According to Wikipedia, the Institute for Printed Circuits (IPC) preferred term for assembled boards is circuit card assembly (CCA). “Card” is another widely used informal term for a “printed circuit assembly”. A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components using conductive tracks, pads, and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto or between non-conductive substrate.
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