Bay Area Circuits has been serving the PCB needs of high-tech electronics manufacturers, contract assemblers, and design engineers for over 40 years. By focusing on quick-turn prototyping and production while leveraging innovative, high quality designs, Bay Area Circuits has become the PCB supplier of choice for discerning customers around the world. Follow this blog to know about PCB design..
You’ve prototyped a circuit board and you want to bring it to market. What’s next? Well, aside from choosing a high quality manufacturer to fabricate your PCB, you'll also need to select a vendor to assemble the components to the board. While choosing the an assembly house may seem daunting, we'll share a few tips to make sure your next project goes smoothly.
If you’ve ever had a circuit board professionally manufactured, you have likely been asked your choice between HASL and ENIG surface finishes. From solderability to cost, these two finishes can’t possibly be more different. While some engineers have a tried and true favorite, you may be left wondering the differences between the two variants.
Our PCBs for Education program enables us to help future engineers by actively partnering with students in support of their classroom engineering projects and team competitions. This month we'd like to highlight the CalSTAR Rocketry Team from UC Berkeley, which designs and builds high-powered rockets for multiple national and international competitions.
Printed Circuit Boards are indispensable electronic devices, but sometimes engineers are faced with temperature constraints that force them to think outside the box. In this article, we will be giving a high-level overview of designing a high temperature circuit board, and along the way we will consider some of the options you may be given when you find yourself in this situation.
Fundamentally, single-sided and double-sided printed circuit boards serve the same purpose. Both serve as catalysts for electrical connections between components, however there are some key differences that set them apart from each other. More specifically, they differ in the costs associated with production and development processes, as well as ampacity differences.