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 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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