Winner Interview - Meet Camilo and his Otto DIY

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Camilo: “ Hi My name is Camilo, the founder and creator of Otto DIY robot. I currently live in the Czech Republic.”PCBWay Team: “When did you start making and how did you learn the skill of PCB Design?” Camilo: “ Making things in general started in an early age when I was a child, but PCB design just recently last year.”PCBWay Team: “When did you get involved in the make...

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Reducing Time to Market for New Hardware Products with PCBway

The path to bring a new hardware product to market is filled with a lot of challenges that large corporates are usually able to march past using qualities like experience, relationship, money, and people's expertise, which are usually non-existent in the arsenal of startups and individuals. More often than once, we've seen these challenges bury several good ideas/products in the valley of development, and for those who manage to get them over the production finish line, they are usually behind s...

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Omega2 + Expansion Dock——Easily connect modules, sensors, USB devices...

As an embedded-development company focused on various electronic devices, from IoT to industrial automation & robotics, Factorial Group, develops a new expansion dock for the Onion Omega2+development board. Providing all of the interfaces your various modules, sensors, and USB devices might require, it can easily connect modules, sensors, and USB devices to Omega2. Without the need for additional breadboards or soldering, it can access SPI, I2S, I2C, UART, USB 2.0, and Ethernet.To fulfill it...

PCBWay CrowdSupply I²C I²S SPI Omega2+ Linux IoT

PL1-0 Universal Sensor Interface

The PL1-0 is an 8-channel universal sensor interface board designed to tackle the incompatibility that the Arduino between the high-voltage sensors of the industrial world which smooth the way for Arduino to play its role in the control of production and test equipment. It allows you to safely connect your 5 or 3.3 volt microcontroller to almost any discrete sensor.Independent channelPL1-0 uses a switching voltage comparison circuit to make the board compatible with PNP (source) and NPN (sink) s...

CrowdSupply RF-based isolation microcontroller discrete sensor

From the idea to the manufactured product – A complete guide

Most of you, if you are a hobbyist or an electronics engineer, might have already thinked about designing and selling your own idea. But the way from the idea to the finished and even manufactured product is not easy in every case. So, in the following text, I am going to give you a short overview and tell you my experiences while turning my own ideas (AZEnvy, VU-Meter) into reality. First of all, while having the perfect idea, it’s important to firstly make sure that the components you need ful...

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Get to Know the ENEPIG — A type of the PCB surface finish

The Electroless Nickel Electroless Palladium Immersion Gold(ENEPIG) process is the earliest surface treatment process developed by Intel. By adding a palladium plating layer between nickel plating and pure gold plating, the nickel plating is separated from the gold plating layer to isolate the migration of nickel to the surface gold layer, and the thickness of the gold plating layer can be reduced to less than 0.1um. Because metal palladium is wear-resistant and has a higher hardness than hard g...

PCB Surface Finish, ENIG ENEPIG

High Power Standalone Digital AC Dimmer Using STM32

By Hesam Moshiri, Anson BaoThis project is only free for personal and non-commercial useAC loads live with us! Because they are everywhere around us and at least home appliances are supplied with the mains power. Many types of industrial equipment are also powered with the single-phase 220V-AC. Therefore, we frequently face situations that we need to have full control (dimming) over an AC load, such as a lamp, an AC motor, a vacuum cleaner, a drill, … etc. We should know that controlling an AC l...

Standalone Digital AC Dimmer

Meet New Special PCB Technologies in PCBWay!

As a PCB innovation company, PCBWay is committed to solving the pain points of PCB procurement and meeting customers’ various PCB procurement needs — offering special plates such as Rogers, copper substrates, aluminum substrates, and high-frequency high-speed HDI.Recently, with the efforts of the technical department, PCBWay has added many special technologies.1 Impedance controlThe resistance encountered by high-frequency signals or electromagnetic waves in the transmission signal lines of elec...

Gold Finger ENEPIG Stack Up Thick Copper PCB Impedance Control

Winner Interview - Meet Anak Agung Duwi Arsana and his IoT project Temperature Humidity Blynk Portable

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Duwi Arsana: “Hai, my name is Anak Agung Duwi Arsana. But many people call me just Duwiarsana. I am a blogger and also YouTuber on youtube channel anak agung duwi arsana. My daily life is making and repairing electronic equipment.”PCBWay Team: “When did you start making and how did you learn the skill of PCB Design?”Duwi Arsana: “I made the first pcb in elementary school...

PCBWay PCB PCBWay 3rd PCB Design Contest Temperature Humidity Blynk Portable Layout

How to avoid the negative effects of vias in high-speed PCB design

The basic concept of viasVia is an important part of multilayer PCB. The cost of drilling usually accounts for 30% to 40% of the cost of PCB. Simply put, each hole on the PCB can be called via. From a functional point of view, vias can be divided into two categories: one is used as an electrical connection between layers, the other is used for fixing or positioning devices. In terms of technology process, these vias are generally divided into three categories, namely blind vias, buried vias, and...

High Speed PCB Through Hole Buried Via Blind Vias

What is PCB Tombstone?

