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2304, 2018

Standard PCB Panel Size-What You Need To Know

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Standard PCB Panel Size-What You Need To Know

Standard PCB Panel Size-What You Need To Know Abstract Printed circuit boards are made with different dimensions and thickness so, to optimize the production a process called PCB panelization is carried out. This process draws the circuit boards on a [...]

3003, 2018

How To Get The Most Value When Ordering China PCBs

March 30th, 2018|Comments Off on How To Get The Most Value When Ordering China PCBs

It’s hard to ignore the low cost of manufacturing PCB in China when you’re in the electronics industry. Regardless of how great your design is, the cost is a decisive factor when it comes to staying competitive or generating more [...]

1603, 2018

What Is The PCB Current Calculator(Latest)

March 16th, 2018|Comments Off on What Is The PCB Current Calculator(Latest)

Abstract PCB Current Calculator With the advancement of technology, size of electronics boards becomes miniature. This reduction in size arises the problem of heating and failure of printed circuit boards. Thus, optimal trace width while designing a PCB with the [...]

1503, 2018

Multilayer Pool-How To Use Eagle To Design(Simple)

March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Multilayer Pool-How To Use Eagle To Design(Simple)

Abstract A multilayer PCB is the perfect solution for prototyping a high density and complex circuitry. And for a happy and error-free designing of a multilayer PCB. It is best to take advantage of the multilayer pool and tools offered by [...]

803, 2018

PCB Trace Current Capacity-What Should You Know

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on PCB Trace Current Capacity-What Should You Know

Abstract PCB trace current capacity In the early days, the printed circuit boards were used to link the low power circuitry. And high-power circuitry was made using point to point jumper wiring to compensate the high current carrying needs. [...]

703, 2018

Proto Pcb – A Fast And Reliable Service From OURPCB.COM

March 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Proto Pcb – A Fast And Reliable Service From OURPCB.COM

Abstract Ourpcb.com is a reliable source for a proto PCB service. Ourpcb.com have a dedicated facility and high technology that make it fully capable of meeting your requirement of proto PCB. It’s simple and fast PCB prototyping service brings your idea [...]

2802, 2018

PCB Via-What Should You Know(Latest)

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on PCB Via-What Should You Know(Latest)

Abstract The early stages of the printed circuit board utilized only the single side. As the parts were bulky and took part in a much simpler circuitry. In 1947, produced the first double-sided PCB. PCB via is used to connect both sides of [...]

2602, 2018

Blind Via PCB-What Should You Know(Latest introduction)

February 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Blind Via PCB-What Should You Know(Latest introduction)

Abstract Blind via PCB The printed circuit board of complex and industrial nature usually have more than 1 layers of copper traces. And they are usually made by press method. Via is required to make the necessary connection between layers [...]

1302, 2018

Eagle Download – A Complete Set Of Tools For Pcb Designing

February 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Eagle Download – A Complete Set Of Tools For Pcb Designing

Abstract Eagle Download – A Complete Set Of Tools For Pcb Designing Eagle PCB designing software is electronic design automation developed by Autodesk. It is a powerful PCB designing tool that every engineer and designing enthusiastic should have. Content 1. [...]

1102, 2018

PCB Trace Width Calculator

February 11th, 2018|Comments Off on PCB Trace Width Calculator

PCB Trace Width Calculator PCB trace is one of the important PCB design parameters. The reason for the designers to specify the PCB trace width in their Garber files is the prevention of PCB from overheating and any other damage. [...]

802, 2018

PCB Fabrication

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on PCB Fabrication

PCB Fabrication A mechanical support for electronic and electro-mechanical components is provided by printed circuit boards. PCB fabrication involves a variety of steps. First step is to prepare the computer aided design of desired circuit. This CAD includes information about components [...]

702, 2018

Standard PCB Thickness

February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Standard PCB Thickness

Standard PCB Thickness Despite the large number of PCB manufacturers and PCB types or manufacturing methods, there are some internationally recognized standard PCB thicknesses, the basic of which is 1.57 mm in metric system or 0.063 inches in imperial system [...]

3001, 2018

Your Guide to General Purpose PCB boards and using them in Projects-Copper Circuit board

January 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Guide to General Purpose PCB boards and using them in Projects-Copper Circuit board

Even if you are new to Electronics, you must have idea of Printed circuit boards or commonly called as PCB. They are the lifeline of Electronic circuits as they provide a platform to mechanically support and also provide electrical connection [...]

2601, 2018

Why Do You Need A Gerber File Viewer

January 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Why Do You Need A Gerber File Viewer

You’ve spent days designing a complicated electronics controller and hours touching it up. You’ve got the manufacturing files generated and about to send them to your favorite manufacturer. But have it occur to you to double check your files with [...]

2301, 2018

Solder Mask Material

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Solder Mask Material

Printed circuit boards usually have very closed space traces of copper and component pads. In order to protect these copper traces and component pads with very little space between them  is used. It is primarily used for protection from oxidization and [...]

