technology – Advanced Circuits | PCB Manufacturing & PCB Assembly https://www.4pcb.com/blog Printed Circuit Boards and PCB Assembly Manufacturer Blog Wed, 17 Nov 2021 21:57:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 PCB and Tech Trends for 2014 /blog/pcb-and-tech-trends-for-2014/ /blog/pcb-and-tech-trends-for-2014/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:05:23 +0000 http://dev.4pcb.com/blog/?p=314 Continue reading ]]> printed circuit boards trendsWith the New Year finally here it is time to take a look at the tech industry as a whole and start to project what the biggest trends will be in 2014. As we saw at the end of 2013, consumer electronics will undoubtedly continue to grow in terms of power and functionality. As such, printed circuit boards and PCB manufacturers are expanding their capabilities to give the world technology it has never seen before. Consumers in 2014 can expect larger tablets to be announced and higher resolutions coming to all of their devices, televisions included. Both the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup will be filmed in 4K, the Ultra HD resolution that is already in trial stages in South Korea. Wearable technology will also get more sophisticated this year as watches, glasses and other items gain the ability to monitor and track vital information that is important to us. Whether it is with new devices hitting the market or technologies and processes that allow us to get the most out of our lives, 2014 appears to be another giant step forward for the industry.

Role of the PCB in Future Smartphones

In addition to helping smartphones incorporate all of the features that consumers want, printed circuit boards are also helping usher in all of the design changes in the field. As the PCB continues to pack more power in a smaller space, smartphones will likely get smaller in size. Industry experts predict that smartphones will be strictly composed of PCBs bonded together as a plastic block in order to make the device thinner, lighter, flexible and connector-less. At any rate, it is safe to say that circuit board designers and manufacturers hold the key to the future of smartphone design and capability.

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CES 2014 Shows the Future of PCBs and Technology /blog/ces-2014-shows-the-future-of-pcbs-and-technology/ /blog/ces-2014-shows-the-future-of-pcbs-and-technology/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:31:27 +0000 http://dev.4pcb.com/blog/?p=309 Continue reading ]]> future of printed circuit boardsWith the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, the biggest names in technology gather together to show off the latest in technology and products that are tabbed as the next big thing. While a lot of products that debut at CES may not gain a strong foothold in the marketplace, it is still interesting to see where technology is headed and what we can expect to see in the future. Especially when it comes to PCBs, engineers and product designers like to see where the industry is headed and the features that consumers expect. Some of the biggest trends at CES 2014 revolved around the interconnectivity of all of the devices we use on a daily basis. From smartwatches to home security systems that we can access from our cars, creating a seamless experience across all platforms will be key for companies moving forward.

How Will PCBs Play a Role in the User Experience?

As previously mentioned, consumer electronics are moving toward creating a unified user experience no matter where a person is. Being able to arm your home security system from your car or transmit driving directions from your smartphone to your vehicle GPS unit means that compatible technology will need to be included in these products. PCBs that can handle these components are needed so that users get the functionality they expect and the technology we use can continue to advance. When you are in the process of designing printed circuit boards for your project be sure to check with your manufacturer about their capabilities so that you get the most out of your PCBs.

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