What Is a UL Certification?

Jul 6, 2021|General

You’ve seen the UL logo indicating UL certification many times on product packaging, whether you knew what it meant or not. Once you understand what UL certification is and what it means for product quality and safety, you’ll always look for it. UL, LLC (formerly Underwriters Laboratories) is a worldwide safety certification company with headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, USA. It was...

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Altium Designer Step-by-Step PCB Design Tutorial

Jul 6, 2021|General

What Is Altium?Table of Contents1 What Is Altium?2 How Does Altium Work?3 Altium Designer Step-by-Step PCB Design Tutorial3.1 Download and Install Altium Designer3.2 Create Your PCB Design Project.3.3 Add a Schematic to the Circuit Board Project3.4 Place the Components on the Schematic Diagram3.5 Compile and Validate the Project3.6 Add a PCB to the Project3.7 Transfer the Schematic to the PCB3.8...

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Lead Soldering vs. Lead-Free Soldering for PCBs

Jul 6, 2021|General

Solder is used to connect components of printed circuit boards and allow them to pass a current freely to allow them to function correctly. There are two types of solder used in today’s PCBs, which are lead and lead-free. Each type has benefits and issues, so we’ll discuss the difference and dive into more detail about each and what makes it...

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