1901, 2018

How To Choose The Right Solder Mask Color For Your PCB

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Solder Mask Color For Your PCB

In today’s industry, electronics products compete to stand out in a competitive environment. While industrial designers produce elegant exteriors, hardware engineer could do their part in the selection of solder mask color for the PCB. Instead of opting for the common [...]

1101, 2018

Is A PCB Printer Worth The Cost It Carries?

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Is A PCB Printer Worth The Cost It Carries?

The demand for electronics prototyping has increased drastically as startups and established companies rushed again time to meet demands of new innovation. The traditional process involves outsourcing PCB prototyping to a supplier. But with the emergence of PCB printers, companies [...]

801, 2018

How Green PCB board has become a standard in PCB manufacturing industry.

January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on How Green PCB board has become a standard in PCB manufacturing industry.

As you might have encountered PCB boards appear mostly green in color, well that is because of the Solder mask layer that covers the surface of the PCB. Solder mask is actually a thin polymer layer covering the PCB surface [...]

401, 2018

Single Layer PCB Design

January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Single Layer PCB Design

Among different type of printed circuit boards, single layer printed circuit board is the basic one and quite useful in many applications such as hobby electronics board and also in professional applications such as power supplies, battery chargers, LED lightings, camera [...]

2912, 2017

Simple PCB board design

December 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Simple PCB board design

Designing a fully operational printed circuit board involves integrating various parameters and topologies and it may seem vague for the beginners. Designing a simple circuit board may still have much to consider but once the basics is absorbed it won’t [...]

1912, 2017

How Dirty PCB Can Affect System Performance

December 19th, 2017|Comments Off on How Dirty PCB Can Affect System Performance

Unless you place your PCB in a vacuum environment or fully sealed enclosure, it is inevitable that dust and grime accumulates on the PCB over time. This is especially true for electronics PCB that are used in heavy industrial environments [...]

712, 2017

Custom PCB Design Services

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Custom PCB Design Services

Internet has numerous benefits such as instant communication, knowledge sharing, instant trading, business opportunities and entertainment. With the all these benefits, the internet has made possibility to interconnect design and manufacturing facilities and industries together to get the production tasks [...]

412, 2017

UPS PCB

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on UPS PCB

Uninterrupted power supply is utilized in many crucial electronic systems and homes to ensure the continuous power source despite the status of the utility power source. As a combination of digital control systems and high-power electronics UPS makes up a [...]

2711, 2017

PCB production testing

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB production testing

Printed circuit board is the heart of any electronic product thus testing them is essential as producing them to ensure its effective working. There are several needs to perform a PCB production test on the fabricated PCB such as international regulation [...]

2411, 2017

PCB Tinning

November 24th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Tinning

Printed circuit boards must be protected in number of ways to ensure its effective performance. As copper has the tendency to oxidize on exposure to atmospheric air, it will make it difficult to bond with solder and also decreases its [...]

1411, 2017

How To Start Building Your Own Hobby PCB Kit

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How To Start Building Your Own Hobby PCB Kit

Great hardware designers often showed a passion in building various hobby PCB kits during their college days. Some even kept up with their part-time passion besides creating actual products. If you’re an electronics student keen to start building your own [...]

1311, 2017

PCB Making

November 13th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Making

It takes lots of manufacturing steps to fabricate a printed circuit board. Although computer aided designs and automated machineries simplified the manufacturing process there are still some complex steps to fabricate a perfect industrial standard PCB. 1.CAD Design PCB making [...]

1011, 2017

What You Need To Know About PCB Solder Paste Mask

November 10th, 2017|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About PCB Solder Paste Mask

You could be designing PCB after PCB without realizing what is a solder paste mask or paste output. That happens when you’re working only on through hole components where it is not needed or your PCB software has automated the [...]

911, 2017

PCB Color code

November 9th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Color code

PCB Color code Printed circuit board traditionally use green epoxy as the base material because of its low cost and ease of manufacturing. In early days when the epoxy resin was evolving green adhesive was the only economic option. There [...]

111, 2017

Bluetooth Circuit

November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Bluetooth Circuit

Before analysing the Bluetooth circuit in a module we will give a short explanation on how Bluetooth technology works. Bluetooth is a communication protocol which operates at 2.4GHz range. This is a radio-frequency range, and is similar to many other protocols [...]

3110, 2017

Power PCB design(2018)

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Power PCB design(2018)

Printed circuit board are customized for variety of different applications. Each individual application requires various special design parameters and specific features. A good example is the aluminum backed PCB which is widely used in LED applications to serve as a [...]

3010, 2017

PCB Manufacturing Machines

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Manufacturing Machines

Expensive PCB manufacturing machines are used for making PCB boards. The better the quality and the higher the precision, the higher the cost of machines, therefore a relatively high investment is needed for launching a PCB manufacturing facility. PCB manufacturing machines [...]

