About Us

CA Design was founded in 1988 by Robert Chandler as a high quality, low cost source for Printed Circuit Layout, and Training. Working as a virtual corporation, CA Design can bring a team of talented professionals to your design problems.

CA Design specializes in various software platforms: Cadence® OrCAD®, Mentor Board Station, Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor primarily, also, Atrium and Mentor Expedition. Working either from your office – your hardware, or from our office – our hardware, CA Design provides you with design databases to meet your specifications.

CA Design brings a unique perspective to the customer/service bureau relationship. Bob Chandler has worked on both sides of the fence, and understands the value of a good service bureau. Working as Manager of Contracted Services for TRW Sunnyvale, Bob developed a working model for controlling and integrating Design Layout companies into the TRW design process. This process has been copied and implemented at several leading companies in the industry. To read Bob Chandler’s Resume click here.

Bob received his Masters Degree in Operations Management from San Jose University in 1996 after completing his Masters Thesis on Printed Circuit Design Service Centers. CA Design is structured to comprehensively encompass the entire design and manufacturing process. We work with you to ensure a design that meets all of your requirements.

CA Design employs only the best designers. We have no junior designers on staff. All of our designers have at least 10 years in the industry, most have 25. Our designers are trained in a variety of disciplines. We can do large digital boards, small analog boards, ECL, RF, High Speed, Surface mount, Chip on board, Rigid-Flex, Blind & Buried vias and Micro-via designs. All designs done at the CA Design facility are sent through a rigid review process across the design flow before coming back to you, the customer.

CA Design also offers training in Cadence® Allegro & OrCAD® Software. We give classes in the wine country above San Francisco, or you can choose to do a one-on-one interactive or live training. We could come to your facility to train and will customize training to your requirements. You can choose from extensive, comprehensive training, or concise, advanced training.

CA Design is here to serve you.