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Capicitors

Capacitors and Integrated Circuits: Part 4 PCB and Components

Capacitors There are multiple options for the material of capacitors. There are also different purposes for each material. The materials range from ceramic to Teflon. Although the materials are all different from each other they all have…
switches

Switches- Toggle, Joystick, and Push-button: Part 3 PCB and Components

Switches Switches are components that have the ability to go between conducting electrical energy and not conducting energy. Therefore, Switches control the current flow on a circuit board. This control is easier than having to go in by hand…
Resistors, Diodes, and Transistors

Resistors, Diodes, and Transistors: Part 2 PCB and Components

Resistors, diodes, and transistors are integral parts of a functioning Printed Circuit Board. Without them, a PCB would not be able to perform its tasks. Each of these components has a specific function. Resistors      Resistors are a…
Printed Circuit Boards

Printed Circuit Boards and Their Components: Part 1

The History of Printed Circuit Boards A wood material patented by William H. Mason called Masonite made up Printed Circuit Boards. Masonite is a wood that has gone through pressure molding and steam treatment. Bakelite, an early type of…

5 Things That You Didn't Know Contain PCBs

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How often do we really think about the electric makeup of everyday objects? We use things every single day that contain printed circuit boards and we don’t realize it. We’ve collected a list of everyday objects that may surprise you…

Soldering Printed Circuit Boards Tips

 Soldering Printed Circuit Boards  As we discussed in a recent blog post, Soldering Circuit Boards is a specialty at Falconer Electronics.  With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise…