Easy understand the PCB layout

PCB layout is laying conductive signal path connecting the various devices, like decorate the  road, connecting the city by car.

Road construction requires a return to a two-line, PCB routing the same principle, you need two lines form a loop ,for the low-frequency circuit point is a circuit; for the electromagnetic field in terms of speed it is  the transmission line, the most common, such as differential signals line. Such as USB, cable, etc.

We can say that the differential signal lines, is the ideal model for connecting devices signals. The higher the signal requirements, the more you want to close the differential signal lines.

When the device is very much in a board, if distribute it as the differential lines: one problem is PCB area is too large, the second problem is should be distribute into 2N lines heavy workload, It is very difficult, so the actual needs of the people for the proposed multi-layer PCB the concept, The typical is the double-sided PCB board. The bottom layer as a common reference circuit wiring ,so only distribute N + 1 lines, PCB layout is also greatly reduced

Common reference circuit, we often say that the reference ground, for most embedded industry, because the signal is digitized ,signal quality requirements is not very high. Using whole Layer of reference ground not only reduce the board size, but also improve efficiency , it saves time. In fact, the board is reduced to shorten the length of the signal line, and some may be offset because the reference to the signal quality degradation caused problems, so in practice, such incorporation by reference to the effect of PCB layout, the difference was similar to the ideal model line

In the dual-panel design, usually there are often cross-line, you need to do cross-line jumper to ground switching, noted that this jumper can not too long, if too long, easy to split reference ground, especially for some signal line high quality requirements, refer to the bottom it can not be split. Otherwise the signal circuit was completely destroyed, reference ground line will be useless.  generally speaking,  reference ground line only suitable for short jumper with signal lines, signal cables distribute on top layer, or use  more layers of PCB board

PCB layout carrier is a PCB board, general reference  ground to  the PCB edge 1mm from nearby, the signal from the reference line to the near edge of 1mm, so the signals are confined within the PCB  board, this way can be reduced EMC radiation

The Basic Knowledge of Printed Circuit Board that We Need to Know

In our life, we can see PCB find PCB everywhere, the telephone, computer, car, radio, etc; it is a used in many electronics products. PCB looks like just a simple board, but it is a necessary part in most of the electronics products. Putting a simple PCB can make the smart phones smarter and slimmer. Comparing the machine, it has small body and takes small space in the machine; it allows the mounting of other electronic components directly on to it. So, what is PCB? Today, we are going to get some basic knowledge of PCB.

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The full name of PCB is Printed Circuit Board. It has different layers, from single layer to multilayer. Printed circuit board is a non conducted board, such as plastic and glass on to it which the pattern is printed by conducting metal such as copper. This allows the current to pass only through the conducting pattern at the required rate, which is controlled by using resistors, transistors and amplifiers.

For creating a PCB, we need finish four main steps, which is designing, printing, etching and completing the board. Now, we will have a simple introduction of these four steps one by one.


Designing is the very beginning of one PCB created. For designing a PCB, we must use designing software. This step is the most important part and the function of a device is depended by how the circuit designed. But please note that if you design the circuit faultily, all of work at creating of the board might be wasted. So, the engineer must be very careful. Once the design finished, we will get a Gerber file and it will be used to build the board.


After finishing the design, we can go on and enter into printing process. This is the stage where the circuit design is stenciled on copper covered circuit board. The pattern of the circuit is created by using non corrosive ink, so that only the pattern of the circuit will be remained when the board is immersed in etching process.


Now, we are at the third stage where the board is immersed in an etching process that is a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and muriatic acid. The etching dissolves or melts away the unprotected copper coating and only the circuit design which was covered with noncorrosive ink remained. The printing which consists of lines of copper that remained on the board, this is called trances. The circuit board is finally washed in neutralizing bath or cold water to remove any traces of the remaining etching.


Finally, the board goes into the drilling step. Drilling holes, where the components will be attached. Once this step is finished, the PCB is ready to be used.

