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METHOD TO MAXIMIZE NUMBER OF BOARDS IN THE PCB MANUFACTURERS PANEL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009048D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Vahid Kazem-Goudarzi Anthony J. Suppelsa Gaiy Burhance

Abstract

A Panel design to remove the area out of a print- ed Circuit panel (PCB) that is taken up by the exten- sion area which is normally added to run in a manu- facturing system. The added area increases the panel sizes thus achieving a lower number of panels that could be yielded from a single 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel. By designing the PCB panel to compensate for this problem it increases the overall number of panels that can be generated from a sin- gle 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel which lowers the individual printed circuit board cost.