Core PCB for enhanced thermal dissipation
Rogers High-frequency and low-loss dielectric materials

Reliable PCB assembly services

Rayming’s experienced PCB assembly team provides reliable and cost-effective assembly services for prototypes and production runs. They support a variety of component packages and assembly technologies, including:

  • Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
  • Through-Hole Technology (THT)
  • Mixed SMT and THT assembly
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) and Quad Flat Package (QFP)
  • Fine-pitch and ultra-fine-pitch components

Seamless integration with CadSoft EAGLE

Rayming’s PCB fabrication and assembly services are seamlessly integrated with CadSoft EAGLE, allowing designers to easily transition their projects from design to manufacturing. Rayming provides comprehensive design for manufacturing (DFM) feedback to ensure that designs created in EAGLE are optimized for production.

CadSoft EAGLE tutorial and best practices

Getting started with CadSoft EAGLE

  1. Download and install CadSoft EAGLE from the official website
  2. Familiarize yourself with the user interface and key features
  3. Explore the extensive component libraries and design examples
  4. Create a new project and start designing your schematic

Schematic design best practices

  1. Use hierarchical design for complex projects
  2. Apply consistent naming conventions for components and nets
  3. Utilize the built-in design rule checks to catch errors early
  4. Regularly save and backup your schematic files

PCB layout best practices

  1. Define appropriate design rules for your PCB fabrication process
  2. Use a grid-based layout approach for cleaner and more organized designs
  3. Pay attention to signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  4. Optimize component placement and routing for manufacturability

Generating manufacturing files

  1. Use the CAM processor to generate Gerber and drill files
  2. Include all necessary layers and aperture definitions
  3. Verify the generated files using a Gerber viewer
  4. Provide clear and concise fabrication and assembly instructions

Rayming’s PCB fabrication and assembly capabilities

PCB fabrication capabilities

Capability Specification
PCB Layers Up to 24 layers
Minimum Line Width 3 mil (0.075 mm)
Minimum Hole Size 4 mil (0.1 mm)
Copper Thickness 0.5 oz to 6 oz
Solder Mask Green, red, blue, black, white, and yellow
Silkscreen White, black, and yellow
Surface Finish HASL, lead-free HASL, ENIG, OSP, and immersion silver/tin

PCB assembly capabilities

Capability Specification
Component Placement SMT, THT, and mixed technology
Minimum Component Size 01005 (0.4 mm x 0.2 mm)
BGA Pitch Down to 0.3 mm
QFP Pitch Down to 0.4 mm
X-Ray Inspection Available for BGA and QFN components
Functional Testing In-circuit testing (ICT) and Flying Probe testing

Case studies and success stories

Automotive electronics project

An automotive electronics manufacturer partnered with Rayming and used CadSoft EAGLE to design and produce a complex engine control unit (ECU). The project involved a 12-layer PCB with high-density BGA components and strict reliability requirements. Rayming’s DFM feedback and high-quality fabrication and assembly services ensured the success of the project, resulting in a robust and reliable ECU.

Medical device startup

A medical device startup used CadSoft EAGLE to design a compact and low-power wearable device for patient monitoring. Rayming’s experience with miniaturization and advanced packaging technologies helped the startup bring their product to market quickly and cost-effectively. The resulting device met all regulatory requirements and received positive feedback from healthcare professionals and patients.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Q: What are the system requirements for running CadSoft EAGLE?
    A: CadSoft EAGLE runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. The minimum system requirements are a 64-bit processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 500 MB of free disk space.

  2. Q: Does Rayming offer PCB fabrication and assembly services for low-volume prototypes?
    A: Yes, Rayming offers PCB fabrication and assembly services for both prototypes and production runs. They can accommodate low-volume orders starting from a single piece.

  3. Q: What is the typical lead time for PCB fabrication and assembly at Rayming?
    A: The lead time for PCB fabrication and assembly depends on the complexity of the project and the current workload. Typical lead times range from 5 to 15 working days, but expedited services are available for urgent projects.

  4. Q: Can I use CadSoft EAGLE to design flexible PCBs?
    A: Yes, CadSoft EAGLE supports the design of flexible PCBs. You can define the appropriate layer stack and design rules for your flexible PCB project and generate the necessary manufacturing files.

  5. Q: Does Rayming provide PCB design services for customers who don’t use CadSoft EAGLE?
    A: Yes, Rayming’s experienced PCB design team can work with a variety of PCB design tools, including Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics PADS, and Zuken CR-8000. They can also assist customers who don’t have in-house PCB design capabilities.


Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE together offer a powerful and comprehensive solution for electronics development. By combining CadSoft EAGLE’s user-friendly PCB design software with Rayming’s advanced PCB fabrication and assembly services, engineers and hobbyists can bring their electronic projects to life with ease and confidence.

Whether you are working on a simple prototype or a complex, high-density PCB, Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE have the tools and expertise to help you succeed. With a focus on quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, this partnership is well-positioned to support the growing demands of the electronics industry.

So, if you’re looking for a complete solution that matches your needs for electronics development, look no further than Rayming and CadSoft EAGLE. Start designing your next PCB project today and experience the benefits of this powerful partnership for yourself!