Breakout Boards ToolsOctober 22, 2016
Breakout boards are a common electrical components that take a bundled cable and “breaks out” each conductor to a terminal that can easily accept a hook-up wire for distribution to another device. They are a common item in electronic projects and enable easy, clean installation of electronic devices. The image at right shows a simple DB25 breakout circuit board from Wilford Engineering. The breakout board is positioned between your computer or indexer and the motor drivers and serves two purposes in the CNC control system: circuit protection and signal distribution.