Current Sense Resistors Lower PCB Temperatures

The flameproof BR Series open-element, radial-leaded current sense resistors raise their elements off of the PCB, allowing maximum heat transfers to the ambient air. They promise to lower PCB temperatures by as much as 20ºC compared to similar molded or ceramic housed components of similar size. An all-welded design enables an inductance of less than 10 nH and a current handling up to 70A. The components are available in resistance values as low as 2.5 milliohms, 1W, 3W, and 5W power ...

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Consortium Creates Technique For Embedding RFID In PCBs

Embedded RFID PCB identification system functions as antenna with read distances of several millimetres, and features fast data acquisition, high reading accuracy and the ability to read through enclosures and packaging. By integrating MAGIC-PCB, an RFID PCB identification system from Beta LAYOUT, with Murata’s Magicstrap module, PCBs can now be used as RFID tags. Beta LAYOUT, with its partners in the RFID Value Creators in Electronics’ consortium, is developing tools and designs that enable de...

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Gadget Show Live

We love new technology at PCB Train and The Gadget Show Live @ Christmas at Earls Court, London looked to be a great event by all accounts, where over 150 companies showed off their latest tech. The presenters of The Gadget Show were there, along with tech toys, the latest in games and consoles, and a chance to see some really successful Fifa YouTube gamers. We’ve picked out three interesting bits of tech being exhibited there. A Robot Dog is for life, not just for ChristmasTeksta, the roboti...

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Is 3D Printing the Future?

What is 3D PrintingAlso known as desktop fabrication and additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a prototyping process where a real object is created from a 3D design. 3D printing techniques were originally designed in the 90s to create inexpensive prototype parts for industrial and automotive design work. However, now the costs are falling, 3D printing is finding its way into a variety of industries. How does it work?There are several different 3D printing methods. In additive manufacturing, 3 ...

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China IT Trade Tariffs

High quality global journalism electronics requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and electronics Copyright Policy for more detail. US-led negotiations to reduce tariffs on a wide range of electronic goods are set to resume within weeks after China indicated it would shorten a list of products it had wanted excluded that caused the plurilateral IT trade talks to collapse in July electronics. The mo...

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Take a Fast Look at PCB Electronic Part

A printed circuit board or pcb, is a plate or pcb board used for placing the different elements that conform an electrical circuit that contains the electrical interconnections between them. The most simple printed circuit boards are the ones that contains copper tracks or interconnects pcb board only on one of its surfaces. These kinds of boards are known pcb board as 1 layer printed circuit board or 1 layer PCB. The most common PCB's manufactured pcb board today are the ones that contain 2 l...

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Prototron Names Al Fisher Inside Sales Manager

Dave Ryder, president of Prototron Circuits of Redmond, Washington and Tucson, Arizona, has announced the appointment of industry veteran Al Fisher to the newly-created position of inside sales manager. In this new position Fisher will be responsible for all inside sales activities for both Prototron facilities. These responsibilities include: Managing the inside sales team, supporting the outside sales team, improving quote turn-around time, business development, and promoting exceptional cust...

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Printed Circuit Board Prototyping at EE Live! 2014

Among the highlights at EE Live! 2014 will be a printed circuit board prototyping demonstration put on by LPKF Laser & Electronics in booth 937. LPKF, which manufactures in-house PCB prototyping equipment, will exhibit their best-selling PCB milling system throughout the three day event, which takes place April 1-3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. EE Live! was formerly known as Design West. LPKF's system, called the ProtoMat S63, is a benchtop milling machine that featu...

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Minimize crosstalk with optimized PCB routing technique

I. IntroductionToday, there are a number of high speed digital communication protocols applied in portable computing devices with compact PCB dimensions. Protocols such as PCIe, USB, and SATA have data throughput of gigabits per second and differential amplitudes of hundreds of millivolts. These high speed serial signals require proper routing on a PCB to minimize inter-pair crosstalk that could cause data corruption between the two ends of the channel. Crosstalk occurs when there is coupling o...

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10 Tips for Streamlining PCB Thermal Design--A High-Level 'How To' Guide

Many aspects of a PCB’s performance are determined during detailed design, e.g. making a trace a specific length for timing reasons. Timing issues are also affected by temperature differences between components. Thermal issues with the PCB design are largely ‘locked in’ during the component (i.e. chip package) selection and layout phases. After this point only remedial actions are possible if components are found to run too hot. We advocate a top-down approach starting at the system or enclosu...

