When it comes to printed circuit boards, you need a PCB supplier who can fulfill your specific requirements with the highest quality product, every, single, time.
Here’s an introduction to some of the major types of printed circuit boards.
Single sided printed circuit boards are used for simple, low-density designs. They contain one layer of base material which is covered on one side with a thin layer of metal, most often copper. Normally, a protective solder mask is applied to the copper layer and the top may receive a silkscreen coating. Low in cost, single sided PCBs are not commonly used these days, due to design limitations.
Printed circuit boards that are double-sided are far more common than single-sided ones. They permit traces to be routed through vias between a top and bottom layer. This allows greater flexibility in design and circuit densities. Double-sided PCBs are moderately low cost but not appropriate for very complex circuits or electromagnetic interference reduction techniques.
Used in a wide array of products from hand-held electronics to computers and medical equipment, the expanded technology of multilayer printed circuit boards permits greater complexity in a variety of space-saving designs.
Printed circuit boards not only come in a choice of layers, they are also designed in a variety of rigidities.
Rigid Printed Circuit Boards
Rigid PCBs are made with an inflexible substrate for products where flexibility is not required, such as a computer motherboard. Whether you need a simple, single sided rigid circuit board or a multilayer rigid PCB with up to 40 layers, you can count on the highest in quality and impressively quick turnaround times from PCB Solutions.
Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
Flexible PCBs permit designs that are not possible with rigid PCBs. Configurations can be complex, with multilayer arrangements and higher signal trace densities. PCB Solutions can fulfill flexible PCB orders in single-sided, double-sided, or multilayer formats for projects of any size, large or small.
Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards
Combining the technology of rigid and flexible printed circuit boards, PCB Solutions’ rigid-flex PCBs can be manufactured to our customers’ precise specifications with solid engineering support and top-level production capabilities.
Aluminum Printed Circuit Boards
Perfect for high-powered LEDs and other applications, aluminum PCBs have excellent thermal conductivity, electrical insulation and solid machining performance. Comprising a thin circuit layer applied on a thick aluminum backing with a thermally conductive dielectric, aluminum PCBs help keep high-power components from overheating under heavy loads. Aluminum PCBs have a smaller footprint, with cost savings in hardware and assembly.
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