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in the general news media as they relate to printed circuit board technology.
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Computer-aided manufacturing technology, the English name is Computer Aided Manufacturing, referred to as CAM, is an advanced technology that is controlled by computer control. The development of computer technology and the emergence of laser plotters have led to the use of PCB-assisted manufacturing technology. Various CAM systems can generally process the gerber data (Gerber data), eliminate various defects in the design, make the design easier to produce, and greatly improve the production quality.
For the production of PCB printed boards, because many designers do not understand the production process of the circuit board, the circuit diagram of the design is only the most basic circuit diagram, and can not be directly used for production. Therefore, it is necessary to modify and edit the line file before actual production. It is not only necessary to produce a film map that can be suitable for the production process of the factory, but also to make corresponding punching data, mold opening data, and other data useful for production. It is directly related to various production projects in the future. These require engineers and technicians to understand the necessary production processes, and at the same time master the relevant software production, including common circuit design software such as: Protel, Pads2000, Autocad, etc., should be familiar with the necessary CAM software such as: View2001, CAM350; GCCAM Etc., CAM should include PCB design inputs, which can edit, correct, repair, and imprint circuit graphics, use disk as the dielectric material, and output automated data for ray mapping, drilling, and inspection.
With the development of the electronics industry, the requirements for printed boards are getting higher and higher. The high density of the printed board design, the thin wire, the small aperture tend to be faster and faster, and the production process of the printed board is more and more perfect.
At first glance, the PCB is similar in appearance regardless of its inherent quality. It is through the surface that we see the differences that are critical to the durability and functionality of the PCB throughout its lifetime.
It can be classified according to PCB use, substrate type, structure, etc., and is generally divided by PCB structure.
Basic grounding method: There are three basic grounding methods in electronic equipment: single-point grounding, multi-point grounding, and floating ground.
The so-called copper coating is to use the unused space on the PCB as the reference surface, and then fill it with solid copper. These copper areas are also called copper filling.
Eight Principles of PCB Design
Build up Multilayer PCB, BUM refers to the application of insulating dielectric on the insulating substrate, or the traditional double-panel or multi-layer board, and then electroless copper plating and electroplating copper to form wires and connecting holes. A multilayer printed board requiring a number of layers.
The high precision of printed circuits refers to the use of fine line width/pitch, micro holes, narrow ring width (or no ring width), and buried, blind holes and other technologies to achieve high density. The high precision means that the result of "fine, small, narrow, thin" will inevitably bring high precision. Take the line width as an example: O.20mm line width, and O.16-0.24mm is qualified according to the regulations. The error is (O.20 soil 0.04) mm; and the line width of O.10mm, the same error is (0.10±O.02) mm, obviously the accuracy of the latter is doubled, and so on is not difficult to understand. Therefore, the high precision requirements are not discussed separately. But it is a prominent problem in production technology.
The anti-jamming measures that are not common in some literatures are detailed below. Considering the practical application, especially in the trial production of products, double panels are still widely used. The following contents are mainly for double panels.
Reasonable layout of components is the basic premise for designing high quality PCB drawings. The requirements for component layout mainly include installation, stress, heat, signal and aesthetic requirements.
Since the printed circuit board is not a general end product, the definition of the name is slightly confusing. For example, the motherboard for the personal computer is called the motherboard and cannot be directly called the circuit board. Although there is a circuit board in the motherboard, It's not the same, so when you evaluate the industry, you can't say the same thing. For example, because there are integrated circuit parts on the board, the news media called him an IC board, but in fact he is not equivalent to a printed circuit board.
The below describes several EDA software commonly used in circuit design. There are many EDA softwares in this industry, such as transformer design, electrical design, integrated circuit design, etc., as well as a variety of microcontrollers. Simulation software.
PowerPCB enables users to achieve high-quality design and vividly reflects all aspects of the electronics design industry. Its constraint-driven design approach reduces product completion time. You can define safety spacing, routing rules, and design rules for high-speed circuits for each signal, and apply these plans hierarchically to the board, to each layer, to each type of network, to each network, to each group. On the network, each pin is placed to ensure the correctness of the layout design. It includes a wide range of features including clustering tools, dynamic routing editing, dynamic electrical performance checks, automatic dimensioning and powerful CAM output capabilities. It also has the ability to integrate third-party software tools such as the SPECCTRA router.
The PROTEL99 electrical layer is divided into two types, the positive layer and the negative layer. These two layers have completely different properties and usage methods.
Especially for beginners, it is necessary to master the testing methods and experience of common components.
Different methods must be used according to different components to judge whether the components are normal or not.