What is a Solder Joint?

Most of the solder the electronic industry uses today is of the lead-free variety, as use of lead has been recognized as a health hazard. Lead-free solder melts at a higher temperature, and has [...]

PCB Vias and Everything You Need to Know About Them

Looking at a complicated Printed Circuit Board (PCB) such as the motherboard of a computer, you are likely to find several tracks going nowhere, and terminated rather abruptly. However, a closer [...]

Preventing Corrosion in Printed Circuit Boards

Unprotected printed circuit boards (PCBs) corrode easily, making corrosion a major cause of failures for PCBs. Corrosion increases the resistance of copper tracks on a PCB, and when sufficiently [...]

How ESD Affects PCBs?

ESD or ElectroStatic Discharge damages both printed circuit boards (PCB) and electronic components. This happens when there is an accumulation of positive or negative charges on insulators or [...]

Trends in PCB Materials

With the field of PCB manufacturing evolving constantly, eminent manufacturers such as Rush PCB are continuously improving their technology, making innovations, and evolving better manufacturing [...]

PCBs for Wearables and Ubiquitous Computing

The surge in popularity of fitness trackers and devices in the last few years has led to eminent PCB manufacturers such as Rush PCB produce Flex PCBs for wearable technology. The huge demand for [...]

High-Density Interconnect and Miniaturization in PCBs

Rush PCB can increase the functionality of your PCBs within the same or reduced area by using the latest technology—High Density Interconnect or HDI. The new PCB technology takes advantage of the [...]

Advanced PCB Materials and Greener Manufacturing

The world is steadily moving towards cleaner and more sustainable production of almost all types of products, including electronic. It is no wonder that the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) that forms [...]

Guidelines for Component Placement in Professional Boards

PCB design is a complex process typically requiring several considerations, sometimes with no single correct way of achieving a functional outcome. Engineers need an in-depth understanding of the [...]

HDI Layer Stackup Design for Large Dense PCBs

Initial design work for large, dense Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), especially the High Density Interconnect (HDI) types, requires the designer to define the appropriate stackup. HDI PCBs that [...]