COMPANY OVERVIEW   1n-Circuit Design specializes in high speed multilayer PCB Design including design for Signal Integrity and EMC.

In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (ICD) was incorporated in 1995 to distribute, train and support users of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, from VeriBest Inc and Mentor Graphics, in Australia and New Zealand. The company develops the ICD Stackup Planner and ICD PDN Planner software, is a PCB Design Service Bureau and specializes in board level simulation. However, the achievements of Barry Olney, Managing Director spans more than two decades.

In 1987 Barry joined QPSX Communications as member of the Product Development team where he supervised the Computer Aided Design section. QPSX developed the technology (IEEE 802.6 standard) that would ultimately spawn the world’s present day broadband telecommunications infrastructure.  



The prototype system was developed in 18 months but the real challenge for Barry was to revamp the product to comply with QPSX technology and distribution partners Siemens and Alcatel in order to bring the product to market. Barry embarked on an extensive study of IPC and various manufacturing design rules and ultimately produced a design guideline that would enable high speed multilayer printed circuit boards to be manufactured, automatically assembled and automatically tested in any modern assembly plant. This experience formed the basis for the Advanced Design for Surface Mount Technology course that has been presented throughout Australia and New Zealand for over a decade. 


In 1994 In-Circuit Design was contracted by Melbourne based computer manufacturer and distributor, Graphics Computer Systems, to design, in conjunction with Ross Bennett of GCS, the multilayer PCB for a SPARC20 server motherboard that would achieve their commercialization objectives. The design received an Institute of Engineers Australia “Engineering Excellence Award”, and was subsequently licensed to a US company, jointly owned by Fujitsu of Japan and Sun Microsystems of Silicon Valley. Under license the manufactured machine, a US built SparcPlug Station, won the Best Performance category in the 1997 US AIM "Hot Iron" Awards.


In 1996 In-Circuit Design was also awarded the "Top Business Partner" Worldwide by VeriBest Inc, an Intergraph Company, in the United States for unprecedented sales of EDA software in a new territory. A decade later, In-Circuit Design was again awarded this time by Mentor Graphics, Board Systems Division, for outstanding achievements in marketing:

  • Top 2005 Asian Distributor Marketing

  • Top 2005 Worldwide Distributor Marketing

Barry Olney is a former President of the Australasian Chapter of the IPC Designers Council, author/presenter of Advanced Design for SMT course and author of numerous articles including “Design for EMC”, PCD Magazine. Barry has recently been appointed to the "Editorial Board of Advisors" for the PCB Magazine an I-Connect007 Publication and has a regular column "Beyond Design" at


Over the past 15 years In-Circuit Design has also trained and worked with our customers to solve their design issues. The company has an unsurpassed reputation in assisting customers to solve their design and manufacturability issues. This is achieved through the implementation of proven design guidelines and advanced EDA software.




For over two decades, iCD has provided PCB Design and EDA Software Application training at the public, private and tertiary levels.  We present one week hands on workshops, two day seminars, and University programs as well as customized in-house design training.


High-speed PCB Design Training


This is a one-on-one mentoring program that provides participants with a competitive edge via access to an expert designer. Barry will personally analyse your high-speed design and provide direct feedback and guidance on how to best deal with issues as they arise. So if you are unsure of your next complex digital design – get some help to ensure it performs reliably to spec. This takes the pressure off you and your boss will be happy as the design will be completed on schedule and work first time saving costly iterations.


Advanced Design for Surface Mount Technology


This two day workshop on Advanced Design for SMT presents in detail the tried and proven generic design rules for dense, double sided SMT design of multilayer PCB's. The course material is non-application specific and the presenter has extensive experience with numerous CAD systems including Mentor Graphics Board Station, Expedition, HyperLynx and PADS; Cadence Allegro; Dazix BoardMaster: Intergraph Advanced Technology Designer and VeriBest plus Altium Desiger (Protel).


This course identifies the problems associated with leading edge design and interactively presents a systematic approach to solve design problems.


EDA Application Training


In-Circuit Design has provided on-site training for the Intergraph Electronics, VeriBest Inc and Mentor Graphics Corporation customers on Schematic Capture, PCB Design and Signal Integrity applications as well as ADSMT courses. These customers include: Fujitsu Australia, British Aerospace, Defence Science & Technology Organization, Attorney Generals Dept, CEA Technologies, Hypertec, Westinghouse, Siemens VDO, Telspec, Hypercom, Aristocrat, Keycorp, Setec, Lumen Australia, ERG Group, Invensys, Vision Systems and Nokia.


Consulting Services


Extensive consulting experience with a wide variety of successful companies has provided opportunities to learn many different design procedures, processes and software tools. By using this knowledge as a basis of comparison, we are able to offer informative on-site productivity studies and process evaluations that are designed to determine and enhance the productivity level of your design group. These studies evaluate your design flow from concept to prototype and makes process and software recommendations.


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