PCB Assembly – SMT vs Through-Hole


What is Surface Mount technology Surface Mount Technology (SMT) refers to the now prevalent method for attaching the various components of a finished printed circuit board (PCB) to the surface of the board (e.g. anchoring the transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, sensors, and other electronic components to the board). SMT involves mounting components onto […]


PCB Assembly, also known as PCB Soldering, refers to the process of soldering electronic components to a printed circuit board (PCB).The process used to solder SMT (Surface Mount Technology) components is different than the one used to solder through-hole components. What is Soldering? Soldering is a process in which electronic components are joined to a printed […]

Printed circuit board assembly includes various aspects, components, and steps. One of the most important aspects of the final PCB product is the silkscreen. Including a silkscreen in the PCB manufacturing process is vital to identifying the component layout on a complete printed circuit board. But what is a silkscreen, and what makes it special? […]

This article is intended to be used as a guideline when placing a PCB assembly order with any electronic contract manufacturer (ECM). It identifies some of the most common mistakes made during the ordering process and it shows how to avoid them. By thoroughly referencing this document prior to placing a PCB assembly order, you […]