Getting a quicker PCB turntime 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.
Here’s what to look for when searching for a quality PCB manufacturer. Whether you need 5 or 500 boards, basic rigid or complex HDI PCB prototypes, this is how you can find a quality shop suitable for your needs.
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.
While Michael Ford discusses the benefits of IPC-2581 in Industry 4.0, Hemant Shah from Cadence talks about the advantages of this standard over older ones, like Gerber and ODB++.
Aerospace circuit boards and electronics come with their fair share of challenges. Paul Cooke, Director of Field Application Engineering at FTG, answered our questions on special features, reliability, materials, EMI, etc. for the avionics and aerospace industry.
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