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Striking a Balance Amid Risks in PCB Material Usage

Formed after a successful management buyout of Viasystems’ Special Products Group in 2001, Invotec Group has become one of the leading quick-turn PCB providers and one of the top 10 PCB companies (by turnover) in Europe. Invotec delivers end-to-end PCB manufacturing services—from design to the finished board—working with its customers and applying a wide range of PCB technologies and applications using advanced materials, technologies and finishes. Invotec Managing Director Tim Tatton discusses...

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Uyemura to Provide Solutions to eSurface Licensees

eSurface Technologies the developer of the eSurface manufacturing process for PCBs, has confirmed that Uyemura, USA, has become an eSurface Certified Supplier, effective immediately. Uyemura will support the eSurface licensee’s needs for products in the facilitation of the eSurface process. “This is an opportunity to integrate our industry-leading technology into the eSurface process and be a vital part of the where the PCB industry is headed, stated Don Walsh, director of Operations for Uyemur...

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FTG Secures LTA for PCBs for Wing Platforms Use

Firan Technology Group Corporation has been awarded a new three year Long Term Agreement (LTA) from one of the leading global OEMs supporting the aerospace market. The agreement incorporates a variety of high-technology PCBs for use on key fixed-wing platforms including the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A400M, and the Bombardier C-Series. The new LTA is estimated at over US $10 million. This represents a significant revenue increase over the previous agreement. FTG was successful in maintaining his...

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German PCB Market Up 4% in March

March PCB sales in Germany were up by 5.2% compared to the same period last year, and up by 4% from last month, according to the Central Association of the PCB and Electronic Systems. Incoming orders, on the other hand, declined by 0.3% for the month; but the first quarter showed significant growth over the same period last year with an increase of 17%. The book-to-bill ratio went back to 0.97 in March, but the first quarter was at 1.08.

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Using A Laser Printer To Make Your PCB Board

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am circuit board a true "do-it-yourselfer". My father instilled in me at a young age that PCB you can do anything you set your mind to’ attitude. So when I heard that it is possible to make your own PCB at home using a laser printer, photo paper and a regular household iron, I knew I had to find out just how to do it. As an aside, this idea reminds me of the 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas who earlier this circuit board year thoug...

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PCB Materials Application Continue To Make Breakthroughs

To find the ideal balance between circuit board cost and performance for a given application. Let’s start at the beginning. The most common PCB fabrication material is FR-4. It is cost-effective, highly flexible, and mechanically strong with bond strengths at temperatures up to 130ºC. However, FR-4 does not work well for high-speed or high-frequency (greater than 1 GHz) applications circuit board where signal precision is critical and any signal loss has a significant impact on performance....

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Speedy Circuits Looks West for More Business Prospects

Speedy Circuits has seen a marked increase in output of prototype PCBs at its board fabrication facility in Taiwan lately due to strong demand from numerous ICT companies. Demand for HDI PCBs in particular has been strong since it beefed up its board fabricating capabilities two years ago with the acquisition of several advanced processing equipment that include Orbotech InCAM systems, Mitsubishi laser drill, Orbotech LDIs, AOI Fussion22, dual X-ray target drilling, via-fill copper plating, scre...

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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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Schweizer increased revenues by 18%

During the first quarter, Schweizer Electronic AG achieved sales revenues of 27.8 million Euro (previous year 23.6 million Euro), which is a turnover increase of 18% against last year’s period. The result before interest and tax (EBIT) amounted to 2.9 million Euro (previous year 1.3 million Euro). EBIT margin was at 10% (previous year 6%). With an order entry of 35.0 million Euro in the reporting year (previous year 27.4 million Euro), Schweizer registered an increase of 28% compared to the ...

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Zuken expands E³.series sales and training capacity in Germany

Zuken has expanded its sales and training facilities in Ulm, Germany, to meet demand for its E³.series. “The increase in demand for E³.series training has required us to expand,” said Gerhard Lipski, General Manager, Zuken Europe. “The new Sales and Training Center increases our capacity and gives us room to expand the development team in our Ulm R&D Center.” Growth in Germany is part of Zuken’s ongoing expansion across Europe and the United States. Last year Zuken established a ...

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