Military PCB clone PCB reverse engineering and innovation are on par

Issuing time:2024-04-25 23:24

The current world military market is a direct reflection of a country's comprehensive strength, with the strong selling and the weak buying. There are exceptions under traditional rules, such as in China. Although China is currently undoubtedly the world's second largest economy, it is still one of the major arms purchasing countries. After all, China's advantage in the quantity of weapons is difficult to translate into a quality advantage, and introducing advanced foreign weapons and equipment is beneficial for national defense and learning and research. PCB copying, as a professional reverse research method, is developing rapidly worldwide. With the support of relevant policies, a few authoritative reverse engineering institutions such as Century Chip have been able to expand their territory in the field of military PCB copying.

Some people may have ambiguity about the imitation and replication of PCB copying, and even believe that Chinese military PCB copying is a "copycat". So, aside from reverse research on PCB copying, talking about innovation and independent pneumatic design, how many companies in the world can achieve it? Even with aircraft models from other countries, it is not necessarily possible to fly by surveying and assembling them according to data in their original state. If fighter jets could replicate, there wouldn't be only countries like the United States, Europe, Russia, and China in the world that could complete this project.

It is widely known that counterfeit products are of poor quality and similar appearance, and cannot truly grasp the essence of technology. PCB copying is the reverse analysis and restoration of the original product or circuit board, obtaining technical production information such as PCB files, BOM lists, SCH schematics, and then completing the complete replication of PCB board making, welding, testing, and debugging. In addition to prototype production, the biggest use of circuit board copying is to learn, digest and absorb excellent PCB design solutions, and then innovate and develop better products from a high starting point. It can be seen that the growing strength of China's military industry cannot be separated from the parallel development of PCB copying and innovation.

As a developing country, there has always been a significant gap between China's military industry and developed countries. Therefore, initially, we adopted a PCB copying and imitation strategy, actively introduced and borrowed advanced weapon equipment technology from abroad, carefully studied and redesigned, and ultimately replicated domestic products. The domestically produced J-11B fighter jet is a replica of the Su-27 fighter jet, but it is independently produced by China in key avionics equipment, including fire control systems. Although China has the intention of using PCB copying to lay a solid foundation, it is not necessary to wait until imitation catches up with foreign countries to innovate. The Chinese military industry has embarked on a path of structural innovation, developing new technologies through reverse research, transformation, and transformation, so that "following, learning, and pursuing" and innovation go hand in hand and promote each other, ultimately making the Chinese military industry catch up!

A certain military reverse engineer explained that the innovation of PCB copying in weapon equipment is not a simple process. Firstly, it is necessary to use the weapons and equipment of a military power, understand its advantages, and then carry out reverse development to master its complete set of production technology documents; The next step is to do a good job in the secondary development of imported equipment, which includes modifying the circuit board files (i.e. modifying the board), extracting three-dimensional data and copying models of military electronic equipment molds (i.e. copying data), decrypting or reverse designing encryption chips on the circuit board, disassembling military electronic equipment system software, and secondary development of hardware functions, among other complete solutions.

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