Advanced Circuits Helps Students Make the Grade...and Pays for Dinner Too

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Engineering student program helps students focus on accuracy.

Advanced Circuits, the country’s leading source for quick-turn printed circuit boards, today announced that university students across North America are using its FreeDFM service for projects to ensure error-free printed circuit board results. Professors at many of the country’s renowned engineering schools require students to upload Gerber files to Advanced Circuits service to check the PCB design for flaws and manufacturability.

Evaluation of Printed Circuit Board Layout

“Students as well as seasoned engineers know that if a design is flawed or does not meet specifications, it can create costly delays in production,” said Glenn Blackwell, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology at Purdue University. “With Advanced Circuits FreeDFM, our students receive an evaluation of their printed circuit board layout within minutes, making it easy for them to make changes on design projects.” Students and engineers at Colorado University, University of Florida and Cal Poly Pomona are also using FreeDFM for PCB design projects.

PCB's That Meet Fabrication Specifications

Using FreeDFM ensures that printed circuit board designs meet fabrication specifications and that all the files needed to process orders are complete. This process helps student’s complete projects to the highest degree of accuracy and prepares them for real-life design scenarios.

Order Printed Circuit Boards

Advanced Circuits Engineering Student Program (ESP) provides FreeDFM service at no cost to students. In addition, students can buy a full-spec, 2-layer PCB for just $33. There are no minimum quantities and all prototypes are shipped on time to meet project deadlines, or they’re free. Remembering how life is as a student, Advanced Circuits also includes a coupon for free pizza and soda with every student order.

“We were all there once, so we understand the needs and constraints on the resources engineering students have available,” said John Yacoub, CEO and president of Advanced Circuits. “With our ESP, students are offered special discounts and technical assistance to help make the most of their engineering education experience.”

About Advanced Circuits

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been a leading printed circuit board manufacturer specializing in engineering prototypes and quick-turn production boards with the industry’s best on-time shipping record. Unlike other PCB companies, Advanced Circuits combines real-time online service with personalized customer care. Customers can talk to a live representative, or go online to get quotes, place orders and check status 24 hours a day. In addition, the company offers free design for manufacturability checks, providing results within minutes, at Advanced Circuits has no minimum order requirements and specializes in expedited services including same-day and weekend turns.

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