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Reverse engineering of printed circuit boards: A conceptual idea

Che Mat, Ruzinoor and Azmi, Shahrul and Daud, Ruslizam and Zulkifli, Abdul Nasir and Ahmad, Farzana Kabir (2005) Reverse engineering of printed circuit boards: A conceptual idea. In: 1st National Conference on Electronic Design, 18-19 May 2005, Putra Palace Hotel, Kangar, Perlis.

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One of the backbones in electronic manufacturing industry is the printed circuit board (PCB).The recent rapid growth in electronics devices, results escalating in the production number of the PCBs.For electronic equipment and appliances which are PCB based, new generations of PCB's are produced to suit the requirements of new products.This development can lead to waste and inefficiency when perfectly serviceable electronic components and appliances have to be scrapped because of the unavailability of spare PCB's from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or are already obsolete.This paper proposed a novel framework for reverse engineering of obsolete single layer PCB.Equivalent PCB's which can be used as spares will be reproduced utilizing this new framework.This framework involves several steps, such as Data Acquisition, Image Processing, CAD Editing, PCB Fabrication and Circuitry testing and Analysis.Each stage of the framework and the functionality evaluation of the reproduced PCB will be discussed in detail in following sections.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 1-4244-0220-4, Published by Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Single Layer, Data Acquisition, Image Processing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Editing
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Ruzinoor Che Mat
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 00:59
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 04:54

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