The transition from Hardware Design to PCB layout is a critical step in the development process. Each design is unique and carries its own requirements including, but not limited to, Design for Manufacturing, Regulatory Considerations (EMI/ESD/RFI/etc.), and Specialized Signal Handling (Power/RF/etc.). For this reason, Embedded Genius, Inc. utilizes the Hardware Design Engineer for PCB Layout for most designs consisting of less than 6 layers. This improves the efficiency of the process by eliminating a layer of communication and helps ensure an optimal layout as design tweaks, such as pin changes, can be made with ease. For more complex layouts and designs exceeding 6 layers, specialized PCB designers are available.