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? Altium Designer takes PCB manufacturing to the next level. It is a PCB software used to streamline the design process and combine all the tasks needed to make a board in one advanced program. How Does Altium Work? Altium is a Windows Program with a complex working station that combines PCB, schematics, 3D views, and editing your board to be...

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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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