Manual panelizing of PCBs with tabs and mouse bites in Kicad

Here is a way of panelizing PCBs with tabs and mouse bites in Kicad shared by Sayanee Basu.The example KiCad project is iCEBreaker FPGA1.Panelization footprintOpen up the footprint editor, decide which mouse bite footprint to useFootprint by Piotr Esden-Tempski2.Original board1)Grid sizechoose the slot and grid size that is applicable to the mouse bite footprint.Footprint by madworm>>Hide layers, just turn on the edge cut layerEnsure that the cut layer is kind of drawn in the grid size you...

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PCBWay Q&A-002 | Common Questions for PCB Ordering

Hello PCBWayers, this Q&A 002 is about the common questions about PCB order-placing. And we invited Bella, one of our senior Service Representatives, to answer those questions. Bella has been worked at PCBWay for more than 4 years now, and her professionalism in work always makes people feel very reliable. Let's go check it!Q1: Which kinds of files are supported for PCB fabrication on PCBWay ?Bella:Currently we could check Gerber file, .pcbdoc, .pcb file. Just in case that you only have Eagl...

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Winner Interview - Meet Kevin Yang and his D.I.Y LED VU Meter

PCBWay Team: “Could you please briefly introduce yourself?”Kevin Yang: “Hello, PCBWay community. My name is Kevin Yang. I'm a rising freshmen self high school. And I guess to describe myself, find my electronics hobbyist. That's been just fiddling around with electronics for the last four years. And I just like playing around with Arduinos and then most of the time I prefer to just use bare transistor logic, resistors, capacitors. As well, I'm an AI and enthusiast and I like programming. ”PCBWay...

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7 Tips in Designing PCB

1. Flexible application of via designFor high-voltage, high-current, high-power, and high-heat components, the layout of components should be as loose as possible when designing printed boards. The size of the component pads and the pad spacing of each solder pin can also be designed bigger. If the number of circuit components and the size of the printed board allow, you can also design some vias in the space between the pads of the components and the copper foil of the printed board according t...

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Several factors for the increased temperature of printed circuit board and its solutions

The direct factor for the temperature rise of PCB is the existence of power consumption parts and the heat generation intensity varies with the power consumption.There are two phenomena of temperature rise.1.Sectional temperature rise or full -area temperature rise;2. Short-term temperature rise or long-term temperature rise.For the detailed reasons, they are generally analyzed from the following aspects.1.Electrical power consumption(1) Analysis of power consumption per unit area;(2) Analyze th...

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How is the PCB safety spacing designed?

There are many places in the PCB design that need to consider safe spacing. Here, for the time being, they fall into two categories: one is electrical-related safety spacing, and the other is non-electrical-related safety spacing.Electrical-related safety spacing1 Wire SpacingFor the processing capability of mainstream PCB manufacturers, the distance between the wires and the wires must be at least 4 mils. The minimum line spacing is also the line-to-line, line-to-pad distance. From a production...

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Winners List of PCBWay Second PCB Design Contest

Dear All PCBWayers,After six months’ collection, we received more than 220 entries, which is almost 4 times the number of last year’s entries. Thank you very much for your participation and we are truly honored to have your awesome projects in the contest. The Best Designs1st Prize: Hedgehog Educational Robotics ControllerAward: $1000 in cash + $100 in coupons+ 10000 PCBWay Beans+ Certificate of Awards & HonorsJudge’s Comments: “This is one of the only SMD boards entered that has tented via...

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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...

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The Application of AOI System in PCB

—created by PCBWayIntroduction: With the rapid development of IC industry and the improvement of special components as well as multifunction of electronic components, the number of pins in unit area are substantially increasing, which accelerated the transfer of QFP & TCP to BGA & CSP and promoted the obvious change of PCB technology. PCB products are also developing towards ultra-thin, small components, high density and fine spacing. As the density of components on the PCB increases, PC...


Something You Must Know about Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Introduction:Surface-mount technology (SMT) is a method for producing electronic circuits in which the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). An electronic device so made is called a surface-mount device (SMD). In industry, it has largely replaced the through-hole technology construction method of fitting components with wire leads into holes in the circuit board. Both technologies can be used on the same board, with the through-hole technolo...

