Understand Electrical Specifications for Better Flexible Circuit Design

Understand Electrical Specifications for Better Flexible Circuit Design

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Design Tips

Understand Electrical Specifications for Better Flexible Circuit Design Electricity is fundamental for every flexible circuit, which is why accurate electrical specifications are critical to designing a circuit that meets application needs. These specifications include current carrying capacity, impedance control, EMI shields, and embedded resistive and inductive patterns. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) set the standard for how […]

Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Design Tips

By Nick Barbin, President of Optimum Design Associates Oct 28, 2014 Designers must be aware that the customer-supplied board outline shape isn’t always necessarily the shape that is to be delivered to the fabrication and assembly house for manufacturing. A printed circuit board must have two parallel sides (preferably the two longest sides) for processing […]

Flexible Circuits vs. Printed Circuits  “Assembly Considerations”

Flexible Circuits vs. Printed Circuits “Assembly Considerations”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Design Tips

As mentioned many times in the past in this blog, flexible circuits make up a small portion of the overall printed circuit market worldwide. The questions that typically arise quickly have to do with electrical and mechanical characteristics. Then if agreeable and a flexible circuit is determined to be the best answer for an application, […]

Flexible Circuits vs. Traditional Printed Circuit Boards  “Mechanical Considerations”

Flexible Circuits vs. Traditional Printed Circuit Boards “Mechanical Considerations”

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Design Tips

Flexible circuits are usually considered for a product when a mechanical designer encounters interference or connectivity issues using a traditional printed circuit board. Other reasons exist for the decision to use flexible circuits that include overall weight, the “smaller is better” requirements we all face today and the ability to replace two or more circuit […]

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 […]

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