PCBs in MARINE Devices

Marine navigation systems: GPS systems are indispensable tools in the marine industry. They allow vessel operators to know their exact location at all times, but they require a top-quality PCB to work properly.

Communication systems: Modern ships carry a vast array of communication equipment that’s vital for normal operations and in case of emergency. Ship operators must be able to depend on their communications systems at all times as well as the PCB that help them function.

Engine management systems: From switchboards to safety systems and condition monitoring solutions, PCBs control nearly every aspect of the engine room.

Power distribution systems: A ship’s power distribution system must distribute electricity throughout the entire vessel with minimal loss. PCBs help drive this system and ensure that it works as it’s supposed to.

Autopilot: A self-tuning autopilot system is highly dependent upon very accurate electronic processes to function. This system must have the PCB with sensors.

Radar: A reliable radar system that provides accurate information about the placement of other objects in the body of water around the ship must have the right PCBs working to be exact need for the safety of the ship.

Marine VHF Radio: A radio is a vital survival device for a maritime ship specially one that may be away from port for a significant amount of time. Marine travelers must be able to rely on their radios and on the printed circuit boards that make them work.

GPS System: A GPS system is another device that has become invaluable for modern sea travelers. It enables anyone on a marine vessel to know exactly where they are at any given time, but only if it is working properly with the right printed circuit boards.

Fish Finder/Sonar: Deep sea fishermen today would probably be lost without reliable PCB powered sonar devices to locate the best sources for them to make their fish catches.


When we are going out on the ocean with boat, whether for personal or commercial reasons, we cannot afford to leave the reliability of the electronic devices to chance.

Marine industry electronic applications such as:
• Radar and Sonar
• Signal Processors
• Output Filters
• Signature Splitters
• Navigation
• Temperature Sensors
• Attenuators
• High-Band VHF Systems
• Infrared Processors
• Time-keeping
• Fuse and Timing Circuits
• Communication
• Solid-state Lasers
• Line Amplifiers


Flex PCB is known for its technical supremacy in manufacturing RF module PCBs to facilitate maritime industry and its varied applications associated with transmission and receiving of radio signal of carrier frequencies. An efficient RF module PCB is extremely important as the same must operate with accurate components and required layout that is needed to achieve operational success on a specific frequency.
In Marine applications that require a human to machine interface there may be a need for a complete waterproof solution. Keypads or control panels can be made water resistant using the correct design techniques and the proper selection of adhesives.


• ASTMB117 – Marine salt spray – also IP 67 NEMA 6
• IEC 60529 – Ingress Protection (waterproofing)
• IEC 60068 – Environmental Testing
• IEC 60945 – Maritime Navigation and Radio communication Equipment and Systems – General Requirements – Methods of Testing and Required Test Results
• IEC 61000 – Electromagnetic compatibility