Printed Circuit Board (PCB) brochure
The role of PCB safety
PCBs are key components of any electronic product. Any error in the design or assembly of the PCB can lead to product failure.
For example, electrical engineers are under increasing pressure to design smaller, more flexible and more complex PCBs to meet consumer demand for wearables, smartphones, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, while maintaining or increasing reliability.
That type of pressure, coupled with go-to-market deadlines, can lead to errors in design, easily damaging your product’s reputation. Fortunately, we can help you mitigate the risk of that happening.
We have been advancing safety science in support of PCB conformance assessments for more than 50 years. We can help increase consumer confidence in your products by demonstrating that your PCB complies with regulatory safety requirements and has undergone testing to the leading set of reliability and performance standards.
PCB reliability testing
Advanced networks have enabled significantly faster data speed transmissions and dramatically lower latency lag time responses. Critical applications and devices that support them and rely on these advanced networks are rapidly emerging in the marketplace. Design for these products requires complex PCBs that operate at much higher frequencies and are often more dense in their constructions. The high reliability of the PCBs supporting these applications is becoming mandatory, especially in devices used in the automotive, aerospace, advanced communications, medical, and security industries, among others.
Our PCB testing services
Our full range of PCB testing and certification services tests to UL Standards and other international, national and regional requirements, including ASTM, IPC and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Our testing services include:
- Project optimization
Safety testing and certification
- PCB-specific compliance with UL Standards
- PCB-related compliance
- UL Recognized Components
- Production board testing
Performance and reliability testing
- Thermal and environmental conditioning
- Structural integrity and failure analysis via microsection
- Interconnect stress testing (IST)
- Signal integrity testing
- Conductive anodic filament (CAF) testing
- Conformal coating and solder mask testing
Overall testing capability
- Advanced analytical
- Mechanical and physical
PCB testing benefits you and your customers
We can help you gain the confidence and credibility you need to succeed in each of your target markets. Our list of commonly requested tests — such as advanced analytical techniques, chemical testing, electrical testing, environmental testing, flammability testing, and mechanical and physical property testing — helps meet all of your testing needs in one location. Working with one provider not only saves you time, it saves you money.
Getting your PCB certification through UL Solutions
PCB components and materials recognized by UL Solutions are known to have undergone one of the industry’s leading safety testing and follow-up programs. UL Recognized Components are listed in UL Product iQ® and the UL iQ™ database. This allows your customers to search and identify the components and materials they need to complete their subassemblies or end products.
Learn more about PCB testing with UL Solutions.