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Gerber Files Errors Can Be Potential Show Stoppers…Here’s How to Avoid These Costly Errors

PCB manufacturing requires a lot of design in advance of anything else. In fact, design and output of Gerber files are quite often the most common first step in the manufacturing process. And whether you call it Gerber or IX274X … Continue reading

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Enjoy Flawless Printed Circuit Board Design Without a Visit to the Production Facility

Over the years, printed circuit board design has grown into a crucial step in almost all electronics production processes. And in the past, one of the most common demands prior to initiating any sort of project that included printed circuit … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits’ PCB Layout Software Offers More and Still 100% Free

When searching for the best PCB layout software for your next PCB design project, it is important to evaluate features, cost, compatibility and ease of use.  Doing this before starting your PCB layout can save you time and headaches in … Continue reading

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Gerber Files: How to Check for Possible Manufacturability Issues

Gerber files have become the printed circuit board manufacturing industry’s standard design file output for PCB fabrication. When your PCB design is complete and you are ready for manufacturing your circuit boards, the first thing you need to do is … Continue reading

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Quality HDI PCB Fabrication

With many choices for PCB fabrication, how do you know which vendor you can trust for quality HDI PCB manufacturing? Not all printed circuit boards are created equal and HDI PCBs require even more attention, expertise, and high precision equipment … Continue reading

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Rule Violations

Printed circuit board design can be very challenging, even for the most experienced design engineers. There are many reasons a printed circuit board design can be held up in production for design rule violations, but Advanced Circuits makes it easy … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits’ Circuit Board Fabrication Capabilities

Advanced Circuits is North America’s third largest printed circuit board manufacturer in sales volume.  The company relies on its three U.S. based facilities to meet customers’ demands for quickturn prototype quantities, high-volume production runs, as well as advanced technology requirements; … Continue reading

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Quality Circuit Board Manufacturing in USA

Advanced Circuits celebrates 30 years of quality circuit board manufacturing in the USA.  Since 1989, the company has been committed to bringing the best value, quality, and service to North America’s circuit board market for both quickturn prototypes and high … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Using PCB Artist™ – Part 2

In Part 1 of this Blog post, we discussed the basics toolbars and Menus for printed circuit board design in PCB Artist™ and began the design of a printed circuit board from the Schematic mode.  In this second and final … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Using PCB Artist™ – Part 1

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist™ is a free and completely unrestricted printed circuit board design software that allows users the ability to create up to 28 layer boards with its Multipage Schematics, Controlled Autorouter, and components library of over 500k parts.  … Continue reading

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