Jason Levin, CEO and founder of UpToke, talks about Spyre, a vaporizer that packs a (technical) punch. He discusses how they developed a custom PCB, precision pressure sensor, and more to create a versatile and intuitive electronic cigar. Continue reading “Vaporizer Electronics”
Stiffeners can be used to reinforce the areas where components will be assembled, but not where the board will flex. Continue reading “When To Use Stiffeners In Your Flex PCB Design”
If you weren’t able to attend PCB West or stop by Sierra Circuits’ booth, we missed you! But don’t worry—you can reach out to us any time to discuss our products and services. And because we know keeping up with industry news, standards, and tips is a high priority, we’ve got a brand new video series you’ve got to check out.
A dielectric material conducts minimal electricity, and provides an insulating layer between two conducting copper layers. The most common dielectric material is FR-4, but before selecting it for your board, you must carefully consider its properties. Continue reading “PCB Substrates: Knowing Your Dielectric Material’s Properties”
Today, in what will be the first of many flex tips, we will be discussing optimal flex stackups and materials. One of our customers recently sent us a four-layer stackup that needed a little tweaking. We talked it over with our design engineers and came up with solutions and alternatives to all the issues at hand. It’s amazing how a few changes to your stackup design can ensure durability and manufacturability on your flex board.
One third of the entire human population uses the Internet, according to the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. Continue reading “High-Speed Networks Drive Material Choices”
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