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
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