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What to Include in Your Bill of Materials for a PCB

What to Include in Your Bill of Materials for a PCB

When you’re manufacturing or assembling an electronic item such as a PCB, you also need a comprehensive list of materials with estimated costs. This is officially referred to as ‘bill of materials’ (BOM), and every PCB maker needs it to streamline the production...

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Addressing Negative Film Deformation During PCB Manufacturing

Addressing Negative Film Deformation During PCB Manufacturing

As an experienced PCBA manufacturer, we understand that a lot can go wrong during the PCB copying process, including the deformation of the film. To give an example, the failure of humidity control and temperature will result in negative film deformation. A high...

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Which PCB Surface Treatment Option is Best for Your Project?

Which PCB Surface Treatment Option is Best for Your Project?

Performing a surface finish is critical for a PCB as it prevents the copper from oxidation. The process helps in forming a reliable connection between the electronic component and the board. Major functions of the surface finish include preparing the surface for...

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How Odd Is an Odd-Layered PCB?

How Odd Is an Odd-Layered PCB?

Can I save money by purchasing printed circuit boards with an odd number of layers? This article provides an answer and goes deep to explain why choosing an odd-layered board is a bad move. In fact, investing in an odd-layered unit may actually raise the expense as...

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The Most Common Types of PCB Interface

The Most Common Types of PCB Interface

Ever find yourself juggling multiple PCB interfaces just to decide which one to incorporate into your circuit design? You’re not alone. A lot of PCB designers struggle to know which functionality would be best for the project at hand. This article covers the most...

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Secrets of Designing a Cheaper PCB

Secrets of Designing a Cheaper PCB

Printed circuit boards are the lifeblood of all mechanical and electronic devices. As such, buyers are always looking for ways to purchase PCBs on the cheap. A key to getting their business? Design a cheap PCB so you can reduce the costs passed onto the customer....

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Why Cheap PCB Imports Are Not Cheap at All

Why Cheap PCB Imports Are Not Cheap at All

You know the old adage: “You get what you pay for.” You should heed that advice when it comes to PCBs. Cheap PCB sourcing may look attractive, but it’s likely to cost you more in the long run. Besides poor-quality standards, cheap printed circuit boards bring with...

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Designing a PCB Layout for DC-DC Buck Converter

Designing a PCB Layout for DC-DC Buck Converter

DC-DC buck converters help regulate DC output voltage so that it’s lower than the DC input voltage. Using these circuits is more power-efficient than using a linear regulator. Semiconductor manufacturers, therefore, are investing in innovative production processes...

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7 Issues that Contribute to Gerber File Errors

7 Issues that Contribute to Gerber File Errors

Gerber files play a very important role in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). They are used during the design process to portray all the components of the PCB such as solder mask, copper layers, etc. These files are then used by the manufacturer to...

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Choosing the Right Substrate Materials

Choosing the Right Substrate Materials

Just like a home needs a strong foundation to withstand the test of time, a printed circuit board (PCB) requires a substrate to enhance the quality and durability of the board. Picking the right substrate materials, therefore, is the first step toward making a...

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