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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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Are Printed Circuit Board Designers Ready for Drones?

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company’s plans to develop quadcopter drones that will be able to deliver packages to online shoppers within 30 minutes by as early as 2015. Called Amazon Prime Air,this service offers … Continue reading

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Technical Specs and Printed Circuit Board Details for the New PS4

The newly released Playstation 4 offers a significant jump for gamers in terms of graphics and the overall playing experience. In order to make the leap into the next generation of video gaming, Sony needed to add more value to … Continue reading

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Trial and Error in Printed Circuit Board Design

Just like every other project that you have worked on, designing a printed circuit board takes a lot of trial and error before you emerge with the perfect PCB. As a student, it is important to try out a few … Continue reading

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PCB West 2014 Dates Announced for Printed Circuit Board Industry

PCB West is annually one of the top events for engineering and PCB industry professionals because it allows them to come together and collaborate while working to advance the industry as a whole. UP Media Group Inc., the organization behind … Continue reading

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Circuit Board Manufacturers Take Notice of Increase in Tablet Shipments

According to a new report from International Data Corp., worldwide tablet shipments are up 36.7 percent year-over-year and seven percent sequentially. In the third quarter of this year, shipments grew to 47.6 million units. Android products drove much of the … Continue reading

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Wiring Tips for Your Multi-Layer Printed Circuit Board

When you are designing multi-layer boards for your product or project, it is crucial to have a design that allows for maximum efficiency while keeping the PCBs footprint at a minimum. To accomplish this there are a few wiring tips … Continue reading

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Should Any-Angle Routing Be Used for Your Printed Circuit Board?

When you are in the process of designing your circuits you want to be able to incorporate all of the components you need on your printed circuit board. In order to accomplish this, it is important to have the proper … Continue reading

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Standard Spec vs. Custom Spec Cheap Circuit Boards: What’s the Difference?

Whether you have a need for a double sided or multi layer cheap circuit boards, Advanced Circuits is your one stop printed circuit board provider. Deciding whether you need to order your printed circuit board as a Standard Spec or … Continue reading

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PCB Board

A printed circuit board, or PCB Board, is used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, tracks or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. When the board has only copper tracks … Continue reading

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PCB Prototyping

Milled PCB Prototyping Printed circuit board milling (also: isolation milling) is the process of removing areas of copper from a sheet of printed circuit board material to recreate the pads, signal traces and structures according to patterns from a digital … Continue reading

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