Update of “Shared Projects” System

Some critical updates of PCBWay’s Community have been completed recently. One of them is on “Shared Projects” System. We have added a “Weekly Selection” function on the basis of the original one.1. Introduction:During the selection period, one week, all newly shared projects become the nominees and compete for “Project of the Week”. As you can see, the winner will be list on the homepage of PCBWay’s community. Besides, the banner is 1900*700 pixel and we think it is a great way to value the exce...

PCBWay Community Vote Update Share project

Necessary file for PCB Layout

1.Schematic Diagram ( DSN or SCH format is best)2. Structure Diagram (DXF or DWG format)3.Component Datasheet ( component dimension drawing must be included, it is used for package)4. Special requirements or something we need to pay attention

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What is High Frequency PCB

What is High Frequency (HF) PCB?Electronic devices with high frequency is the developing tendency nowadays, especially in wireless network. Satellite communication growing rapidly, information products move towards high speed and high frequency. Thus developing new products always need to use high frequency substrate, satellite system, mobile telephone receiving base station and so on, these communication products must use high frequency PCB. The features of high frequency PCB. 1. DK should be s...

Teflon DF DK FR4 High Frequency PCB

High Tg PCB

What is FR-4? FR-4 is a grade for flame-retardant fiberglass reinforced epoxy material. Therefore, FR-4 PCB offers higher level of heat resistance than standard PCB. The FR-4 board is divided into Three classification, determined by the number of copper trace layers:1. Single layer PCB2. Two layer PCB3. Multilayer PCBHigh TG PCB SpecificationsThe “Tg” means the glass transition temperature of PCB, it indicates the point at which the PCB material will begin to transition (check this post...

High Tg PCB

The depth and width of the v-cuts/grooves

Typically the depth of the v-cut is 3/4 of the thickness of the board. So if you want to do v-cuts we recommend the center of the v-cut line to any traces. Please bear this in mind when designing your panels.V-Cut machine

Meet the Maker, Kevin Ceresa

Last year, PCBWay held the First PCB Design Contest. Kevin Ceresa was one of the contestants. His entry, Audio amplifier 60W has been chosen as the second prize for Best Design. Today, we are very honored to be able to interview this passionate lover of Open Source Hardware and electronics.PCBWay Team: “ Hello Kevin, congratulations again and also thanks for accepting our interview.”Kevin: “ Thank you and it is really my honor.”PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many oth...

PCBWay sponsor Kickstarter creators

This is Sean Hodgins ‘s crowdfunding project “PIXO Pixel - An ESP32 Based IoT RGB Display for Make/100!” that lunched in Kickstarter. And it is so popular that 158 backers support him. And we are honored to made the project for him.Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". There are so many creators lunch their project in Kickstater and finally successful.In order to create better environ...

Kickstarter creators

Cooperation between Crowd Supply and PCBWay

The picture is a crowdfunding project "Neosegment Digit" that launched by Maks Surguy at Crowd Supply. It is very popular that raised total $6500. We are honored to help Maks to assemble the project. PCBWay has helped creators assemble these projects in Crowd Supply:ALio Proto Board: The ALL-in-One Prototyping BoardNeosegment DigitPaperinoCrowd Supply is a crowdfunding platform based in Portland, Oregon and very popular among creators. Their mission is to bring original, useful, respec...

cooperaiton Crowd Supply

Get Meetup sponsorship from PCBWay

Our clients have spread all over the world after several years of development. We are honored to help so many engineers and enthusiasts complete their projects. And we also cooperate with organizers around the world, such as the Open Source Hardware Summit, makerfaire, SHA2017 and more. All the members make up PCBWay family. Someone said it is interesting to meet new friends if PCBWay hold offline meeting activity. Yes, it is so exciting to hear the ideas that we will gather electronic enthusias...

Meetup sponsorship

The PCB manufacturing process

We have so many tech articles about how to design pcb. However you may still curious how to manufacture boards in our factory as a designer. I know you can check the production status in your PCBWay account, it shows the mainly production process, here I will show you more details and you can download the file.For Double sided PCB manufacturing processFor Multilayer PCB manufacturing processStep 1. IQC(Input Quality Control): IQC is mainly to control the raw materials, including the quality insp...

pcb manufacturing process

Flexible PCB

Flexible circuits (also variously referred to around the globe as flex circuits, flexible printed circuit boards, flex print, flexi-circuits) are members of electronic and interconnection family. They consist of a thin insulating polymer film having conductive circuit patterns affixed thereto and typically supplied with a thin polymer coating to protect the conductor circuits. The technology has been used for interconnecting electronic devices since the 1950s in one form or another. It is now on...