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Badgelife Sponsorship - 10% off for PCB and assembly cost

PCB badges have always been an artistic form of circuit board, bringing together people's creativity and inspiration. Some badges not only have a cool appearance but also practical functions. They confirm the big impact of wearable electronic devices on people from another perspective. Nowadays, more and more electronic enthusiasts are beginning to create their own badges to convey their love for the electronic world and a new attitude towards life.There are many different cool badges on our...

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PCBWay 2nd PCB Design Contest

So excited to announce that PCBWay 2nd PCB Design Contest is starting. Through the first contest, we met many excellent makers and they also showed us lots of brilliant PCB designs. We sincerely welcome new competitors and former competitors to our 2nd PCB Design Contest. It’s organized by PCBWay, SpainLabs,YoREPARO, and ATMakers. Our main purpose is to find out the talented electronic engineers and to provide a platform for them to communicate and learn. There are mainly 3 big updates to the Se...

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How Printed Circuit Boards Are Made

A printed circuit board, or PCB, is a self-contained module of interconnected electronic components found in devices ranging from common beepers, or pagers, and radios to sophisticated radar and computer systems. The circuits are formed by a thin layer of conducting material deposited, or "printed," on the surface of an insulating board known as the substrate. Individual electronic components are placed on the surface of the substrate and soldered to the interconnecting circuits. Contact fingers...

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IPC Standards in Printed Circuit Boards

Quality standards are highly important when manufacturing electronic printed circuit boards. PCBs are often produced in bulk, so any kind of fault that would hamper the effective operation of one PCB could affect dozens or even hundreds of them. At the same time, when you make any kind of purchase, you expect a certain level of quality. What is the IPC?IPC is a global trade association for the electronics industry. The ‘Institute for Printed Circuits’ (IPC) is the association connecting ele...

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Research and Development Forecast of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Market in China, 2013-2017

China has become the country that enjoys the largest PCB output value and the fastest growth speed, and also the main driving force to promote the development of the global PCB industry. In 2012, there were 791 PCB enterprises with above designated scale in China with the market scale exceeded CNY 250 billion. With the development of science and technology, the electronic informationization processing needs for all types of products are gradually enhanced. Emerging electronic products continue ...

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How to Make a Negative Resist PCB

A printed circuit board consists of a substrate upon which copper tracks connect electrical components. The copper tracks on a PCB can be very tiny -- 1 millionth of a meter -- which allows many electrical components to be combined into a small space. PCB boards are typically made using a process known as photo-lithography. During this process, light is shone through a stencil and the exposed parts of the substrate become chemically changed. In negative resist photo-lithography, the exposed part...

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How to Trace a PCB on a Projection TV

Traces on printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the electrical circulatory system inside a projection television. Fully functioning capacitors and resistors on a computer's circuit board may be completely functional, but fail to work correctly due to a bad trace. Repairing a bad trace is a matter of understanding what one looks like, then tackling the repair itself. Instructions 1 Locate the broken trace with a magnifying glass. The trace may also appear scorched or burned. 2 Cut repeated shallo...

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How to Convert PCB to Gerber

Engineers use PCB files to design printed circuit boards for various electronics. PCB files are are only a part of the design process. After an engineer completes a design for a printed circuit board, they will send it to a manufacturer. The equipment that prints these circuit boards cannot read PCB files, and instead relies on the Gerber file-type. Before engineers send off their circuit board designs to manufacturers, they must convert their PCB files to the Gerber file-type. PCB files come in...

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How to Control Radiated EMI Through PCB

All electronic devices, such as cell phones and televisions, contain one or more Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). PCBs have electronic components that are connected together through thin copper traces. When such a PCB is operating, electrical currents constantly travel between different components through copper traces. These changing currents produce Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), which can affect the performance of the circuit and of any other electronic device in the vicinity of the circui...

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How to Make a Robot PCB

In order for a robot to function, it must have circuitry. Circuitry is made up of electronic components connected to a printed circuit board, or PCB. The PCB is connected to other components such as motors, sensors and other PCBs. You can make your own printed circuit board at home. Instructions 1 Lay out your PCB design using PCB design software or a CAD program. There are many free software programs available that will work. The layout should include all traces and pads required for your ci...

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