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Wearable PCB design guidelines

In recent years, wearable devices have become increasingly popular, thanks to the enormous progress made in the electronic field and the availability of highly integrated electronic components with...


How will 5G affect your PCB design?

Printed circuit board, the heart of every electronic device, is important not only because it allows the electrical connections between the various components, but also because it carries digital and...


Our 5 PCB Design Hints for Automotive Applications

Automotive PCB design is without any doubt one of the toughest challenges for electronic engineers. On-board electronic devices must in fact operate in the most demanding conditions, while ensuring...


DFM: is your PCB design ready for manufacturing?

The term DFM (Design For Manufacturing) refers to the process by which a product is designed with the precise aim of simplifying its manufacturing, creating a better product at a lower cost. Ideally,...


Gerber files: what are they & how are they used by your PCB manufacturer ?

Before the affirmation of Gerber files, there was no standard guideline to follow for the production of printed circuit boards (PCB). The documents that embraced the PCB specifications followed...


Flexible PCBs: advantages and disadvantages

Flexible PCB technology, also known as FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit), is continuously growing, with applications in the main electronics sectors, such as consumer, automotive, electro-medical...


Proto-Electronics: Renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 certification

Proto-Electronics is pleased to announce that it has obtained the renewal of its ISO 9001: 2015 quality management system certification, for its activity of global online offer and manufacture of...


The placement of components on PCB: why is it so crucial in your projects?

In low frequency, the arrangement of the electronic components on the printed circuit can be carried out with greater freedom and ease. The only critical issues to follow are the final design and...


An overview of PCB testing and inspection methods

PCB is the basic component of any electronic circuit, simple or complex it may be. The wide use of surface mount components (SMD), combined with the need for multiple layers, has inevitably increased...