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Category Archives: Printed Circuit Boards

Multilayer PCB Design | Blog

Traditional printed circuit boards (PCBs) consist of non-conductive substrate materials – frequently glass fiber epoxy construction – paired with a layer of conductive elements such as copper on one or two sides (single or double-sided boards). Electronic components are placed … Continue reading

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Circuit Boards 101 | Blog

Circuit boards, more commonly referred to as printed circuit boards or simply PCBs, consist of a combination of insulated “board” materials with electronic components mounted and interconnected to produce a desired electronic circuit and specific function. PCB laminate materials have … Continue reading

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Just How Critical is PCB Layout?

Many designers start out with the perception that circuit functionality and reliability are the key factors to be considered in printed circuit board (PCB) design. In practice, PCB layout is a much more critical element in creating successful end products … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Software | Advanced Circuits Blog

PCB Artist™ Download the best FREE PCB design software with a components library of over 500,000 parts.  Click Here»   PCB Layout Software | Blog Printed circuit board (PCB) design has become increasingly challenging with the introduction of high-density boards … Continue reading

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PCB Design Software | Blog

Creating printed circuit boards (PCBs) that meet all design requirements can be a highly-technical and time-consuming process – not to mention costly. Design engineers are tasked with turning concept into reality in the shortest time span possible to speed time … Continue reading

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PCB Design and Prototypes | Blog

Engineers designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) commonly generate a prototype board prior to full-scale manufacturing of boards for end products. Multiple prototype runs will often be included in the development of the final fabricated PCB, for good reason. Prototypes may … Continue reading

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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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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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PCBs in the Role of OLED and 4K Screens

OLED Developments Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology has been constantly improving and gaining in use since its introduction in the 1980’s. OLEDs offer a number of advantages over LCDs: OLEDs do not require backlight due to their inherent emissive … 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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