Smaller and lighter printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming increasingly popular within the PCB industry. The old, rigid, and thick PCBs that many are used to are becoming increasingly obsolete with regard to current applications. The electronic devices that so many people rely on every day are becoming smaller and lighter. Smartphones, laptops, and many more devices are being built with portability in mind, and PCB manufacturers must respond to this trend in order to survive.
Until recently, the creation of efficient Printed Circuit Board layouts wasn’t exactly a pressing issue. Electronic devices were large, and PCBs weren’t restricted in size. Today, however, PCBs are smaller than ever before and sometimes even ultra-thin and flexible. Designers are now forced to put more powerful and complex PCBs on smaller boards. Unfortunately, the close proximity of components and traces increases the chances of failure. This means that PCB designers are investing significant resources into designing the most efficient and effective PCB layouts possible.
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) have applications in nearly every electronic device available on the market. As the brains of these devices, PCBs are intricate systems that require highly specialized manufacturing processes.
Almost every new piece of technology you see nowadays, from cell phones to the keyboards in your computers are built with Flexible Printed Circut Boards. These boards can adapt to any shape and are not limited to a design built around a rigid, unbending circuit board. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using a flexible printed circuit board.