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Impedance control on PCBs: what for?

For high frequency analogue or digital circuits, it is essential to protect the signals that propagate on the PCB from being damaged. In fact, signals above 100Mhz are impacted by trace impedance...


MLCC Shortage: How to overcome the crisis?

After starting in the first quarter of 2017, the difficulties in obtaining ceramic capacitors are getting worse. Experts believe the crisis will extend to 2020. You can act on several levels to...


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 by...


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 the4 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 trends...


How to manage electronics obsolescence?

Obsolescence in the electronics fieldis a major issue and generatesa lot of cost and resource spending that have to be removed upstreamas much as possible.