Manufacturing defects caused by PCB Design
PCB Manufacturers can inspect to IPC-A-600G and assemble to IPC-A-610 however in order for your PCB design to pass, IPC standards should be implemented from the very beginning of the PCB design from padstacks and footprints through to manufacturing. A good starting point for PCB Design is the IPC-2221 and IPC-2222 documents, these form […]
UK Or International PCB Prototyping – Which Is Best?
Before printed circuit boards (PCBs) are manufactured in high volumes, engineers will typically create a prototype to check that their design works and performs efficiently. PCB prototyping allows an engineer to detect any errors or flaws at an early stage of development, saving time, money and sleepless nights in the long run. For some advanced projects, an engineer […]
Making Your First PCB Prototype
Making your first PCB prototype is no easy task – but it’s incredibly rewarding once you’ve completed the final connection. You don’t have to have a degree in engineering or years of experience working as an electric engineer. All you really need is a clear set of guidelines, a small amount of perseverance and, of […]
5 Electronic Projects To Use In Your Garden
Do you want to make the world a better place in 2020? Technology has a big part to play in shaping the planet, but we still need people like you to come up with world-saving ideas. Whether you are an electronics novice, a university student or a veteran tinkerer, we all have a part to play […]
How Graphene Can Prevent Overheating
At the start of autumn, it was reported that Samsung was on the cusp of announcing the world’s first mobile phone with a graphene-based alternative to the traditional lithium-ion batteries. Samsung wasn’t the only company exploring this material. Behind the scenes, each of the major mobile phone retailers are hard at work perfecting graphene components to be used in their products. Such is the determination to […]
Why Choose Electric? Benefit In-Kind Explained
The last few years have seen a remarkable rise in demand for, and mainstream adoption of, electric cars. Spearheaded by renowned automotive manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes and the increasing ubiquitous Tesla vehicles, it’s safe to assume that electric cars have sparked the imagination of consumers across the UK and the world over. As a […]
Hi5 Electronics 2019 Engineering Design Show
Once again. we will be exhibiting at this year’s Engineering Design Show, held, of course, at the fantastic Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. We will be there over Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October. Please come down and say hello, meet some of our engineering team and check out our extensive experience and capabilities […]
USB4: The Future Of Connections?
The computing industry seems to continually accidentally – or perhaps more accurately, deliberately – shoot itself in the foot, by manufacturing machines with new connections that don’t link up with old peripherals. My own MacBook comes with USB-C ports only, for instance, so that it is impossible to connect to older devices, such as external drives and […]