Flexible and HDI PCBs – Why they are integral to IoT Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for a while and is gaining more prominence with time. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Many of these devices will require unique PCBs for operation. For instance, a wearable device such as a fitness tracker may require a PCB with a dense component placement to resist regular flexing and dynamic stress. Considering all these factors, PCB manufacturers are responding to specific demands by designing HDI PCBs and flexible PCBs. Do you want to know how these PCBs are driving IoT devices? Stay tuned to know more.
A Comprehensive Introduction to PCB Assembly
A PCB assembly or PCBA comprises PCBs, required components or parts, and electrical and electronic accessories such as wires. Additionally, small-sized PCB Assemblies have been integral to the shrinking size and niche features of electronic devices. This post discusses more about the types of PCB assemblies, their application areas, the process of soldering and assembling.
Defect Coverage Using Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), which is an automated visual inspection of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), provides 100% visible component and solder-joint inspection. This testing method has been in use in PCB manufacturing for almost two decades. It plays a critical role in ensuring that there are no random faults in the assembly. The technique,
Steps in PCB Assembly Process
PCB assembly is a lengthy process involving several automated and manual steps. Each of these steps must be executed properly by paying utmost attention to detail. Minor error in any of the step in the assembly process will lead to the failure of the final assembly. This post aims to familiarize you with the various
5 PCB Manufacturing Trends and Their Challenges
With new and improved technologies, the field of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing has been constantly evolving. The electronics industry is driven by innovations and better manufacturing methods that are growing in popularity. Improved technologies also demand the manufacturers to pay attention to the cost factors as well. In such a scenario, they have to
A Discussion on Various PCB Testing Techniques
In the previous post, various popular PCB inspection techniques were discussed. PCB testing is the next phase of the PCB manufacturing, after PCB inspection. Once the PCB undergoes inspection, it is considered ready for testing. There are various testing methods used by PCB manufacturers to analyze the working condition of components. What are they? The
A Discussion on PCB Assembly Inspection Methods
Today, PCBs are an integral feature of advanced electronic applications. Although all these electronic applications may have differing requirements, still they all require performance-driven, and error-free PCBs. As known, PCBs are also an integral part of mission-critical applications in medical, defense, and military, where lives of people might be at stake. Hence, it becomes important
5 Common PCB Design Mistakes to Avoid
Advanced manufacturing techniques and innovative design tools have enabled Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) manufacturers to bring down the cost of PCBs in the past years. Many times, the cost of production increases due to errors in the PCB design. Hence, it is very important for PCB designers to avoid such fabrication errors, while designing PCBs.