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What are the steps in PCB design?
The input to the PCB design process is typically an electronic schematic and a list of parts that are to be used or the BOM. Modern PCB design is done on software or EDA tools that can be downloaded for free or bought from vendors. The output of the PCB design process is a set of files called Gerbers. These files are used by a fabricator to make the PCBs.
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2011-03-02 Zuken zooms to No. 2 of top PCB EDA vendors list
Gary Smith EDA has included Zuken's maintenance revenues in its new revenue reports, enabling the Japanese firm to grab the No. 2 spot on the list of top PCB EDA tool vendors in 2009.
2004-04-01 Zuken revamps PCB prototyping tool
Enhancements to the latest version of Zuken's PCB virtual prototyping tool, Hot-Stage 4.2, allow verification of complete electronic systems.
2003-08-27 Zuken bundles routers into PCB package
Tool vendor Zuken Ltd has released a Cadstar desktop PCB design package that includes high-end routing technologies.
2004-10-15 Yu Fo to increase its PCB capacity
Yu Fo Electronic Corp., a Taiwan-based PCB maker, revealed plans to increase monthly production capacity at its Hueizhou plant in Guangdong, mainland China.
2004-05-18 Yu Fo Electronic expands PCB plant in Hueizhou
Yu Fo Electronic Corp. increased the monthly capacity of its factory in Hueizhou, mainland China from 60,000 square feet to 1 million square-feet this quarter.
2002-10-24 Yang An to construct PCB plant in Wuxi
Yang An Electronics Co. Ltd has revealed plans to construct a PCB offshore plant in Wuxi, China.
2004-01-21 Ya Hsin to launch large-scale rigid-flex PCB line
Ya Hsin Ind. Co. Ltd plans to install a large-scale production line for rigid-flex PCBs early this year.
2007-08-17 Xilinx tool eases FPGA to PCB interface
PlanAhead 9.2 from Xilinx eases managing the interface between the designer's target FPGA and the PCB with the ability to import and export I/O port information through VHDL or Verilog headers.
2002-12-19 XFE flexible PCB eyes space-constrained apps
Xiamen Flex Electronics Co. Ltd's line of flexible PCBs can be bent, folded, or twisted to save space in space-constrained designs.
2005-09-13 Wus to boost handset PCB shipments in second half
Wus Printed Circuit Co. Ltd is poised to ship over 30 million units of handset-use PCBs in the second half of this year.
2003-09-24 Wu Zhou single-sided PCB with carbon keypad
Wu Zhou Circuit Group Ltd has developed the PCB 2 single-sided PCB with carbon keypad.
2003-09-25 Wu Zhou Circuit PCB offers up to 3mm thickness
Wu Zhou Circuit Group Ltd has announced the availability of the its single-sided PCB 3 that features liquid photo imageable solder mask and tin lead.
2004-02-02 Write your own PCB design rule checker
After PCB design is captured in a schematic tool, a design rule checker (DRC) must be run to find any design rule violations. This must be done before backend processing starts.
2002-02-21 Wieland screw-style PCB connectors roll
Wieland Products Inc.'s screw-style 8192/8292 PCB connectors for compact wiring applications allow designers to build custom PCBs while accommodating board configuration requirements, the company said.
2014-01-10 What you need to know when designing your PCB
Learn about the main aspects of a modern PCB that must be thoroughly considered.
2004-02-09 Wearnes Greatwall PCB offers 508-by-610mm panel size
Wearnes Greatwall Circuits Co. Ltd has developed thermal clad substrate (isolated metal base PCB) that are designed for use in telecom equipment.
2015-10-13 Wearable PCB designs call for attention to basics
In the absence of printed circuit board standards in wearable Internet of Things electronics, hardware developers need to pay close attention to fundamentals.
2002-10-02 VJ Electronix rolls out automated PCB analysis system
The company's VJ-3000 automated failure analysis system combines failure analysis with acquisition/inspection technology and a board handling capabilities.
2003-07-29 Visualization tool adds PCB design support
AutoVue, a widely-used visualization and collaboration tool, is targeting EDA in its latest release.
2011-09-30 VGA modules simplify design time, save PCB space
Avago has announced a new set of VGA modules that can simplify design time and save PCB space.
2007-08-02 Vertical, compact PCB tester takes flight
Seica SpA has unveiled the AERIAL M4 flying probe test to meet high fault coverage, speed, ease of use, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
2010-04-16 Verify your PCB/IC thermal modeling
Shown here is a relatively easy way to determine if the design is the best it can be, thermally speaking, without cumbersome or time-consuming methods or expensive software analysis.
2011-02-07 Verification design flow connects third-party PCB tools
AWR has released an ODB++ PCB layout verification design flow for connecting third-party tools with its software solutions.
2006-12-15 Vague outlook from Taiwan handset PCB makers
Taiwan's Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp. and Unimicron Technology Corp. have not yet made definite forecasts for the first quarter of 2007, as demand trends turn unpredictable as of late.
2006-01-02 Using lead-free PCB finishes in circuit test
Know your options for lead-free PCB finishesHASL, OSP, ENIG, immersion silver and immersion tin.
1999-12-01 Using in-line inspection to improve PCB assembly yields
Identifying defects in your process and improving product quality calls for a suitable pre-flow in-line component inspection system. While choosing a system, keep in mind your specific process needs, inspection accuracy and repeatibility requirements, and last but not the least, its robustness vis--vis actual operating conditions.
2015-08-20 Using DRC for SERDES PCB layouts
In order to be sure that SERDES bus traces on a routed printed circuit board are error free, you may use an automated design rule checker, which makes such tasks easier.
2003-09-01 Using automatic Emscan in high-speed PCB design
Emscan claims that its system provides an efficient way of evaluating the replacement component's usability, reducing production cost without any compromise to EMI integrity.
2011-08-12 USB 3.0 hub controllers support 2-layer PCB designs
SMSC's family of SuperSpeed USB hubs that claims to deliver the industry's smallest footprint eases expansion in docking stations, port replicators and all-in-one monitors.
2008-10-10 USB 2.0 PCB guidelines for the ArcticLink solutions platform
This document provides guidelines for component placement and PCB routing of the USB 2.0 portion of the QuickLogic ArcticLink Solutions Platform.
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