PCB Design

July 9, 2019 by Web Admin

PCB Design Tips — Use Ground Return Paths to Avoid Unwanted Currents

Electric current in a printed circuit board (PCB) is produced with a change in state — such as a logic high to logic low. This electric current generates an electromagnetic field near a conductor. Any change in electromagnetic fields can travel throughout the PCB at a fraction of the speed of light.  Due to a…

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How to Use VIAs in PCB Design

July 1, 2019 by Web Admin

How to Use VIAs in PCB Design

A VIA, or vertical interconnection access, in the printed circuit board (PCB) refers to holes that serve a specific function. Including VIAs is essential in almost every type of PCBs.  Here you will learn what exactly are VIAs and how do you use them when designing PCBs.  What are VIAs? VIAs are created by drilling…

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PCB Tombstoning

June 11, 2019 by Web Admin

Tombstone PCB Assembly Prototype

Simple rules to follow to avoid tombstones on your PCB assembly prototype “What do you want on your tombstone?” the old 1990’s TV commercial said.  “Pepperoni!” was one response. Today, circuit design engineers would prefer to just not have any tombstones at all.  PCB tombstoning occurs when a small two-lead discrete surface mount component (a resistor,…

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Modern Techniques for Improved PCB QC

June 9, 2019 by Web Admin

Modern Techniques for Improved PCB Quality Control

Inspection of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is essential for quality control. With the refinement in the production process, it’s critical now more than ever for manufacturers to utilize advanced inspection techniques.  Advanced inspection techniques have greatly helped in improving the product quality. Here we will discuss three modern inspection tools that companies are using today…

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Electrical Schematic Basics

May 25, 2019 by Web Admin

Understanding Circuit Schematics Basics

Every new electrical design starts as an idea.  That idea is then defined, in words and diagrams, in a specification.  Anyone can take an idea this far, but the next step requires a fundamental understanding of circuit schematics.   Circuit schematics are the bridge between conceptual electrical design and physical realization of a printed circuit…

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10 Ways to Improve Your RFQ Process

May 3, 2019 by Web Admin

10 Ways to Improve RFQ for Electronic Manufacturing Services

Spending a lot of time writing the request for quote (RFQ) for electrical manufacturing services is often a low priority for original equipment manufacturers (OEM).  But RFQ errors can cause significant electrical assembly problems and program delays – problems and delays that can actually counteract much of the high priority effort spent by engineers on…

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How to Reduce Decoupling in PCB's

April 25, 2019 by Web Admin

How to Reduce the Decoupling Induction in PCBs?

PCB Decoupling is often a poorly understood term that creates problems in designing an efficient printed circuit board. PCB Decoupling capacitors are used to ‘decouple’ or separate one part of the circuit from another. You can imagine it as a forced separation between fighting, noisy couples.  The main role of the decoupling capacitor is to…

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How an OEM Can Outsource Electronics Manufacturing

April 8, 2019 by Web Admin

How an OEM Can Outsource Electronics Manufacturing

Successfully outsourcing electronic manufacturing is not an easy task. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will have to analyze several factors to arrive at the best decision. The greatest risk is the possible loss of control over manufacturing and product quality. Successful businesses are distinguished by the quality and performance of their finished products. After outsourcing,…

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Reduce Sourcing Costs

March 29, 2019 by Web Admin

How to Decrease Sourcing Costs in a Manufacturing Environment

Sourcing costs can represent a substantial percentage of a manufacturing organization’s outflows. Cost reduction is imperative in the current tough economic environment. Here are 5 steps to reduce sourcing costs: 1.     Analyze Design and Specifications Specifications are details of user needs. This information is not systematically analyzed in many cases. Many users often outline specifications…

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Advanced Linear Devices

March 5, 2019 by Web Admin

Advanced Linear Devices Releases a New Device for Balancing Supercapacitor

The use of multiple supercapacitor cell modules has increased in recent years to meet the needs of storing higher voltage systems. A number of industrial systems today require high-current energy storage that necessitates the use of multiple supercapacitor cells.  Safe balancing of voltage is necessary to ensure the extended life of the staked supercapacitors. A…

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