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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Benefits of Multilayer Printed Circuit Boards | Blog

Most PCB manufacturers are finding the demand for multilayer boards increasing by leaps and bounds. This growing demand is fed by the need for smaller, lighter boards for use in electrical devices, military equipment, healthcare miniaturization, and an expanding market … Continue reading

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New to Prototype PCB Assembly? | Blog

Designing the layout and requirements for a prototype are only the first step in PCB development. Once the design has been completed and hopefully analyzed using PCB Layout/Design software tools, assembly of the prototype board is the next step.  Many … Continue reading

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PCB Layout Considerations | Blog

Printed circuit board (PCB) layout may be considered sort of an art form by circuit designers, and there is much truth to that. Creating the most reliable, functional, yet cost-effective circuit and finished PCB can be a challenging task, especially … Continue reading

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Surface Mount Technology Assembly for Printed Circuit Boards | Blog

Surface Mount Technology and Assembly Implications Surface mount technology (SMT) is a design and fabrication process that replaces the through-hole mounting of PCB components with direct placement on the printed circuit board surface. Fortunately, SMT components and packages are largely standardized … 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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Join Us at MD&M West – The World’s Largest Annual Medtech Event

REGISTER TO ATTEND» AURORA, CO – Advanced Circuits™, North America’s third largest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, will exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow – booth #2075.  The company will showcase its portfolio of PCB manufacturing solutions for the unique … 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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Surface Mount Technology Advantages for Unique PCB’s | Blog

PCB Surface Mount Technology Surface Mount Technology (SMT) adds to the benefits of manufacturing boards more efficiently and with reduced weight for multiple reasons: Components are placed directly on the board surface rather than connecting through holes in the board … 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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What is Surface Mount Technology?

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) is the widely-used alternative to older through-hole (TH) printed circuit board design and manufacturing practices. While TH fabrication still has its place, SMT has largely taken over where size, weight, and automated manufacturing processes are considerations. … Continue reading

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