Why do people use multiple layers PCB? What are they required for?

We seldom use multiple layers in our product ranges, which cover all types of smoke alarm. What are they required for? Any advantages?
  • Simplify PCB Traces

Multiple layers make it easy for the PCB traces to route by jumping over from one layer to another to complete the path. Hence many complex circuits can be routed easily.

  • Compact

Also the demand for compact electronic devices boosts the need for multiple layers PCB.

  • Isolate Supply and Ground

In PCBs with 4 or more layers, supply and ground is separated. This offers isolation between supply and ground pins and hence avoids short circuit.

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Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.
Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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Is PCB testing of all nets after assembly required?

That is my first time asking an assembly house to produce 200 units of a PCB (and not the usual 3 or 5 PCBs). The assembly house came back to me saying that the testability of the board was bad and that they need to have 1.2 mm pads on the bottom side of the PBC for all nets… They require such large pads because beds of nails are a much more economical option than flying probe for 200-400 units since they can do it in-house. Is adding 1.2 mm pad on ALL nets common practice for PCB?

Why are there teardrops on PCB pads?

I received the PCB design file from supplier. There are some teardrops, which I have seldom seen. Why are there teardrops on the PCB design?

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