PCB Assembly Services Blog - Screaming Circuits

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Edge Mount Rf Connectors

Some parts just look cooler than others. I really like the super tiny WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package) BGAs that some newer ARM microcontroller and power components come in. They not only fit the "smaller is cooler" mantra, but... Read more

Tip of The Day - For the Engineer's Desk

That one weird trick... My personal (as in at home) electronics work bench is in my garage while my desk computer is in the main house (burglars, please do not take note of that). Separating the two types of workstations... Read more

We Are Hiring

We are hiring a customer support rep Can you do web chat? Would you like to help engineers get their electronics projects built? Would you appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow your electronics skills? 1. Do you know a... Read more

Secure Your Fabricators & Assembly House(s) ASAP

Engineers and designers are sometimes so quick to get their designs started and completed that they often overlook the obvious, who is going to build our boards? Every fabricator has different materials in stock, and different processes they employ. Work... Read more

THE ENGINEERS' DESK WALL CALENDAR 2020

Be the Envy of all Your Engineer Friends! We know that on the Engineer's Desk below, the ESD strap is on inside-out and there is forbidden fruit on the work station. Ya know, coffee. So....prove that you're smarter than us!... Read more

Buddy the Board Takes a Trip

All of our assembly work for Screaming Circuits takes place right here in Canby, Oregon and most of our blank PCBs are built by Sunstone Circuits, ten miles away, in Mulino, Oregon. But that doesn't mean that we aren't a... Read more

The taxes, they are a-changin'

What's that? Sales tax on the Internet, you say? Unfortunately, very soon we will have to say that. Due to a recent Supreme Court ruling, the internet is no longer a sales tax-free zone. Actually, it never was. It's just... Read more

Halloween Time on the Assembly Floor

It's not about what happens late at night after all the workers have gone home, because they don't go home at night. At Screaming Circuits, our lines run 24 hours a day, six or seven days a week. The robots... Read more

All Done and Ready to Go! Or is It?

Most of what I write about here on the Screaming Circuits blog relates to DFM (design for manufacturing) and PCB layout best practices. Being in the business of prototype and on demand manufacturing (POD), we are frequently exposed to the... Read more

PCB TIP OF THE DAY - AVOID COSTLY CONNECTOR MISTAKES WITH PROPER MECHANICAL DRAWINGS

Almost every PCB needs to interface with the outside world in some way or another, or interface with other PCB’s within the internal structure. This means that power and I/O connectors are very common, and unfortunately requirements are commonly overlooked.... Read more