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About PCBs and designing them with pcb design software with altium

A printed circuit board or a PCB is able to provide mechanical support to electronically connected electronic parts of a device using traces which are etched using copper sheets, conductive pathways, etc. laminated on a substrate of a non conductive nature. Usually, there are preset IPC organization standards that help to design the PCB layout, maintain a certain level of quality, and follow a proper assembly pattern accepted by the industry. PCBs usually follow the IPC 2221A standard in terms of design and quality control, and it is the same for any material the PCB is made with. An insulator is a prime component of any PCB, which is home to a variety of layers of materials attached to the insulator itself. All these layers act as a form of grounding to the entire PCB. Now coming to the copper traces – they are created either by mechanical laying of individual lines, or by applying a copper coat to the entire board and stripping away what is left after your work is done. The second process is much more efficient, as this ensures that you have the exact amount of copper traces required on the PCB for connecting electronic components.

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Generic PCB design guidelines

How repeatedly make good PCB? Many hobbyists faces this issue every time they are prototyping their ideas. Designing the PCB layout (doesn’t matter is it a through hole or surface mount) may be tricky task especially when dealing with dimensions like 0.2mm tracks or 0.5mm surface mount pitches. Laser printer, plotting or other similar transfer technologies can’t deal with such dimensions. After I have tried photographic method of PCB artwork transfer, I don’t even want to touch Iron and laser printer. Using photosensitive laminate and single transparent media I can repeatedly make any number of PCBs. Benefits of using photographic methods are as follows: Transferred artwork is very clear, edges are smooth; Track thickness may be up to 0.2mm or even less with good mask quality, which can be made with good laser printer (usually new one). After printer cartridge refill – printing quality drops down; With one artwork mask I can clone many PCBs; Pay the biggest attention to artwork fabrication. Without good artwork you won’t be able to make good PCB. From My experience I can say, that I always do small mistakes with PCB artworks and I spot them usually after PCB is etched. Devote more time…

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