What is PCB File?
71 0 Sep 27.2021, 10:11:00
PCB files generate at the time of PCB design or PCB layout. Manufacturing can’t take place successfully without a complete PCB file. Moreover, offering a single PCB schematic does no make an effort to PCB fabrication. Manufacturers need the files that contain installation place of components and illustration connected relationship of every part to build a satisfying PCB board. Image Courtesy:integre The category of PCB files1. Categorizes by traditional file extensions.1.1 pcb. is the commonest file extension in the PCB industry. Many PCB design files using “pcb.”, which are mostly generated from Protel, PADA, and Cadastar, CR5000 from ZUNKEN, also Altimum from P-CAD, etc. What’s more, some Gerber files generate “pcb.” file extension, which can be opened with CAM350.1.2 brd. is a file extension that comes from Cadence Allegro and Eagle. 1.3 max. is from another PCB design software in Cadence called OrCAD.1.4 min. is the file extension that is output from OrCA...
Applications of Flex PCB
68 0 Sep 22.2021, 10:18:35
Flex PCB, or FPC for short, is a patterned arrangement of printed circuits and components that make use of flexible base material with or without a flexible cover layer. It can be bent, wound, folded freely, and withstand millions of dynamic bending without damaging the wire. Figure 1: Flex PCB manufactured by PCBgogo Flex PCB offers freedom of design, making it possible to fit the desired applicable shape and move or expand in three-dimensional space. The compact nature and high electrical-connection density of Flex PCB offer us lighter weight and smaller space compared to the traditional rigid PCB. Its advantages can be summarized as follows: Bendable and and flexible Small size and lightweight High circuit density High reliability Applications of Flex PCBFirst developed in the 1960s, Flex PCB was initially used in high-precision electronic products such as aerospace and military. After the end of the Cold War, it began to be appl...
73 0 Aug 30.2021, 17:54:06
We cooperate with PCBgogo since 3 months and we are really satisfied.We were looking for fast assembly for our prototypes which could also provide for the supply of components and we found it.Cooperation with Jimmy Blake had been amazing, he supported us even at late night, allowing us to procede really fast with our porject.We hope to continue with this good cooperation even in the near future.
Common PCB & PCBA Testing Techniques
119 0 Aug 23.2021, 17:16:21
The PCBs are the physical support of electronic components and the carrier for their electrical interconnection. They have been used widely in Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Equipment due to their high reliability, high density, and other unique characteristics. For many years, the demand for PCBs has shown rapid growth in terms of output and performance, which leads to a higher requirement for PCB & PCBA quality control. Regardless of the application, all PCBs must function correctly according to the project specifications. Thus, PCB & PCBA testing is an essential part of the manufacturing stage to find out any possible defects or faculty that could cause the board to malfunction. In this article, we will discuss some common PCB & PCBA testing techniques operated inside the factories of PCBgogo, a professional PCB & PCBA manufacturer in China. 1. Benefits of the PCB & PCBA testing PCB & PCBA testing allows us to identify and solve the critical er...
Avoid 10 Common PCB Hand Soldering Problems
123 0 Aug 23.2021, 16:37:11
Soldering is one of the essential processes that fix the components into a printed circuit board. It affects PCB quality and capabilities. In the PCB manufacturing factory, staff operate the soldering machine and check after the soldering by AOI machine or X-ray inspection machine to avoid soldering problems occur on finished PCBA boards. For electronics makers or newbies, hand soldering has always been considered a trait skill to have. However, even with the specialist or automatic machine soldering, problems may have appeared. This article is a guide for PCB soldering. You will know 10 common PCB soldering problems & solutions. Ideal Soldering Joint (THT)Fortunately, the majority of solder connections are fine and do not create any issues. A good solder connection will have a glossy finish and should not be too soldered. The contour of the solder surrounding the junction should be somewhat concave in most cases.See the picture below. Could you figure out which is the ideal so...
How Your PCBs Are Made Inside the Factory
239 0 Jun 25.2021, 19:10:24
The PCBs, also known as Printed Circuit Boards, are the physical support of electronic components and the carrier for their electrical interconnection. You’ll find them in many electronic devices like Medical Devices, LEDs, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Equipment, and so on. Depending on their functions in the end products, different types of PCBs are used. They can be Single-sided, Double-sided, Multilayer or Rigid, Flexible and Rigid-flex.The manufacturing of PCBs is very complicated which involves multiple steps and procedures. In this article, we will have a look at some key steps of the PCB fabrication inside the PCBgogo factory.1. PCB design and reviewThe PCB layout is created by the designers using PCB design software such as Altium Designer, OrCAD, Pads, KiCad, Eagle, etc. When the design files are received, the engineer will go over every part of the PCB design to check the potential errors or flaws and make sure the design falls within the manufacturing capabilit...
How RoHS Regulated PCB Industry
226 0 Jun 25.2021, 16:03:45
One of the universal issues that cause increasing concern is the environmental protection issues of electronic products. In the past few years, there has been a boom in digitization, global output of electrical and electronic equipment is exploding. Robots, drones, 3D printers, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart home assistants, and home medical equipment are all governed by RoHS, which are high relative to PCB producers and manufacturers. RoHS is an abbreviation for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, which is also an abbreviation for the Directive on the Restrictions on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Since adopted in February 2003 by the European Union, RoHS has become a mainstream of environmentally friendly certification. Since July 1, 2006, the RoHs standard has been formally implemented, many great PCB manufactures follow this standard. PCBgogo is one of them who actively respond to RoHS standard. RoHS is l...
Why is controlled impedance so important?
875 0 Sep 01.2020, 16:20:52
With the increase of signal switching speed on a PCB, the controlled impedance has been widely used in electronic industry. The importance of controlled impedance in a PCB can depend on various variables, including the particular characteristics and how the circuit board will be used. What’s more, controlled impedance PCB can offer a repeatable high frequency performance in PCB fabrication. What does impedance mean? As we all know, impedance is the combination of the inductance and capacitance of an electric circuit at high frequency, and it’s also measured in Ohms. But unlike resistance which is a DC (direct current) characteristic, impedance is an AC (alternating current) characteristic, signifying that it’s related to frequency while resistance is not. When a signal transfers to another identical impedance from the given impedance on a conductor, the transmission is optimum. However, the signal will be worse due to the reflections and attenuation if the impedance is different. ...