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MEMS Design Guide for PCB Electromechanical Assemblies

Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are the microscopic building blocks of current electronics. Look no further than the smartphone in your pocket -- these tiny devices make up many of the sensors in our phones that collect data like motion and image ...

Guide to Making an Electronics Box Build Assembly

If you’ve put in the hard work of designing an electronic product, chances are you have high expectations for its success with your target market. But before you can get anything into the hands of customers, you need to have it in a project box that protects your ...

How to Achieve Zero Defects in Your Electronics Build: 8 Tips

There are many areas in life where accepting mistakes as inevitable is a good thing -- electronics manufacturing is not one of them. The end goal should always be to complete a production run with zero defects. While it may not be possible every time, it’s certainly ...

Should You Dual Source Your Electronics Manufacturing?

The decision to single or dual source from electronics manufacturing services partners plays a heavy hand in determining the infrastructure of your supply chain. Each option has its advantages and potential hazards, and each OEM needs to determine the best fit based ...

PCB Documentation to Give Your Contract Manufacturer Up Front

  The decision on which electronics manufacturing supplier to choose can be a difficult one. The outcome of the quoting process often decides who will build your assemblies. That’s why inaccurate quotes are a back-breaker for both OEMs (original equipment ...

Class 3 Electronics PCB Manufacturers: Zero Room for Error

If you needed a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should, would you settle for the level of electronics quality you’d find in a cheap toy for toddlers? That’s the essential difference betweenIPC Class 1 assembly requirements and Class 3 electronics ...

Common Causes of PCB Failure

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are essentially the lifeblood of the devices we use every day. Cellphones, TVs, cars, street lights and so many other devices rely on PCBs, which is why it can be extremely disruptive when one fails....

Beware These 6 Printed Circuit Board Layout Pitfalls

Jul 18, 2018
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PCB Layout, Dynamic, Matric

Printed circuit boards are vital components of many modern-day electrical gadgets. Printed circuit board layout is made up of numerous layers of copper traces and circuits that help make connections between various parts, as well as plastic and other types of ...

PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jul 13, 2018
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PCB Layout, Costs, Matric, Dynamic

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made during the design stage often have a tremendous impact on the cost and success of your product’s manufacturing and ...

Buyer’s Guide to PCB Layout Design

Apr 18, 2018
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PCB Layout, Matric, Dynamic

There comes a day in nearly every engineer’s and buyer’s lives when they need a printed circuit board (PCB) for their company’s next electronic product. Whether you have a working knowledge of PCB layout design or are a newbie, it helps to grasp the start-to-finish ...