Category: PCB Tips
Annular Ring Explained by a PCB Manufacturer

Annular Ring Explained by a PCB Manufacturer

Annular rings are one of the biggest concerns of PCB designers. You know that you may place your via right in the middle of the pad in the design files, but it just does not mean that you will 100 percent avoid tangencies, or even worse, breakouts. Let’s talk about...

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How to Get a Quickturn PCB Prototype in the USA

How to Get a Quickturn PCB Prototype in the USA

Getting a quickturn PCB prototype is not science fiction. There are a few facts on PCB manufacturing that you simply need to acknowledge before you begin working on your design. Mistakes to Avoid for Quickturn PCB Prototype With standard technology—single lamination,...

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Why We Perform PCB Ionic Contamination Analysis

Why We Perform PCB Ionic Contamination Analysis

Did you know that more than 25% of PCB failures occur due to ionic contamination? These contaminated PCBs are sent back to the manufacturer for revision. Additionally, ionic contamination may cause a catastrophic failure, leading to a substantial financial loss for a...

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How PCB Vias Interconnect Circuit Board Layers

How PCB Vias Interconnect Circuit Board Layers

Vias are miniature conductive pathways drilled into the PCB to establish electrical connectivity between the different PCB layers. Basically, a via is a vertical trace in a PCB. In this article we will cover: What is a via? Aspect ratio for vias in PCBs Aspect ratio...

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How to Control Your Controlled Impedance

How to Control Your Controlled Impedance

Hello again, I’m Amit, the PCB guy. Today I’d like to discuss key points you should know before you get a controlled impedance PCB. Controlled Impedance PCB Must-Knows 1. How To Specify Controlled Impedance You can get controlled impedance in two ways: first is to...

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