Defined Impedance Calculators

There are many different Impedance calculators for PCB designers to use, some are free such as the one available to Eurocircuits customers and some you need to pay for a licence or a monthly subscription. The aim of them all is to provide the necessary track/gap and isolation values for the layout and manufacture of […]

Selecting the Right Surface Finish for Your PCB

  To protect the copper solder pads on a PCB from oxidation, contamination and to enhance their solderability, they need to be protected with a Surface Finish and these must conform to the European Union RoHS & RoHS2 (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directives. But which is the right Surface Finish for your PCB’s? In accordance […]

Copper and the Board Edge

Tips & Tricks – Why Do Components Tombstone

Tips & Tricks – Why Do Components Tombstone Ever wondered what is Tombstoning and why does it happen? What is Tombstoning? Tombstoning also known as the Manhattan or crocodile effect is where one end of the component lifts from a pad of the PCB during reflow soldering process and affects mainly surface mount components such […]

Tips & Tricks: Avoiding Solder Escape/Wick during Reflow

Avoiding Solder Escape/Wick during Reflow Have you ever wondered why sometimes you have poor Solder joints on your PCB’s! One of the main reasons is that the Solder Paste flows away from the pad on the PCB during Reflow, this is known as Solder Escape, Solder Wick or Solder Drainage. Why does this happen, well […]

Tips & Tricks – BOM & CPL Data

Tips & Tricks – BOM & CPL Data It has been over a year since we launched our Prototype & Small series Assembly service. One question that we are often asked is, what information must you our customer supply for the Assemble service. To answer this question, we need the BOM (Bill of Materials) and […]