I wrote a letter to a former teacher the other day, and given his impact on my career, I wanted to ensure I presented myself well. I used online tools to smooth over spelling and grammatical errors, but upon a reread, I realized I had used some imprecise (yet roughly synonymous) language. Most wouldn’t notice…
While smaller and more powerful electronics delight users, engineering these marvels can challenge the printed circuit board designer. Electronics used to contain multiple boards for digital processing, power supply, and analog functions, but that functionality typically packs into one dense PCB design in today’s devices. Analog circuitry takes sensory inputs and converts them into digital…
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PCB manufacturing is divisible into two primary stages: fabrication and assembly. The surface finish process inextricably links them together, ensuring sufficient bonding between the bare board and the components for continuous performance and extended reliability. PCB surface finishes come in many flavors, but HASL is the most prominent for non-consumer devices: as an extension of…
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- Protected: PCB Surface Finish: Preparing for Assembly
- PCB vs. PCBA: From Bare Board To Final Assembly
- Mixed-Signal PCB Design Best Practices
- ENEPIG – Electroless Nickel Electroless Palladium Immersion Gold
- HASL vs. ENIG – Finishing Production
- HASL – Hot Air Solder Leveling Surface Finish
- ENIG – Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold Surface Finish
- How to Choose a PCB Manufacturer
- Planning BOMs for a Smooth Production
- Common Mode vs. Differential Mode: Cut Through the Noise