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The time is now to go lead-free

Medical electronics products have been exempt from the European Union’s (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive since it went into effect July 1, 2006. However, compliance is right around the corner because medical electronics are expected to be included in the directive’s next revision scheduled for about 2010. Today, RoHS and ‘lead free’ are […]

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A few guidelines for prototyping PCBs

Rapid prototyping in the electronic arena is a bit different than what it is for mechanical devices. There are no special machines to produce functional boards overnight. Prototype PCBs are built on production equipment. So it’s important to give manufactures a head start whether or not essential components and detailed specifications are available. Design and […]

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