Gerber PCB Layout Guidelines – DRAFT

Gerber PCB Layout Guidelines This checklist is a tool to help ensure that you have the correct Gerber PCB layout guidelines before submitting your PCB design files. Note: ValueProto and PCBExpress®  order files are run 'as-sent' with limited design review. I will be submitting my design as: A Native...

PCB123 V5.3.5 Released!

We've just released the biggest set of changes to PCB123 in years. And yet, it'll look pretty much like it always did! In version 5.3.5, the biggest changes aren't in the commands, or the user interface. The most powerful enhancements aren't in the look-and-feel. No, the...

New RF/Microwave Board Capabilities!

Sunstone Circuits has announced the addition of RF/Microwave materials for 1 and 2 layer boards. Sunstone is offering industry standard high performance electronics materials, including: ARLON® Polyflon Rogers 3000® series Rogers 4000® series Rogers RT/Duroid® (5000/6000 series) Taconic ® With these materials, designers can achieve clean RF and Microwave circuits. PCB123 users looking...

PCB123 Newsletter – April 2016 RAW TEXT

PCB123® NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2016 April PCB123® Newsletter Let me start off by assuring you that there is absolutely NO April Fool’s joke in this PCB123® Newsletter. With all sincerity, we’re pleased to give our PCB123 user base some advanced notice of an exciting upcoming...

Reference Designators on super-dense boards

Over at the "Hot Wires" blog ( a Circuits Assembly magazine feed), Duane Benson from Screaming Circuits has just posted a GREAT bit of information on how to create reference designation for boards too dense to print them on the board itself. This is critical...