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USB or Universal Serial Bus is popular connectors found in electronic devices. You can find them on printers, computers, mobile phones, pen drives, or even digital cameras.

Venture has a wide range of USB PCB connectors with different components such as:

  • contacts
  • shielding
  • terminations

 

Your Leading USB PCB Supplier in China

Venture is a leading manufacturer and supplier of extremely reliable USB PCB in China for over 10 years. We have been providing excellent quality USB PSB to different industries and applications.

  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board
  • USB FPC Flex PCB Board High Effective
  • USB Charger Electronics Battery
  •  USB Sound Card PCB
  • HDI Circuit Board Assembly
  • ROHS 94V-0 USB Flash Drive

Venture USB PCB comes with a minimum of four contacts. Through shielding our USB PCB can perform in environments that involve a lot of electrical noise.

Also, we manufacture USB PCB that comes with terminations or pins at their bottom. It is specifically designed to fix them to the PCB without any trouble.

As a leading manufacturer of USB PCB, we use various methods like soldering to fix the pins to the board.

Through the years, we’ve been experts in manufacturing different types of USB PCB. And these are:

  • vertical mount plug
  • vertical through-hole
  • mid-mount
  • top mount
  • bottom mount

All USB PCB from Venture is manufactured from durable material for safety and maximum performance. With Venture, you are assured of reliable USB PCB components so you can get complete peace of mind.

We can help you with high-standard USB PCB connectors with precision and quality.

If you have any question regardless of Venture USB PCB, we can answer your concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact us now!

USB PCB: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

USB-PCB-The-Ultimate-FAQ-Guide

This guide covers all information you need about USB PCB.

So, if you have any question about USB PCB, you will find the answer right here.

Keep reading to learn more.

What is a USB PCB?

USB PCB is a special type of PCB you will use to make universal serial bus (USB) interface of electronics systems.

Depending on the configuration, you can mount the USB PCB on the printed circuit board thereby forming seamless connection between electronic components.

USB PCB

USB PCB

What are the Main Components of the USB PCBs?

USB PCBs have numerous components on them that perform quite a number of functions. You will depend on these components to establish a connection between the electronic components.

Here are the main types of components that you will find on the universal serial bus PCB.

Contact Components

You will find a minimum of four contacts on the USB PCB that creates connections between different types of electronic components.

The main types of contacts that you will find on the USB PCB are:

  1. Ground Contacts
  2. Power Contacts
  • Two Data Line Contacts

Shielding Components

This is a metal covering on the USB PCB which is not part of the printed circuit board circuitry. You will use the shielding components on the USB PCB to shield it from environmental or electrical noises.

Termination Components

You may also see pins or terminators at the bottom of the USB PCB for fixing the USB with minimal trouble. You can use soldering to mount the termination components on the USB PCB among other mounting processes.

USB Mass Storage Controller

You will use USB mass storage controller to access the host systems that enables transfer of data between host and USB. The microcontroller acts as a middle man that will facilitate the transfer of data between the USB and the host system.

NAND Flash Memory Chips

You will use the non-volatile data storage that provides the USB PCB with the storage space and power for holding information. It is the part where most of the information that you would like to store are stored within the USB printed circuit boards.

Crystal Oscillator

You will also have the crystal oscillator on the USB PCB which controls flow of information within the USB drive. The crystal oscillator uses 12 MHz clock signals in the control of outputs that come with the device.

Light Emitting Diodes

You may also have particular types of USB printed circuit boards with light emitting diodes on them. It will help in signaling if the USB PCB is being charged or is in use.

Do You Have Thickness Limitations on the Type of USB PCB to Use?

To ensure that the USB printed circuit board works well, you have to ensure that you have the right thickness. In most cases, you will use the standard 1.6 mm thickness which will work very well in most of the applications.

Apart from the standard thickness, you may also opt for a 2 mm thickness depending on the desired applications. In addition to the two common thickness dimensions, you can also opt for custom thickness dimensions depending on application specifications.

What are the Different Orientation and Mounting Type on USB PCB?

Well, there are quite a number of USB printed circuit boards that you can use on different application modes.

