What are the Advantages of Smaller PCBs?

Electronic devices are constantly being miniaturised these days and as new technologies are being developed, companies are looking for ways to make their products smaller and more powerful. However, does making electronics smaller provide any advantages other than saving space? Miniaturising components and using smaller PCBs provide an array of advantages that can greatly benefit companies.

Here are a few benefits of smaller printed circuit boards.


Lower Costs

By miniaturising the components and using smaller circuit boards, you can reduce the number of materials needed. As a result, using smaller printed circuit boards can reduce your overall cost of the production of the PCBs. Although there may be higher costs for researching and developing smaller technology depending on your requirements, there are long-term cost-saving benefits of using fewer materials. A long-term cost saving is that you can benefit from lower transport costs. If you have smaller products to transport, then you can transport more for a lower or similar price.


Saves Space

If you need to produce circuit boards for small devices, such as mobile phones, then smaller PCBs are perfect for the application. In mobile phones, you not only need to fit on the circuit board, but also various other components, such as the battery, the camera, and more. Therefore, the more room you can save by using small PCBs, the most space you have left to fit in other features.


More Environmentally Friendly

Fewer materials are used in the production of smaller circuit boards so this can benefit the environment. If fewer materials are used, then there will be less waste of a product. Although many of the components and parts of a PCB can be recycled, smaller PCBs require even fewer materials, so less recycling is needed.


Contact Clarydon for PCB Manufacturing

Clarydon Electronic Services has a wealth of expertise in  PCB manufacturing. If you require PCB manufacturing or assembly, please get in touch with one of our PCB specialists and we would be happy to help.

Call us on 01902 606 000 or you can email us at [email protected].