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What is PCB?

Definition – What does PCB (Printed Circuit Board) mean?

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is a board that is made of fiberglass, composite epoxy, or other laminate material. Conductive pathways are fixed or printed onto a board that connecting different components on the board, such as resistors, transistors, and integrated circuits. PCB is also known as a printed wiring board or etched wiring board.

Glossary Web explains PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

Printed Circuit Boards are used in both kinds of computers such as desktop and laptop. They serve as the foundation for various internal computer components including video cards, network interface cards, controller cards, and expansion cards. All these components are connected to the motherboard that is also a printed circuit board.

While PCBs are associated with computers, they are commonly used in many other electronic devices besides computers. Most of the TVs, digital cameras, radios, cell phones, and tablets include one or more PCBs. While the Printed Circuit Boards found in mobile devices look similar to those found in computers and large electronics, they are thinner and contain finer circuitry.

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