2010, 2017

PCB Board Connectors

October 20th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Board Connectors

There are countless of peripherals which can be connected to the PCB board, from various types of actuators to sensors, buttons and other boards. PCB board connectors are divided into two categories: cable-to-board connectors and board-to-board connectors. The type of cable-to-board [...]

1910, 2017

OrCAD PCB design

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on OrCAD PCB design

OrCAD is an electronic design automation(EDA) and circuit simulation tool which offers numerous flexible option for designers. OrCAD PCB design package includes schematic capture, PSPICE simulator, PCB designer and much more. OrCAD PCB design is developed and owned by Cadence design systems [...]

1810, 2017

Useful Tips In Choosing A Reliable Electronic Prototyping Service Provider

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Useful Tips In Choosing A Reliable Electronic Prototyping Service Provider

Unlike building and launching mobile apps, getting an electronics product to the market involves hardware and prototyping costs on top of professional services. Therefore, it makes sense to practice due diligence when engaging an electronic prototyping service provider. Engaging the [...]

1710, 2017

Causes, Problems and commonly used Prevention Practices of Inrush Current

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Causes, Problems and commonly used Prevention Practices of Inrush Current

There is an undesirable effect which happens very commonly after the power supply is switched on to power up a machine, an instrument or even a PCB board. The current instantly surges to a point very high relative to the [...]

1610, 2017

Useful Tips When Designing WIth PCB Pins For Wire-To-Board And Board-To-Board Connections

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Useful Tips When Designing WIth PCB Pins For Wire-To-Board And Board-To-Board Connections

In various applications, embedded systems are designed to interface with external devices via wire-to-board connectors. This calls for various types of PCB pins or headers to be used in the design. While PCB headers are non-electronics components, proper selection, and best [...]

1310, 2017

PCB Samples – Role, procedure and considerations

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Samples – Role, procedure and considerations

The PCB development process like the case of other products or product parts includes a series of phases, starting off on the concept and continuing with product design, implementation, virtual prototyping (if convenient), physical prototyping and optimization. The physical prototyping [...]

1210, 2017

Eagle Schematic capture

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Eagle Schematic capture

Autodesk Eagle is one of the leading PCB design suits. Typically, the PCB design starts from the schematic capture. Then the footprints are linked and the traces are routed to fabricate the PCB. To start the PCB design in eagle, there [...]

1110, 2017

PCB Schematics and its Implementation into PCB Layout

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Schematics and its Implementation into PCB Layout

PCB schematic is the representation of an electronic circuit along with its components and connections using specific and standard symbols. Two kinds of symbols used in the PCB schematic are resistors as seen in the subsequent figures.   Both symbols represent the same component and [...]

1010, 2017

DIY PCB Board

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on DIY PCB Board

Fabricating a custom Printed circuit board is not always an option for hobby electronic enthusiasts. Either it is because of the fabrication price or the over kill setup for a simple need. The PCB designing is time consuming compared to [...]

910, 2017

Best Practices For Industrial PCB Design

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Best Practices For Industrial PCB Design

Building an electronics prototype for the sake of hobby can be very different from designing industrial PCB. In actual applications, your design not only needs to be functional but also demonstrate reliability and withstand harsh. This is particularly true when [...]

710, 2017

Key Differences Between Rigid PCB And Flex PCB Design

October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Key Differences Between Rigid PCB And Flex PCB Design

When I started my engineering design career, flex PCB design was unheard of. Electronics products are mainly built using traditional rigid PCB. Design engineers are accustomed to considerations and best practices for rigid PCB. Technology has evolved since then, and [...]

3009, 2017

PCB laminator

September 30th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB laminator

Printed circuit boards are fabricated using various methods like toner transfer, dry film development etc. Toner transfer method is the cheapest PCB manufacturing method. Most of the hobby PCBs are made using Toner transfer method as it is easy and [...]

2909, 2017

Best Software for PCB Design

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Best Software for PCB Design

The PCB design is a tedious process and you require dedicated software to design the layouts. There are numerous software using which you can design the PCB. Some of the most widely used software are as follows. DipTrace DipTrace is the [...]