IntroductionThe tombstone phenomenon is that during welding process of the MLCC and PCB, one end of the MLCC leaves the welding area and is inclined or standing upright. The main reason is the unbalanced wetting force at both ends of the MLCC during the welding process. The main factors that produce unbalanced wetting force are:(1) Both ends of MLCC cannot be melted at the same time;(2) The pad design is unreasonable. According to the mechanical mechanism, it is proposed to keep the surface of t...

Reflow Soldering PCB MLCC Solder Paste PCB Tombstone

Winner Interview - Meet Hadi and his The HAD66 Keyboard

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Hadi:" Hello, my name is Hadi, and I am a content creator looking to expand access to design resources for the implementation of mechanical keyboards and DIY more generally. I have a small YouTube channel that you can find by searching for my name, “Hadi”, or by navigating to my entry or interview videos on the actual site page. "PCBWay Team: “When did you start making ...

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ANAVI Fume Extractor—the smart open source solder absorber

Soldering is quiet fun while the fumes during the soldering are harmful to our health. Thus, it’s a must to have a fume extractor. Now, the ANAVI Fume Extractor is a great choice for all the makers.“ANAVI Fume Extractor is a smart, open source, solder smoke absorber. It is powered by a Wi-Fi development board with an ESP8266, an 80 mm fan, and a replaceable filter. ANAVI Fume Extractor has dedicated slots for a mini OLED I2C display and an MQ-135 gas sensor module, as well as slots for up to thr...

Fume Extractor Esp8266 Open Source Soldering

Corrosion Protection With Parylene

A natural process, corrosion enacts chemical/electrochemical reactions that degrade and gradually destroy materials or components within a functional environment. The outcome can be dangerous and costly to repair. For printed circuit boards (PCBs) and similar assemblies, corroded electrical contacts can cause potentially life-threatening mechanical malfunction of aerospace/automotive/industrial systems during operation; corroded medical implants may disrupt pacemaker function or lead to blood p...

CVD A-174 silane treatment PCBs Parylene Corrosion protection

Quantum Leap: Any-layer HDI Technology of PCBWay

IntroductionPCBWay is a high-end PCB R&D and manufacturing company. Since 2015, the company is keenly aware that the future demand for high-density interconnection boards and high-frequency high-speed boards in communications, medical, industrial control, and other industries will show explosive growth. So we further upgrade and adjustment of product strategy, accurate positioning on HDI high-density interconnect circuit boards, 5G communication high-frequency high-speed circuit boards. On t...

Laser Drilling Blind Holes 5G Any-layer HDI

Inrush Current Limiter (Soft Starter) for AC/DC Loads

By Hesam Moshiri, Anson BaoInrush current/Switch-ON surge is the maximal instantaneous input current drawn by an electrical device when first turned on. Inrush current is much higher than the load’s steady-state current and that’s the source of many problems such as fuse blowing up, load failure, load’s lifetime reduction, sparks at the switch contacts … etc. The figure below shows the inrush current phenomenon captured on the Siglent SDS1104X-E oscilloscope. The long spike is clear. In this art...

AC/DC Loads,Inrush Current Limiter

The Most Popular Design, Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0 by Debasish Dutta

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Debasish Dutta: “I am an Electrical Engineer from India and I usually design Solar PV Plant during my day job. I pursue my electronics hobby during the night and weekends. ”PCBWay Team: “ When did you start making and how did you learn the skill of PCB Design?”Debasish Dutta: “I started making from my childhood. Though I can’t remember the age precisely, I can guess when...

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Types and Characteristics of Ceramic Substrates

Ceramic substrate refers to a special process board where copper foil is directly bonded to the surface (single side or double side) of alumina (Al2O3) or aluminum nitride (AlN) ceramic substrate at high temperature. Compared with traditional FR-4 or aluminum substrate, the ultra-thin composite substrate made has excellent electrical insulation performance, high thermal conductivity, excellent soft solderability and high adhesion strength, and can be etched various graphics like the PCB, with gr...

LED,HTCC,LTCC,DBC Ceramic Substrates,PCB

The Best Design, Axiom by Marcos Chaparro and his team, EV Power Designs Inc.

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Marcos:" Well, this is a team work of 4 designers (and supportive wives!) from Canada and Argentina, I’m Marcos Chaparro, an electronics engineer from Argentina, and one of the members of the Power Designs team that developed Axiom. "PCBWay Team: “When did you start making and how did you learn the skill of PCB Design?”Marcos:"I made the first strokes at pcb design with ...

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Winner Interview - Meet Peter Misenko and learn about the story behind ARMACHAT

PCBWay Team: “ Could you please briefly introduce yourself? Many other PCBWayers in the community want to know more about you.”Peter:"Writing about yourself is very difficult. I am an ordinary person."PCBWay Team: “When did you start making and how did you learn the skill of PCB Design?”Peter:"I am drawing boards 30years, by paint on copper, diy photo way, then I found factories. After I discovered about 6 years ago that a PCB doesn't have to be just a green square, my options are limitless."PCB...

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