SMT Resistors

SMT resistors or surface mount technology resistors are a type of passive electronic component. They are more precisely a low profile resistor that mounts directly to the printed circuit board (PCB) as opposed to a thru-hole resistor where the axial leads go through the board while the body of the resistors rests on top. They are extremely useful and popular where space or PCB real estate is at a premium. There are a number of different styles or types of SMT resistors. Chip resistors are commo...

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PCB Design Guideline

Designing a matching printed circuit board (PCB) can be a challenge for many electronics enthusiasts. To help ease the process, Circuit Cellar and Elektor editors compiled a list of tips for laying out components, routing, and more. When compactness is not a major consideration and the boards will be assembled by hand, through-hole components are the better choice. In this case you can use the pins of these components as “vias.” On the other hand, surface-mount components can save a whole load...

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IPC: N.A. PCB Book-to-Bill Shows Positive Growth

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were up in March and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened, returning to positive territory. Positive Sales Growth Returns Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8% in March 2014 from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date shipment growth to -0.8%. Compared to the previous month, PCB shipments jumped 18.9%. PCB ...

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Tips on how to properly design/layout a Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Make important nodes accessibleIt will eventually happen that you are trying to figure out why something is not working and you want to measure a signal inside your PCB. Before designing the PCB, you should think which points will be important to troubleshoot your circuit and, in case they are not easily accessible, add a test point somewhere connected to them. There are various forms of test points, but the ones that form a loop are great for test probes with hooks. Give space between compo...

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for February 2014

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the February findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-on-year sales growth was flat in February, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened. Industry Performance Remains Below Last Year Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.5 percent in February 2014 from February 2013. Year-to-date shipment growth remained negative compared to the same period in 2013, but is improvin...

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Part of the Electronics glossary: A printed circuit board (PCB) is the board base for physically supporting and wiring the surface-mounted and socketed components in most electronics. In applications where fine conductive traces are needed, such as computers, PCBs are made by a photolithographic process, in a larger scale version of the way conductive paths in processors are made. Electronic components are typically placed by machine onto a finished PCB that has solder dabs in place. The PC...

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IPC: PCB Market Will Grow in 2013

North American printed circuit board (PCB) production should see a return to modest growth by the end of 2013. Published in the report, 2012-2013 Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America, the modest growth is expected to continue through 2016, not just for North America, but also for world PCB production as a whole. Recently released by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, the annual survey-based study provides a comprehensive overview of the market and busines...

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IPC: PCB Sales Trending Upward

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the July findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and order growth both continued trending upward. Sales and Orders Improving Total North American PCB shipments decreased 1.5 percent in July 2013 from July 2012, and bookings increased 10.2 percent year over year. Year to date, PCB industry shipments were down 4.2 percent and bookings were up 0.1 percent. Compared to the pr...

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PCB Book-to-Bill Remains Strong

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio stayed strong for the sixth consecutive month, remaining at 1.10, an indication that recovery from nearly a two-year slump may be starting. Total North American PCB shipments were down 4.4 percent in May 2013 from May 2012, but bookings increased 8.3 percent year over year. Year to date, PCB industry ship...

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IPC: PCB Growth Stalls

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program, which included a revised 2013 forecast of nearly flat sales growth for 2013. Sales and order growth both stalled in August after signs of upward momentum in recent months. Sales and Orders Remain Slow Total North American PCB shipments decreased 1.6 percent in August 2013 from August 2012, and bookings decreased 9.1 percent yea...

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Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Industry Reports

Trends in North American Flexible Circuit Book-to-Bill Ratio The monthly North American PCB Market Report provides timely data on PCB market size, sales and order growth, book-to-bill ratios and near-term forecasts. Data are reported for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits separately. The rigid PCB data are further segmented by company size tiers, and flex data includes trends in bare circuit versus assembly revenue sources. Trends in sales of boards to the military and medical markets are reporte...

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North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Nearing Parity

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for February 2014 BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 31, 2014 — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-on-year sales growth was flat in February, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened. Industry Performance Remains Below Last Year Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.5 percent in February 2014 from February 2013....

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laser-assisted plating of printed circuit board (PCB) microvias

laser-assisted plating of printed circuit board (PCB) microvias Background of ResearchThis research project aims to investigate the laser-assisted plating process of printed circuit board (PCB) microvias. The UV YAG laser used in this study is of short duration pulses and operates in the ultraviolet spectrum at 355nm wavelength where the laser beam is highly absorbed by copper. It is capable of ablating the top layer copper, as well as inner layer dielectric. The ablation process causes rapid v...

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Advanced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Material Using Nano-composite as Filler

Project NameAdvanced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Material Using Nano-composite as Filler (ITS/024/03) Project SummaryThe proven product performance and existing manufacturing platform have allowed PCB materials entry into the realm of chip packaging. However, traditional PCB materials are expected to fall short of the advancing performance requirements. Consequently, new high-performance materials must be considered and evaluated for their mechanical attributes and thermal properties. R&D ...

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Surface Mount Components

Electronic surface mount components are attached directly to the printed circuit board (PCB). They are also known as SMT components (surface mount technology) or SMD (surface mount devices). These components can be either active or passive electronic components. Some of the types of components made in these surface mount configurations include: capacitors, inductors, resistors, semiconductors, and thermistors. The actual technology was developed in the 1960's, but was not fully implemented or w...

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The S4 Flight Board

The flight board, which is considered the backbone of the entire S4 payload, is a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The flight board provides the foundation that keeps all the components firmly in place. It also provides a route for the power and information to travel between the components. This is achieved through a system of wires, called ‘traces’, that are printed directly on the board. The flight board is the only component in the S4 Payload that is not off the shelf, but rather designed for t...

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How to Surface Mount Components Onto a Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Soldering surface mount components isn’t difficult, but it will require a good eye, a steady hand and a soldering iron with a small and clean tip. In a proper joint, you want the solder to adhere to both the PCB pad and the component lead rather than having the solder ball up on the end of the component and not adhere to the PCB pad. First, apply a small bead of solder to one of the PCB pads for the component being installed. The bead should be approximately 0.020” to 0.030” high. Apply some ...

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Tips and Tricks for Building Your Own PCBs

So you are working on a DIY electronic project. You have designed your own circuit and are now ready to put all the pieces together to create your own printed circuit board (PCB). Knowledge of creating a PCB is useful and even considered an art form by some. The PCB layout can decide whether your project is a success or a failure and practicing proper design principles can save time and money. Here are some tips and tricks for building your own PCB that will ensure your project’s success. Sch...

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DIY PCB Boards

There are multiple ways of creating a printed circuit board (PCB) for your electronics needs. One that's gaining widespread use is photo etching, which is the process of exposing laminate copper boards with a photo resistive layer to a UV lighting source. This method gives the DIY electrician crisp clean lines on their PCB boards in a short amount of time at little expense and with few necessary materials. MaterialsThe materials needed to create your own PCB can be obtained at most electronics...

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Global And China Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Industry 2014

The report firstly introduced Printed circuit board(PCB) basic information included Printed circuit board(PCB) definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis, Printed circuit board(PCB) industry policy and plan, Printed circuit board(PCB) product specification, manufacturing process, cost structure etc. then statistics Global and China key ma...

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