2710, 2017

PCB Fabrication – Description of the Whole Process in Short

October 27th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Fabrication – Description of the Whole Process in Short

The PCB Fabrication process consists of a series of steps. This process requires advanced high precision machines and is only cost-effective if the number of PCB-s to be printed daily is very high. The process starts with the designation of the [...]

2610, 2017

Multilayer PCB

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Multilayer PCB

As soon as the Printed circuit boards started reducing the footprint of the circuit boards more complex circuit design and board integration were also evolved. During the microprocessor era the standard single and double layer board could not handle the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

1002, 2017

PCB Base Material Types- How To Determine The Type

February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Base Material Types- How To Determine The Type

PCB Base Material Types- How To Determine The Type Abstract The three main types of base material include The Resin System The Reinforcement The conductor Content 1.Resin System 2.Tetra Functional Epoxy Resin 3.Epoxy Blends 4.Bismaleimide Triazine (BT)/Epoxy 5.Cyanate Ester 6.Polyimide 7.Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE,Teflon) [...]

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   [...]

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 [...]

2001, 2017

PCB Silkscreen printing technologies

January 20th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Silkscreen printing technologies

As we`ve seen in our previous articles, in today`s high density PCBs, the silkscreen is not a top priority. However, a detailed  PCB silkscreen can help both the manufacturer and engineer easily locate and identify components. The name of the PCB [...]

1801, 2017

PCB Vendor Markings – pcb marking

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Vendor Markings – pcb marking

Most PCBs are flooded with PCB marking, mostly on the silkscreen layer and in relation to placement, type, polarity or component reference. This is one of the reasons why silkscreen layers are sometimes referred to as ident layers.  These PCB [...]

1101, 2017

PCB Copper weight – PCB design considerations

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on PCB Copper weight – PCB design considerations

  One of the critical steps most of us face when ordering a printed circuit board is specifying the PCB copper weight. The most common unit of measure for the copper thickness on PCBs is the ounce (oz). A 1oz [...]

911, 2016

Exporting Gerber files from Eagle and View your design in 3D using 3D Gerber Viewer

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Exporting Gerber files from Eagle and View your design in 3D using 3D Gerber Viewer

Exporting Gerber files from Eagle and View your design in 3D using 3D Gerber Viewer For this article we will be using the following: the free version of the prevalent PCB design software from CadSoft, Eagle1 Arduino UNO BRD file2 ZofzPCB 3D [...]

911, 2016

Bus (data bus, address bus, and control bus) – terminology and architecture

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Bus (data bus, address bus, and control bus) – terminology and architecture

Bus (data bus, address bus, and control bus) – terminology and architecture A bus is a data connection or a communication path between two or several devices. A typical example is the communication bus between a processing unit and memory unit. [...]

1908, 2016

Introduction to Integrated Circuits SMD Packages(Surface Mount Devices)

August 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Introduction to Integrated Circuits SMD Packages(Surface Mount Devices)

Introduction to Integrated Circuits SMD Packages(Surface Mount Devices) The evolution in electronics technology has lead to small size high density electronic circuits. This is due to very small size SMD package of electronic components. SMD stands for Surface Mount Devices. The following are the main [...]

1108, 2016

Types of SMD(Surface Mount Device) Packages

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Types of SMD(Surface Mount Device) Packages

Types of SMD(Surface Mount Device) Packages Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and the Surface Mount Device (SMD) is pretty much the same thing. Huge variety of SMD packages is present.  For working with surface-mount package, you usually need a custom printed circuit board (PCB) made for [...]

308, 2016

DC – AC Converters inverter

August 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on DC – AC Converters inverter

The device that converts the DC voltage to AC voltage is known as DC – AC converter or “Inverter”. The inverter will convert battery voltages like 12VDC or 24VDC to 110VAC or 220VAC. As we know that we have 220V/110V on [...]

1507, 2016

How to choose the right PCB supplier at reasonable pcb pricing

July 15th, 2016|Comments Off on How to choose the right PCB supplier at reasonable pcb pricing

In a time where technology is developing at a rapid pace, costs of manufacturing and components go lower and lower and quantity of fabricated products can go up to a hundreds of thousands, it is very important to answer, at [...]

707, 2016

Multilayer PCB design

July 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Multilayer PCB design

In general, there are three types of Multilayer PCB: Single layer, double layer and multilayer PCB. There is not much difference in a single layer and double layer PCB. Single layer is having copper traces on one side and double layer [...]

706, 2016

Multilayer PCB design

June 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Multilayer PCB design

Multilayer PCB design The simplest PCB layout designs are one or two layer PCB designs.Sometimes we make multilayer PCB design, some of the multilayer guidelines are presented here. - Stackup: This is one of the most important things when making [...]

2705, 2016

Common mistakes in PCB design and assembly

May 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Common mistakes in PCB design and assembly

Common mistakes in PCB design and assembly. 1.Cold solder joints Overview: One of the common issues that could be resolved with better calculation of heat dissipation of the PCB. With adequate thermal relief, assembly would be able to solder components [...]

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