2809, 2017

Practices that Help Making LOW COST PCB Boards

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Besides complexity and functionality, the way a PCB is designed also affects its series and prototype manufacturing cost, for this reason there are some practices a PCB designer should take into consideration when preparing a fresh board for the manufacturing stage. [...]

2709, 2017

PCB Water Pollution

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Water Pollution

Printed Circuit boards revolutionized the electronics industry. PCBs significantly reduced the footprint of the components and overall product size. Although PCB manufacturing has become cheap and effective, it is still a complex process involving numerous machineries and toxic chemical. Thus, [...]

2609, 2017

How To Prepare Your PCB For SMT Assembly

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on How To Prepare Your PCB For SMT Assembly

The electronics industry is evolving at a fast pace, with IoT and wearable devices driving the trend. This calls for smaller PCB that packs more features than before. In these devices, the PCB must be designed for SMT assembly and they [...]

2509, 2017

Obvious Problems Visible From PCB View You Need To Rectify

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With PCB design software increasingly sophisticated, especially in auto-routing and design rules checking, engineers are getting comfortable relying on software to pick up mistakes in their layout. But occasionally, the software may overlook certain part of designs that could potentially [...]

2209, 2017

PCB manufacturing standard

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on PCB manufacturing standard

In order to produce a high quality circuit board with absolute reliability standards are followed. PCB manufacturing standard provide the key to produce the quality product which can be integrated to the systems manufactured in various parts of the globe. [...]

2109, 2017

PCB compound

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on PCB compound

Printed circuits boards are manufactured for variety of different application. So, the material selection for each application depends on the specific applications. PCB compounds have evolved over time since the birth of PCBs in 1950s. A typical PCB consists of [...]

2009, 2017

What You Should Do Before Engaging A PCB Assembly Services Supplier

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on What You Should Do Before Engaging A PCB Assembly Services Supplier

Getting your design working on a prototype is a delightful experience. But before you engage your PCB assembly services supplier to mass produce your product, there are a few preparations needed to ensure a smooth PCB assembly process. You’ll find that [...]

1909, 2017

Solder mask

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Solder mask

Printed circuit boards employ copper as a main conductive path. As the copper has a high possibility of reacting with atmosphere and produce oxides the conductivity decreases and thus ruining the PCB performance. Also during the soldering process liquid solder [...]

1809, 2017

What is a PCB circuit board made of and why it is important?

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on What is a PCB circuit board made of and why it is important?

For years, I relied heavily on my supplier to deliver the best PCB without ever bothering about the finer details of PCB fabrication. When global economic factors caused me to test out various suppliers with differing results, I started to [...]

1509, 2017

Important Tips In Designing Flexible PCB Board.

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When I started my PCB design career, flexible PCB board was almost unheard of. Local PCB manufacturers were not equipped with the technology and designers are not aware of the best practice in designing a flexible PCB board. My first ever [...]

1409, 2017

FR4 PCB

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on FR4 PCB

FR4 is the most common used laminate in PCB fabrication. The popularity of FR4 is due to its excellent physical and electrical properties and its low cost. The FR stands for fire resistant and 4 represents the class 4 or [...]

1309, 2017

PCB Poly

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Poly

Printed circuit boards are manufacture using tons of different materials to adapt the working environment. The most commonly used FR4 standard fiber glass copper clads have few application oriented draw backs. Polyimide PCB or PCB poly is a high thermal resistant [...]

1209, 2017

PCB Artwork

September 12th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Artwork

Printed circuit boards link the mechanical and electrical aspects in an electronics system. Designing such linkages is a complex process. PCB Artwork in the circuit designing process refers to the planning and placing of electrical traces and via holes to connect [...]

1109, 2017

How 3D PCB Design Can Effectively Reduce Design Errors.

September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How 3D PCB Design Can Effectively Reduce Design Errors.

A decade ago, the closest thing that I got to 3D PCB Design is a 3D Viewer in my PCB design software. The limited functionality of a 3D view only feature is the best tool I had to get a good [...]

809, 2017

Do You Your Electronics Circuit Design Need Heavy Copper PCB?

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Do You Your Electronics Circuit Design Need Heavy Copper PCB?

Have you ever heard of heavy copper PCB? Well, for most of my design career, I didn’t know what it was. If you’ve been designing low voltage applications for typical usage, you wouldn’t either. It wasn’t until one of my [...]

