Understanding Types of PCBs

With so many different types of PCB available today, it is important to know the fundamental differences of each type. Here are 6 of the most common types of PCBs.

Types of PCB

1. Single-sided PCBsPCB_1

This is the simplest and cheapest PCB used for simple design with high volume products.


2. Double-sided PCBs


This type of PCBs uses both layers to increase circuit density, reduce size, allowing more flexibility on the design.


3. Multilayer PCBs

This type of PCBs has 2 or more layers with industry stand common set in between 4-28. This is used for more complex, compact, power intensive products.

4. High-Density interconnect PCB (HDI)

This type is the newest of the all, it condenses and fits more circuit in a smaller area than a regular PCB. It is used in the latest smart phones and tablets.

5. Flexible PCBs

A flexible PCBs is designed to be bent, twist and folded. This is a very popular type PCB today due to its flexibility.


6. Rigid-flexible PCB


This type of PCBs combines the advantages of 2 properties into one. As you can imagine it has the sturdiness, reliability and high flexibility to shape into different designs.


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