This is just a simple explanation of the production process of the printed circuit board. Every factory has their different manufacturing process. We still need to work hard to get deeper knowledge of PCB.

About US

Wonderful PCB Limited is a manufacturer specialized in producing various circuit boards of high technology content and high quality requirements, as a well-known supplier of single and double side, multilayer, blind buried hole aluminum board and flexible circuit board in the world, Wonderful also provide one-stop service of PCB manufacturing, PCB assembly, PCB components purchasing, and PCB function test for both domestic and foreign customers.

Since its launch in 1996 , by all the staffs’ years of effort, and full support from different sectors of the society, with the high quality products, Wonderful PCB Limited obtain support and trust from all kinds of electronics manufacturers around the world, with continuous stable increasing output, the company scale get rapid development.

Wonderful PCB (HK) Limited registered in HongKong in 2002. By the end of 2007, total assets is nearly one hundred million CNY, factory building area of 20000 square meters, 700 staffs in workshop area. After expansion again in 2010, the monthly output over 40,000㎡, output of single, double side and multilayer FPC over 5000㎡, after many years of struggle and enterprising of all colleagues, We Wonderful has abundant technical force, rich management experience, advanced production equipment, perfect detection means, as well as the comprehensive management and after-sales service. Our products are widely used in communications, medical, industrial control, home appliances and other fields, in addition to occupy the domestic part of the market at the same time, exported to southeast Asia countries and regions in Europe and America.

Nowadays, under situation of increasingly competition in technology, Wonderful PCB Limited increasing invest in technology research and development on and on, to cooperate with clients for all kinds of printed circuit board of high, refined, sharp demand, our company introduces Germany, France and other advanced production equipment, relying on scientific management, has trained a number of highly qualified professional talent team, at the same time with high quality products, reasonable price, fast lead time, good after-sales service to serve all customers.

Wonderful PCB Limited adhere to the “customers first Integrity-based “spirit of enterprise, using advanced management ideas and methods, adhere to considering the customer as the focus, with excellent after-sales service to serve masses of customers, product quality with reference to the IPC standards and the United States military standard MIL, and through ISO9001 quality assurance system, UL safety certification and the ISO14001 environmental certification system, such as quality guarantee, provide safe and reliable high quality products to you.

In the process of construction of diversified development of enterprise, Wonderful PCB limited adhere to “to the ongoing training to improve staff quality” of the enterprise culture idea, pay attention to talent cultivation, building learning organization, through effective training, improve personal comprehensive quality, cultivation and improve the corporate culture, creating a modern service team, for Wonderful PCB, ensures Wonderful PCB can continuously to provide customers high quality products and quality and efficient service.

Company take the high technology as a starting point, using world first-class level of equipment and raw material for production and consider high-precision sales, high-density multilayer circuit board as the development direction of our products and technologies, to be built into “First-class PCB enterprise” as our vision, “provide high quality PCB products and sincere complete PCB products one-stop service to electronic information industry” as our mission.

Global And China FPCB Industry Report, 2014

In 2013, Flexible pcb industry enjoyed a high-speed growth with the market size approximating USD12.03 billion, up 16.2% from the level in 2012. The South Korean vendors developed rapidly and were excessively upbeat about the industry’s outlook, aggressively expanding capacity starting from the very beginning of 2012. As a result, most of new capacity was available in Q2 2013. However, the FPCB companies in South Korea without diversified customers, were heavily dependent on the key accounts such as Samsung and LG, thus making them less competitive during negotiations. Therefore, these vendors cut the prices steeply in Q4 2013, sending them into price war.

In 2014, price decline continued to deteriorate, which led to a sharp fall in revenue of South Korean vendors. The implications of high-speed capacity expansion are high fixed costs, which would thus result in a plunge in profit margin. It is projected that the revenue of INTERFLEX, a leading South Korean FPCB company, would tumble by 50%, and its operating margin would record a 27% loss in 2014 in contrast to no-profit-no-loss in 2013. Additionally, affected by the order shift of Apple, the company has hardly received any orders from Apple in 2014.

