Spacing Requirements: Things That Drive Your PCB Mad!

Are you familiar with horse racing? Well, of course you are. It is one of the oldest and traditional sports known to mankind. Horse racing involves riders or jockeys riding horses to decide which is the fastest of them over a set course. In horse racing, the eyes of the horse are covered from the side to avoid any distractions. Now, you are wondering what is the relationship between the spacing and horse racing, apart from the two words are in rhyme. Unfortunately, designers behave the same (sometimes) during the PCB design stage.

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Medical PCBs: The Revolutionary Evolution in Healthcare

Electronic Anatomy or PCBs in Electronics

Doctors are like that supreme power on earth. They have been here, treating people since almost stone age. But as time advanced, the criticality, as well as success rates of the treatment of doctors, also advanced. Their skills and dedication have remained constant throughout time. So what changed? If you look closely, the secret behind this exponentially rising success rate in healthcare is the technological advancements. Medical technological advancement is vaguely synonymous to electronic machines in here which in turn is completely dependent on PCBs. Therefore, we can say the advancements in the medical sciences in recent times are a result of collective efforts. The knowledge of both human anatomy and electronic anatomy (read PCB), drives the healthcare situation. Continue reading “Medical PCBs: The Revolutionary Evolution in Healthcare”

Ball Grid Array (BGA): Features, Soldering Technique, and X-Ray Inspection

As the electronic devices are shrinking in size, the pitch size is drastically decreasing. The components are getting packed on a PCB like the grains in an ear of corn. All these things have led to one of the most efficient component package, the Ball Grid Array (BGA). Continue reading “Ball Grid Array (BGA): Features, Soldering Technique, and X-Ray Inspection”

Line Spacing: A Key to Long-Term Relationship with Your PCB

Spacing is important, whether it’s in your day-to-day life or in the PCB industry. Consider, you have a noisy neighbor, won’t you prefer to have more space between you? PCB traces are no exception. The worst part is all of the PCB traces are noisy. Well, you can deal with your noisy neighbor (just call 911!), but a noisy PCB trace is another story.

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7 PCB Libraries Questions Answered by Natasha Baker

Which standards should I use for my PCB libraries? What factors will affect the manufacturability of my final PCB? What are the common errors that I need to be extra wary of when I define my libraries to prevent unneeded PCB prototype iterations? These are some of the many question’s PCB designers ask before starting their designs. We decided to address these issues to make life easier for PCB designers. So, we sat down with Natasha Baker and asked a few questions faced by PCB designers during the selection of PCB libraries.

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