Definition of PCB Copy Board
PCB copying is also known as PCB cloning, PCB reverse design or PCB reverse research and development. There are many opinions in the industry about the definition of PCB copying, but they are not very complete. If we must give an accurate definition of PCB copying. We can learn from the domestic authoritative PCB board copying laboratory:
PCB copying refers to the reverse analysis of the circuit board by means of reverse research and development technology on the premise that the physical products of electronic products and the physical products of circuit board are already available, and the PCB files, BOM files, schematic files and other technical documents of the original products as well as PCB silk-screen production documents are carried out 1:1, and then use these technical documents and production documents to make PCB board, component welding, fly needle test, circuit board debugging, and complete the complete copy of the original circuit board sample. Since electronic products are all composed of various circuit boards as the core control part, we can use the PCB board copying process to complete the extraction of a complete set of technical data of any electronic products, as well as the imitation and cloning of products.
Controversial PCB copy board
From the moment that PCB copy board appeared, the controversy about him has not stopped. No matter where the country is, the industry is controversial. Even in the law, this is controversial. So as a reverse research technology, copying board, why will be so controversial. Here we will explain in detail what is the controversy of PCB copy board.
The first aspect: the dispute of the technology of the circuit board copy board
Above we said, the circuit board copy is not easy to define, if you want to give a definition of circuit board copy, there may be a lot of definitions. And such a copy of the board, generally in the industry, is known as a copy of the board or board cloning. As long as you hear the words “copy” or “clone”, people will think of infringement. Indeed, the main copy of the board is the use of reverse technology, the copy of the circuit. So many people simply from the definition, began to be very dissatisfied with this industry, think that this is a kind of infringement behavior.
The second aspect: the dispute in the field of the circuit board copy
Now because of the development of board reading industry, there are even some companies that are also PCB board reading. So in many fields, this copy board is also widely used. Its existence makes it easy for many countries to know the technology of some products produced in other countries. Therefore, while the appearance of such technology is welcomed by some countries, it is also controversial and opposed by some countries.
The third aspect: legal disputes
As we all know, in law, if there is a tort, then it must be illegal. But in the laws of all countries in the world, to copy board such behavior, but not listed in the scope of infringement. Because this technology has brought about the development of many industries and countries, this kind of behavior cannot be banned. It is precisely because of this, for the copy board, there are many controversies. Whether from the real life, or from the national law, such a reverse research technology, or has been in dispute. But one thing is not in doubt, though the process of technological development is controversial. However, it is still developing continuously, existence is reasonable, so we have reason to believe that PCB board technology will better appear and develop in our world.
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