Flexible PCB

General introduction of Aluminum PCB

Among all Metal core PCBs,Aluminum PCBs is the most common type - the base material consists of aluminum core with standard FR4. It features a thermal clad layer that dissipates heat in a highly efficient manner, while cooling components and increasing the overall performance of the products. Currently, Aluminum Backed PCBs is regarded as the solution to high power and tight tolerance applications. Advantages of Aluminum PCB 1.Environmentally Friendly: Aluminum is non-toxic and recyclable. Manuf...

Aluminum PCB

New feature released - convert Eagle.brd to Gerber file by one click online

When you prepare to upload your PCB file - Eagle.brd, you will find a new button in the below page “Eagle.brd ==> Gerber file”;After clicking this button, you will be redirected to a new page. In this page, you can convert Eagle.brd to Gerber file by just one click, and you are allowed to download the generated Gerber zip file to check it in the Gerber viewer of a professional PCB design software before uploading it online. What’s more convenient, we offer 2D Gerber render in this page so tha...

Gerber PCB Eagle

Winner List of 2017-2018 PCBWay First PCB Design Contest

Thanks again for your participation in our first PCB Design Contest. After half a year, we have collected 58 excellent entries. For more information, Please visit our “Shared Project” page. All the winners are decided by three organizers, PCBWay, SpainLabs and YoREPARO. For Most Popular Design, there is a formula that includes every factor, “Like” ,“Gerber download” , “ Comment” and “View” on weighted calculation of the result. And for Best Design, the winners are co-determined by three senior e...

Yoreparo SpainLabs 2017 PCB Design Contest

Big News!!! Brand new production line is introduced into PCBWay’s new factory

Our new factory is now in production testing and will start formal production on March 16th. At the beginning of 2018, PCBWay Spent $2,000,000 in ordering a whole set of Surface Treatment Equipment Automatic Copper Production Line in response to the rising domestic and international orders and ensure that our customers receive the PCBs on schedule.The set of equipment includes hardware part and software part, and it will play an important role in copper plating , erasing plastic slag and other a...

new production line PCBWay new factory

Impedance Control of PCB

As circuit design becomes increasingly complex and high-speed, how to ensure the integrity of various signals (especially high-speed signals), that is, to ensure signal quality, has becomes a problem.At this point, will take advantage of transmission line theory to analyze. Control signal characteristic impedance matching becomes the key point. Non-strict impedance control will cause considerable signal reflections and signal distortions, leading to design failures. Common signals such as PCI bu...

PCB Impedance Control

ARDUINO UNO REV3 can be redeemed in PCBWay now

Good news !!! Now you can redeem ARDUINO UNO REV3 in PCBWay website:Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz quartz crystal, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get start...


RASPBERRY PI can be redeemed in PCBWay now

Good news !!! Now you can redeem RASPBERRY PI in PCBWay website:1.Raspberry Pi ZeroTECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:The Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility. A tiny Raspberry Pi that’s affordable enough for any project!1GHz single-core CPU512MB RAMMini HDMI portMicro USB OTG portMicro USB powerHAT-compatible 40-pin headerComposite video and reset headersCSI camera connector (v1.3 only)2.Raspberry Pi Zero WTechnical Specifications:The Raspberry Pi Zero W extends the Pi...


What is Automated optical inspection(AOI)

Automated optical inspection (AOI) is an automated visual inspection of printed circuit board manufacture where a camera autonomously scans the device under test for both catastrophic failure (such as missing component) and quality defects.It is commonly used in the manufacturing process because it is a non-contact test method. This guarantees the high reliability of Multi-CB multilayer circuit boards.It is especially important for the following application areas:l Line width violationsl Spaci...

AOI Automated optical inspection

What is HDI PCB

High density interconnect (HDI) PCB, represent one of the fastest growing technologies in PCBs. Because of its higher circuitry density than traditional circuit boards, the HDI PCB design is able to incorporate smaller vias and capture pads, and higher connection pad densities. HDI Boards contain blind and buried vias and often contain micro vias of 0.006 or less in diameter. By using HDI technology, designers now have the ability to place more components on both sides of the raw PCB if desired....


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