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Five PCB assembly process definitions

Five PCB assembly process definitions
If you’re new to the prototyping world, the words and phases assemblers use might not make sense. Here are the PCB assembly process definitions as we see them. By Duane Benson, Chief Technology Champion at Screaming Circuits.
17th August 2018

Capabilities reinforce the importance of traceability

Capabilities reinforce the importance of traceability
The importance of traceability is growing as companies look for ways to brings costs down as the production of highly advanced electronic assemblies increases. Tracking processes for OEM and CEM manufacturers is now key for successful production. In answer to this requirement, Altus Group has provided capabilities on the market thanks to its work with companies like YJ Link.
10th August 2018

PCB assembly business secures industry standard

PCB assembly business secures industry standard
It has been announced that Hindley Circuits has secured an ISO 9001:2015, after meeting rigorous qualification requirements. As the most up-to date certification of its kind, and reportedly the hardest yet to achieve, the standard focuses around companies’ quality management systems.
26th July 2018


Accelerating PCB design cycles by integrating 3D design and 3D analysis

Accelerating PCB design cycles by integrating 3D design and 3D analysis
Cadence Design Systems has announced its Cadence Sigrity 2018 release, which includes new 3D capabilities that enable PCB design teams to accelerate design cycles while optimising cost and performance. A 3D design and 3D analysis environment integrating Sigrity tools with Cadence Allegro technology provides a more efficient and less error-prone solution than current alternatives utilising third-party modeling tools, saving days of design cycle time and reducing risk.
23rd July 2018

Quantifying SF6 and PCBs with Nexis GC-2030

Quantifying SF6 and PCBs with Nexis GC-2030
Shimadzu’s technology and expertise in gas sampling has enabled it to develop a bespoke Nexis GC-2030 for Celtic Recycling in Newport, Gwent, allowing the company to introduce GC screening of reclaimed and recycled SF6 gas, a service that no other company in the UK is currently able to offer. At the same time, the new system increased the laboratory’s capacity for the analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in insulating oils.
20th July 2018

Contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections

Contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections
AVX has developed a cost effective, ultra high reliability, three-piece STRIPT contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibit robust resistance to extreme shock, vibration, and temperatures.
11th July 2018

Five ways to mitigate PCB component availability problems

Five ways to mitigate PCB component availability problems
The electronics design world is by now aware that there is a very serious components shortage. Allocation and shortages hit every few years, but this one seems to be the worst in recent memory, the hardest hit seem to be ceramic capacitors, but other passives as well as a variety of connectors and silicon parts are also caught up in the shortage storm. By Duane Benson, Chief Technology Champion at Screaming Circuits
18th June 2018

Thermal efficient MCPCB enters general lighting market

Thermal efficient MCPCB enters general lighting market
LED thermal management company, Cambridge Nanotherm has launched Nanotherm MCPCB - according to the company the lighting industry’s most thermally-efficient and most cost-effective metal-clad PCB. Thanks to a recent technological breakthrough regarding the company’s patented electro-chemical process, which creates a 20μ-thick dielectric layer of alumina atomically bonded to the aluminium board, Cambridge Nanotherm has been able to radically drive down the cost of Nanotherm MCPCB.
28th March 2018

Students prove EMC design techniques save time and cost

Here are the results of a practical laboratory exercise for undergraduate students, taken from: 'Teaching EMC using an EMC demonstration unit', a paper submitted for the 2018 APEMC/IEEE symposium in Singapore.
2nd March 2018

PCB board hardware showcased at Southern Manufacturing

PCB board hardware showcased at Southern Manufacturing
Supplier and manufacturer of electrical components and enclosures, Hylec-APL is exhibiting its latest products at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics on Stand D145. On display will be Hylec’s comprehensive range of PCB terminal blocks suitable for virtually every application, PCB fuse holders, DIME DIN rail PCB supports, the weatherproof DN enclosure range, plus accessories including cable glands.
1st February 2018


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