Most people who need Printed Circuit Board services don't have a lot of extra time to spare. That's why there's an increased need for faster services that don’t sacrifice quality or are too expensive. But finding the right PCB partner can be difficult without thoroughly researching all the options. Not all Printed Circuit Board manufacturing companies are created equal; if you make assumptions, you could end up dealing with unnecessary (and costly) delays you hadn't anticipated. Let's take a closer look at some of the factors that can slow down the PCB manufacturing process. Prototyping Delays: If you're developing a [...]
Electronic components are becoming complex and smaller. Same is the case with the printed circuit board. They are becoming complex, with more components placed on a smaller area. Various industrial studies suggest that during the last five years there are no changes in the layer counts, but the area has decreased by almost one third. With this, it is pretty much clear that PCB designs will no more be simpler as before. There are certain things to be kept in mind, while designing such PCBs. This post discusses those factors of consideration. Things to Consider While Designing Complex PCBs? Having [...]
For printed circuit board, the solder mask is an essential element in printed circuit board manufacturing. Without a quality solder mask, most printed circuit boards wouldn’t last very long. There are several elements that go into creating an effective solder mask, and it’s a key feature of your printed circuit board’s makeup. What is a Solder Mask Solder mask is a material used to protect the copper on the circuit board with a protective layer of liquid photo imageable lacquer. This mask goes on both sides of the circuit board to protect the copper from problems that could lead to [...]
A PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is a board used to electrically connect and mechanically support components using pads, conductive tracks and several other features etched from sheets of copper laminated onto non-conductive substrates. There are various types of PCBs like single sided, double sided or multilayer PCB. PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) is the board obtained after all printing solder paste on the PCB and then mounting various components like resistors, ICs (Integrated Circuits), capacitors and any other components like transformers depending on the application and desired characteristics of the board. A PCBA usually undergoes reflow furnace heating to [...]
In printed circuit boards, wires and traces are typically formed from copper because it is the least-resistant element apart from silver. Put an ohm meter over a trace and the DC resistance is almost negligible. The same cannot be said of AC impedance. Impedance, unlike resistance, is based on frequency. All wires and traces will generate at least some impedance to current flowing from any driver. While, usually, you must have a fairly fast rise time for your signals for trace impedance to become a problem, it’s important that you be aware that trace impedance exists and can become an [...]
I’m pretty stubborn when it comes to developing new recipes for my kid. Just last week, I insisted on preparing the bolognese sauce from scratch as I tried to whip up a decent pasta dish. I ended up taking more time than I should have, as my son grew in frustration and hunger by the minute. That’s when I decided to just buy off-the-shelf pasta sauce next time.
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) are integral parts of all electronic devices, ranging from simple digital wrist watches and handheld games, to highly complicated satellite systems. PCB are manufactured in several ways to meet the unique requirements of varied industries. They can be fabricated in single sided, double sided, and multi-layered configurations as per the demands.
The primary material used to fabricate PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is of immense importance. It is essential to consider the performance of the material in terms of temperature resistance, adhesion, tensile strength, flexibility, dielectric strength, dielectric constant, and many other physical, electrical, and thermal factors. The performance and level of integration of the PCB is completely dependent on the material used to fabricate the PCB.
Gold plating: Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal through plating way. The gold particles attached to the pcb, as strong adhesion also known as hard gold. The gold finger of memory bank is hard gold and abrasion resistant. Immersion gold: Immersion gold through chemical reaction to make gold particles attached to pcb. As weak adhesion it is also known as soft gold. Why use gold plating? As IC become more and more integrated and IC pins are also denser. This brings difficulty to SMT placement. In addition, the [...]
These PCBs have revolutionized the way we drive and use our vehicles, from engine controls and airbag sensors to anti-lock brake management and even GPS support. Almost every modern convenience in the car in your driveway or the fleet in your business’ yard relies on automotive PCBs.