Five Considerations to Reduce PCB Manufacturing Costs

Aug 24, 2022

PCB Fabrication and Assembly Considerations to Reduce Costs Companies are always looking for ways to decrease costs. For electronics companies, PCB manufacturing is one place this can be accomplished. However, there is always a compromise between cost and quality. There are times when quality can be sacrificed and times when it would not be appropriate. Here are five ways we have found to be successful ways to reduce cost. Plan the size of the board upfront The size of a PCB can dramatically and directly affect the cost of fabrication. Routing may be tight, leading engineers to increase the board size. However, this may cause issues when it comes time to panelize the boards. To decrease costs, it is important to utilize as much of the panel material as possible. Something as simple as…

RF PCB Design and the Factors to Consider

Jun 28, 2022

An RF PCB design can be quite different from a traditional board. It is distinguished by parameters such as impedance matching, type traces (preferably coplanar), elimination via (to avoid reflecting), ground planes and vias, and power supply decoupling. These boards also have important aspects like stack-up and material selection. These factors make RF design more complex due to elements such as EMI interference and high-frequency signal channeling. 911EDA PCB design services team are experts in RF PCB design. We will be discussing all of these issues in detail in this article. Let us start with impedance matching. Impedance matching A controlled-impedance radio circuit allows maximum power transfer from source to load without distortion when the impedance is constant throughout the…

Single-Layer vs. Multilayer PCBs - How Do They Differ?

Jun 21, 2022

Single-Layer vs. Multilayer PCBs - How do they differ? Before designing a printed circuit board, you must decide whether to use a single-layer or multi-layer PCB. Both types of design are used in many everyday devices. The kind of project you are using the board for will determine which one is best for you. Multi-layer boards are more common for complex devices, while single-layer boards can be used for simpler devices. This article will help you understand the differences and choose the right type for your project. Based on the names of these PCBs, you can probably guess what the difference is. A single-layer board has one layer of base material (also known as a substrate), while multi-layer boards contain multiple layers. When examining them closely, you'll notice many differences…

A History of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Jun 16, 2022

The History of the PCB The printed circuit board (PCB) was created almost 100 years ago as an alternative to bulky wiring circuits. It is the heart of electronics today, supporting new designs like IoT and AI. This is a significant step forward in the evolution of the PCB, from a radio circuit with copper layers on each side of an insulation layer to multi-layer flexible PCBs used in satellite and defense applications. The first printed circuit boards were built in the early twentieth century. They became more popular after Charles Ducas, an American inventor, created an electrical path through an insulated surface in 1925. This "Printed wire" method was also patentable by Ducas. Paul Eisler, an Austrian engineer, made the first functioning PCB in 1943. It replaced the bulky wiring of…

What Are Microvias in PCB Design?

Jun 13, 2022

A printed circuit board (PCB) is the heart of electronic products. They provide the conductive pathway that allows all electronic components to function and connect. Multiple layers of PCBs are used to connect complex electronics. When copper is plated on the holes, holes are made through the PCB to route electrical connections between layers. These holes are known as vias (plated through-holes). The hole can be classified as a microvia, depending on its diameter. What is a Microvia? According to the Institute of Printed Circuit Boards, a microvia is any hole drilled in a PCB with a 1:1 aspect ratio and not exceeding 0.010 inches. The IPC used to consider microvias according to their size if they were smaller than 0.006 inches. With the advancement of technology, lasers can drill these…

The Importance of Planning Ahead in PCB Assembly

Jun 06, 2022

You may have an understanding of the assembly processing in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. However, you might not know that fabricating bare PCBs and printed circuit board assembly are two different processes. Each requires a unique set of equipment and techniques. The fabrication of a printed circuit board is the end of manufacturing, while printed circuit board assembly involves installing components onto the printed circuit board. Our PCB design services always include design for manufacturability to ensure that the PCB fabrication process runs smoothly. What about the PCB assembly process? What are the steps to take to ensure a cost-effective, high-quality result? These tips result from our many years of PCB design experience and manufacturing experience. Not last…

What do we do? | PCB Design Services | Engineering

May 29, 2022

What We Do at 911EDA 911EDA offers custom printed circuit board layout and design services for analog, digital, and mixed-signal boards. Our PCB design services cover a wide range of electronic systems and applications. You may already have a schematic and need PCB design support. Or you might want to optimize and improve an existing design for a more cost-effective assembly. We can support any of your needs with printed circuit boards. What is Included with our Services? We take care of all aspects of the PCB design process, from front-end engineering, schematic design and capture to PCB design, testing, validation, and certification. Below is a detailed description of our services in printed circuit board design. Writing a Technical Specification A design specification is an…

PCB Design Services Near Me

Mar 29, 2022

Does the location of the PCB design firm you work with matter? No, not anymore. There are many options for virtual communication and networking. 911EDA offers: All types of professional PCB design services, including multi-layer, Rigid and Flex, Rigid-Flex, Rigid-Flex, Rigid-Flex, Flex. High-Complex and Dense PCB layout designs executed with speed & accuracy Advanced component footprints and library creation, including BGA and QFN package as per IPC standards High-speed PCB design, including length matching, differential pairs, and length matching. Expertise in sensitive and critical signal routing…

Top Reasons to Hire an Expert PCB Designer

Mar 25, 2022

This article is all about PCB Design Services. Why do you need this service? Maybe you are part of a large company and are understaffed and overloaded. Perhaps you are a hobbyist and need a PCB to replace an old one. Maybe you want to learn more about electronics and need a kit to assemble. Maybe you have an idea for a new invention, and you need to see if it is possible to make. PCB design services can help you do all of these things and more. PCB Design Services 911EDA provides PCB design services to businesses for single and double-sided boards, with or without surface mount technology (SMT). 911EDA has…

Electronic Component Shortages and Solutions

Mar 07, 2022

PCB Component Shortages and Solutions The continuing shortage of electronic components is still affecting businesses all over the economy. The shortage and other supply chain crises like increasing port congestion and a deficiency in truck drivers have made electronic device manufacturing more difficult. These strategies can be very effective for businesses trying to navigate the shortage until there is more supply. Other essential components and raw materials are also in short supply -- making manufacturing challenging even when businesses can source the semiconductors or semiconductor-dependent parts they…