Remember when your 5th-grade physics teacher told you about “work done”. That no matter how much you try, it’s not “work done” unless you have a displacement. So basically, there is no point in wasting your energy pushing a wall, unless you’re equipped with superpowers. Same is with your ideas and schematics. If you do not have the aid to implement them in the physical world, you’d better be pushing walls and hope them to move. Here we are going to talk about something that will make you capable of moving a wall. Continue reading “Computer-Aided Manufacturing: The Superpower That Makes Things Real”
The leap of advancement from the conventional phototool to laser direct imaging (LDI) was fascinating but tough. Let’s find how we sailed this journey.
Introduction: Why the change?
We have often heard “old is gold”, but this does not apply to everything, especially when it comes to technology. For technology, it’s usually old is old and requires an upgrade. If you stay loyal to a specific technology for more than a specific time, you will eventually become obsolete. So, no matter what industry you are in, you need to update yourself to the latest version. Sounds quite simple, right? But that’s not the scenario, at least not always. Sometimes, it is quite a hustle to upgrade your existing technology. Technological advancements may sound very fascinating when we say it like that, but take in a lot of comprehensive efforts. Continue reading “Laser Direct Imaging: A Sharp and Precise Technology”
PCB etching is a process of removal of unwanted copper (Cu) from the circuit board. When I say unwanted, it is nothing but the non-circuit copper that is removed from the board. As a result, the desired circuit pattern is achieved.
As simple as it is, a prepreg is nothing but an insulation layer. Prepreg is a dielectric material that is sandwiched between two cores or between a core and a copper foil in a PCB, to provide the required insulation. You can call it as a binding material as well. It either binds two cores or a core and a copper foil.
Sending rockets to space is not science fiction anymore. In a few years, we will even all pack our bags to go to Mars on vacay with Elon. You still need the best printed circuit boards to make it up there in one piece, though.
When customers want to design HDI boards that are as compact as possible, there is often very little reliable guidance from the chip vendors. Heed the warnings of Texas Instruments: Consult board manufacturers from the start of any projects involving BGAs with a pin pitch of 0.4 mm and smaller.
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