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How and where use vias in PCB design

The term via (or via hole) means an electrical connection between different layers of a printed circuit board. Via is basically a small hole made through the PCB laminates that crosses two or more...


5 Must Know Rules to achieve impedance control in PCB

Latest generation electronic circuits have increasingly stringent requirements, such as miniaturization, use of high frequency signals, high component density and increasingly complex...


PCB Design in the Medical Industry: Our Best Rules

Printed circuit boards have assumed critical importance for electro-medical applications. The significant progress made in the field of electronic technologies has in fact allowed the deployment of...


PCB in harsh environment: which precautions shall be taken?

Some categories of electronic devices must operate in particularly severe conditions, such as salt spray, salt, dust, sand, or extreme temperatures. To ensure that the electronic circuit continues to...


PCB assembly: the most critical and vulnerable components

The assembly phase of a printed circuit, also known by the acronym PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) is the process by which the various components necessary to make an electronic circuit are...


Our 8 best hints for RF PCB design

In technical terminology, we can talk about RF PCBs when the operating frequency of signals is higher than 100 MHz. This category includes microwave PCBs, in which RF signals have frequencies higher...


Our PCB design hints for improving signal integrity

The enormous progress made in the electronic field has meant that the frequencies of digital signals that run through many categories of printed circuits have grown exponentially, confirming what is...


Our top 5 rules for PCB noise reduction

Noise represents a constant pitfall for every electronic device: even if it cannot be completely eliminated, there are techniques that, if adopted, are able to reduce it to a minimum. In general, we...


Top 5 Advantages of Metal Core PCBs

There are several terms to define this category of printed circuit boards, such as Metallic PCB, Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS or IMPCB), Metal Core PCB (MCPCB), Aluminum Clad, Aluminum Base, and...