2023-01-11 - Suresh Patel

Prerequisite files for a PCB assembly project

It is imperative that due attention be placed on the generation of files such Gerber, centroid, BOM, and assembly drawings,…

2022-06-08 - Suresh Patel, Mer-Mar Electronics

Why 4-layer PCBs are more advantageous than double-sided PCBs

Four-layer PCBs best double-layer PCBs when it comes to high-speed operation and compact design possibilities.

2022-05-12 - Ken G, Technotronix Inc.

Inspection technologies that make PCB manufacturing smoother than ever

Automated machine vision techniques ensure an accurate and repeatable PCB inspection process and a smoother PCB manufacturing process.

2022-02-22 - Suresh Patel, Mer-Mar Electronics

Top 12 incredible techniques to control the quality of PCB SMT assembly

Here are important techniques to consider to control the quality of PCB SMT assembly.

2021-10-22 - Suresh Patel, Mer-Mar Electronics

Avoid these BIG 5 mistakes when you start your multilayer PCB fabrication process

Here are five common mistakes that are typically made during the PCB fabrication process and ways to avoid them.

2021-06-07 - Douglas Brooks & Johannes Adam

Vias are really cool

The temperature of a via is not determined by the current flowing through it, but by the temperature of the…

2021-05-24 - Jeff Hockert

Optical interconnects can meet data center challenges

Data center networks can be revolutionized with optical I/O directly designed in server chips and packages.

2021-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Set-top box teardown: Android isn’t just for smartphones

Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets, as this set-top box teardown makes obvious.

2021-05-06 - Brian Dipert

Choosing the chipset and motherboard for a PC build

After choosing the CPUs for upcoming PC builds, this engineer turns his attention to their motherboards, and to the core…

2021-05-03 - Douglas Brooks and Johannes Adam

Determine PCB trace temperature using computer simulation models

When determining temperature of a PCB trace, there is more to consider than just current and power dissipation of the…