PCB Engineering / CAM Resources Page

Your One-Stop Printed Circuit Board Resource Center

Along with the PCB Instant Quote and printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly order links and other quick navigation links on our site, we have established this easy to use quick links section of the most useful and essential printed circuit board engineering/cam resources on our website. This set of PCB design and manufacturing tools, tutorials, capabilities, tolerances, recommendations and additional explanatory materials can help you keep on time with your projects. These resources will help you optimally design your printed circuit boards and then check the designs for flaws before the PCB manufacturing process begins.

Tools & Live Tech Support to Help You

Advanced Circuits will work with you every step of the way to help you get your printed circuit board designs ready for manufacturing. We offer our PCB Artist layout software and our Free DFM tool to help ensure that your PCBs are perfectly manufactured by us, in our US-based facilities. Plus, we offer 24/7 access to engineers so you can always talk to live tech support. You can discuss your order with our experts before you put it through for fabrication. Advanced Circuits will work with you every step of the way to help you get your printed circuit board designs ready for manufacturing.

Click on our resources below for more information:

 Capabilities

No order too small or too large. Full Spec PCBs; Small Quantity - Quick Turn PCBs; Custom Spec - Quick Turn PCBs; Highly Specialized Precision PCBs & Large Scale Production.

 Tolerances

No order too small or too large. Full Spec PCBs; Small Quantity - Quick Turn PCBs; Custom Spec - Quick Turn PCBs; Highly Specialized Precision PCBs & Large Scale Production.

 How to Avoid CAM Hold

A CAM Hold due to a design error can cause your order to be delayed, but you can avoid this when you use FreeDFM™ before placing your order. 

 Printed Circuit Board CAM Procedures

Our DFM check tool is easy to use and can help prevent delays in the manufacture of your printed circuit boards. Go to www.FreeDFM.com to upload your files now.

 Differences Between Standard vs. Custom

Quality is the same. All Standard Spec and Custom PCB orders go through the same rigorous fabrication and quality check process. 

 Stackups/Controlled Impedance

Advanced Circuits builds single-sided through 10 layer prototype and production printed circuit boards.

 File Generation

Our customer service representatives can help you determine all of the file types you will need to submit for your PCB order.

 What FreeDFM Checks For

View our checklist to see what our FreeDFM tool checks for. Ensure your PCB design is free of manufacturability errors.

 PCB Laminates

We work with top PCB laminate providers to bring you a wide range of material options such as enhanced epoxy laminates, ultra-low moisture materials and more.

 Finishes

Advanced Circuits offers a variety of PCB finishes that you can choose from, depending on your application.

 A Tutorial on PCB Manufacturing

Review production processes used to manufacture a printed circuit board.

 PCB History

We define what printed circuit boards are and trace their history up to the present day. 

 Trace Width Calculator

This Javascript web calculator calculates the trace width for printed circuit board conductors for a given current using formulas from IPC-2221 (formerly IPC-D-275).

 Controlled Impedance

Learn about controlled impedance and see our Controlled Impedance Best Price Guarantee.

 Using a Metric Converter

Our online units converter can help you convert length, weight, density, volume, and more.

 FAQs

View answers on PCB manufacturing and assembly questions.