709, 2017

Important Consideration When Choosing A Free PCB Design Software

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Important Consideration When Choosing A Free PCB Design Software

PCB design software can be costly for hobbyist and individual electronics designers. It’s no surprise when startups and freelancers turned to free PCB design software to kickstart their projects. With the ever increasing of competing for software in the PCB industry, [...]

609, 2017

PCB Fabrication Machine

September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Fabrication Machine

During the early days of my career, prototyping my PCB design is an expensive activity. When manufacturers charge a hefty setup fee to produce 5 pcs of prototypes on their PCB fabrication machine, I was sometimes left with no choice [...]

509, 2017

Best Software for PCB Design

September 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Best Software for PCB Design

The PCB design is a tedious process and you require dedicated software to design the layouts. There are numerous software using which you can design the PCB. Some of the most widely used software are as follows. 1.DipTrace DipTrace is [...]

409, 2017

PCB footprint

September 4th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB footprint

When I started my PCB design career, PCB design software does not come with an abundant of PCB footprints library as they are today. Besides, I’ve had the unpleasant experience of using ready-built PCB components libraries only to realize that [...]

109, 2017

PCB Track

September 1st, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Track

PCBs are used by every Electrical and Electronics Engineering students. But have you ever tried to join the tracks of PCB if you are not an engineering student? If not then the guide will be helpful for you to joins PCB [...]

3108, 2017

PCB Sanering

August 31st, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Sanering

In the PCB manufacturing process despite the highly unlikely chance of error there might be a tiny possibility that the PCB requires a minor correction through circuit board add-on or the complete reconstruction of the PCB which is generally referred [...]

2908, 2017

PCB Circuit Manufacturer

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Circuit Manufacturer

PCB Circuit Manufacturer PCB is the most preliminary requirement for making an electrical or electronic gadget. When it comes to the PCB circuit manufacturer, you can make the circuit via different techniques. The following are the techniques for its manufacturing. [...]

3105, 2017

Basic circuit board design

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Basic circuit board design

Basic circuit board design One of the major aspects in electronics is the circuit board. As electronics industry shifted from vacuum tubes and relays to silicon and integrated circuits, the size and cost of electronic components were significantly decreasing and [...]

2705, 2017

Electronic prototyping

May 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Electronic prototyping

Electronic prototyping Designing and implementing electronics circuits comprises of various steps from literature review to testing the final product. Electronic prototyping help in understanding the concepts and improving the circuit knowledge. There are number of ways to implement and play [...]

2605, 2017

PCB Etching Kit

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Etching Kit

PCB Etching Kit After the basics stage in learning PCB design beginners usually find it hard to select the appropriate Etching tools to start fabricating his/her PCB. There are tons of tools available in the market for etching the PCB [...]

2505, 2017

Tips for PCB Design With I2C Devices—electronics prototype

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Tips for PCB Design With I2C Devices—electronics prototype

Tips for PCB Design With I2C Devices---electronics prototype   electronics prototype When I was making my first electronics prototype, I remembered I have to get my microcontroller to access and I2C EEPROM. During that time, microcontrollers are pretty much about [...]

2305, 2017

Small PC board

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Small PC board

Playing with development boards and embedded computers is quite a lot of fun especially with small PC boards. These board features a processor with high processing power and various interface setups to hook it up with various systems. The main [...]

2205, 2017

Plain Circuit Board

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Plain Circuit Board

Plain Circuit Board The plain circuit boards are a type of printed circuit boards which are plain and uniform in shape. The plain circuit boards are used mostly when you don’t require any specific shape for its design. Like PCB [...]

1905, 2017

Circuit Board Drawing

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Circuit Board Drawing

Circuit Board Drawing The Circuit Board is the most common name that you would hear being an Electrical or Electronic Engineering student. Before the Circuit Boards were in use, the circuits were constructed over boards having pours and copper layers [...]

1805, 2017

PCB Design and Making

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Design and Making

PCB Design and Making Stepping into PCB prototyping from breadboard protyping gives a lot of experience regarding the understanding of electronics prototyping to beginners. PCB design and making is as important as designing the actual circuit. Designing a PCB includes careful [...]

