If you have an electronic device somewhere in your home, you have a device that uses a PCB. These little boards that filled with electronic components are in everything, from flat-screen TVs to coffee makers and smartphones to flat irons. They are also on every computer, and without at least one PCB, your computer would not run. Established in 1996 Svtronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Service provider based in Plano, Texas.
What the Motherboard Does
Your computer should have at least one PCB, and it is most likely called a motherboard. This PCB is the brain of the computer that helps it power up, use random access memory (RAM), and know when to use the modem.
Many computers have removable printed circuit boards, and many desktop models have extra drawers for owners to add more PCBs. The motherboard needs to communicate with other PCBs, like the ones in peripherals like printers and drives.
The motherboard needs the computer to work, just like the computer needs the motherboard. The most important aspect of the motherboard is to attach the rest of the computer to the microprocessor chip that is usually embedded into it. If there are any plugs or ports on the outside of the computer, they will connect to the motherboard.
Features of the Motherboard PCB
The motherboard PCB has several other features that make the computer do what you want it to do. One is the processors. Each PCB has several sockets that use different processor pins. These will speed up or slow down your computer when you try to watch videos or use large photo-editing software.
The PCB also works closely with memory. All PCBs have a preset amount of RAM available, which is why so many people will buy a second board to add memory, or they buy a computer with a large amount of RAM. Fortunately, if your computer needs more RAM, it is easy to buy more and add it to the computer.
The motherboard will have something called “form factor.” This tech term describes the way the components are placed on the motherboard and how the case itself is shaped. The form factors need to fit into the computer case to keep it clean and safe from damage. There are several standard form factors, so computer manufacturers do not have to redesign new ones each time they upgrade a computer.
To keep your computer running, you need a chipset, bus, and expansion slots. The chipset is what moves the computer data from each part. The bus is a part of the PCB that connects the circuits from one part to another on the motherboard. When the buses are of good quality, they can send data very quickly. Motherboards should be able to attach to other components, so you can keep your computer up-to-date. The USB slots and other openings in your computer let you connect it to other devices and their PCBs.