What’s New in the PCB Industry?

PCB manufacturing is a constantly evolving field, enhanced by successive improvements in technology. The latest innovations are accompanied by better manufacturing processes, allowing for continually improving products. In fact, the march of technology is so steady that innovations made in the past few years may be considered obsolete today. The following are some of the recent trends in the...
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Understanding RF Diplexers

An RF diplexer, also called an antenna diplexer, is a passive device that may be used to allow several transmitters to operate on a single antenna. Typically, an RF diplexer allows transmitters operating on two different frequencies to use the same antenna. The single antenna can then transmit on one frequency band while receiving on another band. RF diplexers have many uses, such as in a...
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The Best in Technology for 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it leaves in its wake impressive advancements in the field of technology. Technology marches on at astonishing speeds. It allows us to fly over oceans in a matter of hours and retrieve information with the push of a few buttons on a pocket-sized device. Technology continues to advance, and we can expect more mind-blowing developments in the coming years. Here’s a look...
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Designing Reliable and Cost-Effective Cable Assemblies

The cable assembly is a key component of any electrical or electronic system. But while the cable assembly is critical, engineers and designers often overlook it. In most cases, the design of the cable assembly is treated more like an afterthought. Designers of electrical and electronic systems must address the creation of the cable assembly early on in order to facilitate a design that fits the...
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Wright Brothers Day

The Wright Brothers put the first heavier-than-air craft into flight with mechanical propulsion on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The flight that lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet is commemorated on December 17 as Wright Brothers Day. Wilbur and Orville Wright, neither of whom had a high school diploma or training in the field of engineering, built...
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Does Surface Mounting Technology Build Better Products?

The electronic manufacturing industry has been revolutionized by the introduction of surface mounting technology, which has proved to be better than the traditional through-hole technology. Surface mount assembly allows components to be mounted directly on the surface of the board without the need for drilling holes. The use of wires directly connecting the top and bottom sides has been...
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