A PCB Board is a board with printed circuits on the surface connecting different elements and functions. A PCB Board makes it possible to make the functions working where the circuit is connected to. for example, a remote control has a button to switch channel. The remote control has to know in that case what to do. In the device the PCB Board connects the button to the part that is actually sending the signal to the television to switch channel.
And also in the television there must be a PCB Board to tell the channel has to switch. Here also a printed circuit layout is connecting the receiver. Printed circuit boards, or also called, PCB, are used to connect electronic components using conducting pathway’s, track and signals of traces which are etched from copper sheets and laminated on a non conductive substrate.
Not all PCB’s can be regarded as Printed Circuit Boards. When the board only has copper tracks and features and no capitators, resistors and or active devices they are actually called Printed Wire Boards or Etching Wire Boards. A printed circuit board is however the most common used term by most of the people.
These day’s printed wiring circuit boards are used in many products people use today in common life. In almost every product containing electronic parts these boards are used, no matter how small the product can be.
If the PCB contains electronic components, the board may be considered a Printed Circuit Board. As a replacement for printed circuit boards also wire wrap’s and point to point constructions are used. But because of the possibilities to produce Printed Circuit Boards very effective and cheap they are the most popular boards these day’s to be produced.
To maintain the quality of the boards the electronic industry have been setting up standards controls in the PCB fabrication process to assure the quality of the boards and they are mostly controlled by rules of the IPC organization.