internet-of-things PCB

Influence of IoT on PCBs

Influence of IoT on PCBs

Rush PCB has deeply woven the effects of the fourth industrial revolution or the Internet of Things (IoT) into their daily life and within their framework of technology. IoT is growing at a tremendous pace in the  electronic industry. Globally, it is considered as one of the most significant movements of the century.


Unobtrusively infiltrating into everyday life, IoT has been effectively changing the way consumers look at life and technology presently. At the same time, not many are aware that PCBs are keeping IOT at the forefront of technology. In fact, IoT and PCB technology are both advancing simultaneously. IoT is causing a paradigm shift in PCB design and manufacture. With the phenomenal increase in demand for IoT devices, PCB designers need to master the intricacies of Rigid, Flex, Rigid-Flex, and HDI PCBs. Pioneer PCB manufacturers such as Rush PCB are already at the forefront of technology that IoT demands.

Although people are more aware of consumer electronics as these devices are more visible, IoT devices dominate more in the manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare industries. IoT devices effectively span the physical and digital world as they can connect to IP networks without resorting to a personal computer. The most prominent example of an IoT device is the smartphone with its myriad apps. This app allows controlling home appliances and utilities. Other examples of IoT are the wearable devices and vehicles with data accessibility.

HDI PCBs for IoT

Earlier, the shape and size of the computer was dependent on the structure of its inner components—at present, that is no longer true. Thanks to the latest technologies used by eminent manufacturers such as Rush PCB, the industry can create optimal IoT products  easily. It is possible without  restricting their design or functioning.

In fact, Rush PCB is leading the way in making PCBs with sophisticated manufacturing processes. We make all types of flex, rigid-flex, and high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs.  that allow designers complete freedom to express their functionality and sustainability with the aspects of the new form they can create.

For instance, HDI PCBs allow the designer express their design freedom, while they cater to high-power demands in increasingly sparse spaces. Rush PCB makes HDI PCBs suitable for the harshest environments. It has high tensile strength of copper. Additionally, it is capable of withstanding constant device stress .That’s  why;  it is a suitable option to contemplate. At Rush PCB, we handle all the challenges you can present us with. You only need to give us a call, and we will do the rest.

Flex Printed Boards for IoT

Our customers can reduce their design limitations by using flex printed boards from Rush PCB. The structure of our flex boards allows designers use revolutionary forms and shapes. It is viable while reducing several types of errors and reducing costs. Major attributes of flex printed boards from Rush PCB are:

Lower Weight: Flex circuits from Rush PCB can save 95% of the weight of an equivalent regular rigid board. With lighter internal components, designers can make IoT devices much more versatile. With smaller hearing aids and more delicate surgical equipment, they are the best choice to consider.

Smaller Size: A rigid PCB not only limits the design freedom, but also requires much more space within the device. Replacing it with a flex circuit from Rush PCB allows the designer to reduce the size dramatically. The maintainiance or even enhancing the functionality is our core priority.

Improved Durability: Rush PCB makes flex PCBs with materials that are much more durable and can withstand stress from impacts or vibrations. This is an important requirement of industrial IoT devices.

Improved Reliability: Flex circuits from Rush PCB can replace wiring and interconnecting cables. It helps in reducing human assembly errors and improving assembly times.

Why Rush PCB for IoT

Rush PCB focuses on combining the best features of flex and HDI technology. The ultimate purpose is to create the most appealing and efficient designs for IoT. Apart from the individual advantages of either technology, typical benefits of this combination are:

  • Reduction of thermal stress
  • improvement in signal quality
  • Ability to withstand harsh environments
  • Use of Copper with high tensile strength

Our customers trust Rush PCB to provide industry-leading options. We surpass your expectations by not only meeting your budgets. We can make you stand outside the crowd.

Contact us today for your next IoT project.


The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things: Connecting Devices for a Smarter Future

Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. It’s a concept that has been around for many years and is starting to become a reality.

Going back about 20 years, the concept of the internet was new, and the opportunities that the web contained were unproven. Household names such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google didn’t exist at the time. Over the last twenty years, the internet has become a tool for common communication, information, and interaction… between people.

The Internet of Things is another step. Although the term was first used in 1999, it has only come into common use recently. The Internet of Things can best be described as the network of devices that are linked to other devices without the need for human interaction. It is estimated that there are already nearly five million devices connected, and Forbes Magazine suggests that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion devices connected.

Think of the factors that have changed in accessing the internet over the last twenty years. The world moved from dial-up to broadband and then fiber. Remote 4G technology now provides timely access to the internet using tablets and smartphones wherever people are.

At a basic level, people are becoming accustomed to the idea of using the internet to remotely access devices. Some people have home security systems that can be accessed through a website. Others can turn home heating systems on and off remotely using the internet. You can set your Digital TV Recorder to record a program at home using your internet, anywhere. All of these interactions still require human activity. They are examples of using the internet to interact with things.

In continually more situations, devices are being designed to connect, without the need for human interaction. The simplest way to think about it is to realize that any device that can be connected may in the future be connected. This could include your garage door remotely opening as your car approaches it, or your car automatically sending a text message if you’re stuck in slow-moving traffic. Your printer could be programmed to know when it is running low on toner or paper, and automatically place an order with the stationery supplier for replacement stock to be delivered. These linkages all meet personal needs.

In the future, the Internet of Things will have effects on you without you being aware of it. Think of traffic flows being automatically adjusted based on the number of vehicles on the road at any given time. Think of manufacturing processes being automated and linked with suppliers of material to maximize the efficiency of supply and distribution channels. All devices that use electricity can interact with utility companies to balance power generation and usage. Remote health monitors can provide real-time information to medical staff regarding patients in their care. The opportunities for devices to interact with each other to benefit our lives are endless. And over the next few years, these advances will start appearing in our daily lives, probably without us even being aware of the new, efficient Internet of Everything.

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