What is a PCB Design Floorplan?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Design Tips

What is a PCB Design “Floorplan”? By Nick Barbin, President of Optimum Design Associates Oct 09, 2014 A “floorplan” is a drawing that indicates general areas where blocks of circuitry are to be placed on the board. These areas are called “rooms.” Floorplans bridge the gap between the schematic drawing and the physical layout. This […]

Flexible Circuit Design Tips: Flex Circuits vs. Traditional PCBs

Flexible Circuit Design Tips: Flex Circuits vs. Traditional PCBs

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Design Tips

Flex Circuit design vs. PCB Flexible circuits still only account for about 15% of the overall printed circuit market. So it’s understandable that there are still questions about flexible circuit design vs. traditional printed circuit board (PCB) design. PCBs have been in existence since the early 1960s and there are many experienced PCB designers working confidently around […]

The Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Inventors of the LED

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Industry News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. “With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long lasting and more efficient […]

Printed Circuit Boards:  A Mobile Market

Printed Circuit Boards: A Mobile Market

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Glass fiber/epoxy prepregs have dominated the mammoth PCB market for decades. Will that continue in a time of great change?   Glass fiber/epoxy laminates have been the foundational structural substrate in printed circuit boards (PCBs) for decades. These iconic thin, green “cards” support the transistors, resistors and integrated circuits at the heart of almost all […]

Six Design Mistakes PCB Designers Can Avoid When Designing Printed Circuit Boards

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

These suggestions were introduced to me over 35 years ago and they are still valid today! John Talbot  Tramonto Circuits LLC 6 Mistakes PCB designers can avoid when designing printed circuit boards By Terry D Kozlyk, P.Tech.(Eng.) C.I.D. TECH LAND HAS NOT BEEN the easiest place to work in these past two decades. I feel very fortunate […]

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