The Sky is the Middle
People say "The sky is the limit" when they mean "We can do anything we want or imagine." But add space exploration and the sky is no longer the limit. That's a bit beyond blue sky.
Printed circuit boards we have designed at Golden Gate Graphics have at one time or another found their way onto space exploration rockets, including one pointed at the planet Mercury, the space shuttle and space-to-ground communications systems. They have been used to implement the electronics in everything from battery monitoring systems in drone helicopters to chip factories. They have been in airplane navigation radio systems, telescope tracking systems and geophysical probes.
From outer space to underground, we cover the scope of technology. That's why we can say at Golden Gate Graphics: "The Sky is the Middle."
Of course we just laid-out the printed circuit board artwork. The real geniuses are the electrical engineers we work with. Our artwork merely helped to implement their visions by making them manufacturable. We would like to work with you in your next dreamscape.
Example Printed Circuit Boards Designed by Golden Gate Graphics
The pictures below include actual boards and design views. The 3D capabilities of Altium Designer 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 and 10 not only include export of 3D models of the entire board, but also design rule checking of placement using both horizontal and vertical clearance constraints. To our knowledge, this is currently the only PCB design software capable of using 3D bodies in real-time clearance checking.
We typically make the 3D models in our component footprints translucent so that we can see what is underneath them.
Read more on techniques we use in 3D modeling to get designs to come out right.
- Top side 3D design view: Round multi-function board; Bluetooth, ANT and WiFi radios, power supplies, digital signal processing and ultra sound. Really! All that on one board!
- Same board showing an external model that acts as a height constraint in vertical clearance checking.
- Bottom side 3D design view: Round multi-function board; Bluetooth, ANT and WiFi radios, power supplies, digital signal processing and ultra sound.
- Top side 2D design view: Round multi-function board; Bluetooth, ANT and WiFi radios, power supplies, digital signal processing and ultra sound.
- Adapter board - top
- Adapter board - bottom
- Adapter board - 3D design view - top
- Adapter board - 3D design view - bottom
- Adapter board - 2D design view
- Pressure sensors, mixed analog and digital, top side - showing prototyping adaptions (blue wires)
- 3D design view - top.
- Mixed analog and digital, bottom side showing prototyping adaptions and COTS modules.
- 3D design view - bottom, showing modules, with custom module in lower left placed as a component. (Board solder mask on bottom shown in blue for contrast.)
- Location of future custom module.
- 3D design view of future custom module - top
- 3D design view of future custom module - bottom
- 2D design view of main board
- 2D design view of future custom module
Halo system boards for Trillium DUT (Device Under Test) for testing in chip manufacturing plant.
- For more information see DUT Halo/Daughter Card System
- Assortment of DUT daughter cards with the halo board they fit into below
- Bottom side of a DUT board, which is the side that contacts the test fixture.
- Assortment of bare boards designed by Golden Gate Graphics prior to 2001.
Golden Gate Graphics resides in Aurora, a suburb of Denver located in the middle of the
Rocky Mountain Front-Range High-Tech Corridor
, which includes the following
Colorado cities from south to north:
Fountain, Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Golden, Boulder, Niwot, Longmont, Loveland, Ft. Collins and Greeley.