Screaming Circuits: June 2020

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Choosing Between Flex and Rigid-Flex

You're in the middle of designing a very small wireless data collection. The size has made it a real challenge and you've always thought that you could get another important chip or two on the board if it could just... Read more

Afraid of designing with Flex? Three reasons you might want to try

Until fairly recently the use of flexible PC board material (flex) was considered only for specialized or exotic applications. As tends to happen with advanced technology, the "mainstream" has caught wind of flex. With so many Internet of Things (IoT)... Read more

PCB Choices: THROUGH-HOLE OR SURFACE MOUNT?

Should folks building small numbers of circuit boards use surface-mount parts, or should they stick with through-hole components that are so much easier to handle and solder (not to mention see)? I spend my days and nights surrounded by printed... Read more

Five Misconceptions About Solder Mask

Before parts are added, a typical printed circuit board (PCB) has four ingredients: substrate, metal, solder mask, and silkscreen. Each of those four ingredients comes in a host of variations, and each has varying degrees of “requiredness.” All four should... Read more

Bulletin - Screaming Circuits COVID-19 Impact and Response

This article will be continually updated with our most current status. Screaming Circuits is open to support your manufacturing needs. As of June 2, 2020: Important but unchanged: We delivering orders on-time 98% of the time Our factory is up... Read more

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