Screaming Circuits: May 2012


Counting once, counting twice...

Let's say you have two options: First, you could send in your PC boards for assembly as individuals. Second, you could send them in a panel. That's all fine and dandy. For a few, send individuals. For a bunch, panels... Read more

Fiddling with Fiducials again

I recently posted a note about fiducials but I didn't have any images. Here's a couple of examples: This first example shows what IPC would like to see. If this is an individual board, this would be it. If it... Read more

Ode to Competition

Thanks to Theodore Roosevelt, we almost all have competition of some sort or another. I'm not a big fan of the statement made so often: "We welcome the competition, It validates the market." or similar such sentiments. You usually hear... Read more

Is it your fiduciary duty to use fiducials?

We don't require fiducials here. It's not mandatory. That's because we live in a prototype world and in that world, theory doesn't always match up with reality. That being said, there are things we can do and things we would... Read more

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