Here are some of the USB printed circuit boards that you can opt for depending on your application specifications.

  • Vertical Mount Plug USB PCB
  • Vertical Through Hole USB PCB
  • Mid Mount USB PCBs
  • Top Mount USB PCB
  • Bottom Mount USB PCB

USB PCB Mounting Types

USB PCB Mounting Types

How Does the Vertical Mount Plug USB PCB Compare to the Vertical Through Hole USB PCB?

Among the different types of USB PCBs, you can opt for the vertical mount USB PCB or vertical through hole USB PCB.

Here is how the vertical mount plug USB PCB compares to the Vertical through holes USB PCBs.

Vertical Mount Plug USB PCB

You can opt for the vertical mount USB printed circuit board to mount your USB components on the board vertically.

You can also use different mounting methods such as through hole technology or surface mount technology to mount the components vertically.

The vertical mount plug is also responsible for various practices such as charging of multiple devices like smartphones.

Vertical Through Hole USB PCB

This type of USB PCB has vertical components that you will connect to the board using the through hole technology.

In addition to that, the vertical through hole USB PCB will offer you a narrower footprint especially for space restricted applications.

What is the Difference Between the Mid-Mount USB PCB and the Top-Mount USB PCB?

You can opt for the mid-mount USB PCB or the top-mount USB printed circuit boards depending on the application requirements.

Here is a comparison between the top-mount and the mid-mount USB printed circuit boards.

Top Mount USB Printed Circuit Boards

This type of USB PCB connectors has the terminating leads on the upper side of the printed circuit boards. In most cases, you will use the top mount USB PCBs on the contact pads of different electronic devices.

Mid Mount USB Printed Circuit Boards

You will use the mid mount USB PCB connectors especially for the low-profile consumer electronics. It is an essential USB PCB connector that you can use when you are concerned about height below or over the PCB.

What are the Bottom Mount USB PCBs?

Here, you will have the USB PCB connectors on the bottom side of the printed circuit boards.

In many cases, the bottom mount USB printed circuits boards have components mounted using surface mount technology.

What are Micro-connectors on USB PCBs?

Micro-connectors on the USB printed circuit boards are the smallest, versatile, and popular I/O connectors available within the USB range.

The micro-connectors have five contacts with tiny form factors that allows manufacturers to produce more compact and slimmer devices.

How Do You Solve Problems Affecting the Micro-connectors of USB PCBs?

As you use the USB PCB, you may have to plug it in and out of different electronic devices over a long period.

The plugging in and out of the USB printed circuit boards may affect the stability of the micro-connectors.

At some point, the micro connectors may become loose or gets detached from the USB printed circuit board altogether.

Here are some of the measures that you can take to resolve the problem.

Additional Mechanical Strength

You can opt to increase the mechanical strength of the USB PCB micro-connectors by using the mid-mount or through hole mount.

Use a Helping Plug

You can also opt for help from a plug which you can place lying flat on the printed circuit board.

Using Neutral Cure

You can also opt for the neutral cure silicon rubber or use molten glue to increase more support to the micro-connectors.

What May Hinder the USB PCBs Layouts from Working Well?

You have to make sure that the design of the USB PCB is as accurate as possible and devoid of errors for smooth functionality.

Having mistakes within the USB PCB design may lead to complications and cause issues among other issues.

Here are some of the problems that may affect the overall work of the USB printed circuit boards.

Incorrect Landing Patterns

You may make a very serious mistake especially when you are designing a landing pattern.

One of the mistakes that you may make is getting the pin-pin spacing wrong which would present part soldering difficulty.

You can avoid such problems by using the components on the library of the designing software to increase accuracy.

Incorrect Location of the Decoupling Capacitors

You may also have improper placements of the decoupling capacitors which will eventually lead to performance issues. Here, you have to make sure that you place all the capacitors along the rail of power supply.

In addition to that, you should also place the capacitors closer to the pin that receives the voltage or current.

Insufficient Power Trace Widths

You must have proper widths of the traces on the USB printed circuit boards to carry the power and signals successfully. It is important to get the trace widths right to avoid having power or signal transfer issues.

