If you’re looking to create a PCB (printed circuit board) prototype, as you may work at one of many prototype PCB service locations, you probably have a solid foundation of where to begin. However, many newcomers in these services might not have any idea of how prototype assembly works, and so might be lost at the start.
So with those individuals in mind, here are some steps on how to start your first prototype PCB assembly:
1. Start With a Plan
Before you can start working on the PCB and laying down silicon, you need to have an idea of what you’re doing. You need a plan. That’s where an assembly diagram, a pictographic guide to remind you of component locations, comes
In the world of electronics, there have been few advancements as important as the creation of the printed circuit board. More than anything else, it made all of the electronic devices that many of us could not live without possible. Their importance is only growing. Five decades after they were first developed, in 1995, the industry was worth about $7.1 billion. In 2000, that number was $10 billion. As of 2012, that figure had skyrocketed to $60 billion across the globe. The printed circuit board assembly process has also changed over the years. Prototype printed circuit boards (PCB) have become easier and easier to design and manufacture. Here are some tips to working with the PCB