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Category Archives: PCB Manufacturing

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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Heavy Copper in PCB Design

Thermal management is more important than ever today as electronics are used in demanding environments and operate at higher currents. Heavy copper PCBs (copper conductors 5 oz/ft² – 19 oz/ft²  in inner and/or outer layers; sometimes defined as more than … Continue reading

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Tech Talk For Techies: Highly Reliable Via-In-Pad Design

Via-In-Pad (VIP) is rapidly becoming more commonly used in modern printed circuit design due to many considerations, including the need to miniaturize the PCB form factor. This review of via-in-pad technology can help remove some of the mystery of VIP … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Acquires Assets of Micom Circuits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2016 AURORA, CO – Advanced Circuits, North America’s 3rd largest printed circuit board fabricator, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets from Micom Circuits of New Brighton, … Continue reading

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PCB Manufacturing News: Advanced Circuits Acquires Coastal Circuits

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015 – AURORA, CO – Advanced Circuits, North America’s 3rd largest printed circuit board fabricator, announced today the acquisition of Coastal Circuits in Redwood City, CA.  Advanced Circuits, an industry innovator for many years in the commercial … Continue reading

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PCB Manufacturing & Assembly | Advanced Circuits – Company Growth

Aurora, CO Economic Development Council May 2014 | Largest Private Primary Employers Advanced Circuits ranks #25 in the latest Aurora Economic Development Council list of the largest private primary employers in the Aurora, Colorado area. 2015 has so far proven … Continue reading

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How to use PCB Artist, The Best FREE PCB Software | Advanced Circuits

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist™ is the best free PCB design software in the industry.  Available  as a free software download on our website (www.4pcb.com), it has become a favorite not only with engineering students but also advanced engineers due to … Continue reading

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Ensuring High Quality PCB Assembly | Advanced Circuits

  In order to make sure that the printed circuit boards you order are going to be of the highest quality, it is important to do your homework ahead of time. Since no two projects are going to require the … Continue reading

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The Need for Chemical-Free PCB Fabrication & Assembly | Advanced Circuits

Around the world, it is becoming more important than ever for electronics companies and parts manufacturers to eliminate harmful materials from the PCB assembly and fabrication processes. Just as initiatives in the United States require companies to eliminate certain materials … Continue reading

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