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Standard of Excellence: Five Ways to Ensure You Have the Right Military PCB Supplier

With the current shortage of qualified and certified military PCB suppliers, finding one has become more challenging than ever. We once had over 1,500 PCB companies in the U.S., with perhaps one-third of them being mil spec (military specification) qualified, but with about 500 now, there are just a handful. […]

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Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 1

Unlike other specifications like the aerospace AS9100 standard that focuses on the quality management system, MIL-PRF-31032 is a performance specification; in other words, it was established to test PCBs to certify that they meet the necessary requirements for military use. The title of the specification is “Printed Circuit Board/Printed Wiring […]

Flex circuits

Advantages of Flexible and Rigid-Flex PCB Circuits

Since their introduction, flexible and rigid-flex pcb boards have been steadily moving from the fringe of electronic interconnection towards its center. Today, flexible PCBx boards are found in countless products from the very simple to the highly complex. There are numerous reasons for this shift, as there are a multitude […]

Ask the ASC Expert

Ask the ASC Expert: What is a micro rectifier?

John Bushie, ASC’s Director of Technology, explains what a micro rectifier is and how it functions. Transcript: SW: Steve Williams here I’m at American Standard circuits today I’m with John Bushie, director of technology here hey John how you doing? JB: Very well, Steve. SW: So recently, you and I […]