1705, 2017

IC Development board

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on IC Development board

IC Development board Playing with integrated circuits is a lot fun especially when it comes to programmable integrated circuits because of the endless possibilities that a microcontroller can offer. The possible combination and advantages of a programmable integrated circuit is [...]

1505, 2017

PCB Fabrication note

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Fabrication note

When ordering PCB to a manufacturer, apart from PCB design files fabrication notes is also requested by the manufacturer to finalize the production design and plans. What is Fabrication note? A typical fabrication note or fabrication drawing consists of all the [...]

1205, 2017

PCB Board House

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Board House

PCB Board House After completing the design stage of the PCB, comes the next big task of choosing the right Production house for make it functional.  For beginners and hobbyists there is quite a large volume of PCB board housed [...]

1005, 2017

Fast Print PCB

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Fast Print PCB

Fast Print PCB Designing a PCB in CAD and inspecting it before sending it to production is a crucial task. On the other hand PCB production takes lot of steps and testing on every stage to eliminate even a minor [...]

905, 2017

PCB structure

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB structure

PCB fueled the evolution of electronics. From wire contacts to modern multilayer PCBs they made the electronics compact and user interactive. A typical PCB connects the electronic components by stacking it on the surface. PCB structure varies with different types of [...]

805, 2017

PCB designing through DipTrace

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB designing through DipTrace

DipTrace is widely used over the world in Universities by the students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at most. The software is very handy in creating the PCBs known as Printed Circuit Boards which acts as the main base of any [...]

505, 2017

PCB board selection

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB board selection

PCB board selection When it comes to selecting the appropriate materials to produce printed circuit board with finest quality the complexity raises in selecting the raw materials with matching specifications. As discussed in the previous articles careful selection can also [...]

405, 2017

PCB prototypes for hobbyist

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB prototypes for hobbyist

When it comes to hobby electronics creating own PCB is the most fun part as it fulfills the hobby fun. We at OURPCB believe that building hobby prototype helps in understanding the concepts completely so we offer high quality PCB prototypes for [...]

305, 2017

Copper clad board

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Copper clad board

Copper clad board Copper clad board simply refers to a substrate covered by thin copper layer which is utilized to create the conductive paths in a Printed circuit boards. Copper clad board is also called as Laminate. The substrate is usually multiple [...]

205, 2017

Custom PCB Production

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Custom PCB Production

Custom PCB Production The bread boarding of circuits is a key skill in Electrical and Electronic engineering and is very important in almost all projects. The technique is more important when you are about to move the wiring through and [...]

2804, 2017

The Terminologies and Concepts of PCB Design

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on The Terminologies and Concepts of PCB Design

The printed circuit board or PCB is the plate like board used for the soldering of different components together to the circuit of an electrical device. The board serves as the interconnection between the different devices connected through copper layers [...]

2704, 2017

Choosing the right PCB Board Service Provider

April 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Choosing the right PCB Board Service Provider

Choosing the right PCB board service provider could be a hassle and slightly overwhelming, even for experienced PCB designers as well. It is always prudent to secure your preferred PCB service provider before even designing your board. PCB design is much more [...]

2504, 2017

Minimizing Cost Of Small Scale PCB Production

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Minimizing Cost Of Small Scale PCB Production

It goes without saying that the cost of PCB production is increasing every single year due to market forces. If you’re a PCB designer who’s responsible for small scale production, then you need to know a trick or two to minimize [...]

2404, 2017

Choosing The Right Circuit Board Drawing Program

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Choosing The Right Circuit Board Drawing Program

When I started out my career as a PCB design engineer, there was very limited option with PCB drawing programs. That was more than a decade ago. Protel was the leading brand when it comes to software for circuit board [...]

2104, 2017

Modular PCB design for beginners.—custom PCB

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Modular PCB design for beginners.—custom PCB

When making custom PCB projects, one of the common practice by beginners is to have all the components on a single schematic and transferring over to the PCB file. This practice normally does not cause any problem, when you’re dealing with [...]

2004, 2017

Basics of PCB Design–PCB layout

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Basics of PCB Design–PCB layout

Basics of PCB Design--PCB layout Before starting off to design your own printed circuit board, you should know the circuitry well. You have to decide for the wiring and placing vias for the components on the board. For this you [...]

