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Most common mistakes in PCB design and how to avoid them

PCB design is one of the essential steps in the making correctly functioning electronic device. When drawing a circuit layout, you are making sure that proper components are selected, passives calculated and tested with circuit simulator or test setups. On the PCB, those components are physically placed, but interconnecting between them relies on design. The more complex circuit gets, the more possible mistakes can occur. Let’s go through several crucial design mistakes and discuss how to avoid them. Continue reading

The key benefits of choosing PCB assembly services from NextPCB

PCB manufacturing has changed over the years. The customer side usually performed most of designing, prototyping, assembling, and testing. Controlling the production and quality of all steps require significant expertise and resources only larger companies can allow. Large electronics manufacturing companies have different access to technologies and been using for a while. What about smaller ones and even hobbyists? The successful cases were backed by enthusiasts who were great at designing circuits, tracing PCBs and testing. No matter how good you are, you cannot do all work fast and well enough play on the market. Continue reading

PCB manufacturing – from design to assembly

There is not a single electronics device without PCB. It is an essential part which is not usually visible but is an important element of the overall design. Each electronic circuit has to overcome many designing, refining and testing steps until it becomes. Lots of testing is performed to ensure the safety of usage, ergonomics and reliability. The skills of building reliable electronics come with years of experience and constant learning. Continue reading

Order PCBs from PCBWay and get a free mask to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus currently threatens the world, and there are no significant signs of relief. China has been struck the hardest, Italy and other major countries are lining up. China seems that they are taking over the decease, but nothing is over yet. Such improvement is a result of strict means and self-control. According to different sources, the vaccine is in its trial stage, and at best could be delivered in the upcoming months or even later. During this period, the only working method to prevent from spreading decease is self-isolation, hygiene, wearing masks when in public and heavy use of disinfection. However, the total isolation of the world is impossible. Many people still need to work. Professionals such as medics, police, fireman and even salesman must be on duty. Life is going on, and there need to be supplies and order. The best possible protection of those people is crucial. Wearing masks is one of the simplest ways of preventing disease spread. The primary purpose of covers is to protect healthy people from sick ones by blocking the possible… Continue reading

The cons and pros of using Flexible PCBs design

When we speak of PCBs, we imagine a rigid board with components. In more complex electronics PCBs may be stacked on top of each other of interconnected with wires. However, the geometry of rigid boards in many cases define the shape of electronics devices. If devices are significant such as TVs, computers, then rigid boards find their place. However, even large devices become limited by rigidity. If you try to disassemble a modern TV or another device, you will find that not all boards are rigid. For instance, an LCD display is using a flexible printed circuit (FPC) and a flexible flat cable (FFC), which can be conveniently bent without taking much space. This allows laptop screens to be so thin. In modern electronics circuit boards can find their place regarding the shape and size of the device. Smartphones are stuffed with flexible circuits – cameras, speakers, batteries, displays are connected using FFC. Emerging folding smartphones have even tighter FPC fit. Flexible printed circuits usually mimic the rigid boards – the only difference is the base material used. Instead of… Continue reading

Spend your accumulated Beans at PCBWay gift shop

As you may already know, PCBWay fab house is not only a great PCB manufacturer offering a wide variety of services including PCB prototype, assembly and design of any board types, but also a viable community. They are building a strong friendship with PCBWay customers by organizing multiple shopping events, festivals and sponsorships. During each event, members can earn many benefits in terms of prizes, Beans (points equivalent to cache), rewards and ability to position their projects in Bazaar. If you are an active PCBWay customer and regularly order PCBs, earning Beans becomes easy. During seasonal festivals and contests, you may accumulate Beans really fast. They are currently running a 3rd design contest from October 2019 till 25 April 2020. And you can benefit a lot by submitting your project to participate. The steps are simple: Continue reading