circuit board


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Recent Examples on the Web Not only does a single board have chips on the top and bottom side, manufacturers have started stacking up multiple layers of circuit board. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Surface Duo review—Orphaned Windows hardware makes a poor Android device," 16 Oct. 2020 That required him to take apart the device internals, find the circuit board, and identify the chips. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed," 26 Sep. 2020 They can be used to represent everything from a social network to road systems to the electrical connections on a circuit board. Quanta Magazine, "A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight," 15 Sep. 2020 The lines also could be caused by a flaw in the $10 cable that connects the laptop’s screen to the PC’s main circuit board. Steve Alexander, Star Tribune, "What to do if you can't copy your iPhone photos," 6 Sep. 2020 Even if the nozzle doesn’t touch the circuit board, the electrical charge can jump the gap between them and permanently damage sensitive electronic components. Steve Alexander, Star Tribune, "How to make Facebook 'let go' of an e-mail address," 16 Aug. 2020 Besting a cybersystem in space requires understanding things like orbital mechanics, how ground stations work, what the weird radio-frequency protocols are, and how the circuit board side of a satellite actually looks—not the usual fodder. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite—From Home," 6 Aug. 2020 Sam Cusumano, who designed the original circuit board for PlantWave, created the open source forum to give back to the online community that aided his design. Elisia Guerena, Popular Mechanics, "The Plants That Make Music," 12 July 2020 Every other component plugs into this circuit board. Jess Grey, Wired, "Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of circuit board

1948, in the meaning defined above

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30 Oct 2020

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“Circuit board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit board

: a board that has many electrical circuits and that is used in a piece of electronic equipment (such as a computer)

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