PCB: Timeless Functionality

In this way, it seems that PCB boards are a kind of technology that can survive through each changing age that sees technology changing all around it but somehow stays the same. Despite all the peripheral gadgets that can be attached, connected, and communicated with the PCB board, remains a simple basic part of the bigger picture of technological advancements.

That being said, it must still be pristine. From an engineering perspective, it must be near perfect for everything around it to work and function the way it’s supposed to.


Did you ever think about PCB boards when you get in your car to go somewhere? Probably not. Did you know that PCB is responsible for your ignition system and keyless entry? Did you know it controls all the major engine functions of your vehicle and safety sensors such as airbags and safety belts?

Printed circuit boards are the building blocks of numerous different types of technology. It is integrated into most modern vehicles, and now inventions have been made that allow PCB to connect to end users such as law enforcement and recall facilities they can push a button and stop the car in motion.

Isn’t it amazing how much control and remote access PCB technology gives us when coupled with the other modern all access advancements that are available to us today?

Home automation and Security

Many people have grown used to having home automation to make their lives more convenient, such as having your lights be turned on automatically. The use of smart thermostats helps keep your home both comfortable and efficient. PCBs also run home security systems.


It seems that people are becoming more and more spoiled by Big Brother living with us. Having “big data” systems that are connected to systems that are run by PCB boards seems to be all that stands between our modern world and chaos. Others are concerned about the invasion of privacy due to the extreme levels of access it gives.

But in a way, We the People have empowered it over the years with our demand for an increase in speed and efficiency that we don’t want to wait for. In the old days, we might walk to a place business to return an item or discuss ordering a part for a machine we needed to use for business. Now, all it takes is a quick email or Twitter post, and within seconds, the part will be on its way to us.

Speed pleases customers. That’s why business people who run any business involved in technology must understand the uses of PCB boards.

Entertainment also uses PCB technology including and gadgets such as the MP3 players and Smart TVs. Children’s toys as well use PCB technology. When combined with AI they can make a child’s toy do about anything they want. This includes all of the functions like movement, lights, and sound. All of these actions start with the magic of PCB technology.

PCB is here to stay, and it remains at the heart of a good design regarding modern mobile and static technologies. There’s no doubt that the future will continue to delight, scare, and astound us all at the same time. The evolution of PCB had changed from its inception in the 1960s when they first discovered a way to put PCB boards into computers to the complexity and improved functions that we are starting to see in the more modern era.