You should always stick to the minimum trace widths and correct the measurements using the trace width calculators.

What are Some of the Common Problems that Affects the Working Condition of USB PCBs?

Whenever you are using the USB PCB, there are common problems that you may experience. These problems vary and also have very different forms of causes thus the need to understand and fix.

Here are some of the common problems that often affect the normal working conditions of the USB PCBs.

Faulty USB PCB Ports

You may have a malfunction or faulty operations on the USB PCB due to faulty USB printed circuit ports. The best mode of correcting this problem is by ensuring that you replace the faulty USB PCB port with a functional port.

Software Configuration Problems

In some cases, you may have an invalid software on the USB printed circuit board that causes problems on the USB PCB.

You can resolve the issue by going through the following steps:

  1. Checking the software settings on the control panel, device manager, and the main set-up
  2. You should also ensure that you have all the right drivers in the right place
  • Yu can also run a virus check which will ensure that the computer and the USB PCB is healthy
  • Hardware Problems

At times the problem may not be on the software installation but on the components mounted on the USB PCB.

The problem can be as a result of loose connections, and broken components on the USB printed circuit boards.

 USB PCB Assembly

 USB PCB Assembly

How Much Does a USB PCB Cost?

There are quite a number of USB printed circuit boards that are available in different sizes and functional specifications. Due to the variation in quality, size and working specifications, you will pay different costs for every aspect.

In other words, the cost of the USB printed circuit boards vary according or depending on the type of PCB.

You will pay very high prices for high quality USB printed circuit boards that have a greater storage capacity. In other words, the higher the storage capacity and size of USB PCB, the higher the cost you will pay.

In general, you will pay between 3 and 15 US dollars for different types of USB printed circuit boards.

How Do You Design a USB PCB Circuitry?

You may go through a lot of difficulty in the designing process of the USB printed circuit board. That should never worry you because designing the USB printed circuit board is quite a simple process.

With the help of a good computer designing software, you can easily design USB PCBs through the following steps.

Step One: Creating a Unique USB Design Idea

Here, you will dictate the components that you want on the USB PCB thus determining the functionality of the PCB. As soon as you have the idea in place, you can now acquire a good designing software for designing the USB PCB.

Step Two: Creating a Schematic

You will begin the designing process on the computer software by creating a USB PCB schematic.

It is best to begin with the schematic whether you are beginning from scratch using the USB PCB design software.

The schematic will act as the manufacturing guiding steps or the main blueprint of the USB printed circuit board.

You have to make sure that the schematic has the following details:

  1. Components that you require on the USB printed circuit board
  2. Connection between the components on the USB printed circuit board
  • How the components on the USB printed circuit boards are related.

As soon as you complete the schematic, you will create a blank layout using the schematic capture tool on the software. You will create the blank layout which will help in the generation of the USB printed circuit board doc file.

It is also the point where you will determine the dimensions of the USB PCB in terms of size, shape, and layer stackup.

Step Three: Designing Process

With all the other information in place, you can now proceed with the designing process of the USB printed circuit boards.

You have to play within the designing rules which dictate the dos and don’ts during the entire designing process.

It is also the stage where you will place all the individual components that you need on the USB printed circuit boards.

Depending on the mounting process, you will determine the placement of the drill holes if you are using through hole technology.

After that, you will route the traces on the USB printed circuit boards using the right routing guidelines.

Before you complete the designing process, make sure that you place identifiers and labels on the design.

Finally, you will complete the designing process by generating the files and come up with the most appropriate and complete design.

What are Some of the Applications of the USB PCB?

You will use the USB printed circuit board on quite a number of applications in different industries.

Here are some of the industries where the USB printed circuit board come in handy.

  • Communication Industry such as being part of mobile phones, computers and other communication equipment
  • Medical Industry such as transfer of key or relevant medical information using USB PCBs
  • Automotive Industry such as being part vehicle systems for storage of key information
  • Entertainment Industry where you can use the USB PCB for storage of music and movies among others.

In other words, the USB PCB is a very important device that will come in handy on almost every industry.

Application of USB PCB

Application of USB PCB

Which Quality Certifications Do You Adhere to?

