The Anatomy of a Printed Circuit Board What Are PCBs and How are They Used?

Written by Technology Magazine on April 28th, 2016. Posted in Pcb fabrication, Prototype circuit boards, Prototype pcb assembly

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Every piece of modern technology that we possess would not be possible if it were not for circuit boards. Fundamentally, a circuit board allows an electric current to travel on a set path to different components. Although it may seem like a basic process, circuit boards allow for a wide array of complex procedures that power everything from alarm clocks to computers and everything in between.

What are Printed Circuit Boards?

Prior to the introduction of integrated printed circuit boards, connections were made on a point-to-point wiring system; this kind of system lead to frequent failures at the wire junctions and short circuiting where wire insulation began to age and crack. Prototype circuit b