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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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Printed Circuit Boards Take Products into a New Age

Over the years we have seen advances in technology that have shaped not only the corporate world, but also consumer products as a whole. From more affordable television sets to abundant features in cars and smaller and faster cell phones, … Continue reading

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The Right Printed Circuit Boards Prepare You For Your Robotics Competition

One of the most enjoyable and challenging parts of the year for engineering students is entering and competing in a robotics competition. A year or more of work all leads up to one competition that can help a team achieve … Continue reading

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Role of Printed Circuit Boards in the Evolution of Cell Phones

Over the years, technology has given the world significant advances in communication. From the first mobile cellular phone in the 1970s to the latest smartphones available on the market today, researchers and engineers are constantly developing new ways to make … Continue reading

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Thorough Electrical Testing for Your Printed Circuit Boards

When you are working on a project and need PCBs produced, you want to be able to get circuit boards that are going to work exactly as needed. One of the most important parts of the production and assembly process … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Boards and Other Components Needed to Build a PC

One of the most satisfying projects for hobbyists and aspiring engineers is to build your own personal computer from scratch. Rather than being restricted to the components and features that are available in computers on the market you can start … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Discusses Effects of Smaller is Better Mentality

Around the turn of the century, the first fine-pitch ball grid array devices became popular. This was due to the fact that designers wanted to pack as much power and efficiency into as small a space as possible. As such, … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Discusses Issues Associated with Polyimide

Polyimide is a legacy material that provides a solution for printed circuit board designs that require increased thermal performance, higher operating temperatures and severe environment capability. However, there are some technical issues with Polyimide that Advanced Circuits wants you to … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Discusses the Evolution of FR-4

Over the past 40-plus years of PCB manufacturing, e-glass supported FR-4 resin laminates have been the materials of choice in the industry. FR-4 resin laminates have superior dimensional stability and give a reasonably acceptable thermal performance. Advanced Circuits knows that … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits Explains BGA Requirements for PCBs

When using BGAs, any footprints with 0.5 mm or less require microvias because the pad diameter is not large enough to accommodate mechanical drills. In order to do this, however, the routing must change in order to allow for their … Continue reading

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How to Avoid PCB CAM Hold | Advanced Circuits

When you are in the process of creating Gerber files for your printed circuit board designs, it can sometimes be difficult to accurately reflect what you want manufactured. However, Advanced Circuits has helpful tips to keep in mind that will … Continue reading

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