1404, 2017

PCB Design – Separating Power,Digital and Analog Ground The Right Way

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Design – Separating Power,Digital and Analog Ground The Right Way

One of the most confusing concepts for junior design engineers is the difference between power, digital and analog grounds and how the placement of the analog components could affect the functionality of the system as a whole. When a junior design [...]

1304, 2017

PCB Design – Getting your power trace width right.

April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Design – Getting your power trace width right.

power trace If you have not asked what is the width of your power trace when you’re designing your PCB, you should start asking now. It’s a mistake that I vowed never to repeat again, as it cost me thousands [...]

1204, 2017

Output PCB design : 4-20 mA Input and 4-20mA PCB prototypes

April 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Output PCB design : 4-20 mA Input and 4-20mA PCB prototypes

I always believe in simplicity in design when I’m working on PCB prototypes. But I saw both ends of the spectrum when I had my first project dealing with industrial 4-20mA current loop signals. If you’ve been dealing with digital [...]

1104, 2017

Flexible PCB

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Flexible PCB

Flexible PCB Flexible Printed circuit board helps to tackle the ever growing need for the compact electronic system. Existence of the flexible PCB can be traced back to World War II and the dawn of satellites where it was used to [...]

1004, 2017

3D printing PCB

April 10th, 2017|Comments Off on 3D printing PCB

3D printing  technology revalorized almost each and every field from hobby projects to creating new tissue in medical field. This technology opens door to exiting new opportunities in the manufacturing field mainly because of its flexible technology. Fabricating an object or [...]

704, 2017

Heat sink in PCB

April 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Heat sink in PCB

Heat sink Modern compact standalone electronics systems require all of its essential entities embedded in to the PCB. Apart from important aspects like power source, input and output ports there should be an effective way to dissipate the heat generated [...]

604, 2017

LASER cut PCB

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on LASER cut PCB

LASER cut  PCB Computerized numeric control enables the use of high precision hardware, controlled via computer to fabricate ultra high quality lathed piece. Lot of the automobile parts is CNC fabricated to meet the quality standards. The idea of fabricating [...]

504, 2017

Grounding in PCB Ground lines

April 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Grounding in PCB Ground lines

Obviously it is the most important system aspect with simple concept yet the most difficult to install. Ground lines complete the system by acting as a reference point and linking every signal in the circuit. The functionality of the ground line in [...]

104, 2017

Heat Dissipation For LM7805 in PCB

April 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Heat Dissipation For LM7805 in PCB

Heat Dissipation For LM7805 in PCB   You got your power budget calculation right, routed your first prototype and got your circuit up and running but barely a couple of minutes into powering up, you smelled something is burning. It might seem [...]

3103, 2017

Skin effect PCB

March 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Skin effect PCB

  Despite the number of factors that oppose the flow of current in a printed circuit board thorough passive resistance or means of unwanted inductance and capacitance, at high frequencies Skin effect PCB restricts the flow of current by reducing the [...]

3003, 2017

Top 3 Checks PCB Design

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Top 3 Checks PCB Design

Top 3 Checks of PCB Design Top 3 Checks PCB Design The design of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is very tedious job. You need to take care of even minor point to make sure, the PCB is defect free. The [...]

2903, 2017

The Art PCB Design

March 29th, 2017|Comments Off on The Art PCB Design

  The Art  PCB Design Designing a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is a process that demands for experience. A professional PCB should not only function as needed but it should also look great. There are various techniques and steps that the art [...]

2803, 2017

Physical strength of PCB

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Physical strength of PCB

  Despite spending lots of effort on building circuits and PCB layouts to avoid power loss and poor efficiency, the physical strength PCB decides its life time and tolerance especially when the system is used in the harsh environment such as [...]

2703, 2017

CAD Design of PCB

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on CAD Design of PCB

CAD Design  PCB Manufacturing a quality assured printed circuit board consumes a lot of effort and hard work. Let’s discuss step by step Process in producing a single layer PCB for the ease of understanding. CAD Design  PCB PCB starts [...]

