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Protecting Printed Circuit Boards from Surges

Protecting the components on your printed circuit boards from the elements is important in order to maintain the standards you set for quality and performance. Most protection on PCBs is used to guard against the elements such as high temperatures … Continue reading

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Electronics, Printed Circuit Boards Using Less Power

According to an article published by Technology Review, electronic items in U.S. homes are estimated to have used 12 percent less energy in 2013 than they did in 2010. This is significant because during the same time frame nearly a … Continue reading

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Things to Know about PCB Finishes

You may think that the surface finish of your printed circuit board only plays a small role in the cost of your project. However, the finish you choose for your PCB can have significant effects on the quality of your … Continue reading

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Recycling Printed Circuit Boards and Other Electronics

Driving around the city you may see signs advertising electronics disposal drives. While it is extremely important to recycle old electronics and printed circuit boards, it is important to understand how to properly dispose of these materials in order to … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Update: Engineering Employment to Grow in U.S.

According to the latest Engineering Employment Outlook published by Kelly Services, the United States will require the services of nearly a quarter of a million new engineers over the next 10 years. Electrical engineers, including printed circuit board designers, are … Continue reading

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The Benefits of PCB Panelization

During the printed circuit board production process, ensuring that each board is uniform is essential. Without uniformity, some boards may not meet the requirements of its intended application and will therefore be discarded. As circuit boards become smaller, changes to … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Boards and Vehicle Charging Stations

With more drivers turning to electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to reap the benefits of saving fuel, the issue of charging stations has come to the forefront of the industry. While the adoption of electric vehicles is increasing … Continue reading

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PCB Update: Student Uses Sand to Improve Battery Performance

Recharging your smartphone or tablet every day can at times be a hassle. This is especially true when you are away from home and have to rush to find a charger in time. The worst part is that over time, … Continue reading

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Military Applications for Printed Circuit Boards Update

Recently, the US Department of State and the Department of Commerce announced changes to regulations for United States export on certain military electronics. The changes help shift less sensitive components, equipment and parts from Category XI of the US Munitions … Continue reading

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PCB Update: Patent Granted for New Computer Mouse

According to an article by Electronics Weekly a patent has been granted to James and Stephen Bowden, a pair of inventors in the UK that have designed a computer mouse to help those suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI … Continue reading

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