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PCB assembly Glossary of Terms
Analog Circuit – refers to an electrical circuit providing a continuous quantitative output as a response from its input.
Automated Test Equipment (ATE) – automated equipment designed to analyze and test the functional parameters and evaluating performance of a tested electronic device.
Built-In Self Test - an electrical testing method allowing tested devices to test themselves with specific hardware.
CAD - Abbreviation for Computer Aided Design. CADs are computer programs to design circuitry patterns and circuit boards electronically rather than physical drawing or drafting.
CAM - Abbreviation for Computer Aided Manufacturing Software of programs designed to simulate and check the manufacturability of a product.
Chip - an individual circuit or component of a silicon wafer, the lead-less form of an electronic component.pcba china
Design For Manufacturing (DFM) – a process to check that the design fits the fabrication process requirements and checks for minimal trace width, minimal trace-to-trace distance, minimal hole clearance, as well as additional information.
Dielectric - the insulating material between conductors.
DIP - dual in-line package with two rows of leads from the base in standard spacing between the leads and row. DIP is a through-hole mounting package.
DRC - Design Rule Check.
Dry Film Resist - an ultraviolet light sensitive photopolymer (photoresist) used in the imaging process