2403, 2017

Stray capacitance in PCB

March 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Stray capacitance in PCB

  Unwanted or more preferably unavoidable capacitance induced in the electronic components due to their parallel alignment is generally referred to as parasitic effect or stray capacitance. High frequency system operating in RF and microwave spectrum often encounters this effect. [...]

2303, 2017

PCB trace Resistance

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on PCB trace Resistance

PCB trace Resistance   Resistance is the most common term used by engineers irrespective of the field they work. Resistors are found in almost every circuit being designed. However the resistance at inappropriate spot can cause huge problems from energy [...]

2203, 2017

Issues in Embedded PCB Components

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Issues in Embedded PCB Components

Issues in Embedded PCB Components Modern electronic circuit’s marketplace depends on its size. Smaller the sizes better the system. In order to make smaller PCB, embedded components is the efficient solution so far. Embedded PCB components play a key role in [...]

2103, 2017

Starved Thermals,Acid Traps,Small Annular Rings

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Starved Thermals,Acid Traps,Small Annular Rings

Starved Thermals,Acid Traps,Small Annular Rings The Most Common Problems that Incur in PCB Design--Acid Traps   The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design is the most important and crucial stage of any device. You need to follow the Design Rule Checking (DRC) [...]

2003, 2017

PCB Static effect and interference in PCB

March 20th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Static effect and interference in PCB

PCB Static effect and interference in PCB Printed circuit boards (PCB) comprise of single or multi insulating layers and one or more copper layers which contain the signal traces and powers lines. The design of printed circuit boards is important as [...]

1603, 2017

PCB Design – Adding Fiducial Marker and Tooling Strip To Your Design

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Design – Adding Fiducial Marker and Tooling Strip To Your Design

PCB Design - Adding Fiducial Marker and Tooling Strip To Your Design   What could have gone wrong for a PCB design that has been tested working on a prototype level? The circuit is working perfectly after hours of manually soldering on components [...]

1503, 2017

Things to consider before buying PCB products

March 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Things to consider before buying PCB products

Things to consider before buying PCB products The minimum acceptable order When you are starting off with a PCB Design, you are often not sure about the actual performance of the PCB when it will be deployed to the real field. [...]

1403, 2017

PCB Trace Design

March 14th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Trace Design

  Optimizing PCB designs to meet industrial standards reserves a huge place in ensuring the system’s efficiency and life span. One of the major design aspects to be PCB optimized is Power loss. In order to significantly reduce power loss, [...]

1303, 2017

Best Design Practice for Real Time Clock RTC PCB Design

March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Best Design Practice for Real Time Clock RTC PCB Design

Best Design Practice for Real Time Clock(RTC) PCB Design.   When it comes to PCB design for Real Time Clock(RTC), it’s best to keep it simple and adhere to all the recommended best practices. The reason is, you may not [...]

1003, 2017

What is New in Printed Circuit Board PCB Making?

March 10th, 2017|Comments Off on What is New in Printed Circuit Board PCB Making?

PCB Making 3D PCB Printers If you were a hobbyist and wanted to make a quick one-off PCB at home, there are a number of steps that you must follow. After preparing the PCB design, you then print out the [...]

903, 2017

What you did not know about PCB Technology

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on What you did not know about PCB Technology

  1.All PCBs must obey Ohms Law Yes, the simple high school Ohms Law. Ohms law dictate the relationship between voltage, current and also resistance. It says that the voltage, V must be equal to the product of current, I and [...]

703, 2017

Preparing PCB for manufacture(3)-Rules Check

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Preparing PCB for manufacture(3)-Rules Check

Preparing PCB for manufacture(3) Perform Electrical Rules Check (ERC) This is an important step and can simply be performed by clicking the ERC button on the tools bar. In this case, there are two errors: Power pin connected to VCC and [...]

203, 2017

Create the board design-Ratsnest

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Create the board design-Ratsnest

Ratsnest After you are satisfied that all looks good, go to File>Switch to Board. This will make a .brd file from a .sch file. Using a ‘Wire’ tool, create an outline of your choice as shown just above. Drag your [...]

103, 2017

PREPARING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR MANUFACTURE–HARDWARE

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on PREPARING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR MANUFACTURE–HARDWARE

Due to the explosive number of online maker community, there has been a steep increase in the number of hobbyists who find it fun to make things by themselves. This is well supported by open source software and hardware. Amazing [...]

