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Prototyping Your New Electronic Product Idea

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Prototyping Your New Electronic Product Idea

Innovative Circuits, Inc.

Jim Usery

This article outlines the minimum tasks needed to send your new electronic product idea out for prototyping. It lists and defines the minimums to either perform your self or to have subcontracted.

Do you have an idea for an electronic product, the next must-have gadget, music or video system, time saver, or greatest problem-solving device that was ever invented? Even if you have the electronics product design expertise available, there are a number of tasks that you must complete and issues that you must resolve before you have an actual product design that can be produced, marketed, and sold...


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Featured Auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #51


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: 21 March 2007, 1:00 AM (PDT)

Location of Assets: Worldwide

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Assets for Sale:

Semiconductor, Electronic Assembly and Test & Measurement Equipment


Best Video Soldering Tips

Lead-Free (SAC Alloy) Through-Hole Soldering


Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

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Reduction of solder paste usage

Posted by Yngwie

We are exploring ways to reduce the waste of solder paste. Here are some of the ideas I have in mind: 1) To use paste supplied in Syringe instead of jar. Paste that are opened more than 8 hours will normally be discarded, so we are looking for ways to eliminate this waste... ��

ICT bare board

Posted by tanemmirt

I designed a new product. I want to produce it in China. They requested the ICT to be done. I have 3 questions if some one can help me on. 1st: is it mandatory to test all components and paths in the PCBA and check all soldering joints?... ��

Problems with Maxim TQFN 38 pin part

Posted by Oswaldo Rey

I placed a Maxim MAX16810 38 pin TQFN with a power pad ground on the bottom of the chip on a prototype board FR4 doble sided. Vias of 0.6 mm where placed underneath part, 6 vias in total. Solder was placed with an air operated syringe... ��

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ACT Electronics

Online Auction | X-Line Asset Management

Tue, March 20, 2007

Remaining assets from the closure of San Jose operations. Pick and Place, Reflow, Cleaning, Conveyors, ESD Benches, ESD Chairs, Microscopes, Fork Lifts, Assorted Support Equipment, Electronic Test and Measurement... ��

Dallas SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, March 21, 2007 | Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, TX, USA

Don't miss this cost-effective opportunity to meet key people in the Dallas area! Free attendee registration... ��

7th Annual Houston SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Fri, March 23, 2007 | Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, TX, USA

Join us for the 7th annual Houston SMTA Vendor Show, co-located again this year with free technical sessions... ��

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I have over 20 years experience in PCB Manufacturing with the majority of that experience in SMT. I worked to troubleshoot SMT component...��

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