The Power of the Order Button

PCB123 is a PCB design tool created from the start to be integrated with Sunstone Circuits’ manufacturing processes. This integration has been steadily improved over the years, just this year we made great strides in both improving ease of use, and increasing your choice of...

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...

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...

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...

Reference Designator Best Practices

Dropping the reference designators on your quick-and-dirty design might seem like a good place to save time, but most veteran designers can tell you multiple horror stories trying to figure out a board design later. Matching reference designators on the schematic to the board layout...