PCB Design - Eight PCB Marks You May See And Never know What They Are Before

If you’re an electronics hobbyist and you hold a new PCB with your bare hands, usually you will spend several minuets staring at it. You want to capture all the art behind it and to see if there is any new technique should be adapted in your next PCB design, but sometimes you can find some marks, and can’t figure out their functionality. In this micro blog I will introduce 8 common PCB marks like these.Eight Common PCB Marks:From Left to Right: Stamp Holes – Types of Holes- Solder Thief pad – Fi...

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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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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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Good PCB Substrate Selection Makes Your PCB Design Half-successful

Many characteristics of PCB are determined by the substrate,improper selection of the substrate will not only affect some performance of the product. Such as heat resistance, product operating temperature, insulation resistance, dielectric loss, etc. It will even affect the cost of the manufacturing process, so understanding the characteristics of the PCB substrate, selecting the substrate, and choosing the substrate reasonably is one of the important contents of PCB design.However, many PCB des...

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Meet The Winners of PCBWay 3rd PCB Design Contest

Hi PCBWayers,Here we are announcing the winners of PCBWay 3rd PCB Design Contest. After more than half a year, we finally see this exciting moment. Thank you, all the participants for their active participation, we have seen many excellent PCB designs and advanced ideas this year. Thank you, all the judges for their participation, so that our contest can be completed with fair and professional scoring. Your participation is our PCBWay’s great honor. The Best Designs1st Prize: Axiom: 100kW motor ...

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Maker makes the world a better place - Fight against COVID19

When the COVID19 crisis began in Spain and with the lockdown, the first moves of makers began to emerge with a desire to help. coronavirusmakers.org was born. Many Telegram groups were created to discuss and organize in a natural way. Currently, coronavirusmakers.org is also in other countries (https://world.coronavirusmakers.org/paises) and you can join as well.The working groups are coordinated in Telegram at a geographical level, and can be subdivided into smaller and more effective groups. O...

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The Purpose of PCB Design

Introduction:The purpose of any design is to be able to manufacture successfully and effectively. The design is ineffective if it is divorced from the purpose. PCB design is also for better achieve and improve the speed, cost and quality of manufacturing.1. Design of Edge span style="color:#333333;background:white">Positioning Hole:In order to realize production, PCB panel design and layout must be done well. The edges, on both sides of the PCB board, must be not reserved less than 5 mm, and ...

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Problems Encountered in PCB Design and Their Solutions

Brief Introduction:The improvement of hardware of electronic products often takes a long time, and the major problem is often the focus of solution. But it's the small, trivial issues that ultimately get in our way. This article is aimed at PCB board design, production and some problems encountered in maintenance, such as the voltage resistance of diode, electromagnetic interference, the shedding of welding pads and the replacement of vulnerable parts, etc. Under the principle of minimizing ...

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New PCB design partner introduction - ValiTech

ValiTech is an engineering services company founded in 2015. The company with a global presence and oriented to provide solutions to Medical & Industrial start-ups and SMEs. Through the use of state-of-the-art engineering processes and a strong global partnership with a leading electronic OEMs we are committed to transforming ideas into disruptive, leading edge products and systems.With combined 30 years of industry experience, the team has a vast embedded firmware and hardware knowledge fo...

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New PCB design partner intruduction 3D PHOTONiX

We are glad to introduce our new PCB design partner - 3DPHOTONiX 3D PHOTONiX sarl was founded in 2016 and is an Industrial 3D Printer manufacturers that also offer PCB design services. They design and produce 2 kinds of 3d printers DLP and FDM ( They do all the motor control ,systems PCB , software , front end , backend , mechanical etc … )Thay also offer PCB design services have made many projects that range from closed loop motor controllers to ADC boards for fusion nuclear reactor and some of...

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Innovation Service - Creation of electronic prototypes

Is there any novel idea in your mind, but you don't know how to proceed to achieve it? Or you already have a perfect plan, and need the right person to help execute it ? Now PCBWay cooperates with professional teams, offering a brand new innovation service to give a fully-functioning solution and bring your ideas to life. Our development partners are made up of qualified, professional and motivated staff, the passion for technology is the most important aspect of its business. And the peculi...

