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Are You Taking Advantage of Surface Mount Technology?

Through-hole technology used to be the primary option for circuit board design. It did the job but often clumsily. Enter surface mount technology, which allows components to be mounted directly onto the circuit boards. With SMT, you can escape the gaggle of wires...

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How to Trim Your Electronics Assembly Costs

If you want to boost your bottom line, it’s best to do everything in-house, right? Not necessarily. As many businesses are finding, you can actually cut costs by outsourcing electronic manufacturing services. Here’s a look at how using a third-party manufacturer can...

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Printed Circuit Boards: Do They Have to be Green?

Ever wondered why most of the printed circuit boards that you see are green? The core of the board is actually a drab yellow color, but they are coated in a layer of resin known as a solder mask. The solder mask performs a couple of important functions. First, it...

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Shielded Cables vs. Unshielded Cables

Cable assemblies are groups of cables or wires that are combined into a single unit. Cable assemblies can transmit power or data signals. Cables can be shielded or unshielded. Shielding is usually accomplished through the use of copper tape, a covering of conducting...

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Why Inventory Management Matters

Strong inventory management is important for keeping any business afloat, but it’s especially critical for electronics companies. A faulty component, no matter how small it is, can bring down sophisticated and costly electronic devices. Imagine, for example, a 50-cent...

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Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Processes

All printed circuit boards may look similar to the untrained eye, but there is a world of differences between boards, depending on their intended use. The techniques used to create the boards are different, too, but most involve some basic steps. Printed circuit...

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How to Choose the Best PCBA Manufacturing Company

There are many factors to consider when selecting a printed circuit board manufacturing company, but quality should be your top priority. Many companies will claim to be the best in the industry, but not all of them hold themselves to the same high standard. To find...

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Supercomputers Then and Now

The first supercomputers were introduced back in the 1960s to provide far higher levels of performance than their traditional counterparts. The output of today’s supercomputers is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS). Some of these machines can...

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What’s the Difference Between a PCB and PCBA?

A PCB is a printed circuit board that supports electronic parts and connects them through conductive tracks, pads, and other features. These features are etched onto copper sheets that are laminated onto a non-conductive, planar substrate (sometimes called a wafer)....

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The World’s Biggest Batteries

When most people think of batteries, they think of the little gadgets that power their electronics. An electric battery is defined as a device that has at least one electrochemical cell with external connections that power electrical devices such as cameras,...

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