PCBs printed circuit board assembly basically refers to the board once all the components have been installed on the printed circuit board. It is a kind of completely assembled board, which contains all the essential circuitry that is required to go into any electronic device. This is facilitated by a printed circuit board assembler that solders the various electronic components onto the system.

Benefits of PCBs

The major advantage of PCBs is that they can be produced in masses that too at a lower cost. Besides being smaller, their shelf life is also extremely good and they are accessible as well. In addition, the noise associated with electronics is low and the possibilities of an error are lower. The time taken to assemble the circuit is also lesser in contrast to that taken in the case of the assemblage with the traditional method.

Types of PCBs

It is the simplest PCB having only a single layer of the base substrate, fiberglass, and a conductive layer that is usually a layer of copper. It is often called the single-sided/one-sided or single-layer PCB and is the cheapest type of PCB.  A double-sided PCB is a popular type of PCB that is comparatively more complex than a single-sided PCB. Here, the single layer of the base substrate is surrounded by a conductive layer of copper on each side. A multilayer PCB, on the other hand, contains multiple layers but a minimum of three layers.