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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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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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Join Advanced Circuits at PCB West 2016 | Booth #313

Join the Advanced Circuits team at PCB West 2016 in Santa Clara, California on Sept. 14th, 2016 Exhibit Hours: 10am – 6pm (Booth #313) PCB West encompasses the entire PCB industry and brings together engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers and managers to … Continue reading

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PCB Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

PCB Mistakes Are Not Uncommon Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming more and more complex while at the same time more critical to technology. PCBs are a basic building block of not only computers and high-tech communications equipment, but are … Continue reading

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High Speed PCB Design Considerations

PCB Layout is Crucial Efficient fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs) utilized in high speed circuitry is critical to the end result. Yet often the PCB layout design is not a proactive thought in the process. Advanced planning and adherence … 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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The Importance of PCB Layout Preparation

Electronic devices are regularly shrinking due to consumer demands for portability and light-weight products such as big-screen televisions, tablet computers and powerful smartphones, drone devices and recently, even wearable technology. The shrinking of all these devices means the printed circuit … Continue reading

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Common PCB Design Mistakes

Innovative design tools and manufacturing techniques have driven the cost of creating and producing printed circuit boards (PCBs) down considerably in the past few years. But what really adds to the cost of PCB production are errors in the actual … Continue reading

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How to Find Quality PCB Manufacturing While Keeping Costs Low

Even while designers are working diligently to develop PCB designs that will meet the needs of a particular project, the effort must be underway to source a manufacturer who is: Capable of fabricating the final design. Able to meet the … 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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Tech Talk For Techies: Highly Reliable Via-In-Pad Design

Via-In-Pad (VIP) is rapidly becoming more commonly used in modern printed circuit design due to many considerations, including the need to miniaturize the PCB form factor. This review of via-in-pad technology can help remove some of the mystery of VIP … Continue reading

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