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Data Matrix and QR Codes for PCB Information and Traceability
Data Matrix codes offers high data density in a very small size, making them an ideal solution for marking PCBs where space might be limited.
How an efficient engineering process can impact your PCB’s total cost and reliability
An efficient engineering process is key for your PCB´s total cost and reliability. Learn how we work to clarify any uncertainties from the very start.
PCBs for the defense industry
We have talked to some of our NCAB experts regarding what to think about when producing reliable PCBs for the defense industry.
Ultra HDI PCBs put high demands on technology and manufacturing
Ultra HDI printed circuit boards are extremely dense boards with conductor width and isolation distance and dielectric thickness of less than 50 µm. Read more here.
PCBs for the Railway Industry - what you need to consider and know
When producing PCBs to the Railway Industry, there are certain requirements that need to be considered, fire and testing are key words to this. Learn more about it!
Buying PCBs with support from a local team – does it make a difference?
NCAB local customer teams support you when buying PCBs, and are also a link between you and you and our partner factories.
PCB designs with high-power applications – demands and considerations
High-power applications are those that require a lot of power to operate. This is usually because they are used in devices that need to be able to run for a long time without being plugged in.
How an advanced product specification leads to reliable PCBs
Our PCB specification includes over a 100 different requirements or criteria, all of which must be met in the manufacture of PCBs for our customers - all to make reliable PCBs.
New energy vehicles vs. traditional – what is the difference in relation to PCBs?
The automotive industry is undergoing a revolutionary change. The electronic part in the new energy vehicle is more involved and advanced, and with this in mind, the demands on the PCBs will increase in various ways.
PCB Etchback Processes
PCB etchback is a process applied within to maintain optimized routing signals between multiple layers within printed circuit boards.
European supply chain delivers top quality with short lead times
Meet Cecilia Snell, Quality System and Operations Manager in NCAB’s Factory Management Europe team. She tells us about the NCAB European supply chain and the work of the Factory Management team in Europe.
Semi-Flex PCBs vs. Flex PCBs
When choosing PCBs that can bend into place, electrical engineers have a choice between using flex and semi-flex PCBs. Following is a basic overview of how these two types of PCBs differ and their uses in modern electrical devices.
Taiwan’s viable supply chain for HMLV, quick turn and high technology
NCAB Group’s sourcing strategy includes a variety of locations, and we have Factory Teams in China, Europe & Taiwan. Learn more about our team in Taiwan.
Electronics are transforming the world
Electronics trends in general and electrical vehicle charger in particular - learn more about important driving trends within electronics.
How to get the optimum out of a PCB factory – 7 important tips from our Factory Management
Our factory management work is many-sided, from the selection of factories to work with, continuous monitoring and evaluation of the quality they deliver, to providing training and handling problems and complaints. Jack Kei, Managing Director NCAB Group China, tells us more about the different parts of that process, and what to think about to get […]
Via Hole Design – a cautionary tale
Imagine you are a start-up company. You spent a year designing a product from start to finish. You have built the prototypes; there were some snags along the way but ultimately, the end product is perfect. You’re finally ready for volume production. Once you use multiple suppliers pricing out your bare board, you discover there’s […]
NCAB and the Sustainable Development Goals
Through our sustainability work, and with our stakeholders, we are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with our main contribution being to 9 out of the 17 goals. The Global Goals document, and its targets, will serve as an important guide in our work to further build our sustainability strategy and thus […]
HDI - high density interconnect PCBs - design trends
The need arises when one no longer thinks of an object that has a single and simple function, but of objects that are evolving in terms of performance and aesthetic appearance, and they have the ability to perform multiple functions and operations. The most classic example is the mobile phone. It transformed from a single […]
Via hole plugging - what is it and when can it be used
Are there different types of via hole plugging or protection? Are there variants when calling for a ‘plugged’ via? Yes there are. In fact there are seven types of via hole ‘protection’. Some are recommended and some are not, some are necessary for certain technologies, and all have different ‘names’. In this text, we will […]
Thermal management in electronic systems is becoming increasingly important
In today's electronics industry there are increasing calls for special thermal management solutions. NCAB's experts tell about the methods available.
PCB materials - how to make the right choice
As features such as blind and buried vias, multilayer HDI stack-ups and high frequency signals become more common, the dielectric materials used in production need to be carefully selected to ensure the PCB operates to its highest potential. Material Producer The material producer refers the company that produces the specific material you want to use, […]
Alleviate price increases with your PCB designs
There are many articles that have explained the reasoning for the increased pricing, including this one here [Prices of Copper-Clad Laminates Continue to Rise (iconnect007.com)]. We are going to focus on how you can respond, but understanding some of the driving factors to increased price and lead time. One of the biggest impacts to a […]
Applications of PCBs – use field engineering experts on your design
Have your PCB supplier involved early in the design phase First, let’s discuss a resource like this. At NCAB Group, they are field application engineers (FAEs). The benefit here is an experienced field application engineer will have worked on many PCBs for a variety of applications and have the capability and knowledge to recommend […]
PCB Button Plating - what is it, when and why is it needed?
First let’s discuss the basics when it comes to a typical rigid PCB. During the production process with a rigid PCB, we would image and etch our inner layer cores, laminate them together, drill and plate with Electro Deposited copper (ED copper), and then move on to pattern plating. So you have copper foil […]
The changing world of PCBs
What impact will the upcoming technical trends have on the PCB industry? Chris Nuttall, COO NCAB Group gives his view about this.
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