PCB Design Experts

Providing complex engineering solutions. 


Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Layer 16 is a professional PCB Design service bureau providing complex PCB designs to the UK and overseas electronics industry.

We provide everything you need to develop your technology based product or system. From working with you to create functional specifications, to the design specification, scheduling, cost estimation, project staffing, project management, program management, prototyping, certifications, quality assurance and delivery.

Layer 16 is dedicated to providing electronic design of the highest quality, from initial concept through prototyping, to full production. By drawing on the experience, intelligence, and versatility of its staff, Layer 16 has built a reputation for delivering outstanding quality coupled with on-time and on-budget performance.

Our Customers Love Working With Us Because We Love What We Do

About Us

Layer 16 was founded in 2001 by John Coates as a high quality, low-cost source for Printed Circuit Design, Fabrication, Assembly, and Project Management. Working as a virtual corporation, Layer 16 can bring a team of talented professionals to your design problems.

Layer 16 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, including documentation, production, assembly and test.

 All designs done at the Layer 16 facility are sent through a rigid review process across the design flow before coming back to you, the customer.

PCB Design

Schematic Capture

Layer 16 provide turnkey PCB solution starting from Library Development, Schematic Capture, Layout, Analysis, Validation to Quick Turn Prototyping. In the past 30 years in the industry, we have been supporting more than 200+ customers worldwide for many complex designs with critical timelines and a lot of technical challenges. We constantly improve our technology capabilities to meet the industry needs with respect to cost, speed, reliability, and performance.


PCB Design

Our goal is to become a seamless extension of your own engineering team and provide unparalleled value with our relentless passion for quality, performance, and customer satisfaction.

Signal integrity

Layer16 supports advanced analysis with extensive experience on Highspeed Interfaces. As clock speeds and data rates are increasing and industry need high-speed interfaces with multi-GHz frequencies, Signal Integrity (SI) and Power Integrity (PI) Analysis are key factors achieving a PCB or system-level performances.

Simulations are performed with leading-edge SI software to ensure the board performance meets as expected. Multiple tools are used to perform a wide range of analysis tasks including 3D EM full-wave extraction, network analysis, channel analysis, AC power analysis and DC power analysis.

We Help Companies Design Tomorrow's Technology Today.

PCB Skills

Design Capabilities

Technology Expertise

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