If you are an electrical engineer, you may mistakenly believe that printed circuit boards, both in their design and assembly, don’t have anything to offer you in terms of your career or ongoing learning. The truth is that although circuit board prototyping was not a part of your engineering degree, it is something that you will very likely be called upon to do at some point in your career. To avoid getting egg on your face, here are a few tips to get you started. After all, engineers need to stay on top of their ongoing learning to stay competitive in today’s market.
Besides the PCB, there are also the closely related IC, or integrated circuit, and the hybrid circuit. Today let’s focus on the more common prin