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  • What to Bring to the PCB Design Review

    What to Bring to the PCB Design Review

    Even the simplest layout will require deliverables for assembly including custom paste stencil and a bill of materials to associate the correct component for each location on the board.

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  • Using Lasers to Fabricate Printed Circuit Boards; The Light Work

    Using Lasers to Fabricate Printed Circuit Boards; The Light Work

    Lasers have always been around. At least, it seems so when we can read how they were used on the Apollo missions. Lasers were part of a range finder for the space ships to know their precise altitude.

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  • Thermo-Electric Cooling, A Counter-Measure to High Current Density on a PCB

    Thermo-Electric Cooling, A Counter-Measure to High Current Density on a PCB

    Thermo-electric cooling, or TEC, has been seen as a breakthrough in small refrigerators that do not consume a whole lot of power.

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  • How CAD and CAM Work Together

    How CAD and CAM Work Together

    PCB CAD layout people end their job by creating electronic files that the CAM operator uses to generate the photo tools for the PCB.

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  • SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    The challenges facing designers using SerDes is continuously increasing in difficulty due to data and speed demands.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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  • Through Hole Components in Your PCB Design

    Through Hole Components in Your PCB Design

    One of the keys to a successful PCB design is knowing when and where to use through hole components. Here is some information that can help you with that.

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  • The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    Like the foundation of a house, the PCB ground plane must be designed correctly to make sure that the circuit board will operate smoothly without failures.

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  • Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Your printed circuit board design will probably be assembled using a solder reflow oven. Here is some information and design tips to help with this process.

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  • Photodiode Array vs. CCD: Which Is Best for Your Optical System?

    Photodiode Array vs. CCD: Which Is Best for Your Optical System?

    The differences between a photodiode array vs. CCD sensor are simpler than you might think.

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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    Every day is a busy for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines are a normal occurrence. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can...

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  • Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak circuit analysis only emphasizes designed-in, unintended modes of operation that impact software, hardware, or combinations so that specific functions do not occur.

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  • PDN: Gives Your Board Life

    PDN: Gives Your Board Life

    Power Integrity analysis is more important than ever. Product trends continue to demand reduced form factor, while requiring even more power to support our always-on, always-connected lives.

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  • High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High performance PCB systems design requires ensuring signal and power integrity throughout your board and advanced routing techniques.

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  • Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Working with microcontrollers, a temperature display circuit is a simple and effective layout for any design engineer.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    Flex PCB design has many advantages. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs.

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  • Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    The effects of power gains and losses in electrical circuits affects overall circuit performance, functionality, and reliability.

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  • Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    One of the biggest differences between the FEM and the FVM, is the ease of implementation.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    Your car keys wirelessly unlock your car when you get near it. Your phone connects to Air Pods while you listen to Spotify at the gym or stream the latest hit TV show.

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  • On-Demand Webinar: What's New in OrCAD 17.4

    On-Demand Webinar: What's New in OrCAD 17.4

    Get a first look at what’s new in the latest release. With a singular focus on improving your design experience and productivity this release provides a host of new capabilities and enhancements...

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