2802, 2017

TWO COMMON PCB FABRICATION PROBLEMS

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on TWO COMMON PCB FABRICATION PROBLEMS

There are various problems that may occur during PCB fabrication. Knowing how these problems arise is important since it helps in dealing with those problems long before they occur. This brief discussion will prepare the PCB engineer ahead of time. [...]

2102, 2017

Open Source Platforms For New PCB Designers

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Open Source Platforms For New PCB Designers

Design This article is for the new graduates or who has just stared to study PCB design. Here are the list of online resources that can help you with learning and earning from PCB designs.   STUDYING : For studying [...]

2002, 2017

Things you didn’t know about Vias for Double-Sided PCB Design

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Things you didn’t know about Vias for Double-Sided PCB Design

Things you didn’t know about Vias for Double-Sided PCB Design Vias If you only design single sided boards in your projects, then you may not have heard of this term:Via. As your electronics projects get larger and more complex, you realize [...]

1402, 2017

PCB Thermo-mechanical Properties of Base Material

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Thermo-mechanical Properties of Base Material

The two main properties of PCB base material are thermo-mechanical and electrical. PCB Thermo-mechanical Properties of Base Material: PCB Thermo-mechanical Properties: Thermal expansion can be calculated by thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA). This method uses a device which measures dimension of temperature versus sample. The z-axis CTE [...]

1302, 2017

Performance Issues of PCB Base Material

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Performance Issues of PCB Base Material

In order to increase the circuit performance we need to increase the performance of base material. This can be achieved by Circuit densification Higher circuit operating frequencies Performance Issues of PCB Base Material   Circuit densification: To increase printed circuit performance is to place [...]

1002, 2017

PCB Base Material Types

February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Base Material Types

PCB Base Material Types The three main types of base material include The Resin System The Reinforcement The conductor PCB Base Material Types: Resin System: The most common resin is the epoxy resin. There are further other types of epoxy resin. The epoxy [...]

902, 2017

PCB Selective soldering

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Selective soldering

PCB Selective soldering   Through-hole technology is becoming less and less frequent on PCB assemblies these days. There are however a number of components that are widely used in their through-hole packages and they still need to be soldered. Wave [...]

802, 2017

Electrical spacing rules–PCB Clearance

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Electrical spacing rules–PCB Clearance

Voltages above 30VAC or 60VDC are usually considered hazardous. From an operating safety point of view, this is where spacing rules become very significant.   PCB design trends are always heading towards size reduction and increased component density in the search [...]

702, 2017

TYPES OF PWB (PRINTED WIRING BOARD)

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on TYPES OF PWB (PRINTED WIRING BOARD)

TYPES OF PWB (PRINTED WIRING BOARD) Processes of PWB (PRINTED WIRING BOARD) Subtractive: Subtractive process is the PWB (printed wiring board) type where the unnecessary portion of copper foil on the base substrate is etched away leaving behind the required conductor pattern   [...]

602, 2017

Considerations for Creating a BOM

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Considerations for Creating a BOM

Considerations for Creating a BOM   Creating a BOM, or bill of materials, is an important aspect in the manufacturing of a PCB. A bill of materials can be compared to a shopping list, it`s a complete instruction set for what [...]

402, 2017

PCB GUARD RING AND TRACE

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB GUARD RING AND TRACE

The proper selection of components and good selection of material for substrate electrical connections and correct implementation of input guard into the design can optimize the electrical leakage in critical low voltage signal terminals There are some components like linear [...]

302, 2017

Silkscreens part 2

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Silkscreens part 2

Silkscreens part 2--Silkscreen As mentioned in the previous article, although the PCB silkscreen layer does not serve any role in the actual functioning of a PCB, proper design can make manufacturing and later on troubleshooting  a lot easier. Another thing to look for [...]

2301, 2017

Silkscreens part 1

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Silkscreens part 1

Silkscreens part 1 When it comes to PCB manufacturing, every bit of information counts.  The silkscreen layers come with vital visual information regarding component references, part numbers, test points, warning symbols or manufacturer logos and markings. In the early days of [...]