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RoHS. What you need to Know

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Firstly, the basics.  RoHS stands for “Restriction of Hazardous Substances,” the culprits in question being such materials as mercury, lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated diphenyl ether flame-retardants and polybrominated biphenyl. The notion behind RoHS is to reduce the use of these potentially toxic chemicals in electronic items. Initially aimed at consumer/household electronics, the net was […]


Prototype PCB assembly and analysis

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In my last post about printed circuit board manufacturing and prototype pcb assembly, we looked at the various finishes that can be applied to printed circuit boards, such as silver or gold. These finishes are just some of the many chemical processes that take place during prototype PCB assembly and manufacture such as Plating, Etching […]