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8 tips for PCB designers

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In the 21st Century, electronic equipment can perform an incredible array of tasks, from automatically recording Antiques Roadshow… to automatically hovering round your feet as you watch it.  However, at the heart of any piece of electronic equipment is its circuit board… its neural wiring.  And if you get that wrong, you may find your […]


How to choose PCB components

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The design of a printed circuit board can be a difficult and challenging undertaking.  Of course here at Hi5 we are more than happy to consult on the design of PCBs.  However, if you are keen on Hi5 manufacturing to your own design, here is a 10-point plan of some things you should be thinking […]


5 PCB circuit protection tips

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When designing and manufacturing PCBs, one of the key considerations is ensuring that the circuit is protected. So what steps should you take to ward off potential problems once your design becomes product? Keep circuit protection in mind from the start Leaving your circuit protection considerations until late on in your project can create problems […]


Protective PCB manufacture

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Printed Circuit Boards have an almost limitless array of uses: computers to mobile phones, stereo equipment to i-Pads.  Our reliance on PCBs is now ubiquitous… our lives seem completely plugged in to this pulsing, electronic world. To service this market, PCB manufacture takes in a massive array of styles and designs, from multilayer to flexible; […]


Multilayer PCB design and 3D Printing

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Its hard to imagine the likes of Jonathan Ross discussing the elements of multilayer PCB design but, whilst not targeting PCB manufacture implicitly, he was recently seen extolling the virtues of 3D printing on his occasionally-amusing ITV show.  If we might somehow step beyond the strange beard, floppy hair and engorged ego, it is certainly […]