As you design and manufacture the USB printed circuit board, you must always think about the quality specifications. There are international quality specifications that you need to adhere to when manufacturing the USB PCB.

Here is a list of some of the quality certifications to adhere to as you manufacture USB printed circuit boards.

  • CE Quality Certifications
  • UL Quality Certifications
  • RoHS Quality Certifications
  • ANSI Quality Certifications
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Quality Certifications

Do You Supply Water Proof USB PCBs?

Yes, we supply water proof USB printed circuit boards. This type of USB printed circuit board has all the characteristics of the normal USB PCB but with excellent IP sealing.

In addition to that, it has waterproof connectors which will block entry of water into the USB PCB thus maintaining integrity.

Which Considerations Must You Balance When Designing the Connector Pitches?

There are specific considerations that you must know during the designing process of the USB PCBs.

You should consider looking at the pitch which refers to the spacing between the individual pins.

USB Connector PCB Layout

 USB Connector PCB Layout

Here are some of the considerations that you have to look at when designing the connector pitches.

Space Constraints

You have to understand that the smaller the pitch of the USB PCB, the smaller the connectors on the USB PCB. With that in mind, you have to ensure that pitch is smaller thus giving the USB PCB a lower profile.

Current Carrying Capacity

You should consider making the size of the header pin as small as possible if you want a lower current carrying capacity. Implying that, the size of the header pin will determine the current carrying capacity of the USB printed circuit boards.

Physical Constraints

You must also consider the other physical constraints with the different connector types that will achieve the desired design. It is important to look at the small ranges which carters for the most basic of the designs of the USB printed circuit boards.

What are the Basic Configurations of USB PCB Board to Board Connectors?

There are basic configurations that you can opt for especially on the USB PCB board to board connectors.

Here are some of the basic configurations that you can opt for.

Single Connectors

Single connectors consist of a single row of the connectors that are available for the board-to-board connections.

It is one of the most popular types of basic configurations that you will have on the USB PCB.

Dual Connectors

Dual connectors consist of double rows of the connectors that are available for the board-to-board connections.

You will have an additional row of connectors thus enhancing the ability to transfer more signals.

Triple Connectors

You can also opt for a custom triple connector which comes with three row connections for the board-to-board connections.

It is not a popular type of connector that you will find but you can request for a custom type of triple connector.

Quad Connectors

Quad connections come in the shape of a square with four row connections available for the board-to-board connectors.

It will definitely increase the connectivity speed and also the speed of data transfer through the USB PCB.

Which USB PCB Connector Orientation Options Do You Have?

Depending on the USB PCB layer applications, you can have numerous orientations of the USB PCB.

Here are some of the USB printed circuit board connector orientation options that you can opt for.

  • Parallel Orientation or the mezzanine stacked with sandwich
  • Horizontal Orientation or the Planar Side-by-Side Butt-Ended
  • Perpendicular Orientation or the Right-Angle Daughter Card Vertical Orientation
  • U-shaped orientation or the Economical alternative for LED connector strips

What is the Purpose of the Plastic Insulators on the USB PCB Connector?

Just from the name, you can deduce that the plastic insulators are for the sole purpose of insulating the USB PCB. You will use them for insulation of the socket contacts and header pins from one another.

Well, you can also use the plastic insulators for other purposes such as positioning and alignment. You will use the plastic insulators for the purpose of aligning and positioning the pins and contacts more accurately.

Which Types of PCBs Do You Use on the USB PCBs?

You can use basically use all the types of printed circuit boards available to make the USB printed circuit boards.

Here are the main types of printed circuit boards that can make a complete USB printed circuit board.

  • Rigid Printed Circuit Boards
  • Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
  • Single Sided Printed Circuit Boards
  • Double Sided Printed Circuit Boards
  • Multilayer Printed Circuit Boards

What are the Main Features of the USB PCB?

Whenever you are shopping or fabricating the USB PCB, one of the important factors to consider are the features.

Here are the main features that you have to look at for a good USB PCB.

Mechanical Features

You have to look at the components the USB PCB mechanical systems which will enhance its usability.

Here, you will look at the tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, hardness, fatigue limits, and elongation among others key features.

