Electronic Assemblies

printed circuit board

The Basics of Printed Circuit Boards

December 10, 2018

For all the wonders of electricity, it’s hard to forget that it takes something very physical to make the “magic” happen. That factor is printed circuit boards (PCBs), which have long been the foundation of electrical engineering. PCBs are the “brain” and the backbone of any electrically-powered device or type. Regardless of its size, no […]

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controlling pool through circuit boards

Controlling Your Pool Through Circuit Boards

October 26, 2018

There was a time when coming home from work or something else after a long day meant considerable time and effort before you could spend time in your pool or spa.  After all, who wants to spend a difficult day at work only to come home to a dirty, cold pool before they can enjoy […]

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Circuit Boards: They’re Everywhere

October 12, 2018

Do you ever stop to think about all the things you can do today thanks to modern electronics?  The truth is that when you stop to think about all the different things you can do today that you couldn’t accomplish only a few years ago, it’s astonishing.  Take, for example, the Internet. To most people, […]

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electrostatic discharge

All About Electrostatic Discharge

October 5, 2018

Electrostatic discharge is what happens when the flow of electricity between two objects that are electrically charged is suddenly shorted by contact between those two objects. This happens because there has been a buildup of static electricity between the two objects. Static electricity can build up between objects due to tribocharging or by electrostatic induction. […]

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What is Tactile Feedback?

March 7, 2018

Tactile feedback is a very important option for the membrane switches we offer. It is not simply an upgrade that costs a little more. There are certain applications which are excellent for tactile feedback and certain applications that are not. Also, to understand how tactile feedback works and which applications it is good for, you […]

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customizable control panels

With Customizable Control Panels, You Have Control

February 14, 2018

Regardless of what you might manufacture or operate, there is always the temptation to create products or even just elements of products that are just good enough. After all, who hasn’t gotten a good laugh out of the old comment, “It’s good enough for government work.” It’s funny, to be sure, but the truth is […]

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LED vs LCD

LED vs LCD?

November 20, 2017

If you are looking to have custom electronics built that need displays, you will have to choose between LED displays and LCD displays. This can be a confusing choice, as LED displays and LCD displays are quite similar. However, there are a few important differences. To understand why this choice is an important one, you […]

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electronic testing

Electronic Testing Our Box Build Assemblies

October 20, 2017

You not only want to know how well a box build assembly works, but you also want to know how long they will work. The last thing a customer needs is a poorly functioning electronic box build assembly and Hallmark tests the assemblies thoroughly so you are not disappointed now and in the long run. […]

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Control Panel

What Kind of Control Panel Do You Need?

September 26, 2017

Even though it may seem counterintuitive, many devices that could use control panels do not come with them as standard. Hallmark Nameplate can make a control panel for any application you might have. These control panels are made to the highest standards in our full-service manufacturing process, which includes displays, controls, and interfaces. Our design […]

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box build

Everything You Need to Know About a Box Build

September 15, 2017

If you are in the market for a custom circuit board, you’ve no doubt heard the term “box build.” Box builds are the metal and plastic boxes used to house circuit boards and other delicate electronics. Oftentimes, these boxes are purchased from a different company than the one who actually made the electronics. However, it […]

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