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PCB Layout

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Financial PCBs 101: Server PCBs in the Infrastructure

PCBs are crucial to modern financial systems and play a critical role in the infrastructure that supports the global financial ecosystem. These...

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7 types of soldering defects

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7 Types of PCB Soldering Defects to Watch Out For

Let’s face it, soldering is difficult. It takes years of training to get good at the right kinds of solders, and even machines don’t always get it...

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iso 13485 certified manufacturer

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Why an ISO 13485-Certified Manufacturer Is Vital for Medical Devices

Medical device companies looking for a PCB design and assembly partner have many important factors to consider, all with the end user’s well-being at...

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pcb failure

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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...

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burning PCB causes

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Common PCB Defects: What Causes a Circuit Board to Burn?

While there are many common printed circuit board defects, one of the most notorious is burnt components. It's also, unfortunately, one of the most...

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lead vs lead free solder pcb manufacturing

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Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder in PCB Manufacturing

OEM circuit board applications cover a wide range of consumer and commercial products, from automobiles to microwaves to IoT devices that automate...

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reverse polarity protection

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A Guide to Reverse Polarity Protection in PCB Design

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic...

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design 2 part show 2023

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Design 2 Part Greater NY 2023: Matric to Attend Show

The Design-2-Part show for the Greater New York area will be held April 26-27 in Secaucus, NJ.

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electronic manufacturing services company

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Capabilities of an Electronic Manufacturing Services Company

Do you work for an original equipment manufacturer or OEM? Chances are you’ve crossed paths with a project requiring an electronic manufacturing...

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LED PCB design for safety

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LED PCB Design for Safety

At this point, we’re all familiar with light-emitting diode (LED) lights. From the bright, efficient bulbs replacing the old filament lamps, to the...

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electronics manufacturing services company pcb inspection

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Guide to Working With an Electronics Manufacturing Services Company

“How will my idea go from conception to finished product at your company?” It’s a question we hear a lot, and a good one. It’s natural to want to...

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PCB Design Tips for Solar Panel Electronics Panels in Field

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11 PCB Design Tips for Photovoltaic/Solar Panel Electronics

When designing solar-powered embedded systems intended for outdoor applications, durability, performance, and energy efficiency are a perfect storm...

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medical pcb assembly and design - stethoscope on circuit board

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5 Medical PCB Assembly & Design Tips

The benefits of new technologies in health care are awesome. Developers are showing off some amazing ideas for medical devices. It’s no surprise that...

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how to achieve zero defects electronics build

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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...

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pcb layout design for manufacturability

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PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made...

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IPC Standards for PCB design

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IPC Standards for PCBs: Why Sophisticated PCB’s Are IPC Compliant:

Whether you’re in the electronics, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hodgepodge of standards regarding PCB...

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ISO 14001

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Is Your ECM Giving You the 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

With a practically worldwide push toward environmental responsibility, more companies are choosing to -- or have no choice but to -- demonstrate that...

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Autonomous Vehicle PCB

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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

A report in 2020 estimated that one in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030. Driverless cars come with several benefits, including...

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high reliability class 3 electronics

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3 Ways to Prep for Your High-Reliability Class 3 Electronics Project

You’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in need of an electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) to supply circuit boards for a product you...

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telecom PCB design and layout considerations

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6 Telecom PCB Design & Layout Considerations

Telecommunications PCBs (printed circuit boards) are a different breed. As you'd expect, you’ll need to reconsider everything you thought you knew...

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PCB Substrate Types

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Best PCB Substrate Types For Your Board

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different PCB laminate and substrate...

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