CSS’s engineering team has extensive experience in electronic design in a wide range of disciplines including analogue, digital, power, radio frequency (RF) and microwave design in fields such as professional audio, television, commercial radio, secure government and defence communications, satellite communications, radar, automotive and medical electronics.


We are able to provide any level of support you require from simple PCB design and/or layout to the complete  design and build of bespoke equipment including PCB, hardware, chassis, wiring/cabling and firmware programming if required. Full consideration is given to the target market and technology requirements, performance specification, power consumption, thermal/cooling requirements, EMC, manufacturing and budget.

  • Analogue, digital, power and RF circuits

  • 1-8 layer PCBs standard, capability up to 32 layers.

  • Single or double sided PCBs

  • Surface mount and/or through-hole technology

  • Glass-fibre/epoxy laminates, high sped laminate, flexi-circuits

  • RF & microwave substrates

  • High voltage and/or high current power PCBs

  • PCB data output in ODB++ format or legacy Gerber

  • Discrete wiring and multi-core cables

  • Coaxial cables

Design Tasks
  • Circuit design and schematic capture

  • Circuit simulation 

  • PCB layout

  • 3D modelling of PCB components

  • 3D modelling of mounting hardware and enclosures

  • PCB panellisation for manufacture

  • Wiring loom / cable design and specification

  • Full drawing package generation 

  • Prototype assembly and testing

  • Small-batch manufacture

  • Micro-controller/firmware programming & debugging

Our electronic design team utilises Altium Designer 3D PCB CAD software and can undertake bespoke designs from concept through to manufacture, or produce a PCB layout from your circuit design. With extensive data-interchange capabilities from/to other systems, we are also able to accept and modify legacy designs to design out obsolescence or change functionality.

Our experience with micro-controllers and an array of common communications protocols means remote control and monitoring may be incorporated into any equipment using RS232/422 serial, GPIB or Ethernet over traditional copper, fibre-optic or wireless channels including WiFi or cellular data links.

Our Laboratory 2 is used for prototype and small batch PCB assembly, equipment assembly and wiring, compliance and environmental testing. Our PCB assembly and rework facility includes a manual screen printer, solder paste dispenser for SMT, small IR reflow oven, IR hotplate, solder pot, hot air pencil and high resolution USB inspection camera.

Our PCB/electronic design is complimented by our comprehensive mechanical design capability detailed on a separate page. Illustrations of some of our designs are presented in our Projects Gallery, but these represent only a tiny part of our overall capability. To find out how we can assist you with your next design project, please contact us through our Contact page, or give us a call.