Electrical Features

You must also look at the ability of the USB PCB to conduct electric current or transfer signals.

In this case, the main features that you will consider are resistivity, electrical conductivity, thermoelectricity and dielectric strength.

Physical Features

You must also consider looking at the USB PCB features which you can just observe without changing the chemical structure.

Some of the physical features of the USB PCB are intensive color, intensive density, and extensive volume.

Thermal Features

You will also have a look at the behavior of USB PCB in presence of heat or under high temperatures.

Some of the thermal features include thermal conductivity, thermal stress, coefficient of thermal expansion and heat capacity of the USB PCB.

Chemical Features

You should also look at the features of the USB PCB during and after exposure to different chemical elements.

Here, you will look at features such as materials flammability, toxicity, resistance to erosion, as well as acidity among others.

What are the Benefits of Using the USB PCB?

Well, USB printed circuit boards are very important parts of modern information technology. You should consider using the USB printed circuit boards due to the numerous advantages or benefits.

Here are the main benefits of using the USB printed circuit boards.

Speed

You will use the USB printed circuit boards basically because they work at very high speed to store and transfer data.

The speed of operation is often on the increase with an increase in the level of technology from time to time.

Energy Efficiency

Here, the USB printed circuit board only requires power or uses power for data transfer and signaling purposes.

Implying that, it will use the power from other devices to enable the storage and transfer of data efficiently.

Ease of Use

Using the USB printed circuit boards is one of the most significant and easiest things that you can ever perform.

All you have to do is plug it within the electronic device and then transfer the data that you would like to store.

Why Should You Consider Using USB PCB Type C?

You should consider making progress on the new trends that come with development of technology. One of the modern trends on the USB printed circuit boards that you should consider is the USB PCB type C.

Here are the reasons why you should consider using the USB PCB type C.

  • Easy embedding into the housing
  • Higher current carrying capacity
  • Higher levels of durability
  • Ease of use and maintenance

USB PCB Type C Connector

USB PCB Type C Connector

What are the Main Tips for USB PCB Routing?

In case you are looking for peak performance and reliability of the USB, you must consider doing proper routing.

Here are some of the tips that you should follow when routing the USB PCB for better performance results.

Have a Proper Budget

You should consider having a very good budget for the routing of the printed circuit boards. Having a good budget will ensure that you use or purchase the most relevant equipment for PCB routing.

ESD Protection

You must also have ESD protection on the USB PCB to prevent damages during the plugging and unplugging of the USB.

Here, you will add specialty ESD components on the USB PCB thus protecting it from potential damages.

EMI Control

You must also prevent the circuitry from being the source of electromagnetic induction to another PCB circuitry.

Here, you will have a ground path below or adjacent to the differential pair traces will help in reducing ground noise.

Differential Pair Routing

You have to ensure that all the traces are parallel to each other and also match in terms of length.

It is also important to match the signal traces at 90 ohms for better performance of the USB printed circuit boards.

What Happens When the USB PCB Routing is Wrong?

When the USB PCB routing goes wrong, you will find that there are numerous issues with the USB PCB.

You will experience a lot of erratic functions with the bus powered USB devices in case the supply limit exceeds.

Can you Control Impedance in USB PCB Design?

Yes, we do.

Remember controlling impedance is an essential process in USB traces.

Take for example, the USB 2.0 will require the traces to have 90 Ω.

Of course, we have to consider USB trace width and spacing.

To achieve this, it requires careful design and quality evaluation where consider:

  • Dielectric thickness
  • Conductor thickness
  • Board stack up
  • Symmetrical design for the conductor
  • Check signal traces

How do you Support OEM Clients in USB PCB Industry?

Most companies in the world source their USB PCB from China.

This is due to the competitive prices USB PCB manufacturers in China offer.

We help in USB PCB design, fabrication, testing, material selection, assembly, prototyping, and programming.

It will depend on the type of service you need.

Apart from that, you may experience other issues such as differential skew or time differences.

At Venture Electronics, we design and manufacture a range of USB PCBs for your unique requirements and specifications.

Contact us today for all your USB PCB requirements.

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