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Custom Circuit Boards for Manufacturing & Prototypes

There’s a lot the designer should understand when building a PCB prototype to be prepared. In addition to the board’s build’s purpose and requirements, it’s also essential to know fabrication and assembly processes that will impact design. This article will discuss the process of custom circuit boards manufacturing prototypes and how the right PCB contract manufacturer can help guide you through your next prototype design.

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PCB Assembly Services for Home Technology Manufacturers

For a long time, home electronics consisted mostly of entertainment devices such as televisions and sound systems or house-hold appliances like ovens and washing machines. However, with personal computers and gaming systems, home electronics expanded to the next level. Now, these systems and smart devices can all be linked within a home network.

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Guide to the PCB Drilling Process

Circuit boards are full of holes and are often referred to as being “swiss cheesed.” While some of the holes are necessary for mounting devices onto the board, most will be used to interconnect the electrical nets between the multiple layers of the PCB. Every one of these holes will have to be drilled for fabrication on the board. A more in-depth look at this PCB drilling process will provide a comprehensive understanding of the process of building a circuit board


Microchip Shortage 2020: How Will It Affect Supply Chains in 2021?

While automobile makers have been the ones to deal with this problem, there is also the possibility of the global chip shortage affecting other industries. For this reason, it is essential to understand the chip shortage and how its effects could spread. Fortunately, there are several ways that electronic manufacturers can avoid the microchip shortage from 2020.

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How to Reduce Your PCB Design Cost

Many circuit boards end up costing more than they should because of the money spent on design or as a result of poor design decisions. Some design groups have older work-flows that need updating or forced design decisions that no longer apply. Let’s look at the four main areas where you can reduce the expenses of printed circuit board development; fabrication, assembly, components, and the initial PCB design process.