PCB Testing Throughout the Production Process: Matter and Methods

Members can download this article in PDF format. What you’ll learn: What methods can be applied to verify PCB functionality and safety? Which are suitable for mass production and for prototypes? What parameters are checked in each test? How to check a PCB without physical testing. Testing is a key element of printed-circuit-board (PCB) design. … Read more

How Does Software Automation Empower the PCB Assembly Process?

What you’ll learn: Software automation in PCB assembly. Advantages and disadvantages of software automation in PCB assembly. The PCB assembly (PCBA) process is becoming more complex with evolving market trends such as IoT, augmented- and virtual-reality devices, and cloud applications. As such, PCBA contract manufacturers are exploring new ways to streamline and control their manufacturing … Read more

What’s the Difference Between Analog and Digital Circuits in PCB Design?

What you’ll learn: Analog circuit design guidelines. Digital circuit design guidelines. Differences in the guidelines between the two. Several products in the electronics industry require both analog and digital printed-circuit-board (PCB) designs. The design requirements for analog circuits and digital circuits vary and the PCB engineer must follow corresponding guidelines while designing the circuit board. … Read more