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Why detailed evaluation of your AC-DC converter topology pays off ?

When power-system designers start a new AC-DC power converter design, they are faced straight away with the important choice of topology. Broadly seven different topologies at least are supported...


Our tips to reduce the price and optimise the cost of your PCBs

Controlling the cost of your PCBs requires rigorous initial board design, strict forwarding of your specifications to suppliers and rigour in the relationship you have with them.


What are the Bluetooth PCB technological trends and applications?

Bluetooth technology has been in existence for about twenty years and is experiencing a genuine revolution with the growth of IoT (Internet of Things) while Bluetooth PCB applications are...


PCB FR4: the guide to FR-4 for your printed circuits

FR-4 or FR4’s properties and characteristics make it very versatile at an affordable cost. This is why its use is so widespread in printed circuit production. Therefore, it is normal that we...


The 4 electronic component suppliers of Proto-Electronics. is directly connected to the 4 biggest component distributors on the electronics market: RS, Farnell, Digi-Key and Mouser. Therefore our algorithm can offer the best...


SMD soldering paste: which technology should be used to apply it?

The assembly of electronic boards (PCB) has a key step, the application of soldering paste in order to solder SMDs. This is a comparative overview of the available solutions, as well as some...


How to manage electronics obsolescence?

Obsolescence in the electronics field is a major issue and generates a lot of cost and resource spending that have to be removed upstream as much as possible.


LEDs promise dramatic cost savings and important operational benefits in new generation of sports field lighting equipment

While most other lighting applications are now completing their transition to LED light sources, the manufacturers of the floodlights which illuminate football pitches, tennis courts and other...


Our Top 10 printed circuit design software programmes

There are many software programmes to design printed circuits, whether free of charge or not, from the prototyping phase through to industrialisation. How to choose between freeware for DIY fans...