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As experts in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards, we work to make our blog a helpful resource on PCB topics and the industries that we work with, including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and many more. Here you'll find insights into PCB design, tech trends, assembly issues, and trending topics in the general news media as they relate to printed circuit board technology.

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Category Archives: PCB Development

Advantages of a Good PCB Layout Software | Blog

PCB Artist™ Download the best free PCB design software with a library of over 500,000 parts.  Click here» Printed circuit board (PCB) layout software is a critical tool in the designer’s toolbox. With functionality provided by sophisticated software, board designers … Continue reading

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High Density Interconnected PCBs (HDI)

What Is Different About HDI PCBs? High Density Interconnected (HDI) printed circuit boards have made technological advancements in electronics possible. They have been referred to under a variety of names: Sequence Build Up (SBU), Microvia Process (MVP), and Build Up … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Releases Upgrades to its Free PCB Design Software: PCB Artist™ 3.2

  Aurora, CO – Advanced Circuits has released version 3.2 of its free professional-grade PCB design software, PCB Artist™, the most active PCB software on Downloads.com with over 265,000 downloads.  Since its first release in June of 2007, Advanced Circuits’ … Continue reading

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Gerber File Problems and Solutions

What Are Gerber Files, and Why Should PCB Designers Use Them? Printed circuit board (PCB) designers are tasked with creating innovative, functional, and efficient designs for boards to be utilized in a myriad number of products. Some may be very … Continue reading

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Advantages of Gerber X2

The Gerber X2 format has become popular due to its ability to improve information flow by attaching attributes to Gerber files. This added information provides designers with greater insight when it comes to creating custom circuitry for a variety of … Continue reading

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The Many Aspects of Wearables and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Wearables are becoming more and more omnipresent in the lives of the everyday consumer. With the Apple Watch, the Galaxy Gear, the Fitbit and many others, customers are finding out exactly what wearable technology can do for them. This is … Continue reading

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PCB Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

PCB Mistakes Are Not Uncommon Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming more and more complex while at the same time more critical to technology. PCBs are a basic building block of not only computers and high-tech communications equipment, but are … Continue reading

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High Speed PCB Design Considerations

PCB Layout is Crucial Efficient fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs) utilized in high speed circuitry is critical to the end result. Yet often the PCB layout design is not a proactive thought in the process. Advanced planning and adherence … Continue reading

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The Importance of PCB Layout Preparation

Electronic devices are regularly shrinking due to consumer demands for portability and light-weight products such as big-screen televisions, tablet computers and powerful smartphones, drone devices and recently, even wearable technology. The shrinking of all these devices means the printed circuit … Continue reading

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Common PCB Design Mistakes

Innovative design tools and manufacturing techniques have driven the cost of creating and producing printed circuit boards (PCBs) down considerably in the past few years. But what really adds to the cost of PCB production are errors in the actual … Continue reading

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