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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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2017 -2018 PCBWAY First PCB Design Contest Is Ongoing!!!

We are glad to announce that our first PCB design contest with big prizes is ongoing! Everyone can participate in it as long as you want to show your design talent. It is our first time to hold PCB design and SpainLabs( Well-known Spanish electronic forum) offers generous help to complete this contest. During a long period of preparation, there has been a strong partnership between PCBWAY and SpainLabs, and later, more interesting and meaningful events will be launched by us together.Now, let...

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How to generate Gerber files from DesignSpark

1.Output- Manufacturing Plots2. Click Auto-Gen Plots. Design spark will add plots automatically.3.Click gerber4.Ok5.Click Options.6.Click Options.7.Use RS-274X configuration.8.Click NC Drill9.OK10. tick off all plots. We don't need them all actually, but to simplify the problem, just tick off all of them.11. Sometimes there is no outline layer. We need to add it manually.12. Set like this.13.Run14. Package them into zip/rar

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Generate Gerber file from Kicad

Usually, it is easier to generate Gerber files using Kicad than other PCB design software. All you need to do is to select the necessary layers and to not forget generating the DRILL file. Now, let’s get started!1. Open your .kicad_pcb fileAfter opening your Kicad project - .pro file, you can double click the .kicad_pcb file or click the “PCBNew” button to open your PCB editor. 2. Plot your Kicad PCB as Gerber filesClick the “File” menu -->”Plot” and choose the necessary layers shown as below...

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3 STEPS to determine / calculate number of PCB layers

STEP 1: Choose initial number of layers1 or 2 Layer PCBs – Home prototypingUse 1 or 2 Layer PCB only for very simple boards, breakouts or for some circuits which you are making at home. Don’t use 1 or 2 layer PCBs for interfaces with controlled impedance (USB, Ethernet, LVDS, …). In this case, use at least 4 layer PCB.4 Layer PCB – Simple or cheap boards & breakoutsIf possible, always use at least 4 layer PCB. There is not much difference in cost between 2 and 4 layer PCBs, but 4 layer PCB i...

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Generate gerber file from Altium

Step1: The work before generate the Gerber file Before generate Gerber file, you need to set criteria, but for most of PCB designers, these are not necessarily. The following is a brief explanation of these settings, You can also ignore these setting when generate Gerber file. 1. The settings of PCB shape and size, generally are mechanic1,2 layers.2. Before generate the Gerber file, the preprocessed of PCB file.The preprocessed include:a. Add break away rails of PCBb. Add stamp hole.c. Add the m...

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Partnership Creates PCB Power Integrity Tool

Altium and Nimbic are working together to introduce Nimbic’s power integrity tool into its printed-circuit board (PCB) design tool, Altium Designer, to create a new power integrity solution, Altium PI-DC. Altium PI-DC can validate dc voltage and current performance before prototype and production. Power delivery issues can be avoided and potential failure points can be easily identified. This includes high via currents that could cause fusing, or high-resistance neck-down regions resulting in e...

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Plan Ahead For A Successful SoC-Based PCB Design

Addressing the key factors that can affect the ability to manufacture SoC-based PCBs efficiently early in the design process will ensure that fabrication, assembly, and testing will proceed with few problems and high yield. In the development of SoC-based (system-on-chip) circuit boards, the SoC’s additional capabilities will provide abundant functional benefits. But at the same time, these capabilities can introduce additional challenges to the circuit board manufacturing process. Therefore, d...

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HARTING Announces Distributor Awards, New Products

HARTING, the global pace-setter in industrial and device connectivity, is front and center at EDS once again, announcing its annual distributor awards and rolling out new, leading edge products for PCB design and Ethernet switching. “EDS is a critical show for HARTING,” says Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING North America. “It’s the one time each year where we can meet with each of our US and Canadian distributors, manufacturer’s representatives, and media partners in one location to dis...

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