Advanced Circuits Blog

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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Laser Direct Imaging in PCB Manufacturing

  How Does LDI Work? LDI processing requires a board with a photosensitive surface, positioned under a computer-controlled laser. A computer scans the board surface into a raster image. Matching the raster image to a pre-loaded CAD/CAM design file that … 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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PCBs and the Internet of Things

What is Meant by the Internet of Things? In today’s world, it’s nearly impossible to get through the day without interacting with some sort of electronic device. Most are connected in some way to a source of communications, facilitated by … Continue reading

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PCB’s and Why They Contain Gold

What is Gold Used for in PCB Fabrication? Businesses and consumers alike rely on electronic devices for nearly every aspect of day-to-day life. Automobiles are packed full of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for everything from lighting and entertainment to sensors … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Boards and Green Energy

How do Printed Circuit Boards Relate to Green Energy? Printed circuit boards are turning up in an exponentially-expanding number of products including: Industrial equipment including machine tools and CAD/CAM systems Computers and peripheral devices Smartphones, tablets, and wearable technology such … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right PCB Company

What is Important About Choosing the Right PCB Company? Electronics are taking center stage in a continuously growing variety of industries. From computers and high-performance servers that drive web sites and global enterprises to machine tools utilized throughout industrial sectors … 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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5 Reasons Single-Company PCB Management Is Best

There are a great deal of reasons why one would decide to go with a single-company manager for all of their PCB management needs. The following are five of the biggest reasons that a business should choose a single-company PCB … Continue reading

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