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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...


Coronavirus: Proto-Electronics maintains its lead times

Dear valued customers,  

In this period of Coronavirus outbreak, Proto-Electronics remains operational and maintains its 5 lead times (from Urgent to Super-Eco).


12 rules to properly design your PCB stackup

The growing demand for more compact electronic products requires PCBs with multiple layers and a three-dimensional designing perspective. This designing perspective adds new problems to design...


Counterfeit components: how to protect yourselves?

According to an article published by the french newspaper Le Monde in 2016, counterfeit electronic components cause from 7 to 10% losses for the industry out of a total turnover of 309 billion euros...