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Tented Vias in PCB

The article emphasizes the significance of tenting PCB vias to shield them from external factors, enhancing signal integrity and assembly processes, particularly in high-speed and SMT applications. It discusses design

PCB short circuit analysis
PCB Short Circuit Causes, Detection and Prevention

The article delves into PCB short circuits, covering causes, detection, and prevention. It addresses issues like pad design, scratching, and Conductive Anodic Filament formation, offering insights for manufacturing and usage.

pcb soldering defects
PCB Soldering Defects

PCB solder defects, like bridging, fillet issues, virtual soldering, voiding, and tombstoning, arise from factors such as temperature control and component placement. Prevention involves planning, using advanced equipment, inspections, and

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Basic Guide to PCB Solder Bridges

Solder bridges in PCBs are unintended connections between circuit paths or pads, leading to short circuits and device malfunctions. They stem from design flaws, process defects, or solder paste quality

blind vias in pcb
PCB Blind Via Tutorial

Blind vias revolutionize PCB design, offering precise interlayer connections without spanning the entire board. Their benefits include suitability for miniaturized designs and compatibility with advanced technologies like HDI. However, higher

pcb pad
PCB Pad Fundamentals

PCB pads, essential for electronic connectivity, serve as connection points and aid heat dissipation. Through-hole pads suit pin insertion, while surface mount pads are for smaller components. Varied pad shapes

How to Test Circuit Boards Using a Multimeter
How to Test Circuit Boards Using a Multimeter

When electronic devices encounter malfunctions, troubleshooting the internal PCBA board is a common method. These circuit boards are the core of device functionality; however, various faults may arise due to

Why Cold Drains Phone Battery and How to Avoid It
Why Cold Drains Phone Battery and How to Avoid It

Extreme cold affects phone batteries, causing lithium-ion traffic jams and increased internal resistance, leading to accelerated drain. To prevent this, charge the phone fully indoors, use insulation cases, keep it

pcb stackup
Tips for PCB Stackup Design

PCB stackup is crucial for modern electronics, enabling the integration of components in a multilayer structure. It involves planning layer functionality and following design rules for optimal performance. Examples show

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