RF/Micro Designers – We Can Help

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...

Free Support? Yes!

"I didn’t even realize that free live support was even available… Figured that I would have to pay like most of the other software vendors require. I have tried to use the manual as much as possible so as to not trouble you guys, but I...

PM Plastics, Inc.

Chris Peck, from PM Plastics, Inc., contacted us via email to discuss a number of topics. But he had this to say about his overall experience using PCB123. Chris gave us permission to share:   I like your service and tools very much. As I am not a...

What Designers have to say about PCB123 V5.4

"Eagle Harbor (EHT) provides innovative solutions for pulsed power applications" EHT has delivered on R&D contracts for DOE, NASA and DOD. Our products rely on innovative PCB designs that must withstand operation at voltages up to 40 kV, while minimizing stray inductance and capacitance. To...

Gerber PCB Layout Guidelines

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...

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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...

Explanations of the PCB123 DRC Violation Types

PCB123 DRC Violation Types All DRC categories reported by the Design Rule Checker in PCB123 are listed here, with either an explanation of what causes the error, or a description of how to resolve the error. At this writing, such information is not included in the...

John Teel Dishes wisdom on PCB Design in Make: Magazine

John Teel is the Principal at Predictable Designs.  He's a regular user of Sunstone Circuits' manufacturing services, and a regular contributor to Make: Magazine. http://makezine.com/2016/08/15/7-fatal-mistakes-avoid-printed-circuit-board-pcb-design/ Here's a link to his article the Seven Fatal Mistakes in PCB design. As I read John's article, it strikes me that...