Another pressure for the vendors in South Korea came from the depreciated yen, and the won appreciated against the yen. However, the Japanese products have better performance; coupled with the reduced prices bought on by yen depreciation, they are more competitive.

Apple shortened the supply chain, giving more of its orders to the vendors in Taiwan, which resulted in a fall in revenue of M-Flex, at an estimated 20% drop in 2014. And as the losses expand, M-Flex’s operating margin is expected to slip from -8.4% in 2013 to -11.8%.

Despite a substantial decline in revenue of the South Korean vendors, the biggest customer of FPCB market—Apple did not bring down the purchase price. Meanwhile, the new iPhones have bigger size and therefore need more FPCBs. Consequently, the vendors in Taiwan and Japan saw a big increase in revenue, thereby filling in the vacuum. We predict that in 2014 the market size of FPCB worldwide reached USD12.608 billion, up 4.8% from 2013.

Of the Taiwanese vendors, ZDT generated the most revenue. ZDT under Hon Hai obtained more of the orders from Apple. It is forecasted that its revenue will jump by 55% to USD1.518 billion in 2014, overtaking Japan’s SEI as the world’s second. In contrast, the world’s first NOK reduced the capacity in Japan, instead expanded the capacity in Thailand and Mainland China, which helped not only substantially increase its revenue but also rapidly turn out of red. At the same time, the global HDD market tends to be stable, with the shipments rising mildly from 2013. The HDD for FPCB is the main product of NOK, an Apple’s leading supplier.

We project that in 2015 smartphones will present a slowing growth, tablet PCs will begin to decline, notebook computers will grow slightly or be flat. Moreover, LCD-TVs are expected to grow by a small margin. And wearable devices are very likely to rise significantly, but its application of FPCB is too small to fuel the market. In 2015, it is more than likely that LCD-TV will be the mainstay to drive the market. And after 6-8 years of popularization, LCD-TV is expected to undergo a boom of TV set replacement. And consumers will choose 4K TV with higher resolution or change the original smaller 32-37 inch television to 40-42 inch television.

We expect that it will be very hard for the South Korean vendors to reverse the downtrend when Samsung’s mobile phone shipments slow down and its LCD shipments are falling with losses. It is more likely that the South Korean vendors will suffer collapse, while the companies from Japan and China’s Taiwan will benefit from it, especially Japanese ones that had improved the competitiveness after the repeated depreciation of yen.

PCB material appearance defects common measures and industry analysis of commonly used terms

The reason PND (Pits and Dents) pits and depressions occur: fish  any fines particles adsorbed by the edges due to static electricity, the upper plate  residual water Material of the active air drop of dust and debris attached to the copper plate. Solution: identify the problem immediately to re-grind plate and, after washing on the line of the most fundamental solution to reduce staff contact and exposure to air time, to complete the clean room stacked combination of cutting and automatic installation of devices to eliminate static electricity.

SLP (Slippage) slip occurs:   piece of content R / C high and  flow R / F is greater than the pressure is too easy to produce timely, and every pot temperature is too large and cause uneven flow  substrate per pot Chan will lead to poor positioning piece slip responses: Chan piece R / C, R / F high vertical machine (or water Liquidation machine) can also alter the conditions on Chan laminated CYCLE such as reduced heating rate as amended, postponed the pressure, reduce stress, if a larger temperature difference between each pot can reduce tension lowering capacity to overcome the poor pay more attention to improving the positioning operation.

Dry (Dried Laminate) board dry Analysis: Poor glass cloth coupling agent compatibility with resin resulting in poor wetting. Or  piece over so that timely pressure hardening resin flow is bad if found to have low flow  pcb board that will produce dry, this condition at the time of solder measured  prone stratification. Solution: glass cloth surface finish problems, please materials manufacturers improved  low traffic reduces varnish water  of time or improve  piece   flow of time and, if not serious Dry Lamination may amend conditions such as increased temperature rate, the pressure on early, increasing pressure.